Monday, January 23, 2017

Creativation Enamel Truck n' Trailer

Have truck will haul... Salted Navy Enamel from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.  I do love to camp so when I was asked if I wanted some... hell ya I do!!!  Think of the enamel camping gear and this will give you an idea of how awesome this embossing powder is.  I have asked for the rainbow in colours.  

I made this vintage jalopy for Creativation for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies booth.  I hear Kim was towing some product in the trailer?

Look how pretty this is...


I knew I wanted to make the Jalopy die all enameld.  



EEP... I even made a trailer.


The jalopy has the extra pieces for the tires and running board.  For those pieces I used Onyx Frost.



Some wood posts for the truck box.


I cut pieces from the Make it 3D die for the truck and to create the trailer.


All the scores help shape the truck for the 3D effect.


Ready to roll!


If you're at Creativation you can stop by and see it yourself at the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies booth.  

 
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Friday, January 20, 2017

Going Round in Circles

I am guest blogging today over at A Vintage Journey and I'm so excited to share this Mixed Media Masculine canvas.  Here's a quick tutorial using supplies I'm sure you already have available in your craft room!


I started by adding some Magenta Nuance Powder Dyes to my canvas then blended with water and a watercolor pen.  A little heat to speed things along.
Layering circles can happen in many ways.  Here I stamped through my Splotches stencil.  I used the ring for my sticky tape to get the large circle, cap for smaller circles and the end of my pencil.  Simply dipped in distress paint.

Using black soot distress crayon on the large circle by smearing.  I stamped my image however due to the texture I decided to add some black soot by simply coloring.

It's always a good idea to add gears when creating a masculine project.  Gadget Gears #2 is coated in these vibrant Emerald Creek Embossing Powders. 


Every Man...


Love these gears in metallic embossing powders from Emerald Creek.


A clock part from Southern Ridge Trading Co. is a perfect tie.


The distress crayon black soot is great to add to the hat to help fill in the texture from the canvas.


A cap and eraser can do wonders.


Simple and Masculine.


I hope you liked my little canvas.  These techniques can be used on a card, tag, journal... anything!  Thank you for popping in :)

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Creativation- Under the Sea

I have been busy the last few weeks on a few Creativation projects.  Sadly this year I am not attending but a couple things I made will be there on display.  I got to play with some new embossing powders from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and these pretty stones from the new Quarry collection.  I went for the obvious...shaker card.

Creativation is about to begin so here's a little look at one of my projects.


I had this idea for a porthole type of window filled with the Quarry Mixed Media Gemstones (releasing Jan 21,2017) stones... almost like sea glass.


There are just a few pretty stones in this collection ;)


I cut the porthole using the Pocket Watch big die and the movers and shapers circle die.  


The Sand and Sea Horse is layered with twisted citron distress spray, Salted Navy and Fractured Ice EP.


The SEA is cut with the Alphanumeric die.  Then a little hardware never hurts with this metal anchor.


The background is Nuance Powder Dyes and the Splatter Stencil.


For a little under the sea greenery I made some cuts with the Garden Greens and Holiday Greens.


If you are at Creativation this weekend stop by Emerald Creek Craft's booth to see the new releases and projects created by there talented Design Team.  Some will even be there teaching some make n takes!

Stay Tuned for more Creativation projects I will be blogging over the coming days.

 
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