Emerald Creek Dare – Fall

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.com/2015/10/hello-thursday-autumn-pumpkins.html (http://karonskraftykorner NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/10/hello-thursday-autumn-pumpkins NULL.html)hello everyone!! did you get a chance to play last month along with us over at Emerald Creek (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca)!!! did you take the ‘dare’!!

this week i am here to show you another ‘dare’ we were presented. the theme for this challenge is The Fall

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by far fall is my favourite time of year…the colours are so rich and deep and warm!!!

so here it goes!

i started with a few distress minis, Emerald Creek stamp and some of their paper

EC paper & stampand then i let them work their magic on they paper.. look at the richness of this!

EM paperthen i used the daisy stamp and some archival ink and stamped my outer edges followed by my quote for my art journal page but then it just needed something so out came my Tim Holtz die and some more paper

IMG_3183i absolutely love how my distress ink flows so smoothy from my blending tool onto this paper to create the colour of these leaves!!

IMG_3185and then here you have it!!! my completed art journal page in my new Dylusions square journal!!

EC get losti sure hope you take the time to create along with me and the rest of the team over the next few weeks and show us what you do best!
do check out my teamies beautiful creations:

Karon (http://karonskraftykorner NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/10/hello-thursday-autumn-pumpkins NULL.html)

Julia (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/10/fall-ing-emerald-creek-design-team NULL.html)

Cathy (http://amethystalcove NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/10/welcome-fall NULL.html)

and by showing and sharing with us over at Emerald Creek Dares (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/2015/10/dare-to-fall-for-colour NULL.html) blog you could win a fabulous $25 gift certificate to the store!
can’t wait to see what you come up with!!


one with the world

just a quick post to show you what i have been playing with

normally i work in my art journal but last night i decided to break out a nice little 12×12 canvas and play

here is my latest creation which i shall hang on my wall to remind me when i forget ….. i am exactly where i am meant to be

i am oneit is full of DecoAr (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/fluid-acrylics)t mixed media line paints and the ‘clothing’ is from Graphic45 (http://www NULL.g45papers NULL.com/products/worlds-fair-category) newest collection, World’s Fair

hope you have been creating!



TTT – September 2015

okay..can you believe it is already the end of September!!! seriously where has this year gone!!!

i am here today to show you my take on Tim’s Twelve Tags for September (http://timholtz NULL.com/12-tags-of-2015-september/).

TTT September 2015as always i really love doing these tags and each time i truly do learn something new… the biggest new for me today was seriously trying to wrap the wire around those brads!! how does he make it look so easy!! i probably spent more time on that then anything..okay maybe not but still it was not a simply just wrap around the brad!! LOL

breaking out those alcohol inks was awesome…once again i forget how much fun after they’ve been packed away for a while.

so that is it for me today. i hope you have taken the time to play along with the tag of the month!!!


An ‘I am’ ATB

hello everyone..

this months Art with Heart (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com/2015/09/art-with-heart-challenge-september-favorite-fall-things NULL.html)theme for the Eileen Hull Inspiration team is Favorite Fall things and look what you have a chance of winning this month!!!art-with-heart-challenge-september-2015-sizzix-prize-pack

one of my favorite things for fall is it is time to start teaching my regular art journaling class again. I truly miss the ladies and love getting together and catching up with them and their lives. it fills my heart!!

so for this week I am showing you a very quick project I created to use  during this months art journaling class using the Simple Stories ‘I am’ (http://www NULL.simplestories NULL.com/products/i-am)line!
Simple Stories I AM

Eileen’s ATB’s are the perfect little containers for so many things and one of my favorite things to do is recycle… do you see the ‘handle’.. well it is from a chitchat package that I had taken apart for a class but just couldn’t throw it away.. today I am glad I didn’t. it worked perfect!Simple Stories ATB

inside is all the little messages cut out of this paper and we will each be drawing from this for inspiration!SS messages

as promised.. a quick post!!
hope you are taking the time to craft!!

me, well i am off to teach a group of wonderful ladies Art with Heart today!



Emerald Creek Dares – 80’s style!!

hello everyone!

today marks my first posting as a design team member for Emerald Creek.. and this months theme was the ’80’s!!!

now I must admit I struggled with this one.. how will I craft the ’80’s!!  to me they were all about music, lace, jewellery and big hair!!!! but for others they were all about pacman, rubics cubes and all the bright neonish colours!!

so… I kind of sort of created both..

for my first project it was made oh so easy when i opened my package from Emerald Creek and saw these little dragonflies (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/product-p/hs-br0038 NULL.htm) brads and these Cabochom (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/Round-Cabochon-Charm-p/ch-round-cabochon NULL.htm) charms!!  remember i said jewellery was a big thing for me for the 80’s and well jewellery was big then too so i created a beautiful ying-yang pendant.


for the charm on the right i used difference alcohol inks to the base and the outside in order to give it the richer colour which would allow it to be the complete opposite of the clear one.  i then filled each charm individually with Ranger’s Ice Resin (http://rangerink NULL.com/?product=ice-resin) and set them aside to cure.  once they were cured i placed them inside the heart and then filled the entire thing with more ice resin… check out the clear coat and shine!!! love this pendant


for my second project… as i said a challenge!!! so something completely opposite of the necklace i dove into some colour!!

out came my Ranger distress stain spray (http://rangerink NULL.com/?product=tim-holtz-distress-spray-stains) and some watercolour paper

Distress Stain Sprays

love the bright colours !!!! perfect for this project i believe.

i then stamped randomly on all pieces using the Emerald Creek Crazy Daisy (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/product-p/s0262r NULL.htm) stamp and Ranger archival ink (http://rangerink NULL.com/?product=archival™-0-pads-2)

Emerald Creek Daisy

then it was just a matter of cutting up my pieces

Emerald Creek Distress bits and then it was time to attach them to something and what other than a 3D block (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/product/658983/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-block-cube-bank-3-d) by Eileen Hull


and then there you have it.. a mixed media style rubics cube !!! EC-rubic-3

i love how this turned out…. it is a rubics cube but not really a rubics cube… lovely mixed media piece me thinks!!!

now it is time to go and visit the rest of the wonderful creations from the Emerald Creek team (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca) and see what they came up with for this theme…..

  (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/09/the-1980sthose-were-totally-tubular NULL.html)Julia Chupik (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/09/the-1980sthose-were-totally-tubular NULL.html)

Karon Hughes (http://karonskraftykorner NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/09/whats-new-wednesday-buckle-up-and-enjoy NULL.html)

Cathy Potosky (http://amethystalcove NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/09/back-to-80s-with-emerald-creek NULL.html) (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2015/09/the-1980sthose-were-totally-tubular NULL.html)

so are  you ready to share with us your creation and take a stab at winning.. I dare you!!!!

12038432_947319428638236_565102729181993996_n (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/)pop on over to Emerald Creek (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca) and drop your link!!


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