Category Archives: design team

Emerald Creek is one year old!!

hello everyone!!

today is a very special day … it is the one year anniversary of Emerald Creek entered our world!!  i can’t believe in one way it’s been a year and then in another way think i’ve only known Kim for a year???

for this months she had asked all her design team, current and former, to create something in celebration but with the category of ‘anything goes’… well here is my project.

emerald creek Sun Mask (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/g0005j NULL.htm) and the Moon Mask (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/g0006j NULL.htm)  are two stamps i have had for a while and i wasn’t sure at the time why they wanted to come live with me but i am sure glad they did!!

so out came a few of my supplies and i started creating. using cut N dry stamp felt i was able to make my own stamp pad so i didn’t have to worry about inking up the stamp with different colours each time

once the image was stamped using distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/Clear-Embossing-Powder-p/ecc-110 NULL.htm) it was time to add the paint (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/product-p/dp-paint NULL.htm) and the ink and the collage medium

emerald-creek-collage

what did i make… well i made a simple tictactoe game using Eileen Hull’s ATB’s (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/658058/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-box-square), some mat board (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/656491/sizzix-little-sizzles-6-x-13-mat-board-pack-6-cream-sheets)and a canvas frame. it was such a fast and simple project to create and has already brought us lots of fun playing!

sun-and-moon-tictactoe

Here’s to another successful year filled with Emerald Creek adventures!
diana

Holiday Jumpstart with Eileen Hull

hello everyone!!!

this month Eileen Hull Inspiration team (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com) has been challenged to  kickstart the holiday season; that could be Autumn, Halloween, Christmas, whatever tickles your fancy!!

if you know me I am not a Halloween girl but I have to say I am so getting to be. I love the challenge of doing something that I wouldn’t normally do, working with a palette of colours I wouldn’t normally use…challenging ourselves sometimes brings surprising results!

so for this weeks project I chose to use the flower vase (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=eileen+hull+vase) and simply cover it with paper.. pretty easy and pain free stuff!

but okay then what do i do with it….. and as it was sitting on my desk, knocked over by one of my lovely furry friends it hit me!!! this would make a perfect lamp shade!

and here is what i created!

and here is the still picture! isn’t it fun using a die for something other than what it was meant to be used for!!

eileen-hull-vasei hope you have taken a few minutes to pop on over to Eileen’s site (http://www NULL.eileenhull NULL.com) to see what the rest of the inspiration team has brought you this month! lots of holiday projects to be seen!

till next time.. happy crafting!

diana

Eileen Hull party decorations!

hello everyone!

this month at Eileen Hull Designs the inspiration team is bringing you all sorts of ideas to help decorate those special occasions…

so far we have seen a beautiful centre piece by Tracy Evans  (http://craftaddicts-tracyevans NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/07/sizzix-party-ideas-with-eileen-hull-dies NULL.html)and a picnic organizer by Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2016/07/by-seaside-picnic-organizer-with-eileen NULL.html) from her and this week i am here to show you how to turn your canister die into a simple yet quick candle holder

so to start with, if you remember last month we were working with Rendre paper and yes, i tested it again. this time using a variety of color burst (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-kn06117 NULL.html) brights and lots of water.  love the color variations one can get by using color burst.. it is always like a party waiting to happen!!

once the paper was dry i flipped and did the opposite colours on the back side .. so warms and cools.. with the Rendre paper it did not seep through so this was a total love relationship for me!!

and then when the final dry was done i used Eileens Daisy wreath (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661423/sizzix-textured-impressions-embossing-folder-daisy-wreath)texture impression folder and the and the Pansy (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661109/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-pansy)die to create my flowers.
Eileen Hull flowers with Rendr

then I created my canisters (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/659877/sizzix-scoreboards-xl-die-canister) using matboard and the same texture impression folder.

here they are!!  i love the richness of the colorburst flowers on the plain white embossed mat board!

eileen hulll cannister

and here are a few close ups of those flowers!!

Eileen Hull rolled flower pansy2 Eileen Hull Pansy

how beautiful are these containers.. they are going to be perfect sitting on a table filled with some sand and a few tealights during my next pool party!

what have you got planned for this summer!! what kind of party decor are you making!! please do share with us on Facebook and on Eileen’s page!

diana

color burst project

hello everyone!!

today i am here to share with you my final piece in my yoga series. this one features me!

so i decided this time that i wanted my background to be a more subtle colour with the focus being on the actual chakras. so let’s get started with the show and tell!

so i started with a  few of the ‘warm’ color burst colours onto my canvas color burst

I then made my picture I wanted to use for this piece and placed the chakras in spot. I traced the spots onto my canvas and using color burst and a paint brush painted them in place

chakras beginning

to seal these so I could put my figure and not in I used some liquid glass (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/liquid-glass) to protect them

but then I had another idea….why not make the whole background my chakra colours and so the adding of layers began!!

change of plans

i love layering my color burst and heat blasting it with my gun!!

color burst richnessnow it was time to paint on my figure using some black gesso (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/gesso)

painting in me

now here is my piece set aside waiting to dry

chakra and mei then inked the edges of my piece using the black gesso and once again set it aside to dry..

the final step was to add that layer of Ice Resin to my piece. here it s finished

chakra yogi

and here they are, all hung up in my room!!

trio

thanks for following along with me the last few months! it has meant a lot to have you come and view and play with me. don’t forget you can also find me on facebook (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/missusgmoments/), instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/dianahetherington/) and twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/missusgmoments)!!

diana

 

Color Burst banner

hello everyone!

i am here to share with you a very quick and easy banner to create for any occasion!i have made mine to hang in my new room downstairs …  if it ever gets finished!!!

so to begin my project i decided to use the ATC cards as i absolutely love the weight of them when creating with color burst (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-kn06354 NULL.html?w=color+burst)!  i painted on the colour that corresponds to the chakras. i then cut out 7 circles from the ATC cards

creating banner

as i had already printed out the 7 chakra symbols i wanted to be sure that they would stick to the circles i used Stick it (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-sk-310 NULL.html?w=stick+it). i just pressed the symbol onto the sheet and cut out and then pressed into the centre of my circles. it was so easy and no glue stuck to my fingers!! loved it!!

I then traced around each after they were stuck with a black udi pen

chakra banner with stick it

i then used my liquid metals (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/pp-kn06613 NULL.html?w=color+burst)and applying using a paint brush to the cardboard. once dry i sewed the edges as well as strung them together

and here you have it.. i plan on using this as a sign to ‘do not disturb’ when i am downstairs meditating!!

Colorburst Chakra

would love to hear your thoughts.. leave me a comment and let me know what you have been creating lately with your color burst!

diana