Emerald Creek Dares – Spring

hello everyone!!

this weeks challenge over at Emerald Creek Dares (http://Emerald Creek Dares)
is all about the spring!

so when i think of spring i think of all the things that are coming but nothing more than flowers and the return of the birds

so i started off using some Yup0 paper and some alcohol inks in blue tones followed by red. for the red i allowed it to just run and dry to form the darker edges

Yup paper project

next i added the centre of my flower and the stem using doodlestix (https://www NULL.imaginecrafts NULL.com/learn-doodlestix). it was so simple. i just squired the alcohol ink onto my craft mat and dipped the tool into it and then added to my page

creating a poppy

isn’t that seriously cool!

next it was time to add another piece of spring and for me there isn’t much more perfect than the hummer (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/ProductDetails NULL.asp?ProductCode=A0072E) stamp!  i stamped it onto my page and then sprinkled some clear embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/Clear-Embossing-Powder-p/ecc-110 NULL.htm)and then moving quickly i heat set it. you have to be careful when doing this for a couple of reasons.. one you are heating alcohol ink and two the paper tends to warp if you aren’t quick enough

Emerald Creek hummer

so following the same steps, picking up the ink with the doodlestix i coloured my hummer. i love how the embossed edges almost gave it a stopping point from the alcohol ink from spreading

colouring with alcohol ink

i applied a coat of silver paint to my frame and then once dried dripped some alcohol ink onto it as welltim holtz frame and alcohol ink

and here you have it.. my ode to spring mini canvas for my wall!

little things

i hope you enjoyed the process i showed you in how i created my piece. as always any questions do send my way. i love to share what i have discovered.

also be sure to visit the rest of the team and see what they have come up with!

Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2016/03/ring-in-spring-canvas-with-emerald-creek NULL.html)
Claudia Neubacher (http://vonpappe2 NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/03/fearless-spring NULL.html)
Katelyn Grosart (http://katelyngrosart NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/03/ring-in-spring-challenge-on-emerald NULL.html)
Julia Chupik (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/03/emerald-creek-dare-ring-in-spring NULL.html)
Cathy Potosky (http://amethystalcove NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/03/spring-is-in-air NULL.html)
Shilpa Nagaonkar (http://nagaonkarshilpa NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2016/03/wonderful-memories-with-emerald-creek NULL.html)
You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Store (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/) – so why not go check it out.
(http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/)

7 thoughts on “Emerald Creek Dares – Spring”

  1. Love seeing the use of the yupo paper!! You’re hummingbird is gorgeous!! It looks like a piece of stained glass!

  2. Gorgeous! Yupo paper is amazing ~ I love how your background came together so easily and looks stunning!

  3. Fantastic creation Diana! Love the colours and the hummingbird you added!

  4. I love how you made the background and the humming bird! That stainded glass effect is brilliant!!!!

    Claudia xxx

  5. Freaking fabulous…every detail and technique!!!

  6. Diana, this is so very cool!!! Love every detail!

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