Monday, August 14, 2017

I Am So Excited!

It's officially ready for purchase! The brand new Journal Treasury by Eileen Hull published by Bella Crafts publishing is waiting for you!

http://bellacraftspublishing.com/journal-treasury-with-eileen-hull-and-friends?ap_id=CathyP

You can order through clicking on the above image or by using the link on my sidebar, both are affiliate links for me. Which means if you order through these links, it does benefit me.

There are so many incredible projects from amazing designers included in this treasury. Eileen and the Bella Crafts team of Ann, Lisa and Theresa have done an incredible job of putting together so much inspiration for you!!

Please check out this amazing book and then get your hands on the Journal die and show us your creations in the Eileen Hill Fan Club group on Facebook. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your support!

Have a great day!

Cathy

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hanging out with Emerald Creek Today

Hello everyone!! So happy to be visiting Emerald Creek today as a guest! This month's dare is "Anything Goes" and these are always some of my faves since you can create anything! I almost went with a beachy theme since I'm still on a beach high after my trip to Nova Scotia and PEI in June. But then I realized I had some new Seth Apter dies and I wanted to use those too! So a bit of oceany in the background with anchors then all about embossing powders and circles over that.





Here are a few step out pics.

I used the Tim Holtz tissue paper and stamped EC's anchor in Watering Can and Black Archival from Ranger.


I used my embossing pen to colour over the anchors then embossed them in Gun Metal and Hammered Metal.

Hammered Metal is one of my all time faves!!

I used the Seth Apter Sheild dies to cut out all these pieces. I cut them out of cardstock and some TH adhesive backed cork. I used some Hammered Metal and Rose Gold on the cork piece and just love the texture I got.


Seriously love how the Hammered Metal melts and creates texture all on it's own! On the circle piece on the left, I used Hammered Metal on gel medium and did not heat it so I could have another texture in there.

Top has heated Hammered Metal and the circle underneath has the unmelted Hammered metal.

Don't forget to share your "Anything Goes" creation over at the Emerald Creek Blog for your chance to win a $50 GC!

http://blog.emeraldcreek.org/

Emerald Creek Products Used:

Other Products:
Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Distress Oxides in Broken China and Faded Jeans
Seth Apter Sheild Die Set from Spellbinders
Watering Can Ink by Wendy Vecchi
Black Archival 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mermaids and Seashells

Some of my favorite things are rolled into one exciting challenge at Mixed Media Mojo Challenges Facebook Group! The August challenge is Under The Sea with a seashell twist. Yes I love seashells and love spending time on the beach finding treasures.
This month I created a little scene in one of the TH shadow boxes.





A few step out pictures for you to see some of the parts.

I did a base coat with the 3 colours of TH Distress Paint, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves, using a very dry brush so I didn't get complete coverage.

Once my paint was dry I did a light layer of Ken Oliver Mineral Spirits in Metallic Sky for a gorgeous shimmer

I cut this mermaid tail out of a piece of BoBunny paper and painted it with Ken Oliver Mineral Spirits in Metallic Sky and the Ken Oliver Liquid Metals in Turquoise, Emerald and Quartz

Also did this mermaid tail and little seashell bra in the Ken Oliver Mineral Spirits in Metallic Sky and the Ken Oliver Liquid Metals in Turquoise, Emerald and Quartz

Used BoBunny paper for the background pieces and painted those with the Mineral Spirits as well. Just love the shimmer I get from them! The seashell is the Concha Seashell from Emerald Creek and embossed in San Tropez Tan and coloured with the Ken Oliver Liquid Metals.

The Concha sell stamp from Emerald Creek and the sand dollar is from my Spellbinders die set that also includes the seahorse below.

Seahorse cut out from Th cardboard and coloured with Finnabair paints. The little eye is one of gemstones available from Emerald Creek, it's the Black Tourmaline.

And this little seashell was a find from my trip out to Nova Scotia in June :)

These adorable little starfish are from Southern Ridge Trading Company and painted in Finnabair metallics paint.


Don't forget to pop in and share your Under the Sea with a seashell twist with us on the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge Facebook Group. Can't wait to see what you all create this month!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a great day!

Cathy

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Island Escape Travel Journal

I am so in love with the Journal Die from Eileen Hull's Heartfelt Collection! I have finished my second one on my list of too many to count LOL 
This one I am going to fill with pictures of my trip to Nova Scotia and PEI last month. Although there are no palm trees there, we visited and played on alot of beaches! It was amazing!
I've also done a quick flip through video as well. I know I need to work on my technique, but I am learning. I think I need to get a tripod or something to hold the camera so I can use both hands!
I edged all the pieces in Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick and Vintage photo.

This is the front of the journal. I used the closure tab that is cut out on the die, painted it and then attached a piece of driftwood on it.

The back of the journal with cut outs from the Kaisercraft Island Escape collection. 
Here is the video flip through so you can see the signatures I made for this one.



And here a few close ups of the journal.

Inside cover pocket made with one of the TH glassine envelopes. I just cut one in half and used the top piece for a pocket on the back inside cover.

My piece of driftwood from Crescent Beach, about 25 mins from my house.

The front inside cover and cover of my first signature. Label was painted with Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio
 
I did the TH Tropical Thinlit hibiscus in the oxides as well and the stamens are done with Wendy Vecchi's Buttercup ink and then the Buttercup Mica Spray.

the small hisbiscus were done with Spun Sugar and then sprayed with Wendy Vecchi's Pearl Mica Spray

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my newest journal. Hope you are all having a great week!

Cathy

Friday, July 21, 2017

Proudly Canadian

We are still celebrating Canada with the Strong & Free Collection from Wild Whisper Designs! So many things to love about this collection. I used the quote from famous Canadian author, Margaret Atwood as my center piece on this canvas. This project can stay up year round and the quote is a very good one for these days.

Here is my completed piece :) For more detailed pics and supplies I used, head on over to the Wild Whisper blog and check it out!





Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to get your order in for this incredible collection!

Have a great day!
Cathy

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Trifecta of Dies!

I was so excited to be one of the $50 GC winners in the Stamp 'N Scrap Busy Beaver Blog Hop and even more excited when I saw that they had some Seth Apter dies in stock!! You can check out Stamp 'N Scrap and see what they have! Great service and my package was wrapped up so pretty! I had a couple days of work left when I got my package but tonight I played!! 
I really like using canvas boards, but of course I didn't have any....so regular canvas it was. I used a 10X10 canvas and....didn't even gesso it!! I know...who does that? But I couldn't wait so I just started painting. And also...I didn't even clean my brush off between colours!! I'm losing my mind here! LOL Used a completely dry brush for all the colours and my fingers.
I used Seth Apter's Trifecta die on this project and I love it! I can't wait to use the other one I got now! You can get this die at Scrap 'N Stamp HERE or from Seth's website HERE

Here is the finished project featuring Seth's  Trifecta dies, Tim's Distress Paints in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs.





I cut out the dies, then used them as stencils on the canvas (the Peacock Feathers colour), then painted the dies and added them on. I used some burlap I had on my table and painted that and added it.
I used Ranger clear Texture Paste and a large word stencil for background texture. I also added in some spots some Clear Rock Candy crackle paint. Here are some close ups :)






I then assembled everything and glued most of my bits on with Dina's gel medium. I love that stuff!


The shimmery paint is one of the new ones from Finnabair called Fairy Wings, love it!

So many circles!! One in paint, one die on cardstock and one done on cork.

I need to use more crackle...on everything!! I love this stuff...I forget sometimes that I have something!

Excited to have my first ever Seth Apter Dies!! You can find his designs on his website and follow his creative journey on his blog, here is the link to The Altered Page. Can't wait to get more...I need the drips one next I think! :) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend everyone! 

Cathy


 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Strong and Free

My first project using the new Strong and Free Collection from Wild Whisper! I love this collection! Okay I love them all but there is just something about this one...I think it's the Double Double coffee card! LOL
For this project I reused yogurt jars that my son saved for me! I was away and he thought I might be able to use them so he washed them out and saved them. :) 
Here is the finished project, but for more details head on over to the Wild Whisper blog today! 





Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out this new collection from Wild Whisper!

Have a great day!
Cathy

Celebrating My Country

So much celebrating this month! My country celebrated it's 150th birthday and of course there's the 4th of July celebrations south of the border! It has been so interesting to see the patriotic creations that people have shared! So please make sure you comeand show us your summer celebration with your country's twist at the new Mixed Media Mojo Challenges Facebook page!! We can't wait to see all the incredible projects!

Here is my second project for July! 



I created a textured background using an anchor stencil and Dina Wakely Gel medium. Once it was dry I sponged on some Distress Oxide in Fired Brick and Vintage Photo.


I edged all my pieces in the Distress Oxide as well.

I used an image I downloaded for my maple leaf and then cut it out of the newest Wild Whisper paper collection called Strong & Free.

Love the word tiles from Tim Holtz. This one I cut into 3 pieces so it would fit where I needed it too.

And one of the lovely Paper Dolls, doing a little curtsy because we Canadians are polite like that!! Okay well most are, me...I don't curtsy LOL

Have this great package of different size cards and used the map one and made sure that Canada fit inside my maple leaf cut out.     

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to come and join the fun over at the Mixed Media Mojo Challenges Facebook group! Share your creations and see what the Design Team is coming up with to inspire you this month!

Have a great day!
Cathy

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Happy 150 Canada!

Yes I am a few days late!! My apologies! I did not get back into the swing of things as quickly as I thought I would! I was off on the east coast of Canada for a couple of weeks and then home and back to work. But now I think I'm back into my usual quiet routine!
Please make sure you come and check out the Mixed Media Mojo Challenges Facebook Group. Share your take on the monthly challenge and don't forget the "twist"! For the month of July the challenge is "Summer Celebrations" with a "symbol of your country" twist! For my first project to celebrate my country I'm sharing my take on our country's flag.





I kept it a bit simple for this one, but still managed to get a few layers and used a tool that I've not used hardly at all!

I stamped Wild Whisper images and the Emerald Creek image in clear ep on the white background of the flag and also on the red maple leaf.

Yes I do have a Gelli Plate (actually two since I do have a smaller one too) and it seems to get buried and I don't use it often. I really should so I can practice and get some cool prints off of it. For all my red pieces I brayered my red acrylic paint on my Gelli Plate an then stamped the Wild Whisper maple leaf into the paint, then pulled the prints.

Pieces of my pulled prints that I used to cut out my maple leaf and cut my side pieces.


Emerald Creek Maple Leaf Swirls embossed in clear on the white and on the pulled print.

 
Wild Whisper's new collection is called Strong and Free and the word stamp is from the matching stamp set.
For my letters I used the Tim Holtz Vintage Market letters (my new favorite item to use)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to share your creations with us at the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge Facebook page! Can't wait to see all your summer celebrations!

Have a great day!
Cathy