CHA's Creativation starts this week, which means it is time for the Emerald Creek's new release reveals to begin. With so many creative goodies to play with, it was hard to pick which of my creations to share first on my blog. Since my make 'n take class is a mixed media piece, I elected to go with a clean and simple multi-occasion watercolour card. In creating this card, I went on a little adventure across the new lines... I frolicked in the "Reef", I dabbled in the "Mill", and I contemplated in the "Quarry". Those are in reference to the names, that owner Kim at Emerald Creek has given to the segments of the release.
Supplies: Conch Shell stamp, sentiment stamp, Clear and Oil Rubbed Bronze emboss powders, Citrine stones (Emerald Creek Craft Supplies), Tim Holtz Distress inks [Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Abandon Coral, Mermaid Lagoon], Versamark (Tsukineko), graphite aquarelle All (Stabillo), 140 lb hot press watercolour paper (Fluid)
I started in the "reef" by stamping the conch shell with a precision stamping tool (in my case a MISTI). I first wet the watercolour paper and then stamped with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink. Then, I used a waterbrush to move the colour around. Next, I stamped with Spun Sugar and Antique Linen again. Once that was dry, I stamped with VersaMark and clear embossed the shell and then coloured it with Spun Sugar and Abandon Coral. Next, I used Mermaid Lagoon to colour the water and a Stabillo graphite All pencil for shading. Once that was done, I splattered on some Antique Linen and Mermaid Lagoon. Then, I masked of the "est" part of the Warmest Wishes sentiment stamp and just used the warm wishes part with Oil Rubbed Bronze emboss powder. While at first I had gotten a perfect clean stamped sentiment image, I decided at this point to add a few loose grains to give my "sand" area more character. In order to not have the grains blow into unwanted areas, I heated them from below the paper. Lastly, I visited the Quarry and used the Citrine stones to add embellishment details and a little sparkly pizzaz to the sea floor.
I will be at Creativation on Friday and teaching a free mixed media make 'n take class first thing Saturday morning in the Emerald Creek booth #1930. Be sure to stop by and say "Hi", if you are attending the show. I look forward to sharing the creations that I made for the show when I return.
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies used:
Conch Shell Stamp (Available January 21st)
Citrine Stones (Available January 21st)
Other items available in the EC shop: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Abandon Coral, Mermaid Lagoon)