Friday, August 17, 2018

Emerald Creek and Stencil Girl Blog Hop



Good Morning!

Welcome to the Emerald Creek and Stencil Girl Blog Hop!
I feel incredibly blessed to have been asked to participate in this hop with such a group of intensely talented artists!




If you have been hopping already, you've probably arrived from Katelyn's Blog


IF not, today's hop starts at Debi Adams Blog


For my piece today, I combined several stencil girl stencils, along with Emerald Creek's Baked Textures and embossing powders  to create this fun Journal Cover.

I started with a 8x8 piece of corrugated cardboard and collaged some scrap designer papers on with gel medium, sealing it all in with a coat of white gesso. 
I then sprayed the background using Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss in Ocean Depth  Dolphin Cove , Lucious Lawn and Harvest Sunset

Next, Using some texture paste and the Bare branch Thicket and Mermaid Stencils and Masks I added more texture. I added some more Dolphin Cove Spray to the upper bordre and some Worn Saddle  over the sandy area. To add even more dimension, I sprinkled Dirty Sand Baked Texture over that area.

Next I took the Mermaid from the Mermaid Stencils and Masks and Sprayed over with Mixed Metal Shimmering Bliss. Sooooo pretty!!!!!!!

After all that was done, I started to embellish with Die Cuts, adding even more dimension to them with Patina Oxide on the ships window, Ancient Amber  on the Sea Salad! and Chunky Rust on the ships wheel.  I had this great idea to make the Broken window, but wasn't sure if it would work. You should have heard the squeals of delight here when it did.



Sooooooo, how did I do it? I cut a small circle in Acetate (yep, that's why I was almost certain it wouldn't work. I figured I'd melt it down or set the house on fire! But it did!!!!  So, as I was saying, I cut the circle from acetate and then cut it in half leaving a jagged edge. I took a smidgen of tape runner and taped the acetate down to a piece of cardstock. I inked up the acetate piece with versamark and sprinkled Vanilla  Sugar Embossing Powder on it . Oh my gosh. It smelled good enough to eat!!!!

I just took my time and heated it from underneath. It eventually all melted without melting the acetate! SCORE!!!!!!!! After it dried I took a piece of sanding blog and roughed it up a bit!!!!




Lastly, but not Leastly {GRIN} I added the sentiment, which is from one of Seth Apters Collections available at Impression Obsession Stamps. It's called Journal Jargon 4

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek at this piece I designed for you!!!!

I LOVED working with the wonderful Emerald Creek and Stencil Girl Products!!!

Here's more details on the Blog Hop Giveaway:




 GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive $50 in Gift Certificates to Emerald Creek
and 
StencilGirl® Products!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
XX's and Oh's

--Vicki~~

50 comments

  1. Very cool post. Love your undersea design

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  2. Wow!!! This is gorgeous.
    I love that broken window, very nice idea.

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  3. Very nice seascape. Thank you!! mcsuetexas(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  4. I really love all the embossed pieces you added in the foreground. It looks so cool! Thanks for sharing your art :)

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  5. Love the nautical theme.
    The porthole is fantastic.
    the broken window just makes
    it better. thanks for
    sharing a fantastic piece.
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  6. What fun that your experiment making the window turned out so well! Charming undersea piece. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Ohh love that broken window, hopefully I can remember that awesome technique, looove this 🖤🖤

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  8. That broken glass is awesome!!! I'm totally stealing that idea!

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  9. I love your nautical scene - great result from your broken glass experiment too

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  10. I LOVE this! The colors are so bright and pretty, and I love the look of the porthole! This is gorgeous!

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  11. Ooo, Vicki, I don't know what was more fun...looking at your beautiful creation or reading about how it was created! Love your piece, love your process!

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  12. Love the ocean and the beach! Your art piece is great using SG stencils and EC powders.
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  13. Great piece...truly makes me wish I was at the ocean!

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  14. I love how you achieved such a great underwater scene!

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  15. this is simply beautiful. I am awed by your "broken widow" and how amazing it turned out! Love the background for this incredible creation. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. This is absolutely beautiful!

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  17. This is an imaginative piece of artwork! I love the broken window, your patience paid off! Thanks for sharing! kcgoulet@gmail.com

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  18. Wow!!! Awesome project!!! Amazing technique!!!

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  19. Such a fantastic seascape journal cover, Vicki. Love the fabulous embossed porthole and as for the broken window - totally inspired and it looks so cool. Tfs x

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  20. One of my favorites from the hop! Genius on making the broken window, gorgeous color choices, and the word stamp is juuuust right. Did I mention the undersea greenery is beautiful too?

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  21. What an awesome journal cover. Perfect for an art journal or just a daily journal. Love it!

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  22. Underwater scene are my favorite and I love yours ! So beautiful !

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  23. Great underwater scene, Vicki! Love the texture on the port holes! TFS Maura

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  24. Vicki, this was amazing! Your layering of paste, ink and embossing powder was brilliant. The colour pallet gave a wonderful summer by the sea feeling. Thank you for blog hopping with us!

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  25. Looking forward to experimenting with the embossing pwders

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  26. Great journal cover and very cool about the acetate!

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  27. What an amazing piece!! I loved the window idea & almost squealed here when I read your process!! Loved seeing your piece, but I really really loved hearing how you achieved it!! Thanks so much for sharing & for the giveaway!💗😍💗

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  28. What an interesting combination of elements and powders/textures. Very experimental! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  29. Aw, I love this, the window is so cute!

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  30. Great techniques and love the color palette! What stencil dodge you use for the upper border? Thanks for sharing! beenebag (at) Yahoo (dot) com

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  31. The broken glass effect looks amazing! Great job!

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  32. Oh. My. Goodness! There is so much to love here, where do I start?!! From the fabulous shimmering mermaid and mermaid border at the top to the burlap sand and that A-MA-ZING broken glass... I love it all! Thanks for the fab inspiration... Now I have that mermaid stencil and the Vanilla Sugar embossing powder on my wishlist as must-haves!

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  33. The blues are gorgeous in this and I totally agree the powders are to die for.

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  34. Very pretty! I like the variety of embellishments you used. Very fun.

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  35. Love this project! All the little details are fabulous!

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  36. I can’t get over how different all the pieces are and all are extraordinary. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. You are truly talented! So many random little pieces that combine seamlessly to form a perfect scene. I mean come on, who thinks to use burlap for sand?

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  38. Amazing scene! I love all those little details and the Patina Oxide is definitely awesome for your project

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  39. Sensational. And that scene at the bottom of the ocean is genius.

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*****Vicki*****

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