Thursday, April 7, 2016

Anything Goes

It's Spring, the weather had been wonderful and today on the Emerald Creek Blog....Anything Goes!! And I'm going to the beach!! It is my favorite place and I really need to go more often....just to walk, take pictures and have ice cream! And collecting seashells and little driftwood sticks to use on craft projects of course.

For this project I started with a Tim Holtz shadow box, gessoed it, then used my fingers to add some Dusty Concord and Peacock Feather Distress Paint. I made my own "fishnet" using some hemp twine I had in my stash.

I stamped and cut out my Emerald Creek Starfish and Water Logged. I then used my Emerald Creek Weathered Wood Embossing Powder and San Tropez Tan to the add texture to the logs. I love the texture from these embossing powders!!

I painted these adorable little seahorses and starfish from Southern Ridge Trading Company, with Distress Paint and a bit of silver Distress Spray.
 I used some old Scrabble tiles for my "beach" across the top, just used the same colors of Distress Paint on them as I had used on the shadow box.

Supplies Used:
Emerald Creek Starfish Stamp
Emerald Creek Water Logged Stamp 
Emerald Creek Weathered Wood Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek San Tropez Tan Embossing Powder
Southern Ridge Trading Company Mini Ocean Set
Southern Ridge Trading Company Ocean Mix 1
Tim Holtz Distress Paints in Picket Fence, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose

Please make sure you check out the Emerald Creek Design Team creations up on their blogs today!! The inspiration is endless with these ladies!

and Guest blogging with us today the uber talented 
Nicole Wright

Share your Anything Goes creations with us for your chance to win a $25 GC to buy your own EC Supplies!!

Thanks for stopping by and all the great support!

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  1. totally cute project!! oh I can't wait for summer!!

  2. This is so awesome Cathy! I just love the beach box idea. Wish I lived closer to the beach again!

  3. This is so cool! I can almost hear the waves crashing on the beach!

  4. Such a cool project! I can totally understand your love for the ocean!!

  5. I love this Cathy! Your fish net is awesome! I love this beachy theme. So jealous... I'm moving back!

  6. Gorgeous Kathy! Love your colors and love everything beachy!!
    Jackie ")

  7. Fantastic tag Cathy! Love the beachy colours. Thanks for joining us on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog.
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

  8. What a wonderful project for the start of Spring, makes me want to go dip my toes in the ocean! Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo


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