Thursday, July 28, 2016

Outdoors in the Summer

It's time for a new challenge from Emerald Creek Dares! So many things to do in the summer...but I am not a real outdoorsy person! But if it's the beach I am all over that and camping was the big thing my kids and I used to do.

 I started with a great 6X6 canvass and stained it with some Distress Spray in Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron. I then took some Tim Holtz plain tissue, stamped my images on it in Archival Black, quick shot with the heat gun to set it. I then scrunched up my tissue and rolled it in Distress Spray on my craft mat. I layered that on the canvass for my background. I added a bit of gel medium in certain spots and sprinkled in some Irridescent Shimmer Embossing powder on the sea side and weathered wood embossing powder on the camping side to add some texture.

You can see the Weathered Wood EP in the bottom corner here and the image of the outhouse on the tissue paper too.

The Irridescent Shimmer powder is there, but the pics do not do the shimmer you get justice! And there is the fishing boat image there too.

Love the outhouse image! And really, we've all had to use them on a camping trip. I colored in all the images using the Distress Crayons.
Yes I have used this starfish stamp alot! I love it! This time I embossed it in the Thanksgiving EP and filled in the open spaces with a Distress Crayon.

Campfires are the best thing about camping....sitting around them roasting marshmallows, talking and just relaxing.

The beach or camping it is for me....although the camping gear has not been used in alot of years now. Maybe next summer :) But don't you delay in sharing your Outdoors, Sports and More project over at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge and you could win a $25 GC to order some of the amazing products!

Please make sure you swing by and check out the amazing creations from the Emerald Creek Design Team!!


Emerald Creek Products Used:
Starfish Stamp
Out the Back Door Stamp
Fishing Boat Stamp
Life's Fire Stamp 
Irridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder
Weathered Wood Embossing powder
Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
Thanksgiving Embossing Powder
Dragonfly Brad
Angelfish Brad 

Other Products Used:
Southern Ridge Trading Company Scroll Borders
Distress Spray in Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover
Distress Crayons
Dylusions Paint in Calypso Teal and Dirty Martini
Dylusions Mica Spray in Vibrant Turquoise

Thanks again for stopping by, it's always appreciated!
Have a wonderful day!

Challenges Entered:
Southern Ridge Trading Company 
Anything But Cute: Summertime Fun


  1. Great canvas Cathy! Great use of all the different stamps!

  2. Gorgeous summery canvas with a wonderful use of stamps! Loving your rich textures! Thank you so much for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT

  3. Love the meaning behind your gorgeous canvas, Cathy. Those are wonderful memories--not sure about the outhouse, though! Ha!Ha! Great texture on this and your use of those great embossing powders and stamps is spectacular! Thank you for sharing your summer memories with us at Anything But Cute in our Summertime Fun challenge. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  4. Fantastic canvas Cathy! All the textures you've added are fantastic! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog.
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

  5. This is such a fun canvas, I love all the elements you added to it - the outhouse really made me smile - memories of holidays in the wild north of Canada! The EP on the campfire looks amazing. Thanks so much for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge again at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

    1. Yes that is where I did most of my camping!! LOL And you've never really camped until you've had to use an outhouse in the middle of the night...with a flashlight! Haha Thanks for your comment :)

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