Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rock The Red

It is time to Rock the Red with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and I am posting for Part 2!! This is a bittersweet post for me as it is my last one as on official member of the Emerald Creek Design Team. I know I'm usually a "Chatty Cathy" but I'm not sure I have the words for this post that will fully describe what being a part of Emerald Creek has meant to me. From the day I received the e-mail saying I was on the team to now has been one of the best times of my life. I have been honored to be part of team with some of the most talented ladies I've seen and I have been so lucky to meet so many of them. Thanks to Kim seeing something in my projects that she liked, I have been able to be a part of a huge community of creators and am very fortunate to call some of these talented, kind people my friends. And of course, one of the most important is Kim, the genius behind Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. She is incredibly supportive, kind, generous and really any other wonderful thing you can use to describe a person. I admire her drive to to be a Mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend and to grow her incredible business, while she works outside of the home too. And while I may not be posting monthly for this incredible lady, I will always support her and her company because of who she is, what she represents and the the top quality of her products. Emerald Creek has become my crafty family over the last year and a half and I love them and for all the support and help and generous help as I find my way in the crafty world, I will be eternally grateful. Still not the right words for how much Kim and EC mean to me but a valiant effort :) I'll be in my corner with my blankie and some tissue now.
So I guess I should show you the project now right?! LOL

Emerald Creek has always inspired me, have become my crafty family and we've had a few laughs along the way!
I painted a canvas board with a mix of Distress Paint in Spun Sugar and Candied Apple. I then gesso'd hearts with the TH stencil, after that was dry I used my embossing dauber and embossed hearts with Emerald Creek Candy Red and a mix of Candy Red EP and Fractured Ice. Love the texture!
I got the heart with wood pieces idea from The Artful Maven and a project she did. I cut up bits of wood and embossed them all in Candy Red EP and glued them to a grungeboard heart I had in my stash.
Love the texture and colour I got from mixing Fractured Ice EP with the Candy Red EP.

I embossed this little wood piece with embossing ink and Candy Red EP. Got quite a smooth finish on this.

If you want more texture, I used Distress Paint and Candy Red EP. I found with the paint I got more texture when I embossed.

I also used the Distress Paint on this one and embossed it with the Fractured Ice, so much texture on this one!

  Please swing by and see the wonderful creations from the other DT members!


Emerald Creek Supplies Used:
Candy Red Embossing Powder
Fractured Ice Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Filagree Leaf
Emerald Creek Linked Hearts

Other Supplies Used:
Distress Paint in Candied Apple and Spun Sugar
Ranger Embossing Dauber
TH Heart Mini Stencil
White Gesso
Canvas Board
TH Grungeboard Heart
Miscellaneous wood bits

Don't forget to show us how you are Rocking The Red for you chance to win a $50 GC for Emerald Creek!! You know you want to get your hands on the new gemstones, the amazing embossing powder, the charms and some of the best stamps ever!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Challenges Entered:
The Sisterhood of Crafters "Red" Challenge


  1. What a beautiful creation Cathy! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RED’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. Fabulous project Cathy! Love all the elements you've combined on this project. I was so glad that I was able to meet you while we were on the team together. Cathy, your work has blossomed over the last year and a bit that we've been on the team together and I can't wait to see what you create and who you create for next! I look forward to seeing what you create!

  3. Super creative and, what a wonderful project! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT

  4. Fabulous red project Cathy and love how it was inspired by your time on the Emerald Creek Dares DT. I echo your sentiments in regards to Kim completely, she is a dynamo and such a kind and generous person. We are going to miss your beautiful art but wish you every success as you spread your creative wings on your new DT's, see you around blogland friend! Deb xo

  5. Cathy, you are the queen of lovely little details! Such great elements here! Hugs, Autumn

  6. Cathy, so sorry to be late, but I wanted to drop in to tell you how much I adore your fabulous red project! So many delightful details! I love that wooden heart! I am going to miss you on ECD--you have been so supportive and the kindest teamie! Sending big hugs!

  7. Such a lovely way to 'sign off' from the ECD team Cathy, that red heart is just gorgeous!! Anne x


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