Monday, 18 December 2017

The Perfect Blend

Ah, the delicious smell of coffee when heating embossing powder. 
Wait. What?
Yes, you heard me right. Kim, the creative genius behind the embossing powders of Emerald Creek Craft Supplies has brought together a perfect blend of gorgeous java colored embossing powder and the yummy scent of fresh brewed coffee. She's has called it Just Java and it's addictive. This embossing powder will be available on January 20th. Ask your local retailer to carry it or order it directly from Emerald Creek.

I recently created a card for a friend who shares my love for a great cup of coffee and I couldn't resist using this Just Java embossing powder.

To see how I created this card you can check out the video on YouTube
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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies & Stencil Girl Blog Hop

Hello blog friends!
Today I am very excited to be participating in a blog hop with 
One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Emerald Creek!
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.)
You have until Tuesday, December 19th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, December 20th.

Now lets get to my project.
I created an art journal page - there are lots of layers and yummy textures.

I started with a sheet of kraft mixed media paper from the Dylusions Large Journal and sprayed Distress Spray Stain through the Be Free stencil.

Next I added some torn paper pieces from an old book. I adhered these with matte medium & dried it completely before moving on to the next layer.

My next step was to add some acrylic paint with a brayer - leaving some white space.

After making sure the paint was dry I added molding paste through the Corrugated Lines 
& Urban Insiders stencils. I left this to dry on it own. I love how the Distress Stains seep up through the paste as it dries.

After the molding paste was completely dry I added some gesso by dry brushing on - just in random spots. I them brayered on some purple acrylic paint over the molding paste to highlight it a bit.
To create my focal point I applied some Black Soot Distress Oxide through the Swallows stencils on to a piece of white cardstock. I then cut these out to use on my journal page.

I then pressed my Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide pad across the Urban Insiders stencil, spritzed with some water then laid it over cardstock. I did this a few times because I wasn't sure how many I wanted to use. Once these were dry I tore them out and inked the edges.

I used the Be Free stencil for the main part of my page.
First I fixed the stencil to a piece of cardstock then applied some Distress Oxide through the stencil with a blending tool. 

Next I used the mask of the stencil to add Black Soot Distress Oxide for the letters.
To fill in the white spaces left by the stencil I used my water brush. I then trimmed this out.

Now back to my page - I sprinkled some Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powders randomly over the page and heated it from underneath.
Next I assembled the pieces of my focal point and adhered them with white glue.

One last step to finish page - I added some Wilted Violet & Black Soot Distress Oxide to the edges.
My page is now complete and ready to be added to my art journal.

Be sure to check out the designers from Day 1 of our blog hop and leave 
your comments for a chance to win the giveaway!
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Leave A Little Sparkle - Distress Oxides + Perfect Pearls

Hello everyone!
I am back and ready to share a card I made for a friend. 
I have included a link to the YouTube video for this card as well.

~Here is the finished card~
I love using Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders with the Distress Oxides.
The little bit of shimmer looks lovely against the matte finish of the inks.

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Letterpress Christmas - Altered Decor

Hello and happy Monday!

I'm sharing a set of altered letterpress words that I bought from the local $ store.
They were plain wood when I bought them but I stained, painted and distressed them to get some wonderful new pieces to add to my holiday decor.

I also have a Youtube video so you can watch me create these.

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Bright Lights Blog Hop - Scrap 'n Stamp Designer Challenge

Hello & welcome! You should have arrived here from Tara's post on the Scrap 'n Stamp blog.
Be sure to visit each blog on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win a Lawn Fawn die from this months new release. Let's get hoppin'.

This month we were given the challenge of using the Lawn Fawn String of Lights die set.

- Here is my finished card -

I started with a piece of white cardstock that was 4 7/8" x 4 7/8". I took the 'string' part of the die set and placed it across the cardstock like in the photo below. I put it through my Big Shot and then removed the 'string' part. This left me with
I cut out the top layer of my balloon in red glitter paper, the bottom layer of the balloon in white cardstock, the string and lightbulb base in gold glitter paper.
I inserted the gold glitter string between the two pieces of the cardstock from step one and adhered with some doubled sided tape. I then flipped it back over and stamped my sentiment.

I then adhered my lightbulbs down along the gold string. 
Next I adhered my white cardstock to a piece of 5 1/8" x 5 1/8" black cardstock.
I added some Tarnished Brass Distress Crayon to the edge and Barn Door Distress Crayon around the lightbulb with a detailer water brush.

Julia Chupik - that's me!

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Thursday, 30 November 2017

So many snowflakes.....more Christmas cards!

I'm back with another post about my Christmas card making for 2017.
Here is the finished set of cards - I only needed 4 but I was having so much fun blending, stamping and heat embossing I just kept going!

The Swirly Snowflake stamps and coordinating die are brilliant. I love the details in the stamped images and the dies are fabulous for those of us who dislike fussy cutting.

  I started by choosing some Distress Oxides in purple and blue tones.
Foe these cards I used Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean,
Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Black Soot.
 These inks blend so beautifully and leave such a gorgeous matte, chalky finish.
I inked the edges of my background with the Faded Jeans to frame the edge.

I gave each background a spritz & flick of water then gave then a quick blast from my heat gun to dry them before stamping some swirly snowflakes with Champagne Versamark. I love the sparkly watermark this makes over the Oxides.

To create my snowflake focal point I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform.
I applied 2-4 different colours of ink om my stamp, gave it a quick spritz of water them stamped it.
 I then cleaned off my stamp without removing it from the platform, inked it with my Ranger Emboss-It dauber then stamped my image again. I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I die cut out my snowflakes and adhered them to the backgrounds with an action wobble.
I added a sentiment then adhered them to my card base. I now have another set of
cards ready to be mailed out.
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