Wednesday, August 15, 2018

StencilGirl + Emerald Creek = Magic


What do you get when you take 14 helpings of StencilGirl and mix that with 14 helpings of Emerald Creek? Well the answer is magic of course. And one major blog hop and giveaway.


Emerald Creek and StencilGirl are truly a match made in heaven. Both are small, family-owned and run companies. Each has taken a traditional craft product (embossing powder/stencils) and applied their own very special spin. 

So come celebrate this pairing by seeing the amazing artwork created by 14 talented artists.  Oh...and did I mention there is a giveaway (scroll down for info)?

Possibility
(sold. thank you)

My contribution to the hop was created using one of my all-time favorite stencils, Creative Halo designed by Pam Carriker. She has 4 stencils in her Halo series and by total synchronicity, my mini circle stencils fit inside the halos, given you many more creative options.


Working on a painted sheet of watercolor paper, I used a sponge to press adhesive from an embossing pad through both the halo portion of Pam's stencil and my Crossed stencil. 


My stencil was then embossed with Rocky Road Baked Texture and the squares in the halo were embossed with Deep Sea Baked Texture, Patina Oxide Baked Texture, Rocky Road Baked Texture and Hammered Metal Embossing Powder.


Collage and much mark making were then added to the surface. The word Possibility, from my new Impression Obsession Journal Jargon 5 stamp set was the finishing touch.


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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 hope 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, August 21st at 11:59pm Central Time to leave your comments. 
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl Products Facebook page and Emerald Creek's Facebook page on Wednesday, August 22.

Blog Hop Order:

August 15
Seth Apter (you are here)

August 16

August 17
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111 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like a match made in heaven to me.

Debi Adams said...

Fabulous work as always Seth. Love the combination of yours and Pam's stencils as well as the embossing powders!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful! Love the colours off the embossingpowder you have used.

silvergran said...

Fab piece made more interesting with the different embossing powders used in the stencil shapes.

Mary C. Nasser said...

I absolutely love your color combinations and textures in this! Hands down, this is one of my new favorite pieces! So cool that your mini circle stencils fit inside Pam Carriker's Halos...another match made in heaven.

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Love the way you used the halo stencils, which are on my shopping list. Love your work and especially the baked texture embossing powders!

Terri said...

Beautiful color and texture. Thank you for sharing.

Joanne Kirkbright said...

Wow - your embossing powders are just mind boggling. Thank you for your seriously inspirational art.

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies said...

This is amazing! I love the variety of colour and the beautiful stone textures.

Janet Schmitz said...

Your poewders rock this world Seth Apter!!! And now I’m a lover of Stencil Girl.... there is no ending!!! Thank you!!!

TerryO said...

The way you used the color variety of the embossing powders is really effective!

Lori Axelrod said...

So many fantastic products. Everything waits while I create and dream the day away.

Allison Verboort said...

Geez I really love this, awesome that those stencils really work well together. All that texture makes me want too emboss right now... pity it's almost 1am

quilter mom said...

I have recently purchased a couple of pots of emerald Creek embossing powders. I am really enjoying them. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Beth Broadway said...

The textures created by your line of embossing powder is amazing. Can't wait to ry the technique and get my hands on these powders.

Ingrid Dodd said...

Love, love, love your circle stencils. I use them often.

Gail Brule' said...

Love your work Seth!! Thanks for this inspiration, I just got back into embossing!

KGumkowski said...

Love this Seth! The colors are perfect.

Redanne said...

A beautiful piece of art Seth, I love how you used the different embossing powders with the stencils. x

Hannah Story Spooner said...

Incredible!! Really beautiful!

ionabunny said...

Wow gorgeous. Just ordered some of the baked texture powders. Can't wait to play. Hugz

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Beverley said...

What’s not to love.... circles just make me happy. alobe the colours and textures.

Edwige Viel said...

There is so much to see on each of your pieces, I love everything on this one 😍

Glennis said...

Fantastic result - I love how the stencils work together, and the colours are wonderful

Nan said...

This technique is awesome!
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mama mia said...

Fabulous. Love the shades of these embossing powders and how you used multiple colors with this stencil. Great effect!
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EFKaplan said...

This is incomparably beautiful!

myrepeatingpatterns.wordpress.com said...

REally a wonderful piece. The embossing is so rich and colorful and I love the strips of interesting pieces around the outside!

wendy baysa said...

What an inspiring piece of artwork! I really love how you used so many different colors of EP, really interesting! TFS your process :)

Shel C said...

Yummy colors and textures! Love your style :)

Denise Spillane said...

Beautiful Seth. Love this one a lot. I really like the matte background with the enamel of the powders

Catherine Lenoci said...

I love the effect of the different colors of EP next to each other!It looks like mosaic tiles!

Sylvia said...

Great choice of stencils and embossingpowders. Love it!!!

Joy Taves said...

Love your work! The color palette is amazing! I would love to use for fall art...

linda badgley said...

Love the way you varied the embossing powders in one stencil

Sue Young said...

Yumminess personified!!!
Love everything about it, Seth!

Debi Vought said...

Love all of the texture!! Beautiful!

Jean said...

Such gorgeous textures and colors!

suzieq23 said...

As always Seth you continue to inspire me. Great piece using your EC bake-ons, They are so much FUN!
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Glenda Hoagland said...

your work is always stunning and I really love the information of stencils and embossing powder on this one. Emerald Creek is such a unique product.

Judith Witkin said...

Can't go wrong with Seth's stencils. And the little minis work for so many things I can't even fathom being without them.

Mermaid Maker said...

I want those baked textures so bad! They look so great with this stencil combo!

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous!!!

Ann Barnes said...

Seth, I have been really looking forward to this hop and seeing the incredible artwork created. I am in love with this piece you have made. First of all, how cool is it that your circles fit into the halos and I have some of each...so right away you got my gears moving, then I see this array for amazing color you've created and WOW it takes my breath away. Ive got to make some time to play with both the stencils and my powders and most likely both at the same time cause I am totally inspired! Thank you

Unknown said...

Very creative stenciling and yes, I grinned!

Cathy said...

Seth, Loved your creation and how you incorporated the embossing powder.

Cathy Costelle

jinxxxygirl said...

Great GiveAway Seth! Thank you for the opportunity! Hugs! deb

Dani D said...

LOVE - love - LOVE

Helen Harford said...

OMG I just love this. I think I NEED some more stencils.😳

Ruth said...

The embossing powder colors are so interesting

Wendy Lambert said...

So creative! I love embossing powders and the emerald creek ones are high on my wish list. Combined with these wonderful stencils, there are just so many possibilities.

debbie rifkin said...

love the combination of the stencils and your embossing powders!!

mcsuetx said...

This makes me think of ancient Celtic designs So beautiful - both the stencils and the powder. Texture!!

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Ladybug Dreams said...

This is so awesome! Brtowsley@gmail.com

Shirley Henry said...

This is so cool Seth! Love the colours and textures. Can't wait to try this.

Anne said...

Oh, wow, I can't wait to try combining these stencils! I need a week of Saturdays!

Raquel-Alexa Brizzi said...

As always, I absolutely love the color and texture here. The separate segments of the different embossing poweders make me so happy!

nancy buzzard said...

Beautiful color choices and design!

Francine perri said...

Beautiful seth as always I love your new products

Kristin said...

Unbelievable! I adore the texture you obtained and the colors. The stencils beauty is also amazing!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Didi said...

Wow! Love the texture! Looks like granite or something. Very very nice work! I’m inspired!

andrea50harris said...

Love the texture!

Rachel Bell said...

I just love seeing the variety of ep and how you put them together!!! AWESOMENESS! ~Rachel Bell racheljobell (at) gmail (dot com)

CraftyHope said...

Oh, those embossing powders are so yummy! The mixes of the colors are just fab, and those stencil designs are sweet too. Of course, you're a master and make everything look awesome.

Christine Alexander said...

wow gorgeous effect with the embossing powders :)

fakeladymae said...

Love the watery Earth tones!

Sheila Litman said...

Love the textures and colours you have used. I am new to all this but very inspired to get out there and plAy, thanks

Candace Berry said...

Love the artwork Seth! Hope I win!

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful design.
A see an outdoor scene with
stone block seating and the
inner circle for a firepit
or entertainment.
Love it. thanks for
sharing.
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Cynthia Papenfus said...

What a beautiful pairing. Takes your breath away.

Heather Maxwell said...

Oh Seth I really love how all the baked textures look next to each other, mosaic style! That has given me some ideas...

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow, Seth, this is really cool! I love how this looks like stone tile! Really amazing idea and technique!

Vicki G said...

That is a totally cool piece!!!! LOVE it!

Tammy said...

I absolutely love this!

Karen Goulet said...
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Karen Goulet said...

This is a very colourful and imaginative piece. Thanks for sharing! kcgoulet@gmail.com

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Awesome project and technique!!!

acornreads said...

Thank you....I am inspired!

Janine Jarvis said...

Pure inspiration and appreciation for talented artists and amazing products

A Pink said...

I'm a Pam fan and as you well know a Seth fan so you got me with this one , big time. LOVE everything about it. Creativity at its absolute finest !! Tfs. x

Judyknits said...

Simply love this piece! I love my Baked Textures and StencilGirl stencils! I love that they are small independent businesses. I’d love to win!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Love the texture and colors!

Darlene Campbell said...

Another of your pieces I'd love to rub my fingers across to feel that texture. I have some of Pam's stencils and they are sooo good to work with. I appreciated the chance to win. I haven't participated in a blog hop for months so am looking forward to this oneCheers

Maura Hibbitts said...

Really cool piece, Seth. It's like stepping stones around the center. TFS Maura

Patty said...

Awesome Seth! This piece looks like it's made with little pieces of rock! Very cool.

stampinsam said...

Magic indeed...I love this!

Aimee said...

Amazing as always! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura said...

Whoa. Yes, the stencil-within-a-stencil is almost too much of a great thing... Incredible texture! Thanks for the inspiration...

Judith said...

Love the mosaic effect. I tickled that I will be able to nest stencils. Thanks for the great ideas. weaverclarke (at) gmail (dot com)

Susan Egge Haftel said...

Makes my heart beat a bit faster.

Michelle Golz said...

This is amazing this embossing powder is fantastic!

Tina said...

Fantastic Seth!

beenebag said...

Love the colors Seth! thanks for sharing! beenebag (at) yahoo (dot) com

Michelle said...

You are the reason I love using embossing powder Seth, way back on Make It Artsy with Julie, and I am loving your new line, they are great fun to work with.

Jenny Marples said...

As you so rightly said Seth, those stencils and embossing powders truly are a match made in heaven, especially in your skilful hands.

Hope said...

Your work and products are always so inspiring. This piece is cohesive and rich with texture. Makes me want to get up and emboss a bunch of things and finish them off with a big coat of Vintage Beeswax. Thanks to you and Emerald Creek my creative dreams are possible.

Hope said...

Your work and products are always so inspiring. This piece is cohesive and rich with texture. Makes me want to get up and emboss a bunch of things and finish them off with a big coat of Vintage Beeswax. Thanks to you and Emerald Creek my creative dreams are possible.

Melva Peters said...

Love it and I was lucky enough to see it in person at Clipper Street. Amazing!!!!

D.Ann C said...

I love all the different embossing in the sections of the halo! That'd make a great page in my embossing powder sampler!

Paper Wishes said...

How inspiring are you 100s of comments! You know I love your powders and this piece uses them so well I am inspired by all these blog offerings to go get out my stencils and powders thanks for all your creative prompts. x

pupton said...

Love the halo squares! Really nice!

Eileen Hull said...

Can't believe those circles coordinated so well. Love the colors and composition-very cool!<3 Sorry I haven't commented sooner- my computer died during the hop but back on track now :-)

VickiRossArt said...

Seth, this work is stunning! I think the colors are so appealing...and am sure the texture is amazing! Because it is on watercolor paper, did it have to e behind glass?

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CraftPaperScissors said...

Seth, I love your textured embossing powders! I am unfamiliar with StencilGirl, have to give them a try now.

Cathy Potosky said...

Absolutely love this piece! The halo part reminds me of the old view master reels ( i think i may have just made myself sound old there)! So full of texture I just want to touch it!

Susan Burgess said...

Love the way you think and make art Seth!~ Love you too! Sanna

Kim said...

Beautiful and earthy! It looks like an ancient relic

HolyLise said...

What a coincidence that your circles fit inside Pam's stencils. Great combination.