Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tag #5 - Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016

It would probably help if I remembered to do my post and take my pics when I completed my tag!! LOL I finished it last weekend but got busy and then had it hanging up with my completed/posted ones! I got ahead of myself on this one. :)

I used some of my favorite companies and items I had stashed away, and made sure to stay away from my go to colours of all things purple!! I figured this might be a great opportunity to stretch my boundaries and try new colours! :)

I used one of my Emerald Creek Royal Fork Charm and stained it with some burgundy alcohol ink. I inked the edges of my tiny tattered florals in Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and dyed a piece of baker's twine with the Spiced Marmalade as well.

I used some Wendy Vecchi stamps and the floral piece was from my stash, just sprayed it with some Distress stain and added a tattered floral to it and attached the piece with a Tim Holz pin.

I love the tiny tattered florals now! Once I got the hang of rolling them up...I was hooked.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm heading over to check out some of the amazing tags that everyone had created this month!

Have a great week!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hello Summer!

Happy Thursday and welcome to summer with the newest Emerald Creek Dares and projects from the amazing Design Team! This week it's time to welcome summer! Time for sand, sea, shells and ice cream at the beach and fish 'n' chips from Moby Dick's in White Rock!!

My project this month is a frame that I have had kicking around for awhile and just didn't get around to my original plans for it So glad I didn't because it was the perfect frame for some of my favorite beach pictures. All seashells and driftwood are right from walks on the beach.

I made my frame all beachy by running my Distress Embossing Ink pad around it and then pouring Emerald Creek San Tropez Tan all over it and heating it!
 The background for my pics was some light tan colored cardstock I had in my stash so i inked all around the edges with Vintage Photo, Broken China and Dusty Concord. My starfish stamp is embossed in Frosted Plum. Just to add a bit of interest on the sides I wrapped some hemp twine in natural and purple around the frame.

I also embossed my linked heart charm in the San Tropez Tan as well...just a note, do not try to pick up heat embossed metal right after you have put it down from the tweezers you used to hold it while heating! lol

The small chipboard starfish are from Southern Ridge Trading Company and also embossed in Frosted Plum.

Used some of the cameo charms and glossy accents to add my little seashells to the frame
A close up of the seashells and charms

The embossing on the frame with the hemp twine and the awesome starfish stamp.

Linked hearts charm in San Tropez Tan on a piece of driftwood
 Please check out the amazing projects from the rest of the Design Team!

Now don't forget to share your summery style with us at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge and you could win a $25 GC for the Emerald Creek Store!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Thursday!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Buttons, Brads and Buckles

Welcome to another exciting Thursday release for Emerald Creek!! I never knew I'd love Thursdays so much, maybe even more than Fridays!! Bring on the B's...brads, buttons, buckles! I had fun using some of my favorite b's and trying out some new toys I got!

I started with 2 5X5 white canvasses and got the background using Distress Sprays in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Antiqued Bronze. Once it was dried I covered it in the  Crazing Distress Collage Medium. I love the effect I got from that, it could be my new favorite thing!! :) For my brick walls I used the Mixed Media #3 Thinlits die. I took the cut out part and attached it to the bottom right corner after I embossed it in Burnt Copper Leaves, I then took the little bits that were cut out and glued them all individually on the top left.

Used my oh so versatile button brads and embossed them with the Burnt Copper Leaves

Took some cardstock bits and ran them through using the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery Die and then embossed those bits with my Vintage Ivy Embossing Powder.

The button brads make the perfect flower center! And I then used Distress Paint in Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso over green alcohol ink for my flower charm.

Used a Distress crayon to quickly color around the edges of my fearless buckle. My butterfly is made with the butterfly thinlits. The top layer is embossed in Dusk Stone Violet and Frosted Plum embossing powder and then a quick swipe of ground espresso paint to finish it off. The bottom layer is a scrapbook paper scrap and painted with distess crayons and then misted with Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray in Buttercup.

Just love the crazing medium and  the textured look it adds

Please continue your journey and check out the rest of the projects from these talented ladies on the  the Design Team.


Now it's your turn to show us your creations and have a chance to win a $25 gc to shop at Emerald Creek!!

Products Used: 

Distress Sprays in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Antiqued Bronze
Tim Holtz Thinlits dies, Detailed Butterflies and Mixed Media #3
Distress Paint in Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso
Distress Collage Medium - Crazing
Prima Flowers

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!!