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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Be True To Your School... by Cathy

Hello friends! We are back today with another fabulous project for you from our Design Team for September's Dare - Be True To Your School! We are at another back to school season, so let's see anything School Related - maybe even some flash back photos, grads, first days, first dates. This year has been a year of musical inspiration for our challenges, taken from songs that are some of Kim's favourites, so I think it's fitting that September's Song would be Beach Boys - Be True To Your School. Click the link to have a listen to this fun vintage song!



Hello everyone! It's September and that means back to school! Some call it the most wonderful time of the year 😃.  For those of us whose kids have flown the coop awhile ago, we can still reminisce about 🎶 School days, school days, dear old golden rule days...🎶

I made a couple of ATCs using sticky-back canvas ATCs, which I put onto scrap cardboard. The process is simple: stencil/stamp your design, use your Emerald Creek embossing powders, and you're done!


I used a variety of embossing powders and the apple and tricycle stamp from Emerald Creek! This first one has some added bubble stencils. I outlined them with a paint pen as well as on the spokes.



The other one has more primary colors using a StencilGirl stencil and then outlining. I added the  sentiment in kiddie-type printing with the paint pen and embossed my apples.



What's interesting about canvas is that you get a little bit different result with the powders since it's not a flat surface like paper or white. But it takes the powders and stamps just fine!  Thanks for stopping by the blog here at Emerald Creek! I hope you'll play along with us and do some shopping - we DARE you! 

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:
Other Supplies:
Embossing Pen/Pad
Stencils
Blank ATCs
Printed Sentiment
Paper Doll
Paint Pen
Scrap Cardboard 


*** Be sure to follow the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Facebook Page where you'll find Facebook Live videos with tips, techniques and even more giveaways Thursday Mornings at 10 am MST!

You can also find us in our Facebook Group where we would love to see what you are working on, InstagramTwitter and Pinterest!

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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECSEPT2019
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!




Thursday, 12 September 2019

Be True To Your School... by Ann

Hello friends! We are back today with another fabulous project for you from our Design Team for September's Dare - Be True To Your School! We are at another back to school season, so let's see anything School Related - maybe even some flash back photos, grads, first days, first dates. This year has been a year of musical inspiration for our challenges, taken from songs that are some of Kim's favourites, so I think it's fitting that September's Song would be Beach Boys - Be True To Your School. Click the link to have a listen to this fun vintage song!




Hi everyone, September means back to school, and the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge is embracing this event with the theme "Be True to your School"!


I realize that many different types of students all have varying opinions on what will be their "best class" this year. I was always partial to math class; however, one of my other favorites tended to be art. Using this as inspiration for my September project, I have created a panel titled "art and soul."


I begin with four square panels of Bristol board.


I then select different pieces of vintage papers from my stash that represent different educational subjects. I tear these papers into strips and pieces, then layer them onto the four panels using collage medium.


When the collage medium has dried, I add a layer of color with Paper Artsy fresco paint (butter). I also add layers of distress ink (fossilized amber and wild honey). When the inks are dry I stamp additional images onto the panels with black soot Archival ink and set aside to dry completely. 


Next, I coat each panel with a layer of embossing ink then cover with a layer of Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture. This layer is heat set and then allowed to cool. When cool, an additional layer of embossing ink is added, then once again, covered with Vintage Beeswax embossing powder and heated. I add an additional layer of stamped images with Archival ink between coats of beeswax embossing to create added depth. 


I continue adding the layers of embossing until I am satisfied with the appearance. One of my favorite aspects of the Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax is the rich warm colors that emerge as the layers are built, these layers and colors are further enhanced by the colors that you have added beneath.


Using Staz-On pigment ink (black) I stamp my final images onto the topmost layer of embossing. The incredible color wheel image fit perfectly with my theme and then I added the words "Art" and "soul" onto separate panels. The four panels were then attached to a square base panel that was painted with flat black paint.


I really love the way that this piece turned out, looking at all the different layers and color gradients within each panel is truly satisfying.


The vintage beeswax is an amazing embossing powder. It is now available in a larger jar, which I am thrilled about. I truly believe this powder is best when applied in multiple layers and the larger jar ensures you won't run out in the middle of a project. It is a really great value as well.


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and learn about my piece. Maybe it even inspired you to join the Emerald Creek challenge this month.  Here is a link below to enter if you dare!
~Ann

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)


EMBOSSING POWDERS:


Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Wagner Studio Precision heat gun

 Other supplies:
Distress collage medium:matte
Impression Obsession / Seth Apter stamps:
color chart (H18088), primitives (3193-LG)
Paper Artsy fresco paints: butter
Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: black soot
Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz stamps:
brush collection (P2-2111), mini worn text (CMS156) 
Staz-On Pigment Ink: black
VersaMark Embossing Ink

*** Be sure to follow the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Facebook Page where you'll find Facebook Live videos with tips, techniques and even more giveaways Thursday Mornings at 10 am MST!

You can also find us in our Facebook Group where we would love to see what you are working on, InstagramTwitter and Pinterest!

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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECSEPT2019
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!




Monday, 9 September 2019

Be True To Your School... by Michelle

Hello friends! We are back today with another fabulous project for you from our Design Team for September's Dare - Be True To Your School! We are at another back to school season, so let's see anything School Related - maybe even some flash back photos, grads, first days, first dates. This year has been a year of musical inspiration for our challenges, taken from songs that are some of Kim's favourites, so I think it's fitting that September's Song would be Beach Boys - Be True To Your School. Click the link to have a listen to this fun vintage song!




Hello! This embellishment project was inspired by all things fall. It’s that time of year to get excited about back to school, sweater weather, yummy spices, football, and beautiful fall foliage.



Step One: 
Die cut or punch small leaves on water color paper. 




Step Two:
Cover leaves with embossing powder and heat. I used Chunky Rust and Just Java for the base on each leaf and dusted Charred Gold over the tops.


Step Three:
Hot glue leaves to twine. 

Step Four:
Hot glue stones to center leaf and in between each leaf. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you'll try this fun technique and share what you've been working on with us.

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)


EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:


Misc. Supplies:
Small leaf die cuts
Water color paper
Embossing pad 
Twine


*** Be sure to follow the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Facebook Page where you'll find Facebook Live videos with tips, techniques and even more giveaways Thursday Mornings at 10 am MST!

You can also find us in our Facebook Group where we would love to see what you are working on, InstagramTwitter and Pinterest!

*******


To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECSEPT2019
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!




Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Be True To Your School... by Sara

Hello friends! We are back today with another fabulous project for you from our Design Team for September's Dare - Be True To Your School! We are at another back to school season, so let's see anything School Related - maybe even some flash back photos, grads, first days, first dates. This year has been a year of musical inspiration for our challenges, taken from songs that are some of Kim's favourites, so I think it's fitting that September's Song would be Beach Boys - Be True To Your School. Click the link to have a listen to this fun vintage song!




Hello Hello! Sara here with my project for this month's DARE challenge- Be True To Your School! I am the mama of a newly minted high school graduate, so my project for this month was easy to choose! I have a scrapbook layout to share about his graduation and the little get together we had after! If you are a scrapbooker, then you know that sometimes coming up with embellishments that don't outshine your photos can be hard. For this layout I had 6 small photos so the idea of putting large embellishments on my page seemed a bad idea!


To keep my page interesting, but not overwhelming, I decided to stamp and emboss my own embellishments! By creating my own embellishments. they are scaled to my small photos and by embossing them, they have shimmer, shine, depth, and interest. Perfect!




I have a process video to share with you as well.

Have A Lovely Day!
Sara Scraps 


Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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EMBOSSING POWDERS:



*** Be sure to follow the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Facebook Page where you'll find Facebook Live videos with tips, techniques and even more giveaways Thursday Mornings at 10 am MST!

You can also find us in our Facebook Group where we would love to see what you are working on, InstagramTwitter and Pinterest!

*******


To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECSEPT2019
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!




Sunday, 1 September 2019

Be True To Your School... New Monthly Dare and Challenge Winners

Hello friends! Karla here to announce the August Winners below and the new theme for September's Dare - Be True To Your School! We are at another back to school season, so let's see anything School Related - maybe even some flash back photos, grads, first days, first dates. This year has been a year of musical inspiration for our challenges, taken from songs that are some of Kim's favourites, so I think it's fitting that September's Song would be Beach Boys - Be True To Your School. Click the link to have a listen to this fun vintage song!



I love back to school season, even though, gulp, it signals summer ending... I just can't help myself! I love the crisp air, the cute new outfits the kids wear for their first day back, getting back to a routine and shopping for school supplies. There's something about a brand new notebook, waiting to be filled with school notes, doodles or journaling. For this month's challenge I decided to pick up a dollar store notebook and give it a fancy new cover, which will definitely be unique, and was super fun to make!


I started out by pulling out some Paper Artsy Paints by Seth Apter in Blue Lagoon and Mahogany. I didn't mind that you could faintly see the background of the notebook and just added colour randomly with a paintbrush. I used some washi tape to protect the black binding and a piece of typing paper to prevent paint from getting on the note pages.


The clipboard was a cutfile in Cricut Design Space. I diecut it from kraft cardstock and then used a woodgrain stamp and Weathered Wood embossing powder to add colour and detail to the outer areas. 


I grabbed some Chunky Rust embossing powder to add a little rusty detail to the 'metal' clip diecut. I think Chunky Rust is one of my favourites - it's just such a cool effect!! 


I added stamping in the background and embossed areas with Desert Clay and Aegean Sea. The Aegean Sea is translucent and looks very neat layered over other colours!


I added various vintage looking stickers, ephemera and rub-ons from my stash.


And to balance out the grunginess I added a pretty paper flower from Little Birdie Crafts and some sparkly sequins. Now, I'm ready to take notes in style!

Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait to see what you come up with for this month's School Challenge!! Don't forget to link up your challenges below or share them on social media using the hashtag #ecsept2019. P.S. I'll be sharing another way to alter a notebook on our next Facebook Live on Thursday, September 5th at 10 am MST so mark your calendars!

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Wagner Studio Precision Heat Gun

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*** Be sure to follow the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Facebook Page where you'll find Facebook Live videos with tips, techniques and even more giveaways Thursday Mornings at 10 am MST!

You can also find us in our Facebook Group where we would love to see what you are working on, InstagramTwitter and Pinterest!

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Now for the August winners!

Congratulations to Alison Bomber of Words and Pictures, winner of the 
High Hopes Anything Goes Dare with her Lavender ATC entry.


Alison, please email Karla at sm@emeraldcreek.co for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:

1. Ingunn with her Gold Embossed Butterfly Card
2. Drea with her Happy Place ATC
3. Elly with her Enjoy Every Moment Card

Please email Karla, sm@emeraldcreek.co and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.

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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECSEPT2019
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!