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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Flowers On The Wall.... by Cathy

Hello friends! We are continuing our year of song themes, and this month that song is Flowers On The Wall by the Statler Brothers. 

Our May Dare is to challenge you to create a project that is inspired by flowers! Click the link below to listen to this awesome song.

Flowers On The Wall


Hello everyone! I've got a fun project for our Flowers Dare that you can really go crazy with! You could personalize these paper flowers in so many ways - my mind is exploding with ideas!


I first took a scrap piece of double-sided patterned paper and cut strips - mine are about an inch wide. You can make them as fat or as skinny as you want. You can even take your scissors and make the edges wavy if you want for a different affect. I kept mine straight.


Next, I started embossing, using a couple different colors on each strip. Some of these new Seth Apter powders are more translucent, but they change the coloring of your paper for a cool effect. 


I went around the edges with Distress Ink and then started rolling them up, using matte gel on the inside of the strip. Then I took my small skewers, which I also embossed with one of the green shades, and glued them inside with some E6000 glue. You'll have to play around a bit to get them as full or as tight as you'd like. And you can clean up the excess glue to speed the drying time!


Once they're dry, tie them together with some canvas and rusty wire! Or embellish however you'd like! I could imagine making some really large ones that are attached to metal spikes or long, grungy nails for a steampunk bouquet! Or just plain white embossed with the translucent powders for a colorful display. Really easy to do and your kids can join in, too! 




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 Supplies used:

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EMBOSSING POWDERS:

Other Supplies:
Embossing Pad
Scrap patterned paper
Distress ink
Rusty wire/metal/embellishments
Small skewers
Matte gel
E6000 glue

To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECMAY2019
 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!




Friday, 17 May 2019

Flowers On The Wall... by Katie

Hello friends! We are continuing our year of song themes, and this month that song is Flowers On The Wall by the Statler Brothers. 

Our May Dare is to challenge you to create a project that is inspired by flowers! Click the link below to listen to this awesome song.

Flowers On The Wall



Hello all! I am up on the Emerald Creek Crafts blog this month with an altered frame. Embossing powders are so versatile - you can even use them in your home decor! Check out how I made this below.


Steps to create this frame:


Take a cheap plastic frame, mine is from Poundland which is like Dollar store.
Cover whole frame in a few coats of black gesso.


Once the gesso has fully dried, paint on red metallic paint.


I created the roses by pressing paper clay into a silicone mold and then backing them until they set.
I then painted them in burgundy and brown acrylic paint. Before the paint dried I sprinkled on the embossing powder and melted it with a heat gun.


Here are some closeup views of this gorgeous frame.


What a great way to customize embellishments and create beautiful home decor!


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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EMBOSSING POWDERS:

Other Supplies:
DecoArt Black Gesso
DecoArt Metallics Festive Red
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Burgundy
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Coffee


To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECMAY2019
 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, 13 May 2019

Flowers On The Wall... by Michelle

Hello friends! We are continuing our year of song themes, and this month that song is Flowers On The Wall by the Statler Brothers. 

Our May Dare is to challenge you to create a project that is inspired by flowers! Click the link below to listen to this awesome song.

Flowers On The Wall


Hello,
For May’s Flowers on the Wall challenge I created a trio of grungy little wall flowers ATC's using some pretty Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Cling Stamps and three different Allure Embossing Powders! 


Instructions:
1) Stamp flower/violin images and rub with gelatos.


2) Rinse with cool water. (Let dry)


3) Cut out flower/violin images  and pat edges with embossing powders. (Heat)
4) Cut ATC card from patterned paper 2-1/2” x 3-1/2”.


5) Cut two 1/4” strips and tear one. Pat with embossing powders. (Heat)
6) Attach images with glue,  foam tape, and staples. 

Allure Peppered Chantilly Embossing Powder

7) Distress entire ATC with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink

This mixed media project is super easy and fun to make. A perfect project for doing multiple swaps!

Happy Crafting,
Michelle

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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STAMPS:
EMBOSSING POWDERS:

Misc Supply List:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye Ranger
Craft Consortium The Herbarium - Paper Pad
Scotch Foam Tape
Memory Keepers Crafters Stapler 
Faber Castell Gelatos
Momenta Paper Doily
Lace 
Glue
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad



To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECMAY2019
 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!