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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Ordinary Day... by Ann

Hello friends! We are continuing our year of song themes, and our March Dare is to challenge you to create a project that is inspired by an Ordinary Day, or maybe even your Best or Worst day!

Click the link below to listen to the song that inspired this challenge.

 Hi Everyone, this month the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge is inspired by the song Ordinary Day by Great Big Sea. When I listen to the song, it helps me to understand that one's state of mind plays a huge roll in the way the days unfurl. Each day can be filled with adventures or challenges, depending on how you look at it. I find myself best able to tackle whatever life throws at me by being as prepared as possible.
For me, this "preparedness" to ensure a positive frame of mind can take the form of a list, or a quick sketch of an idea that pops into my head, sometimes it's a thought or something inspiring jotted down on a piece of paper to be put to use when needed. I have created a small wrapped journal to keep handy which will hold all of these special things.
I cover an Eileen Hull wrapped journal base with handmade inked papers. On the short closure flap, I emboss a stamped image along the edge with Seth Apter baked texture in patina oxide. This powder creates the most wonderful finish, full of interest. 
I want the inside to coordinate with the colors of the exterior and to have a soothing appearance. In order to create this effect, I partially stamp (with Versamark ink) using a script stamp along the paper. This is coated with the new Emerald Creek Allure powder in Iceberg
Iceberg is a gorgeous translucent powder in a blue aqua color. It is very fine and works really well on super fine images. When the embossing has cooled, I ink the paper with distress inks. The embossing creates a resist. I love the how the translucent color stands out against the background.
The album is assembled and mini notebooks and pocket folders are inserted. Now it is time to add the special details. 

I coat some chipboard cuts with patina oxide embossing powder and heat set. When cool these are added in various locations.
Emerald Creek daisy brads are coated with embossing in patina oxide to coordinate and give a special finishing touch. I create a belt closure and add embossing to potions of the buckle. 
I look forward to putting my mind at ease by having this journal in hand. 
Perhaps you have been inspired by my take on this month's challenge? We would love to see your interpretation of Ordinary Day. Join the #ECMAR2019 challenge, if you dare!
Thank you so much for stopping by,

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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. #ECMAR2019
 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!

1 comment:

  1. Ann, this is stunning, I love how you used Eileen's die, the background is fabulous and I love the belt closure! Superb! xx