Friday, 18 August 2017

Anything Goes this August - Jessica

Let's raise the roof for these fun challenges. 

We wanted everyone to just have a break from thinking, and just wanted to let you unleash your talent and inspire others by sharing it here.

Plus we love giving away prizes and discovering new talents. So show us your hot August projects.

We dare you to join us in the fun!

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Hi Everyone,
I loved playing for this Anything Goes challenge.  Once again I played with Emerald Creek stamps and a funky hair do.  I have no idea why, but it just worked.  I used a ton of different powders and stamps on this oversized thickboard tag.


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 


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One of our own has now been evacuated along with so many others.
I am hoping you will take a minute and if you are able, please donate by clicking this link to the Red Cross to help with the BC Wildfires. These fires are destroying homes, livelihoods and finances for so many. Even members of our creative family have been evacuated or are still in danger of evacuation. Once we see the fires end and lives can begin to rebuild, will be doing giveaways and sponsorships to help people start healing by offering gifts of hope and love through creative healing.


Image result for bc wildfires


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To enter this month's Anything Goes Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
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, 16 August 2017

Anything Goes this August - Claudia

Let's raise the roof for these fun challenges. 

We wanted everyone to just have a break from thinking, and just wanted to let you unleash your talent and inspire others by sharing it here.

Plus we love giving away prizes and discovering new talents. So show us your hot August projects.

We dare you to join us in the fun!

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Claudia




Anything Goes - one of my favourite challenge themes! ;)
The perfect occasion to finally use the lovely "Fishing Boat" stamp alongside some of my favourite EC embossing powders and one of the gorgeous chipboard frames from Southern Ridge for a summer-splashy ocean tag! And that ribbon I bought from a dollar shop definitely had to be used for creating waves! 


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:
Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Distress paints - broken china, salty ocean, weathered wood
Glossy Accents


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One of our own has now been evacuated along with so many others.
I am hoping you will take a minute and if you are able, please donate by clicking this link to the Red Cross to help with the BC Wildfires. These fires are destroying homes, livelihoods and finances for so many. Even members of our creative family have been evacuated or are still in danger of evacuation. Once we see the fires end and lives can begin to rebuild, will be doing giveaways and sponsorships to help people start healing by offering gifts of hope and love through creative healing.


Image result for bc wildfires


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To enter this month's Anything Goes Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


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




Saturday, 12 August 2017

Anything Goes this August - Cassandra

Let's raise the roof for these fun challenges. 


I love watching all of you create in your own amazing styles, and then having you participate and share them here brings us a lot of joy.

We dare you to join us in the fun!


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Cassandra

I had so much fun with this month's Anything Goes Dare that I made not one but two projects that coordinate. I took two dollar store items and transformed them into these with a little EC flare!

For the textured journal background, I used grit paste, Kimilese script stamp, and distress ink. On the panel, a cool three way stamping technique to get the raised resist chrysanthemum image to allow it to be watercoloured with ease. While I had started off with making the journal cover, I couldn't resist making a pencil to go with it.




It is amazing what embossing powder will transform! I "coloured" the pencil with Turquoise Shimmer emboss powder to match the blue of the chrysanthemum. It has been a long time since I used shrink plastic but it was the perfect way to accessorize it and a blast to create with it. Three stamped images, an anchor charm, and a turtle brad to hold it together plus some gemstones and it became one kicked up pencil!

For a more detailed description on how to make these projects, be sure to visit my blog here. Let your imagination go where it may and come play with this month's dare.



Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)




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One of our own has now been evacuated along with so many others.
I am hoping you will take a minute and if you are able, please donate by clicking this link to the Red Cross to help with the BC Wildfires. These fires are destroying homes, livelihoods and finances for so many. Even members of our creative family have been evacuated or are still in danger of evacuation. Once we see the fires end and lives can begin to rebuild, will be doing giveaways and sponsorships to help people start healing by offering gifts of hope and love through creative healing.


Image result for bc wildfires


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To enter this month's Anything Goes Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
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, 10 August 2017

Anything Goes this August - Josefine

We have a new Designer!!


Joining us for this Anything goes Challenge is Josefine. Since I have met her, Josefine has impressed me with her variety in projects, her talent with educational videos, and her amazing team spirit.

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Please Welcome

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Hi there, This is the first challenge I'm joining as a now official member of the Emerald Creek design team. I'm super excited and couldn't wait to share my tag for the "Anything Goes" challenge with you. I used the very first stamps that I got from Emerald Creek and chose the saying "and so the adventure begins" as the theme of my tag. I thought it fits very well 

I blended the background with a few Distress Oxide inks and then made everything look a little older, the tag, both ribbons and the paper in the background. That all sounds more complicated than it actually was. Check out my video tutorial over on my blog, to see that it was super easy to make.
I can't wait to see your creations for the "Anything Goes" challenge!

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Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:


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One of our own has now been evacuated along with so many others.
I am hoping you will take a minute and if you are able, please donate by clicking this link to the Red Cross to help with the BC Wildfires. These fires are destroying homes, livelihoods and finances for so many. Even members of our creative family have been evacuated or are still in danger of evacuation. Once we see the fires end and lives can begin to rebuild, will be doing giveaways and sponsorships to help people start healing by offering gifts of hope and love through creative healing.


Image result for bc wildfires




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To enter this month's Anything Goes Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
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, 7 August 2017

Anything Goes this August - Cathy Potosky (Guest)

Let's raise the roof for these fun challenges. 


I love watching all of you create in your own amazing styles, and then having you participate and share them here brings us a lot of joy.

We dare you to join us in the fun!


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Today we have a special guest filling in. 
Please welcome back 


Hello creative people! I'm popping in for a visit with my Emerald Creek family today! And yay for an Anything Goes Challenge because it gave me a chance to play with a new Seth Apter die set. Loved using my EC embossing powders in different ways and on different materials for this one.
Head over to my blog for more details.


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:
EMBOSSING POWDERS:


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One of our own has now been evacuated along with so many others.
I am hoping you will take a minute and if you are able, please donate by clicking this link to the Red Cross to help with the BC Wildfires. These fires are destroying homes, livelihoods and finances for so many. Even members of our creative family have been evacuated or are still in danger of evacuation. Once we see the fires end and lives can begin to rebuild, will be doing giveaways and sponsorships to help people start healing by offering gifts of hope and love through creative healing.


Image result for bc wildfires


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To enter this month's Fireworks & Sparks Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


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





Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Wine anyone? - Anything Goes - 40 to 40 #9

A clip from my first major publication!

With this Anything Goes Challenge, I wanted to show one of the pieces I created for the 
2017 Designer Trends Report.

Roberta Birnbaum opened the opportunity for me and Linda Swingle embraced me with open arms. I can't thank either of you ladies enough for this amazing opportunity.

I was asked if I could write for the General Craft Category. For me this meant a heavy amount of internet research, pinterest surfing and blog hopping. I wanted to see what the common thread was.


It turned out that upcycling glass products was really popular. I love working with clear mediums so i set to work going through my cupboards, thanks to Niki of Pawsitively Creative, and her Altered Rusty Lava Bottle for some inspiration, I asked some family for their glass wine and liquor bottles. 

My Favourite was this wine bottle.


Using my Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System with the Ironworks Cartridge.


Next up, my 5" Creative Station with the removable adhesive. ( I love this machine. I use it a lot!)


Then applied the border to the wine bottle in a wrap.


Next, I pulled out the Charred Gold Embossing Powder and my Emboss It Dabber by Ranger Ink.
Apply the dabber and then dump the powder on. (Do this in smaller sections).


Then heat with your heat tool, slowly and at a distance so you don't pop or explode the glass. The Ranger heat tool is slow and steady to get this started. I used my Wagner heat tool, but its industrial, sometimes I am reckless, but the result worked anyway.


Repeat the process above all over.



 You will need to gently heat the powder on completion, around the ironworks sticker so you can slowly remove the sticker and create a clean break from the powder.


There wasn't as much definition as I would want at the frost line so i started playing with stains to colour sandblasted area, Starting with my Dylusions Paint Pen.




Yikes! That's not quite right. How about some red spray stain. Not Surprising but the Spray stain didn't work for this.


 Up next, my go to Ranger/Tim Holtz alcohol ink, Raisin. I have used 3 bottles of this one in a year.




This worked awesome but in needed some decor. I made this Resin piece using a Prima mold and pouring Onyx Frost Embossing Powder in the bottom before adding the Ice Resin (by Susan Lenart Kazmer). After it was solid I heated it and melted the powder. the result was perfect.



Then I heated the entire resin to shape it to the bottle.


 Adding a chain, part of a bracelet charm, and my super cute Violin Charm, the bottle is complete and has been travelling on display with me for a year.  I absolutely loved this and I hope it lasts a decade or more with me. Like a fine wine.





Emerald Creek Supplies used:
(click on any product link below to shop)


EMBOSSING POWDERS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 



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Before we announce winners, I am hoping you will take a minute and if you are able, please donate by clicking this link to the Red Cross to help with the BC Wildfires. These fires are destroying homes, livelihoods and finances for so many. Even members of our creative family have been evacuated or are still in danger of evacuation. Once we see the fires end and lives can begin to rebuild, will be doing giveaways and sponsorships to help people start healing by offering gifts of hope and love through creative healing.


Image result for bc wildfires

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Congratulations to Drea of Drea's Scraps of Inspiration,  winner of the 
Fireworks & Sparks Dare with her Happy 4th of July entry.



Drea please email Kim at info@emeraldcreek.co for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:


Please email Kim, info@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 enter this month's Fireworks & Sparks Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.



 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


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