Wednesday 21 March 2018

Happy Easter at Emerald Creek Dares!

Servus, hi and thanks for stopping by my little creative spot today!

The latest challenge over at Emerald Creek Dares is in full swing and there is still a chance to play along to get the chance to win an amazing $50 voucher for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies shop

or just by playing along and entering a project to their challenge will give you a 10% off code for shopping with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies! How cool is that!

Easter Delights

is the current challenge theme - so we hope to see loads of Easter themed projects being entered by you!

I wanted to create an Easter wall hanging that would fit with our dinette. As we have several different types (and therefor colours) of wood from the furniture there, I wanted to create something that would go with the various tones from my beloved Sheesham table and the spruce and birch wood benches and chairs. 

And of course I also wanted to showcase the gorgeous Bunney Key Charm alongside some of Emerald Creek's fab embossing powders - not just Seth Apter's and Kim's latest stroke of genius - the Baked Texture embossing powders, but also some of the others Kim creates and which are just as cool (like the Aroma embossing powders or her metal tones for example). 

Emerald Creek Products used: 

also available at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies:

Everything you see on this image has been created using Emerald Creek Craft Supplies! No designer papers were used!

I started out with cutting a larger panel plus a house shaped panel from thick paint board and I also added a layer of foam board to add more dimension to the house panel. 

Then I used Ranger jet black archival stamping ink and the Kimilese and Tiger Lily stamps to create my backgrounds. Especially the patterns from the Tiger Lily image were perfect for creating a kind of brush stroke like pattern on the house shape! 

The main background panel was toned down using one layer of Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture embossing powder...

....and the stamped house panel was glued to the foam board. Then both were covered with slightly crumpled tissue paper using DecoArt Antique glue and sealant.

Once that had dried I added Distress Stain tea dye to the house panel and made sure I added more of it around the edges so I had a bit of a shading effect for a visual frame.

As I wanted to customize the metal Bunny Key Charm, I first added some matte DecoArt Decou-Page to the key to build up a layer that would provide some tooth for paints to cling to. I simply dabbed on a layer using a soft flat brush.

While that was set aside to dry I added Ancient Amber Baked Texture embossing powder around the edges of my house panel. I simply dabbed on the clear embossing ink around the edges using an Emboss-it dabber. Sometimes I also prefer to use my fingertips for that as it creates more random patterns (to do so I simply dab a bit of the embossing ink on my craft mat and dip my finger in).

I used Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paint and DecoArt Gold Rush Metallic Lustre to customise the key charm.

I had some left overs from die cutting and one was a perfect match to form the background panel for the key charm! I heat embossed the edges with Dirty Sand Baked Texture embossing powder....

...and then used three layers of Clear Ultra Thick Enamel embossing powder in the centre to fix the key charm to the panel.

I still needed a visible edge on the main background panel, so I decided to add Just Java Emerald Creek Aroma embossing powder around the edges. (It really smells deliciously like coffee...yummy!!!).

Then I punched two holes in the top corners of the largest panel so I could later add some rough cord for my hanging device.

I also added a piece of roughly woven ribbon behind the panel with the key charm for additional texture and to make the focal piece pop from the background. A Heart Brad was inserted into the foam board panel before I mounted that onto the background panel.

I love how the different embossing powders created such different effects and surfaces! They're all just great for creating assemblage pieces with that bit of bling!

I hope you like my finished Easter Wall hanging as much as I do!  And I hope to see you play along with us at Emerald Creek Dares of course! Simply click HERE to get taken to the challenge blog.

If you haven't already noticed with the new challenge rules and possibilities over at Emerald Creek Dares - you can now also enter your YouTube, pinterest, facebook or Instagram - not just the usual way by linking to your blogs! Please, check out the instructions given in the challenge post on how to do so!

Hugs and happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. This is so adorable Claudia!! I just love everything about it! That bunny key!!
    hugs,Jackie xx


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