Monday, September 26, 2016

Remember...

Hello everyone! I'm excited to post my very first project as Design Team member for Emerald Creek Dares! Fall is  my favorite crafting season, so with an Anything Goes theme, I chose to make an Autumn card. I chose the sentiment "Remember" because I'm fondly remembering my first entry into Emerald Creek Dares last October for their Tricks and Treats Dare. I was so excited to see my creepy creation had won, and it was the start of a friendship with blog and shop owner, Kim Evans! Kim's first challenge was in September 2015, and I've rarely missed one. Happy 1st Anniversary, Emerald Creek Dares!

I hope you enjoy this card, and if you wish to read through this post, I've included my step by step process.



 




For the base, I started with kraft card. I pounced with Ranger Embossing Dabber through Tim Holtz Lattice Layering stencil just around the edges. I covered with Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder and heated 'til bubbly in some areas, and smooth in others. I love this powder, and it will be on my work table through out the season. Lastly, I blended with Black Soot Distress ink.



For the next panel, I started with manila file folder cut to size. I blended with Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade and edged with Ground Expresso. I spritzed my hand with water and flicked, let it sit a minute and dried for those lovely age spots. 

Next I knifed Ranger Transparent Matte texture paste  through Tim's mixed media stencil. While the paste was still wet, I added clear micro beads and  Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder. Once the paste was completely dry, I heated with my heat tool to melt the powder.
                 

 I blended with Vintage Photo and Ground Expresso Distress inks. I carefully wiped the ink from the stenciled areas with a damp clean cloth, then spritz and flicked and dried again.  


It's hard to see that gorgeous texture without zooming in, so here are a few blurry closeups. Gotta love that Soft Fallen Snow on the matte paste for a frosty look!




To finish the panel, I dabbed some random areas with the embossing dabber through Tim's Speckles stencil, sprinkled on  more Burnt Copper Leaves and then heated.


The frame is Tim's Ornate frame die cut from Grungeboard. I covered it with gesso and painted with Ground Expresso and Tarnished Brass Distress paints. I quickly sprayed the paints with rubbing alcohol to blend the inks and sprinkled with Burnt Copper Leaves. I heated 'til bubbly, and while it was heating I noticed it curl up. I liked the look, but it flattened back out. To keep the curved look, I attached the frame to the panel with Ranger foam adhesive. I edged the frame in Tarnished Brass paint and Ground Expresso ink. The fussy cut butterflies were on a scrap in my stash, and I believe are a Tim Holtz image colored with Dylusions spray.


The large butterfly is Martha Stewart inked with Jet Black Archival and colored with Distress Markers in Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge. I spritzed with Walnut Stain using my Ranger marker spritzer and gave him a Burnt Copper Leaves body.

"Remember" is a Nicole Wright sentiment from her Fallen Blossom set inked in Potting Soil Archival on a Tim Holtz Labels Thinlits die cut. The die cut flowers are also Tim Holtz--Wildflowers Thinlits.



I hope you enjoyed this post. Please be sure to visit Emerald Creek Dares to see what amazing projects my talented teamies have made for you! I hope you will enter this month's Anniversary challenge which is an easy one--"Anything Goes"! There's a whopping $50 gift voucher to Emerald Creek Supplies for the winner and badges and store discounts for the runner's up, so you don't want to miss out!


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Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily
UPDATE: Yippeee!



43 comments:

  1. This is fantastic. Congrats on being a part of Emerald Creek Dares DT! What a gorgeous first DT piece. Love that yummy fall background with the flourish stencil. Wow! And wonderful idea to use Tim's Ornate frame. You have such a great finish on it. This is such an amazing fall card! I love it. I hope I can play along this time. What fun!

    Sorry I haven't been by. The semester is a busy one. I'm trying to get by to see all my friends. Hugs Sara Emily!!

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  2. Beautiful! Such gorgeous colours, and the frame is the perfect to allow your butterfly to rest! Congrats on being on the Emerald Creek Dares DT! Chrisx

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  3. Lovely colours and so many elements of interest, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  4. I so love your gorgeous creations! I couldn't give this card away-it would be framed on my wall-Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Autumn Challenge!

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  5. Congratulations and what a wonderful inspiration, gorgeous!!

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  6. Fabulous project Sara Emily and welcome to the team! I love how you've used the embossing powder and creating the different textures!
    -Katelyn

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  7. Fabulous project Sara Emily and welcome to the team! I love how you've used the embossing powder and creating the different textures!
    -Katelyn

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  8. Love love love all the texture you created! Gorgeous first DT project and welcome to the team! It's an honour to be on the Emerald Creek DT with you ❤

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  9. Fantastic card Sara Emily! Love all the details and texture you've added! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog.
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge Trading Company

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  10. A wonderful butterfly here! And such great textures and background!

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  11. ooooo Sara - so very beautiful - I adore your make and all the wonderful techniques - Fantastic!Thankyou so much for joining us at stamps and stencils too! Hugs rachel x

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  12. Beautiful. Gorgeous background - love the texture and cool look of it. Beautiful card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  13. I know I have said it already, but huge congratulations on joining Emerald Creek DT, such a wonderful and well deserved opportunity for you Sara! This piece is stunning and I have enjoyed looking through how you created this beautiful piece of art. The oval frame is wonderfully textured and I love the 'frame' around the edge of the piece, it looks almost rusty - wonderful work!

    Thanks so much for joining in our Create Within a Frame challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne x

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  14. this is a fabulous card with some interesting texture and lovely fall colours! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!
    linda

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  15. Oooh! How incredible, Sara! Amazing project. Thanks for photographing the process, and for today's inspiration! Amazing! Congratulations on the new DT! Hugs, de

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  16. First, huge, huge congratulations on joining Emerald Creek DT, Sara! They are really so lucky to have such a super talented artist on board! I am so happy for you, my sweet friend!
    Your project is out of this world stunning! I adore your wonderful dimension, amazing textures, fantastic blended colors, all the fabulous elements so brilliantly incorpoarted in creating such an absolutely beautiful design! It's my new favourite of yours! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  17. Oh, I was completely impressed by your beautiful project that I forgot to thank you so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Lots of love to you! Branka :)

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  18. This is gorgeous, Sara Emily! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge for September. It's always great to see your creations in our gallery. :)

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  19. Congrats to you, Sara Emily! Emerald Creek Dares is a cool blog and they're lucky to have you! This is a gorgeous card! I love your colors and techniques - amazing as always!!!

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  20. Congratulations on your new Design Team - you will be a fabulous asset. Love this card with all the wonderful texture you created and that pretty and perfectly placed butterfly makes a great focal point.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  21. Sara, this is such a stunning piece of art and what a wonderful tutorial, thank you. I love everything about it, wonderful Autumnal colours and the butterfly makes such a fabulous focal point. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Sandra X

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  22. This card is GORGEOUS! I love all the details and the way you used those yummy products! I will have to look into a few of them for myself! LOL Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creativity!: )

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  23. Gorgeous piece. I adore your frame and the texture you added. Wonderful design. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Tracy x

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  24. Adorable and very precious. Love all the details on it.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

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  25. Woo hoo, congrats on your new DT position Sara, you will be amazing I am sure. This is one fabulous first project, I adore all the background effects and the colour tones, it's so rich and perfectly autumnal and adding the microbeads to the embossing powder is just inspirational. Love it all xxx

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  26. i love it! So excited to be on the team with you!

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  27. Hi Sara, Congrats on the new DT post, I'm sure you will be a huge asset to the team. This is a fabulous make, love all the textures and autumn tones and the butterfly looks amazing.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  28. Sara Emily, I am madly in love with this project. It is the most beautiful thing and best use of these materials ever!!! Wow, I have totally pinned and hope to have a sit down and CASE (aka copy!) your design to a tee one day! Love, love, love! So happy to see your creative mojo working again, my friend! Big hugs, Autumn

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  29. Love love love! And HUGE congrats to you on your new DTgig. The EC team is lucky to have you and they are such a fun bunch. Awesome sauce design and of course your use of all those lovely EP proves once again, you are a magician with EP! Wowzers! I need a lesson from you on card making. Seriously. I'll just come visit. Hehe! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  30. My goodness Sara Emily! you are killing me with your beautiful layering and heating and inking - each piece is work of art in itself and then you layer them all together! Congrats on your new DT - they are lucky to have you - and thanks for joining us (again!) in the AVJ challenge! Julia xx

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  31. Huge Congratulations! Sara Emily . So thrilled for you . YOu are well worthy of your new position.
    and what an absolutely superb debut creation. I can't begin to express just how much I adore this Sara but know I have marveled over its sheer rich beauty for a long time and then some more! LOVE with alot more than a capital L my lovely friend .
    Thank you for enriching my day
    hugs x

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  32. Congratulations, Sara! I'm looking forward to seeing your upcoming creations! This one is beyond beautiful. Thanks for photographing your creative process. I know it is time consuming, but it is extremely educational and helpful, and I appreciate your talented way of putting techniques and textures together. Lovely. Hugs, de

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  33. This is one of my favorite! Your project is not only beautiful but also fabulous with all the details of mixed media on it. LOVE IT!
    Thank you for playing along with HLS - Mixed Media September Challenge!

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  34. This is stunning! Thanks for playing along with the HLS Mixed Media Challenge xx

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  35. Sarah Emily! you never fail to amaze me with your versatility!! This card is sooo beautiful!!
    Congrats on your new appointment-so well deserved,my friend! hugs&love! xoxo

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  36. Love, love, love this... congratulations on your new post - they're lucky to have you.
    Alison x

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  37. What a beautiful card Sara Emily, that background is stunning! So thrilled you are on Emerald Creek's design team, can't wait to see what you create! Hugs, Deb xo

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  38. Have you contacted us at thedcdivas@gmail.com? Also two of our DTs have sent you emails for your address to link you up with Frantic Stamper.

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  39. Huge congratulations on your new DT my friend!! They are so lucky to have you!! This is absolutely spectacular!! Wow!! The texture is amazing!! I love the colors!! The butterfly is stunning!! What gorgeous layers!! I love, love this my friend!! Totally amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  40. Well done huni - they would be daft not to pick you! Now I got to go to bed as it's the early hours in the UK but my word I have loved catching up a little with your beautiful projects. I have to admit I thought this was either wood or leather when I first started reading how - you one clever and very artistic stick, love this one too as these colours are my idea of perfection! Just gorgeous art xx

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