Thursday, July 13, 2017

Emerald Creek Dares- Fireworks

Welcome friends and visitors! It's time to celebrate at Emerald Creek Dares with our 'Fireworks and Sparks' challenge this month! Through out the month you will see sparkly inspiration from my team mates and invited guests. Please stop over regularly for some great inspiration.

Happy Belated 4th of July to my American friends! The 4th is one of my favorite holidays! I am so thankful for the freedoms we have in our country and for our men in uniform that sacrifice dearly to preserve those freedoms. I wanted to make a tag for this month's challenge to celebrate this special day. I would also like to wish Canada a Happy 150th birthday!

I love how these Emerald Creek embossing powders show up on the black background. I used Faded Jeans Distress paint and Iridescent Shimmer powder and Picket Fence Distress stain and Red Sparkle powder for my fireworks. Lady Liberty was stamped in Versamark ink and  heat embossed with Oil Rubbed Bronze powder. I colored her with Distress Oxides and crayons. A Three Star Metal Band charm was colored with alcohol inks after I cut off one of the bails. I used Tim's Rays stencil and Oxide ink on the background and his old collection of Salvage stickers  and Remnant Rubs for my embellishments.

That's it for me today and will be my last post with Emerald Creek Dares for a while! I l hope you will join in our 'Fireworks and Sparks' challenge at Emerald Creek Dares. You could be the lucky winner of the $50 shopping spree at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies online shop!

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life-CHALLENGE # 70: COLOR CHALLENGE
Simon Says Stamp Monday-Distress It  I distressed my Lady Liberty with color and paper tearing and 'FREE' and flag stickers with sandpaper.

Thank you for stopping by today and for all of your inspiring comments! 
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Emerald Creek Products used:

other products used and available at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies:
Products used: Ranger black tag, Distress stain: Picket Fence, Distress paint:Faded Jeans, Distress Oxide: Broken China and Iced Spruce, Distress ink: Frayed Burlap and Ground Espresso; Distress Crayons: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Adirondack Alcohol inks: Snow Cap Mixative, Watermelon and Indigo, Stamps: Stampin' Up, Denami Design and Inkadinkado; Tim Holtz Ideaology Salvage Stickers, Tim Holtz Christmas Time Remnant Rubs


  1. Festively fun tag, Sara Emily! Love it!

  2. Oh my gosh, this is stunning!! I love how you used the black tag!! The fireworks just pop!! Truly amazing!! Lady Liberty looks so gorgeous with the rays behind her!! The stars are a fabulous touch!! I love, love this, my sweet friend!! A perfectly patriotic tag to celebrate the 4th of July!! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Such a great tag and your 4th stamps are amazing! Love that you used a black base and how you cut the "free" word. <3 Hugs, Autumn

  4. What a super Celebratory tag. Thank you for sharing it wit us and joining in with the That's Crafty Anything Goes Blog Challenge.. Best Wishes Tracey.

  5. Gorgeous tag celebrating the 4th! Fabulous design~I love the fireworks~sparkly and fun! The Statue of Liberty is beautiful Sara Emily! Great job on this!
    Sherrie K

  6. Pretty tag and fits perfectly for the theme! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Stampotique Challenge!
    xo Cheetarah
    Contemplations of a Kitty

  7. This is such a fun tag, love the fireworks. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. Such an amazing tag!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

    xx Arwen

  9. Super tag!
    Thanks for joining the Stampotique Challenge.
    xoxo Yvonne

  10. A beautiful tag! Lets hope America stays truly free! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampotique!

  11. Fabulous background with sparkly firework shapes on such a beautiful midnight blue night sky. A brilliant design to celebrate both occasions xxx

  12. Love the background on your Independence Day Tag Sara..... fab details

    best wishes
    Annie xx

  13. Divine!! I love how all the elements you use come together so wonderfully! Always inspired by you Sara Emily and what you share with the creative world! <3

  14. You certainly make a statement with this tag! Loving the black background, it really shows those fabulous fireworks up beautifully - such a great way to celebrate two wonderful occasions! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Fabulous fireworks, great colours
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
    Jools x

  16. wow! Love your Tag! It's so beautiful!
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge.

    x Sternenglanz

  17. This is soooo cool! You even got the perspective right! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Anything Goes Challenge!

  18. You hit the challenge spot on! Love how Lady Liberty pops right off the tag! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique!

  19. Beautiful tag - love all the little details ;o) Thank you for joining our Colour-challenge at Challenge Up Your Life! ;o) Happy crafting, Maike

  20. This is fabulous, Sara! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  21. What a great festive tag - the sparkly fireworks are amazing against the night sky.
    Alison x


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