Monday, 11 January 2016

Love Defined Tag - CHA Release from Emerald Creek Crafts

It's Day 3 of CHA Release from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

Today my project features a brand new charm - The Intertwined Hearts 
and Candy Red Embossing Powder. 

This was my first project using the new December Distress 
colour release from Ranger & Tim Holtz ~ Candied Apple.
I started with a tag covered in  2 coats of gesso. I then added some Candied Apple stain, spritzed with a bit of water then dried with my heat tool. I then added some Candied Apple paint at the top of the tag spritzed it with water and let it drip down the tag. Then dried it again with my heat tool. 
I used my Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush to add some splatters in Ground Espresso & Picket Fence Distress Paints.

I used Candy Red Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek on the Heart Charm. Once it was cool I used a small bit of sand paper to distress the charm and then added some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I was happy to be able to use a set of Mini Nested Stamp Frames from Southern Ridge Trading Company.
The largest frame in the pack was scalloped edged with hearts. Perfect for my Love themed tag.
I first painted the chipboard frame with Candied Apple Distress Paint. Once it was dry I then covered the frame with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint. After patiently waiting for that layer to dry I used my fingernail to scrape off some of the crackle and reveal a bit more of the red. I finished my frame off with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

I finished my tag off with a sprig of greenery cut from the Sizzix Garden Greens Die and some flowers cut with the Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits.

Thanks so much for coming by my blog today ~ be sure to drop by tomorrow for my 4th and final CHA project.

~~ stay crafty ~~


Be sure to visit the rest of the Emerald Creek DT blogs for more exciting CHA projects!

Karon Hughes

Come join us over at the Emerald Creek Dares blog and share in our NEW Adventure!
We want to see what you are making with your NEW Christmas presents,NEW purchases, NEW techniques, NEW CHA stuff even if you are one of the lucky few to have yours right away.


  1. Stunning tag - love love those hearts! TFS

  2. This is so amazing, the sentiment, the fabulous frame with the CRACKLE! This is some more kind of beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

  3. OOOOH, LA, La! I love this, Julia! so many details--each one of them my favorite! I love the new intertwined heart charm and how you have embossed it. The Candy apple red paired with the gesso and GE and PF splatters is divine and of course, the crackled frame and those sweet flowers all just make my heart flutter! This is my new favorite of yours! Hugs!

  4. Beautiful Julia, love the background and your crackled frame and the embossing on the heart charm is lovely, what a great colour of red! Deb xo


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