Thursday, 11 February 2016

Anything Goes - Emerald Creek Dare

It's time for a brand new challenge at Emerald Creek Dares and we want you to showcase your favourite technique, style or products .Whether it's mixed media, cards, scrapbooking or 3D ~ it doesn't matter. Anything goes!

My creation is near & dear to my heart and brings 2 of my passions together.

Paper crafting and genealogy.

My project today was inspired by a tin type of my paternal great-great grandmother ~ Catherine ~ taken approx 1890. I scanned the tin type into my computer did some editing and then printed it out on some plain canvas that I had in my stash. I collected some other items ~ chipboard, ephemera and an 8x10 canvas.

I started by adhering a scrap of patterned paper that I had in my stash to the frame before using matte medium to adhere some old receipts and newsprint. I then sealed the whole thing with matte medium & let the frame dry completely before the next step.

I then started adding Distress Stain in Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood & Old Paper ~ misting with water and letting it drip from the top of the frame. I made sure this was dry before repeating this step from the bottom of frame.
I added some molding paste through a stencil in 2 corners of the frame, some Remnant Rubs in a few places and Ground Espresso Distress Marker with my spritzer.
The metal pieces have been painted with Weathered Wood Distress Paint and wiped back when the paint is dry. I then applied some metallic rub-ons. I also used metallic rub-ons on the small chipboard butterflies. 

Check out these amazing Filigree Leaf Charms from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. The antique metal alloy finish on the charms were perfect the way they were so I didn't have to add anything to them. 

Before adhering my frame to the pallet board backing I placed a vintage lace doily to the wood.
My final step was to make some Tiny Tattered Florals and some bigger flowers with the Tattered Pinecone & Jumbo Tattered Pinecone die from Sizzix.

My family history gallery so far ~ 

Thank you so much for popping by my blog today!

Don't forget to visit the rest of the Emerald Creek Design Team 

Show off your stuff for our Anything Goes Dare
for a chance to win a $25 credit to Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

~stay crafty~



  1. This is stunning ! WOW ! Love those butterflies and fabulous leaf charms xx

  2. OH Julia, this is gorgeous! I love your inky drips and the gorgeous image printed onto canvas! The lace trim border makes me drool! LOVE IT!!! This is really amazing!

  3. Beautiful, Julia! Love all the layering and especially the lace you used to form a border!
    Claudia x

  4. Wow Julia! Absolutely stunning. Love all of the textures and layers you added!

  5. Love the print on canvas!!! This is gorgeous! Love the inky drips!

  6. Amazing Julia and how wonderful to have a picture of your great-great grandmother to use in this gorgeous layout! Amazing layers and texture, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  7. oh Julia!!! i am so in love with this project but especially love the displaying of treasured family photos. creating from the heart is my all time favourite thing to do and i can see your whole heart in your projects. beautifully done....xox


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