Thursday, 10 March 2016

Emerald Creek Dare - Ring In Spring

It's time for another challenge at Emerald Creek Dares!
Show us your Spring-themed projects - think bright & colourful. We want to see your cards, canvases, art journal pages, scrapbook layouts or home decor.

My project is a hexagon frame from Kaiser Craft. 
I prepped the frame pieces first with a coat of gesso then using matte medium applied Tim Holtz tissue paper. I applied another coat of matte medium over the top of the tissue paper. Once everythig was dry I assembled the frame pieces then gave the entire thing another light coat of gesso.
I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Spiced Marmalde, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry & Cracked Pistachio to colour my background. I first applied small pools of the stains on to my splat mat and then used a small brush to apply small amounts over the tissue paper. 
I painted the outside of the frame with Scattered Straw Distress paint and distressed the edges with sandpaper. To further deepen the colour of the frame I used my ink blending tool to apply Rusty Hinge Distress Ink over the frame.
I used my Jumbo Tattered Floral die from Sizzix to make my focal point. What better way to signify Spring than some big colourful flowers! I die cut my flowers out of 140lb cold-pressed watercolour paper and coloured them with Distress Stains. While the paper was still wet I shape the flowers by curling the petals around my fingers. I then let the flowers dry naturally before layering 4 dies together and securing them with a Flower Wheel Brad from Emerald Creek.
The leaves were made with by applying Vintage Ivy Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek.
I love this embossing powder ~ after its heat set it leaves a soft, velvety texture.
I found this sentiment on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for this project.

Here is my finished project ~ a little bit of Spring inspiration to enjoy while I wait for the snow melt.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! Now head over the rest of the Emerald Creek DT
blogs for more Ring In Spring inspiration.

Claudia Neubacher
Cathy Potosky
Pam Bray

Head on over to Emerald Creek Dares to show us your Spring projects for a chance
to win a $25 credit to the Emerald Creek online store.


  1. Gorgeous!!! Love the flowers and the leaves! Very out of the ordinary shape you worked with...perfect choice.

  2. Beautiful Julia! Love all the bright colours you used! Love it!!

  3. Such a wonderful explosion of colours and texture! Love it!
    Claudia xxx

  4. what a wonderful project!! i love the colours you chose .. some of my favourites!

  5. This is just AMAZING! Love the hexagon first of all, then the way you've altered and fancied it up is fabulous! <3

  6. Simply your frame and the flowers are so amazing!

  7. Beautiful colors and a knock out set of blossoms! LOoe it, and truly gives me a sense of a spring day!


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