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Cherry Blossom Santa Upcycle with Emerald Creek

Welcome Friends! 
I have a fun little upcycle project for you today using  AlteredPages products including a few great items from Emerald Creek.  I am giving a simple wine cork a glamorous makeover to become a fabulous ornanment using acrylic mirror medallions (those little plastic flowerettes used to secure a mirror to the wall)  Here is a pic of them below and the eye screws that I use to attach to the cork.  I opted for the smaller screws today. If you are going to be hanging a lot of goodies from your ornament you might go for a larger size eye screw.  I honestly cannot take credit for this idea of using the mirror medallions.  I did see this somewhere before, but it was many moons ago. I thought I would bring this little trick back for you today. The mirror medallions also come in other smaller sizes. I thought why not go big!! 
I knew that I was going to be incorporating a beautiful brass cherry blossom charm from Emerald Creek so I utilized some of the cherry blossom collage images fr…
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Emerald Creek Embossed heart and shoe

I was lucky enough to try out some amazing embossing powders from Emerald Creek this month with Altered Pages. I went for the darker tones in the Allure powders and they are 'Awesome' So beautiful. I got to creating a couple of things with the 'Onyx Frost' and wow did I have fun !
I began by using a wooden heart shaped pendant. I covered it in Versamark clear ink and then covered it in the Onyx Frost embossing powder.

I repeated the process four times allowing the layers to cool in between each application.
On the fourth layer I got a patterned acrylic stamp (from my stash ) ready and then inked and embossed the last layer. I did not wait more than 5 seconds then pressed the stamp into the warm embossed surface. I held it there for around thirty seconds and lifted it away leaving the gorgeous pattern imprinted on the heart.
After I finished embossing I decided to dust with mica powder and then added some Stickles glitz to the finished item. I attached a silver chain an…

Christmas Treasures with Emerald Creek!

Let me count the ways you can use Emerald Creek embossing powder! Today I took a small tart tin and embossed it to create my ornament.

Altered Pages collage Christmas Bottle Caps
Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder
Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder
Tart Tin
Bottle Cap
Dew Drops

Today I transformed this small Tart Tin. Apply VersaMark (direct from the pad) to the outside of the Tart Tin, dust with Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, gently heat with heat tool.  Be careful not to burn yourself when heating the metal.
Apply VersaMark inside the tine (with a finger on the ridges), dust with Emerald Creek Candy Red Embossing Powder, gently heat with heat tool. In the bowl of the tin apply VersaMark, dust with Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder,  gently heat with heat tool.
 Punch an image from the Altered Pages collage Christmas Bottle Caps.  Edge the image with  VersaMark, apply Emerald Creek Candy Green Embossing Powder,  gently heat w…

Festive Christmas Frame with Emerald Creek

CHRISTMAS RETRO FUN for a KIDS PROJECT This can be something the kids do after Thanksgiving dinner which can make a sweet holiday gift.
Hello! Having fun with my Emerald Creek embossing powders. Decided to make an easy-peasy little Christmas themed frame.

Emerald Creek Embossing Powders - Silvester-Kracher, Northern Lights and Neon Blue
Wooden frame from my stash
Collage images from Altered Pages (1636 ATC's Christmas)
Red acrylic paint
Miscellaneous embellishments
Selection of stamps

My starting lineup I used the red acrylic paint to paint the raw inside and outside frame edges. When dry, glue the frame front side down onto the paper.  Alternately you can wrap the paper around the frame edges if it is lightweight paper. Once the glue was dried, I cut the excess paper out of the frame. I cut out all the images from my collage sheet and used the ones that fit best. Glue them down, then use a layer of the glue over the top to protect the colors.
Here are the …

Do you need Ideas?

How about some inspiration for the Holidays and gift giving...
We have wonderful art kits for gifting to co-workers, loved ones, and friends.  
Trisha's Library Card Advent Bunting Trisha's Lovely Christmas Book Snowflake Tags by jean
Tart Tin Ornaments Tree and Spool 
Tin with Christmas Mantle or Tree Banner
Here are some suggestions for creating.... click images to see more details
Recycled glass Fantastic Embellishments Festive flowers

Totally fun papers and paper pads
Make sure to check often for new items!
Also, make sure to see our creations this month with Emerald Creek!