Emerald Creek open challenge

hello everyone!!

did you know that today, April 7th is National Tartan Day!!! neither did i until Kim from Emerald Creek Designs (http://blog NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/2016/04/national-tartan-day-heck-ya-anything NULL.html)told me..  now today’s challenge is suppose to be anything goes but heck why not attempt to honour this day by creating my own tartan!!!

so off i went into creative mode and my biggest decision was which medium will i use and i decided on Tim Holtz distress paints (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/product-p/dp-paint NULL.htm) with a finish touch of using one of Emerald Creeks brads (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/Silver-with-Blue-Jewelled-Brad-6-pkg-p/br-jbb NULL.htm)

so here is my process:

i first start out with a sheet of Sizzix Paper leather (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-661150 NULL.html) in pink. i applied various colours of distress paint, turning each time i swiped paint with a pallet knife. I then placed and cut out one of Eileen Hull’s Recipe Card Holder (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/sz-659876 NULL.html?w=recipe) by SizzixPaper leather and EH recipe card holder

i then laid it out and decided that i need somehow to create a ‘tartan effect’ in diana style to it. so out came some tape ( i am not even sure what kind it was but it was sticky so i used it!!) i cut it in the length required to cover the length of the project but tore it so that my lines were not all going to be the same

taping my recipe boxi then used a distress paint to dab colour onto the recipe card box and this is what is was left with when i removed the tape

recipe box layeringokay.. so that isn’t exactly the look i was going for so our came the tape again!!

Eileen Hull recipe box holder

now that is much better but still wasn’t quite what i was looking for…. and lookie here what just arrived in my studio.. the new Dylusion paint pens (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.com/store/ri-dyd50902 NULL.html) and they were perfect for the pop i was looking for.

dylusion paint pens and EH die

next it was time to do a bit of decorating inside the recipe box holder so out came my Kimilese stamp (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/product-p/s0210r NULL.htm) and my Wendy Vecchi potting soil ink pad

Kimilese stamp and potting soiland now it was time to do a bit of stitching around the entire outside edge of my holder (i forgot the pictures sorry!!)

so for this creation i needed to be sure the sides and bottom were sturdy so i cut out pieces of cardboard, glued them in place and then covered them using scraps from he original cut

making my EH recipe card holder sturdyand now here you have it..my creation for this months dare for Emerald Creek Designs.

EH recipe card holderto secure it closed i chose the jewelled brad (http://jewelled brad) and using one of tim’s elastic holders i rigged it up so it stayed closed.

here is the back of my travel set.backwait did i say travel set??? did i mean recipe card holder????

Recipe card holder Manicure set yes!! it’s a travel set!!Recipe card holder close up complete with a little mirror i created using a piece of Tim’s mirrored sheet (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-MIRRORED-Sheets-TH93029-47073)inside manicure setabsolutely chuffed with how this turned out!!!! i have already had requests to make some for others….

now if only i am willing to share my Paper Leather Sheets.. (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Sizzix-PAPER-LEATHER-SHEETS-ASSORTED-BASICS-6x6-Paper-661146-661146sz)………

so be sure to visit the rest of the team and see what they have come up with!

Pam Bray (http://www NULL.pammejoscrapbookflair NULL.com/2016/04/life-is-dream-tag-with-emerald-creek NULL.html)
Claudia Neubacher (http://vonpappe2 NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.at/)
Katelyn Grosart (hhttp://katelyngrosart NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2016/04/anything-goes-challenge-on-emerald_4 NULL.html)
Julia Chupik (http://paradiselostyyc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2016/03/emerald-creek-dare-easter-hunt NULL.html)
Cathy Potosky (http://amethystalcove NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2016/04/anything-goes NULL.html)
Nicole Wright (http://canadiannickelscrapn NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/)
You could win a $25 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Store (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.ca/) – so why not go check it out.
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enjoy your day my friends and let me know what you think!!


8 thoughts on “Emerald Creek open challenge”

  1. Amazing gift idea!! And I love the tartan you created!

  2. I LOVE the plaid, but what I really love is the guts…so genius!!! I love functional art! Very awesome!

  3. This is so cool!!! So creative and this would make a great gift idea.

  4. Such a cool idea making a travel set holder. I love how you created you tartan!

  5. Oh my goodness Diana, this is so clever and fun! It’s a beauty! Looks like it’s time to try it out and go traveling!

  6. This is gorgeous! I haven’t heard of this product but it sounds awesome, will keep my eyes peeled Karen x

  7. OMGoodness Diana, this has got to be the best use of the Leather paper I have ever seen – what a fabulous idea and the result is stunning! I need to make one now… Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Wonderful idea Diana, love your tartan and brilliant to turn Eileen’s recipe card holder into a travel set! Deb xo

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