Thursday, 2 June 2016

Masculine Tag for Emerald Creek Design Team

Hello all! I am so excited to be sharing my first project for Emerald Creek! I had a lot of fun playing with my new supplies and getting messy while creating this masculine tag. I hope you enjoy the process video and also check out Emerald Creek's shop and challenge blog!

With Father's Day coming up this month, it is a great time to join in on this masculine challenge! Try using darker colours, a grunge look, or metallics to make something for a special guy in your life and don't forget to share it on the challenge blog for a chance to win a fun prize! This look came quite naturally to me because I don't have a very feminine style, but for some it may be quite a challenge!
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Emerald Creek Supplies:
Embossing Powder: Burnt Copper Leaves
Charm: Vintage Feather Charm
Stencils: Treads and Splatters layering stencils by Tim Holtz
Other: Distress Crayons Set #2, Palette Knife by Dina Wakley
I am very happy with how this charm turned out! It may not have been clear in the process video, but these feather charms come curved (as if to fit on a bracelet). It was not too difficult to bend this one into a straighter shape, but it could be left curved too. I added EC Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder onto the feather and the bolts (as seen in later images) to create this interesting metallic look.
I attached my bobbles (is this what you would call them?!) using some black cord. I wanted them at slightly different heights and I achieved this by separating them using knots.
In the photos below and above you can see what the bolts look like with the embossing powder on them. They have a slightly more rounded look and I love the colour!
Below is a good view of what the embossed feather charm looks like. Even though it has a this layer of the powder, you can still see the details of the original metal charm.
I hope that you have enjoyed this project for Emerald Creek. I cannot say enough how wonderful their products are and I know you will love them too. As I said in my last post, it is a great time to buy Canadian! Our dollar is low, so there are good deals for Americans and, as a Canadian, it is a great idea to support our local economy and save on shipping costs! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

7 comments:

Katelyn said...

Fantastic job Heather on your first post for Emerald Creek! I love how you embossed the feather charm! The texture on your tag are awesome!
-Katelyn

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous Heather, love that you used the nuts and fabulous embossing on the metallic pieces, wonderful! Off to watch your video, thanks for sharing your process and congratulations on your appointment to the Emerald Creek design team! Deb xo

Kim Evans said...

Holy Freak you are amazing! I will be back when I figure out where to start with my thoughts.

Paradise Lost said...

Wow! Heather - fantastic job on your first ECDT project! I love the video tutorial - you had so many elements & techniques that it was wonderful to watch you create it.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Awesome process video Heather! Your FIL is going to love that tag. :)

Pammejo said...

Awesome Dad tag...love all the embossing and the cool feather!

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is a gorgeous tag and I am sure the recipient will absolutely enjoy it! Such a genius way to use those nuts and the different added textures. Your embossing is awesome sauce and the feather is the perfect touch. Thanks for the info about bending the feather! Fantabulous design and Congrats on your first design for EC! Yippee! ~Niki