Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Back To The 80's With Emerald Creek

Thank you Emerald Creek Craft Supplies for bringing back some great memories!!

What did the 80's mean to you? What is the first thing you think of when someone mentions the 80's?

For me it was all about the music!! So many songs, so many different styles and for so many reasons. I loved metal, loved the power ballads, I think just about everyone has someone pop into their mind when they hear "Every Rose Has It's Thorn". But I loved the pop songs too, I still know all the words to Jessie's Girl and just saw Rick Springfield in concert a couple of years ago in Calgary. Yes I am aging myself :) The 80's were a decade of memories for me, of friends, family, losses, growing up and trying to be an adult (still working on that one), leaving the comfort zone of home and learning new things.

My first project is all about the music!! I stamped the image, Swirls #1, on Arctic White cardstock, that I had already ripped to fit half of an 8X10 canvas board, painted with black gesso. I then colored around some of the swirls in Twisted Citron and Seedless Preserves.

I printed out some of the tops songs of the 80's on my computer, cut them out and attached some of  them to Arctic White cardstock cut in the shape of banners. I attached these to small black flowers with Antique Silver Metal Circle Dots.

Distress Markers in Twisted Citron and Seedless Preserves to color the edges of some white flowers to add to the bottom right corner.

I attached the brad flowers to curled wire and tucked them under the flower bunch.

And lastly, attached more best of the 80's songs, a few music notes colored with my Distress Markers. And here is a throwback to the music of the 80's...any of these songs bring back memories for you?

I loved metal in the 80's, so for my tag I wanted to use metal charms and metallics for color.

I stamped my Swirls #1,on my Arctic White tag in clear ink, then embossed it with Fine Clear Embossing Powder. Then time for the metallics! First color,Brushed Pewter Distress Spray, then added a few quick spritzes of Antiqued Bronze. Spritzed the bronze with water so it would drip down the tag.
To create another layer I randomly stamped my Swirls image in Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.

Used one Round Cabochon Charms and set a bluey green stone in it, took a second one and added curly wires to it.

Added a silver flower, finished it up with some hemp twine and wool through the top of the tag. I ran my twine through my Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, then to finish it off I attached two Flower Link Charms to my hemp twine.

 And the finished project is.....

Thank you all for coming along on this journey with the rest of this talented design team and Emerald Creek!! Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team and their incredible creations.
Julia Chupik
Diana Hetherington
Karon Hughes

Here is a collage of the all the creations and 80's flashbacks from the Emerald Creek Design Team, put together for us by Nicole Wright!

Now it's time for you to show us your 80's flashback....share with Emerald Creek and you could win!!

Products Used For Above Projects 

 Arctic White Cardstock


  1. sweet projects!! those charms are already a favorite of mine!!

  2. Two fabulous creations. I remember most of those songs and love how you used all the charms!

  3. I love your take on the 80's theme, Cathy. :) Those charms are awesome!

  4. Your projects are perfect Cathy! Your tag is awesome! Love what you did too with the linked images for your supplies. Beautiful first project!


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