Thursday, May 5, 2016

Buttons, Brads and Buckles

Welcome to another exciting Thursday release for Emerald Creek!! I never knew I'd love Thursdays so much, maybe even more than Fridays!! Bring on the B's...brads, buttons, buckles! I had fun using some of my favorite b's and trying out some new toys I got!

I started with 2 5X5 white canvasses and got the background using Distress Sprays in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Antiqued Bronze. Once it was dried I covered it in the  Crazing Distress Collage Medium. I love the effect I got from that, it could be my new favorite thing!! :) For my brick walls I used the Mixed Media #3 Thinlits die. I took the cut out part and attached it to the bottom right corner after I embossed it in Burnt Copper Leaves, I then took the little bits that were cut out and glued them all individually on the top left.

Used my oh so versatile button brads and embossed them with the Burnt Copper Leaves

Took some cardstock bits and ran them through using the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery Die and then embossed those bits with my Vintage Ivy Embossing Powder.

The button brads make the perfect flower center! And I then used Distress Paint in Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso over green alcohol ink for my flower charm.

Used a Distress crayon to quickly color around the edges of my fearless buckle. My butterfly is made with the butterfly thinlits. The top layer is embossed in Dusk Stone Violet and Frosted Plum embossing powder and then a quick swipe of ground espresso paint to finish it off. The bottom layer is a scrapbook paper scrap and painted with distess crayons and then misted with Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray in Buttercup.

Just love the crazing medium and  the textured look it adds

Please continue your journey and check out the rest of the projects from these talented ladies on the  the Design Team.


Now it's your turn to show us your creations and have a chance to win a $25 gc to shop at Emerald Creek!!

Products Used: 

Distress Sprays in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Antiqued Bronze
Tim Holtz Thinlits dies, Detailed Butterflies and Mixed Media #3
Distress Paint in Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso
Distress Collage Medium - Crazing
Prima Flowers

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!!


  1. Fantastic canvas Cathy! The textures and colours are awesome! I especially love how your brick turned out!

  2. Fantastic canvas Cathy! The textures and colours are awesome! I especially love how your brick turned out!

  3. So fabulous Cathy!!! Love all the textures!

  4. Fabulous canvas Cathy and I love all the textures and the wonderful colour palette! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us this week over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...

  5. That is a great tag. It immediately caught my eye when I was looking at this month's Anything but Cute challenge. It's beautiful without being cute. Wonderful.

  6. Wow, this is stunning!!! Love your brick background, what an amazing backdrop for your gorgeous butterflies! This seems like one of those tags that you just can't completely capture properly with a camera! All the embossing powders and metallics, what a glorious piece!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Celebrate Your Style' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  7. Cathy, who are you? this new direction is an awesome addition to your repertoire. and I love all the charms so perfectly placed, I didn't realize just how many were there.


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