Monday, May 1, 2017

Dreamer of Dreams-Emerald Creek Dares-Dreams

Hello friends and visitors! It's time for a new challenge over at Emerald Creek Dares, and this month the theme is 'Dreams'. Kim would like us to feature imagination and think fairies, unicorns, whimsy, and dragons. So I chose to make a wall hanging featuring a fairy and lots of imagination.

 I embossed my fairy chippie from Southern Ridge Trading Company with Onyx Frost embossing powder, Fractured Ice for her hair and Iridescent Shimmer for the wings. I embossed card stock with Easter Parade embossing powder for the wing's backing.

For the background, I blended Distress inks in Broken China, Faded Jeans and Mowed Lawn on mixed media card and splattered with water. I blotted with a clean paper towel to remove the water and ink and blended with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink. I used EC's Kimilese stamp and dipped it into water sprayed on my craft sheet.  I stamped this randomly on the background and blotted again with a clean towel.

I splattered with watered down Picket Fence Distress ink, and sprinkled on Iridescent Shimmer powder. I dried from underneath to prevent the powder from blowing away. I love how it left the shimmer around the edges of the splatters.

I mixed up a batch of Moss Stone Green and Iridescent Shimmer EP's and used it to emboss the Branch Out stamp on the background and on the wood frame.

The frame is a thick wood chipboard I picked up at a yard sale. I coated it with gesso and colored it with Distress Stains in Mowed Lawn and Broken China.

To finish my hanging, I added a couple of Remnant Rubs and some of the tiniest bits of Pyrite Gemstones in my package.

                                                       Emerald Creek products used:

                             Other products used available at Emerald Creek Craft Supplies:
Distress Stains

Emerald Creek Dares
I hope you will stop by Emerald Creek Dares to see how my talented teamies have interpreted their "Dreams'. Maybe you will find time to share your Dreams with us this month and play along. After all, there's a very generous gift certificate to Emerald Creek Craft Supplies for the winner!

I am sharing my wall hanging with these challenges:
Thank you for visiting today and for your inspiring comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. A beautiful interpretation of the theme Sara, I love the embossed elements and that gorgeous background and the lovely sparkly effects too. xxx

  2. Such an elegant and fairy scene! Very interesting different textures and sparkling.

  3. A gorgeous piece Sara, love the background with it's sparkly effects and lovely embossed details on the fairy.
    Avril xx

  4. Wow, looks amazing, just gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  5. Beautiful Sara Emily - I do believe in faeries and know they dance around my yard at night. My cats have seen them!!!!
    Sandy xx


    Her wings are just AMAZING. Your entire creation is BEAUTIFUL Sara. And the tiny Pyrite stones are the 'peace de resistance'.

    Love that it is so clean and elegant which is a bit different for you - at least to me! Really LOVELY in every way sweet Sara. Xj.

  7. Oh my word, this is stunning, Sara Emily!! Wow, wow, wow!! I love the colors!! The texture is amazing!! Her wings look like they light up!! I just adore every single thing about of my favorite projects of yours (but then, they all are my favs ;) This is spectacular, my dear friend!! It will look so beautiful hanging on a wall!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. The embossed fairy is gorgeous and her Fractured Ice hair is so, so beautiful, her wings look like gossamer and those pyrite gems are such a lovely touch. The background plaque is beautiful in those wonderful green tones. Like Lisa has already said, this would look beautiful hanging on a wall! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. I love this, Sara Emily! The colors are so pretty and I love love love the embossing on your fairy! You have some really cool embossing powders!! Love the simplicity of this beautiful wall hanging :-) Hugs!

  10. Love this wall hanging and all its sparkle! The quote is perfect as well as the tiny gemstones coming from her hand.

  11. Such beautiful inky colours and effects in the background - you've definitely created a magical setting for your fairy.
    Alison x

  12. A great card and perfect embossing for our Allsorts theme this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  13. That background rocks... just so cool. I'm guessing if the images look this good, the shimmer IRL is gorgeous!

  14. Fabulous Dreamer's project, Sara, with beautiful colors and wonderful textures. My favorite parts are the tiny gem-baubles being released from her delicate hand and the tiny sentiment floating above her arm. Gorgeous! xoxo

  15. What gorgeous Artwork, beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  16. What a beautiful piece Sara Emily!! I do love just the right amount of sparkle you have added- makes this so magical!
    hugs my friend,Jackie xx

  17. Oh Sara your wall hanger is beyond belief. So many beautiful elements to gaze over and over. A lot of time has certainly gone into your masterpiece. A truly amazing piece of Art. Love it and how you showed us every step of the way. Thank you soooooooo much for sharing it with us for our first Mix It Up Challenge. Be sure to come back again as I sure want to see more of your work. Ina DT

  18. Absolutely breathtaking Sara, and what a contrast to the grungy card post I just came from. Really shows how versatile you are with your crafting styles! This project is so beautiful, I absolutely adore the colour palette you have used, what a lovely rainbow of spring tones! The black fairy really pops against that splashy, splattery, incredible rainbow! I am never tired of seeing the many creative uses you come up for to use embossing powder! The hair embossing powder is so much fun, and glittery wings is just the thing a fairy needs! I love the little sentiment and the fairy dust you created on her hand! Another amazing project Sara, you rock!! hugs :)

  19. What a magical wall hanging Sara, adore the background with the Kimilese water stamping and Iridescent Shimmer 'bubbles' and your fairy is so beautiful, gorgeous choices of embossing powder for her! The tiny pieces of pyrite in her hand were the perfect finishing touch, thank you so much for sharing it! Deb xo

  20. Beautiful! Sara . Such lovely colours with a touch of magical sparkle .
    hugs x

  21. Gorgeous wall hanging! Love ❤️️ That chippy! Thanks for playing along for MIUCB's 1st challenge!

  22. What an absolutely stunning card! I love all your techniques and your colour palette!
    Thank you for playing with us over at MIUCB!!

  23. Sara Emily, the inking and use of embossing on this tag is wonderful. Everything "fits". The color palette, the fairy image, the subtle glitter, the inky background, the sentiment...just beautiful. I love the simplicity of the composition as it really lets all those wonderful elements shine. Thanks for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Put on Your Inking Cap" Challenge!

  24. Loving the way you've gone to town with those gorgeous embossing powders for the wonderful fairy on your inky background Sara. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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  26. FAB project, love all the EP's and those pyrite gemstones are gorgeous - love your project x

  27. Amazing project! I just love your dreams! Thank you for sharing at Mixed Media World's 24 Challenge and good luck!


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