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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Frozen fans - layout with steps


Hello there! It's Riikka from Paperiliitin blog here to share some guest inspiration! I want to thank for this opportunity! I adore Wow! powders and they are almost the only ones I use. The jar size in the powders is just right and the array of colors and effects is just amazing! For example in this layout I've used the Embossing Glitters which give the layout lovely wintery look!

I took a few photos along the way to show you how I created my background and added touches of the powders to top layers as well. If you want to read more about the story behind the layout, please just scroll further down!


I'm a mixed media style scrapbooker and crafter, so first thing I do is to make a background for my creation. This time I used three different embossing powder to make the first layer. I applied the ink through a stencil to the background paper and then used two turquoises and a white powder to add some sparkle to the piece. 


To add a touch of color and let the white powder show a touch more, I added some misting to the background as well. The embossing powder resists the mists so it's really easy just to wipe the pattern clean.


For the next step I used a swirl stamp by 7 Dots Studio and embossed the shapes with white. Partly the new shapes were on top of the first one, so at places there was double embossing.


To add the last touches and a bit of contrast I then stamped with grey ink and added some pencil doodling around the place where the composition would come.


And to keep the project cohesive, I added some twinkling embossing to the embellishments, too. I coated two chippies with the powders and added touches to the rose, too. I also created a snowy looking vellum by adding the white powder to a piece of crumbled vellum. 


The story behind the layout is a movie called Frozen. We watched the film some time ago and my girls and me were really captivated by it! It's definitely something that can be found on either their or mine Christmas wish list! The photo is actually taken during my older girls birthday party last spring, but as it showed the three of us, the fans, I though it would fit perfectly to this page. 

I chose to use the blues and whites in the page that fit the color scheme of winter and the movie cover well. As you could see previously I mostly used the sparkling glitters in the page, but also added the frosty opaque white in there, too. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a creative day!


WL01 Bright White WS57 Azure Mist WS58 Vanilla Sparkles WS44 Totally Teal

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

VIDEO: WOW! Embossing Powder Properties & Organization

Hello! Nicole here and today I have a video that shares something fun and different than my usual videos. If you have been following me on my blog or on my instagram, you know that me and my hubby recently moved into a new house and were busy unpacking and settling in. As I set up and organized my new crafting studio, I decided to organize my supplies better as well.

So, today I am sharing how I store and organize all of my embossing powders from WOW!. Also, I will be going over some different properties that WOW! embossing powders have and hopefully you will learn more about them and choose the best ones that fit your crafting needs. (honestly, I can't not have enough of them!) 

If you are interested in any of my embossing powder labeling system, please go to my blog for direct links to download them. My system was inspired by Jennifer Mcguire's organization system. 

Please enjoy today's video below and let me know if you have any questions! ** My mic was not functioning properly as I have not fully set up my office desk and other electronics yet. After I recorded everything, I found out it had a pretty big echo going on. I need to figure out what is going on! Please bare the echoing. ** Thanks for watching! :)

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Inspire

Hello all :) Nataliya is here :)
I LOVE to do monochrom work! And for our challenge I choose my fav color - violet :)


To create the background I used sprays, texture paste and dried plants.


I made this mixed media tag using a lot of WOW! powder. Now you see it for yourself :)

For rose I took WS52 Vintage RomanceWow Melt-It! Powder and Medium Rose - Silicone Mould


For dots I used Wow Melt-It! Powder and WS65R Frozen Berries, and a little WD01 Metallic Pink for background:


Chipboard I sprinkled WD02 Metallic Lilac:


And for inscription I used WH07 Bark and Collage - Clear Stamp


And a little shine in farewell :)



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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Follow your Dreams Layout

Hi Wow fans this is Jenifer here with you today to share my monochrome layout with you.  I chose to do different shades and textures of white.
I love the look of white on white, there really are many varying shades.  I stamped the De-Vine stamp on a piece of vellum and then layered it with a doily and thread.  The beautiful Large Rose from the Wow Mould is one of my favorites and don't be suprised to see it show up on everything.  Lastly add some sequins and a little strip of doily along the top and you are done.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my layout today :)  Make sure you stop by for more inspiration and participate in this months challenge for a wonderful prize.

Wow Supplies Used:
Stamps: De-Vine and Collage
 Other Supplies:
Sequins
Thread and scallop ribbon-May Arts
Photo Corners-ThermOWeb
Spellbinders Die
Vellum-Ruby Rocket
Doily-Curtsey Boutique
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Friday, 22 August 2014

Flower Power canvas!

Hello!
Trish here with my project for the fabulous Monochrome theme!
I decided to create using the classic monochrome black and white colour scheme, and made a canvas..
I love working on box canvases, as there is so much depth to decorate as well as the front! I made sure there was lots of texture on my edges...
I added interest to the front by stamping onto tissue paper, then gluing the tissue down. Once the glue dries, it becomes transparent and the design looks like it was stamped directly onto the surface...
I used the gorgeous Vintage Wallpaper stamp.
The flower was created using the triple embossing technique. I sketched out the flower shape onto chipboard, then cut it out. A thick base such as chipboard is essential when triple embossing, the weight and quantity of embossing powder you are putting on will simply warp and curl thinner cardstock!
I embossed three times using Black ultra powder, to give the depth and sheen...
To get the dotted effect, quickly sprinkle on a tiny (really tiny!) amount of  white ultra powder on top of the already hot black. Do not heat again, or the white dots will simply melt into the black and disappear! The heat from the melted powder underneath is just enough to melt the white, whilst still keeping the separate dot shape!

I hope you like my happy flower canvas, see you next month!
Trish xxx



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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Monochrome Tag Card

Hi everyone

For this month's challenge the theme is Monochrome - although the word means black and white or only one colour I decided to stick with the black and white theme for my post this month.


This card was made for a friend and includes two tags that can be used at a later date.

I cut out two tags, one in black and one in white and stamped each with the "De-Vine" stamp and Versamark Embossing ink pad. The I used the Seafoam white powder on the black card and Black Glint Regular powder on the white card.

I then stamped out images from the Simply Amazing stamp both in black and white and added these images to each tag.

I then inked up some white spotty card with my Versamark pad only touching the top of the spots and added Black Glint powder. I then heat embossed the card and cut it into a triangle. This was added at the bottom of the card to hold the two tags.
Two roses were added to the corners and twine added to each tag.

Products used:  Stamps - Simply Amazing
                                       De-Vine

Powders used  -  Seafoam white
                          Black Glint Regular.




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Saturday, 16 August 2014

A little monochrome elegance

Hi there,
It's the 16 th so that can only mean one thing.... it's my turn to post! So, Nikki from the design team here.
Today I wanted to show you my card based on the theme of monochrome this month.
Here is what I made,
 and a few close ups for you...

I loved making this card. The black looks striking with the white cardstock.

Here is my shopping list for the card.....

Black Glint Embossing Glitter
Black Twinkle Embossing Glitter
Ebony Regular
De-Vine Stamp

We would love to see your projects on this theme.
Happy crafting

Nikki x Pin It Now!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

WOW! on Paper Crafter's Library


Be sure to visit Paper Crafter's Library to check our their spotlight on WOW! Embossing Powder!

Leave a comment on their website to get a chance to win a set of fabulous WOW! Products!



Here is a sneak peek of the project that Marion Emberson has created for the occasion:


Visit the blog for more details and step by step instructions!
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Monday, 11 August 2014

Two Tone Simpleness!

Hi Everyone


This month over at WOW HQ is monocrome.  I have chosen black and white and something which is very hard for me - clean and simple.

I have chosen an A6 card and the words are from  'Its all relative'.  I chose my - special - friend.

I then chose chipboard in 2 sizes and triple embossed in bright white and ebony embossing powders on it.  the last layer I inked up the 'De-Vine' stamp and whilst hot pushed the stamp into the embossed chipboard causing the melted powder to form around the stamp.


I then put the card together.

I hope this has given you some clean and simple inspiration.

Sue x
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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Embossed diecut

Hello there, Maya here! I have been looking forward to this months theme for quite a while now. I love making monochromatic cards and embossing powder really makes them look great! I used texture paste for my background, applying it through a stencil and applying embossing paste on top. I let it sit for 30 minutes before heating it up since the paste will bubble if you apply heat to it before it has had time to dry. While it was drying I cut out a heart with text in it using my Cameo, I applied three layers with embossing powder on it and it turned out so pretty! 


A close up on the heart. I backed the letters with vellum and added some gold thread before popping it up with 3d adhesive on the background. Look at that embossing powder, Isn't it pretty? It's called vintage romance, great name! I hope you will be joining us for this months challenge, it's such a fun theme.


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Friday, 8 August 2014

Black and white...

Hello, hello!

How are we all?  I can see some of you have partaken in this month's challenge already - it's a good one huh?!

When I think monochrome I think black and white, immediately.  For this challenge I decided to go with my gut and the classic black and white...here's what I came up with;



I absolutely LOVE this Vintage Wallpaper stamp - how could you not?!  I started by using Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder to emboss the damask pattern on my black base mat.  I then embossed the Vintage Wallpaper onto white card using Black Glint embossing powder and lined up the white panel with the black background and popped it up on foam adhesive.




To break it up a little bit, the horizontal sentiment panel is set between the base panel and the white panel and the sentiment has been embossed using Sparkling Snow embossing glitter.  I know it doesn't show very well in the photographs, despite my best efforts, but I promise you it has a lovely subtle sparkle mixed with white embossing powder for a solid finish in real life!

A few rhinestones and the card was complete!

I hope you are inspired by this challenge and join in with us!  See you soon :)













WOW! Supplies
Vintage Wallpaper
Opaque Bright White Super Fine
Black Glint
Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter Pin It Now!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Monochromatic Green!!!

For this month's theme "monochrome" I wanted to use green. I chose a picture of our sweet little Granddaughter for this one.  I used 5 different shades of green powder on this plus one desert sand shade mixed in!


First I used a honeycomb stencil and embossed a few random places on my background paper with the Green Pearl Powder. You can see the shimmer in the photo, but it has a really nice look!

I used Blue Fern papers and chippies, and for the butterflies I mixed Metalline Green, Gumy Bear Green, Earthtone Olive, Tea Garden Green, and Sierra Sunrise.

Here are a few close-ups of the other details on my page. I added some lace, lots of blooms, ribbon, pearls and a few other goodies.



These are the WOW colors that I used on my page!


WOW Products used:
Metalline Green regular
Gummy Bear Green regular (Suzy West)
Earthtone Olive regular (Suzy West)
Tea Garden Green regular (Suzy West)
Green Pearl
Sierra Sunrise

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Patti :)

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Saturday, 2 August 2014

My notes in Monochrom

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again  with a small tutorial and  quite a big project.
This time I am going to show you a bit of technique I used to make this altered book cover for my new art/memory journal. 
The chipboard parts are Tando Creative kit- easy to use and to made your own  altered book.
And this is a technique I used here: combo of stamping, heat embossing and painting , all in one.
Step 1: Stamp a pattern over metallic  cardstock. (It works over real metal sheets too, but I was short of those).

Step 2: Heat emboss your stamped patterns with Clear embossing powder



Step 3: Paint the embossed cardstock with a mix of gold, copper and black acrylic paints. As you can see I use the cheap, craft store paints and not those fancy acid free paints for this cover. Wipe the paint until you have a thin layer  of it left over the stamped image and you like the color. If not- add more of the  paint you want to be seen .


Step 4 and the last: Those 4 squares here  were made just as a sample (will be used later for the cover corner embellishment cluster), so go on and make dozens of those squares with 2'' stamps and let them dry.
Cover the chipboard with a nice vintage looked paper; not much is seen after all.
Now cut those pieces to uneven rectangles and squares and made your cover  as shown here. Add gold foil tape in between the pieces and be sure to glue it to your cardstock pieces as this " self- adhesive" tapes are really " non- adhesive" ones. Paint the chipboard wavy pieces with copper paint, add a bit of Metallic  Copper and Ebony Black  embossing powder and a splash of black paint and embossing. Add the title. 



And now  I am going to show you my embellishment cluster. I made a punched circle form the 4 pieces square made as a tutorial as my subtitle base. Then I die cut the title with Die-Versions die form copper cardstock and heat embossed it with Metallic Brass Spackle  embossing powder. I die cut the heart medallion from the same copper cardstock and inked it a bit with black ink around. All 3 circles were arranged to one central title piece and glued over the die cut flowers branch that was heat embossed with Metallic Copper Spackle  embossing powder and copper pearls.







Hope you like my metal brown/copper monochromatic project and see you next month with more WOW! inspiration.


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