Friday, 26 July 2013

A great day with great embossing colors

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and this time I decided to return to my primary love and to make a  summer and sun scrapbooking page.
This is my new lo made for WOW! Embossing Powders Summer/Sunshine challenge and it's so sunny and  orange and yellow that my  it really screams " Summer" . Actually it's almost a Mixed Media piece and the photo in black and white with a small die cut - Die-Versions- title are the last  second add- ons.

I made a background 7.5*15 cardstock  in Mixed Media style  with stencils (CWS and Tando Creative) and lots of embossing powders all over the gesso.
The gesso stencil's bursts were covered with Opaque Primary Mandarin,  Sherbert, Lemon,Peach Gleam and Fluorescent Yellow powders.
The flowers were stamped with WOW! Collage stamp  set  and heat embossed with Black  Ebony embossing powder. Then I stamped  partly Flowers background using  Bright White   embossing powder. A chipboard fence with a gate was added, painted with Ranger crackle paint and a lot of flowers from IAm Roses . All of those were heavily misted around. Then I added the huge chipboard flower circle , again with a lot of the same  embossing powders over it.

The last but not the least was an altered, heat embossed  with Pearl Gold   Sparkle Sun (the old curtain clip)  and some golden micro beads were added over the glossy accents.

I really love this topless b/w photo of my adorable grandson on the corner and a Black  Ebony powder heat embossed die cut as my title on another corner.  And finally this lo had no single patterned paper piece or pre -made embellishments (but flowers, still altered with mists). And after all those mediums it still has a lot of " white space" and showcase the photo.
You still have time to enter our challenge and as you can see, you can scrapbook too!
See you next month with more WOW! inspiration!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Summer Flowers

Hello all you wonderful follower's,  Donna here from New Zealand.  I love being on international teams, sometimes the briefs we are set are complete opposite to what we are going threw.  Like this months brief was Summer, giggle, its mid winter here :-)  so it was lovely to break out delish colours of summer.  colours I am looking forward to seeing again real soon.  



And I really love them.  Today I am going to show you what I did with their stunning 

Wow Resist Paper - Multi Pack 2 x 3 Designs (6" x 6" each)

Each pack of Resist Paper consists two sheets of 3 different designs each! Use Resist Paper to create card bases, die cut shapes, mixed media projects , scrapbook layouts and much much more!


Today you are you....

Who loves flowers, stunning, pretty, brightly coloured to brighten up you day.  (I do)  I made this project for the two oldest girls at home who are about to move into a room together with out the wee ones.  I thought I would give the room a coat of paint and make a few projects for the wall.   This is the first one.   I LOVE this saying by Dr Seuss..."Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one alive who is youer than you"

To start this project I cut out LOTS of flower shapes using dies and the cricut.  Then spent  hours shaping, gluing and colouring them all in,  adding brads, pearls and embossing powders to give it that sparkle.  What I really love about these flowers is how the WOW resist paper is thick and can take a bit of water and spray without losing the shape.  I LOVE the way the resist paper has taken the sprays and inks and given these flowers stunning texture.

A close up of the flowers and the detail of the resist paper

This close up shows the light sprinkle of embossing powder.  I love that WOW has so much choice in colours,  it would be very hard not to find a colour to complement your project.  For this project I used Easter sparkle which is a lovely yellow and St. Lucia Surf from the Special edition, Caribbean Jewels ( which is my fave of all fave in wow embossing powder, so pretty)

With the scraps from my flowers I could not waist it,  I made some of my leaves and coloured them with distress stains, perfect pearl mists and distress ink.  YUMMO!

I finished my project off with a splash of bling from flourish with a bling and made some birds with Creative paper clay, I used a mould and added the paper clay,  once dried I coloured it with distress ink and then to seal them and to give them a little gloss I embossed with super gloss embossing powder. It's it cool.  I am going to be making more of these for sure.

Well I hope you enjoyed my share for the day,  I would LOVE to hear what you think, so please do leave a comment, we do read them and really appreciate your feed back.  I love the end result and am looking forward to hanging it up on the girls wall. The only down thing is I used all my resist paper :-(  I need more.
Till next time, take care and happy scrappin  xox Donna

Monday, 22 July 2013

Soapy clean....

Hi there,
It's Nikki here with my summer inspiration for you.....
Now when I think of summer I think of yellows and cool showers - well especially with the heatwave we have been having over the past few weeks.
So I decided to do something a little different this month.
This month I have been using a selection of the moulds that WOW! sell. You can find them here....

I wanted to make something that my guests over the summer could use.....
This is what I made...
A little something for my guests to use in the shower.....

I took a bar of soap (I used Pears as I just love the smell of it but you could use other kinds of soap - a tar soap melts nicely).... and I melted it in my melt pot - i cut little bits of the soap up and placed it into a little cake tin and sat that into the melt pot. This means it's easier to handle and clean up after!

While the soap was liquid I poured it into the moulds. After a minute or so I popped them out the moulds

Hey prestso .... mini soaps that are in the design of the moulds. I loved them!

I thought if these were put into a little gift bag, box or bag, then they would make great prezzies or stocking fillers.
Perfect for making your guests feel special....
I hope you are enjoying the sunshine too x

Sunday, 21 July 2013

A Little Note..

Hi everyone!! It's Sandie here today, with some Summer Inspiration for you. This month the WOW! design team are creating Summer inspired projects and my take on it was to use HOT colours, 

Taking some white card I heat embossed French Music with Clear Gloss embossing powder. I used Dylusions sprays and Glimmer Mist to create the background. Being the impatient type that I am I used my heat gun to dry the sprays and then lightly rubbed a damp baby wipe across the music notes to remove the colour. 

I used the Butterfly and sentiment from the With Love clear stamp set - I heat embossed the butterfly with Primary Bark and coloured the wings with distress inks. The sentiment has also been stamped out with distress ink and cut out with Nestabilities. 

Don't forget, you can enter our Wow challenge of Summer to be in with a chance of winning 6 embossing powders of your choice!

Have a great day!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Multi colour Miranda

Hello there,

My name is Miranda and this time I am a guestdesigner for the WOW blog! Of course I love the WOW products and I work a lot with them. I want to show you the cards which have been made for a WOW workshop at the Posthumus shop in Amsterdam. We've used a lot of embossingpowders and at the end of the day we had a very sparkly floor and a lot of fun!
The participants could choose out of 5 themes and colour combinations;
Colourful India
Vibrant India
Peacock Glam
Perfect Paisley
Warm Earth
Just some names I made up for the combinations of different embossing powders.
Here is the first one........made on pink paper and with these WOW colours;
Primary Mandarin
Fluor Tickled Pink
    Magical Mauve glitter
Princess Pink glitter
made with the the Indian stamps of Chocolate Baroque, the edges of the main panel are embossed too. This multi colouring technique requires, focus, patience and precision. You can imagine what happens when you put the powder in the wrong jar....ooops maybe it will be a great mix but not the intention at the moment!
here a close-up of the beautiful sparkling.......
Here is card no.2........on a yellow ochre card
WOW powders;
Primary Mandarin
Red Glitz
Magical Mauve
And no.3.........made on a spicy orange colour
Fluor Tickled Pink
Red Glitz
Pearl Gold Sparkle

And the 2nd batch of the 'Peacock Glam' cards
Metallic Brass
Green glitz
Blue Glitz
Blue Blast
Stamps from Impression Obsession:
Cover a card Peacock feathers
Cover a card Reverse Peacock
Peacock feather

and a close-up

And the 2nd card......with use of the same embossing colours but on a coloured card
The peacock feather on the small card is stamped with Versamark and Black soot Distress ink, than sprinkled with WOW Neutral Ultra Shimmer

Next theme; Seabreeze
Green shimmer
Nice Ice blue
Blue Blast
Blue Glitz
White twinkle
Impression Obsession
Cover a card Funky
Nautilus shell
Card no.1 on green background paper
I've stamped the shell withVersamark ,two colours Brilliance and embossed with WOW Neutral Ultra shimmer

and no. 2 made on a blue background
The shell is stamped with two colours Memento and accented with colour pencils
and no. 3
the shell is stamped with Versamark and multicoloured embossed 
Next theme was the Perfect Paisley
Earthtone Olive green
Earthtone Grape
Purple Glitz
Magical Mauve
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Cover a card Large Paisley
Cling set Paisleys

card no.1

card no.2
Cover a card Small Paisley (IO)
and card no.3 , this time on a purple background

And the last theme ..... Warm Earth
Earthone Honey
Earthtone Nutmeg
Earthtone Paprika
Earthtone Bark
Copper Sparkle
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Cover a card Sunflowers
clingset Starflower

card no 1.

 card no.2 on a dark brown background.....

 card. no 3 on a soft brown background.....

Well, there was a lot to see, I hope you've enjoyed it and maybe you are inspired to get your WOW out and play with it!
 till a next WOW moment!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Summer Bunting - How To Make Personalised Bunting Tutorial

Hi everyone, it's Sarah here with a project that I have made for this months theme of Summer.

I had been invited to afternoon tea to celebrate my friends 30th birthday so I decided to create a summery themed card for her that would fit with our afternoon of tea, sandwiches and cake and what better way than to say Happy Birthday than with bunting!

I started by creating the mini flags. I printed them and cut them out but you could use patterned paper and little alphabet stamps to create the wording that you require.

Next I used a hand punch to create little holes in the corner of the flags to thread the ribbon through

I covered each little flag with Clear Ultra High Wow Embossing Powder and placed on a baking tray and heat embossed these in an oven on a low to medium temperature. I repeated this process three times to get a nice thick coating.

Using 3mm wide white ribbon, I threaded the flags onto the ribbon one at a time.

Finally, I positioned the 3 strips of bunting on the card and attached with glue dots using little pearl white sequins to hide the glue dots.

I also created a second set and attached to pink straws so these could be used on her birthday cake... I will say the the restaurant put the bunting a little too near the candles for my liking so if you do attempt this, make sure the candles are set away from the bunting to prevent any fire hazards!

The final thing to say is Happy Birthday Emily!

I hope that you like this project. Why not join in this months Wow challenge of Summer to be in with a chance of winning 6 embossing powders of your choice!

Happy Crafting :D

Exploring Embossing - stamping foam!

Hey everyone, it's Jayne here with the latest instalment of "Exploring Embossing". I don't know if you know, but I am actu...