Monday, 26 May 2014

Wedding vintage look card / Natasha Serova

Hello all! Nataliya is here :) Today I will show you my vintage-look card for our Antique challenge.
I'm very love vintage style and in this time I made wedding card:

I made these fabulous roses use moulds and Melt it! powder:

And for background I used WOW! stamps & powder:

and tips for you)
First, I make a background using distress ink and WOW! stamp 

Then I use the same stamp with WOW! powder. To making a vintage look I brushed some powder from some places.

for roses:

for background:

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Love card -WOW style

 Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my Antique project.  I am blown away by all of the wonderful projects that everyone has come up with for this months challenge.  Well done!!.  I had a bit of a hard time with it, Antique, vintage and shabby just kind of blend together for me.  I think my card turned out a bit more on the shabby side :)
I embossed with the De-Vine stamp and some vanilla white on a plain piece of white card stock, I then sprayed it with some pink color spray.  I thought that the pink was a bit to bright so I then white washed it with some white acrylic paint to mute it a bit.  After that I spread on some texture paste to give it a bit more dimension.  I then started layering my doilies, flowers and some fun flowers and frames from moulds using some Wow Melt-it and a mixture of Pastel Pink and Metallic Pink powders.  I'm not sure if it's Antique but I love this card non the less.

Here is a close up of some of the layers.

De-Vine stamp
It's all relative stamp
Opaque pastel pink powder
Metallic Pink powder
Vanilla white powder
Melt it
WOW moulds

Other product used:
May Arts ribbon and flowers
texture paste

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today make sure you stop by again to view some of the other amazing projects.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

'So Beautiful' - An Antique Look!

The theme this month is Antique, and I have to admit I struggled! All things vintage and sepia tones are not my natural 'go to' themes or colours, so this was a tricky one.'s always good to stretch your creativity, so in the end I came up with this...
I've used lots of layers of cardboard, glassine paper and Kraft paper to give a nice 3D look...
As well as ink, I used tiny splatters of opaque vanilla embossing  powder to add detail..
Lots more powders used on the piece too! I used a mixture of gold satin pearl, vintage champagne, earthtone pepper and opaque vanilla on a wooden flourish...
I also created a rose using a fabulous mould, and a combination of Melt It, vintage champagne and gold satin pearl powders!
The result is a gorgeous creamy colour, with pale gold accents and a teeny touch of glitter!
I also gave an old key the embossing powder treatment, opaque vanilla again with some gold satin pearl on top...
The pattern you can see on the above picture is also embossing powder. I sponged embossing ink through a stencil, then used clear gloss ultra fine to emboss. This gives the subtle, yet shiny look.
Even the cord behind the key didn't escape the embossing treatment....
Gold satin pearl powder on there too!
Being out of my comfort zone for this turned out to be great fun....I am definitely going to use that colour combo of powder on metal again, love it!
Have a great day,
Trish xxxx

WOW powders used:
Clear Gloss Super Fine
Gold Satin Pearl Regular
Vintage Champagne
Melt it
Earthtone Pepper Regular
Opaque Vanilla White Regular
Mould used: 
Shabby Rose

Monday, 19 May 2014

A New Life

Hello Donna here to share with you what I have created for this month's theme  Antique!   I have made something new from old and given it a new life on my daughters dressing table.

I started off with a very old antique looking makeup mirror and gave it a face-lift.  I pulled it all apart and painted the whole entire frame work with distress paint to prime the surfaces.

I then embossed them all, some places have a few layers.

I love making things look old so I had to add a touch of Verdigris over the metallic copper

I embossed the base with a mixture of bright white and opaque pastel blue with a sprinkle of Verdigris to carry the colour threw.

For the back I stamped with the vintage wall paper stamp.  Added a blue wash over the entire surface and then embossed several time with clear.  I was trying for the broken glass effect but did not have a lot of luck as I only had super fine clear left in my stash :-(

Then it was time to decorate my frame

Before I added the decoration I did add a couple of layers of crackle paint over the base and  I love the effect it had.  In areas it has peeled away from the base! PERFECT!

I had made lots of embellishments with our  silicone moulds

and popped them throughout the flowers.

Hope you have all enjoyed my share this month.  Look forward to seeing what all you lovely WOW fans create for this months challenge.  Happy Scrappin everyone xox Donna :-)

WOW products used this month.
Clear super fine
Opaque bright white
Opaque Pastel blue
Metallic Copper
Colour blend Verdigris
Vintage wallpaper stamp
WOW silicone moulds
Melt it

Sunday, 18 May 2014


Hey there, Nikki here.....
So for our challenge this month the theme is Antique........ so..... after a while of head scratching and working out what I wanted to do the idea of taking a modern plan photo frame and making it appear antique came to me...
I mixed gold,earthtone pepper and black together and this is what i created....

Here are a couple of close ups for you too.......

I love the way the powder on the ribbon added depth and that it gave a totally different look to the paperwheels.

It would be great to see you join in with us, we would love to see what you create this month .

Happy crafting

WOW! powders used this month...
Earthtone Pepper

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Aging Frames with Wow Embossing Powders

My husband and I spent the weekend away at a bed and breakfast for Mother's Day Weekend. The property was on the water front, and we had a beautiful room with vintage decor and modern amenities. In every nook, I found inspiration for this month's challenge. Luckily, I had some Wow powder on hand to capture some of the inspiration on camera. (What...don't you travel with your embossing powders? :)

There were so many details I wanted to capture on film while on our weekend getaway, but what I considered the most was that many of my Digital images stay in digital media like my digital picture frames, tablet, smartphone, social networks and the like. I thought it would be lovely to actually print a few and frame them.

So...I needed frames.

I picked up some inexpensive base frames from the craft shop and went to work with my powders and ink pad.

 What I looked for when purchasing the frames were intricate designs and a good base color. For the red frames, I patted a Versamark ink pad on top of the raised design and then covered the frame with "Ruby Romance" embossing powder. The deep red glitter powder gave a nice dimension to a monochromatic look. To add some contrast and a Victorian feel, I combined Wow's Melt-It powder with pastel pink and made tiny tea roses (Wow silicon mold) to glue to the top of the frame.

The base of the square frame was a bright gold. Using the same technique of stamping the raised edges with the ink pad, I emulated an antiqued finish by heat setting Wow's "Colour Blend Verdigris" on top of the frame.

Finally, for a more plain but classic look, I edged a copper brown base frame with Regular Copper. I believe the lighting from the camera makes it look more purple. The monochromatic effect of copper on copper is quite pretty.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Live, Learn, Discover - Altered Notebook

Hi! It's Sandie here today with my take on this month's Antique theme, for which I altered a Notebook

For the background I used scraps of papers which I ripped and distressed with Brushed Corduroy ink. I embossed bubbles on the papers with Metallic Gold embossing powder. Then I layered up some lace and ribbons. I cut some cards from the papers, distressed the edges and layered them using 3D foam on some, for extra depth. 

I punched some butterlflies, inked the edges and added a single champagne coloured pearl to each of them. 

I made a selection of flowers from the Silicone Molds and Melt-it powder. I also added some paper roses and cherry blossoms. 

I also added some Metallic Gold Rich to the postcard behind the main sentiment. To complete the layout I added some more champagne pearls. 

WOW! Embossing Products Used:

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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Pretty Roses

Hello! This is Maya sharing a card with you today. I had a lot of fun making this card trying out the Melt It powder for the first time. I think this will be a favorite of mine! I made some pretty roses using Melt It and Metallic Brass embossing powder it turned out very pretty and perfect for the antique theme.

I took a piece of Kraft cardstock and stamped the pretty French Music background and embossed it with orange pearl embossing powder. I also distressed the paper by crinkling it and then adding some ink with a foam applicator to the ridges and edges of the paper. I also splattered some water on top and added Gold Rich Pale super fine embossing powder. It not only sticks to the water but also to some of the ink that didn't have time to dry. It turned out very pretty and distressed. Just remember to heat from the back side if you use water with your embossing powders.

To put it all together I added some natural string and embossed a sentiment on vellum (using the Metallic Platinum embossing powder) and attached it with foam adhesive on a card base.


Thursday, 8 May 2014



I hope you're all enjoying the theme of 'Antique' this month - we've had some fabulous projects from the Design Team so far and there are many more inspiring projects to come, so keep your eyes peeled!

As a CAS girl, antique isn't usually the style I gravitate towards but I sure enjoyed the challenge!

Here is the card I made...

I went with patterns and a neutral/sepia based colour palette to give the impression of age because that's what the word 'Antique' implies to me.

I started by heat embossing some ivory hammered card using the Vintage Wallpaper stamp and Metallic Gold Rich Pale.  This colour is great because it's not quite as bright as the Metallic Gold Rich, but is still very gold and decadent. Then, I stamped the French Music background stamp on some buff card using Versamark ink and Primary Bark embossing powder.  I used some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add to the aged effect.  I love these background stamps - they're so pretty and the impressions are perfect every time :)

The flower was made using the Tattered Florals die in ivory card.  I inked the edges with gold ink to tie it in with the metallic gold background.  Add a little banner in chocolate brown and some pearls and c'est voila - it's complete!!  The banner and musical mat are popped up on foam adhesive to add a little dimension to my CAS-Antique card.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you talented bunch come up with and there's still plenty of time to get your entries in!  :)

WOW! Supplies
Vintage Wallpaper background stamp
French Music background stamp
Metallic Rich Gold Pale embossing powder
Primary Bark embossing powder

Tuesday, 6 May 2014


Hi Everyone

At WOW HQ this month is Antique and so I'm showing you a technique.

Firstly I stamped the silhouette and frame from Simply Amazing in Walnut stain on a piece of white card.  Then inked around the edges with Tea stain.  I then pressed the versamark onto the card stock over the image and sprinkled Clear Matt Dull embossing powder over the top and heat set.  This I did 3 times.  Once the embossing powder has cooled off , I then bent the image until the hard embossing powder cracked,  Then I went over the cracks with tea dye distress ink then wiped off the excess. Some of the ink stays in the cracks.  

Voila, your oldie worldie look.

Take care,  Sue
You can find more tips, techniques and projects with WOW at my blog

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