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Life time of memories ~ Donna O'leary

Hello all.   This month on the WOW Blog we are creating art with the focus on memories.  Today I have created a layout using a photo that I took of my daughter Samantha and partner Jake.  I had such a fun time capturing these memories for them.  First baby, grandchild. Right Now~This Moment~Family I love the distressed look as most of you that know my work would agree.   Today I have used Primary Ebony Regular along the edges randomly and then heat set it with the heat-gun.    To add interest to the background I used some random stamps with versa-mark and added a sprinkling of Primary Ebony Regular and Chocolate Caramel Pearl Regular embossing powders. close-up of background. I added my photo which I topped off with a cut out of the same photo to make it stand out and give it interest.  Added pearls and a vine with some flowers.   Thank you for stopping by today.  I would love to hear what you think of this layout and hope it has inspi

Flocks and Foil

Hi Everyone Sue here,     This month over at WOW HQ is 'Memories'  I have n't used a photograph this time, but some of the fab WOW stamps and a new template I purchased. from Paperbabe Stamps.  This is a template from which you can make a face and different hair styles  and stamps for the lips, eyes and facial expressions.  My inspiration was thinking of my daughter.  (soppy aren't I!).      I firstly sprayed a background with Dylusion spray inks and once dry took some plastic stencils (Tim Holtz) and sponged Versamark   through these.  I then sprinkled Bright White Embossing Power  over the Versamark   and heat set.    I have used two of my favorite WOW products flock and foils .  These products are less well known than the powders but equally fun to experiment with.  One of the techniques is to use self adhesive covering (one sided sticky back plastic - clear), and a metal stencil.  I have tried using double sided sheets but they are too sticky

Happy memories - embossed background

I must admit I was having a bit of a problem coming up with a memory keeping project for this months post. I have been making almost only cards lately and had a bit of a problem filling a whole layout. I do make some layouts and lately I've been partial to letter sized layouts because the format remind me of cards and makes it easier for me to plan the page. This time I made a A4 sized layout because it's easier for me to find the page protectors in regular stores here. I used some good cardstock that doesn't warp much when you heat it or add water since i knew I would emboss it. Here's what I did. I picked the pretty Chrysanthemum background stamp and embossed it in Silver Pearl embossing powder three times in a row across the background. I must admit I was more than a little inspired by Isha Guptas cards for her guest post earlier this week. I used distress inks in Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon and applied with an ink blending tool randomly over the emboss

Guest Design Team Post - Isha Gupta

Hi Everyone! Today I am very pleased to introduce our Guest Designer for the month: Isha Gupta!  Hi I am Isha Gupta. I am a wife and mom to two awesome girls.  I've been living in Switzerland for 18 years.  I've always been creative but got hooked onto stamping about four and half years ago. I am primarily a cardmaker but occasionally love to create other paper projects, scrapbook pages, mixed media canvas etc. I've been lucky to have published in various magazines in the US and UK I don't have a particular style as I like to explore new techniques. I tend to find myself drawn towards fun, cute, clean and simple with a touch of out-of-the-box thinking. I love COLORS and coloring using various mediums. You can see my work on my blog at NewIdeas . Today, I am so excited and honored to be a guest over at WOW! Embossing Powder. I love the various embossing powders they have and my recent craze of foiling started by using the Fab foil. Recently I used the s

Beauty Layout

Welcome Wow fans, Jenifer here with you today to share a layout I created using some of the new stamps, embossing colors and moulds. I just knew when I saw the new Long Island Teal embossing powder I had to use it.  It coordinated with this picture that I took of a robins nest that we had in our tree a few years ago and it just went from there. I stamped with the Chrysanthemum stamp directly onto the wood grain patterned paper to give it just a pop of color.  I sprayed a little gold, teal and white mists onto the paper and let them blend and drip down the page.  I layered some string and doilies together to balance out my picture and called it good. I have been asking for a feather mould for a long time now and I can tell you it was definitely worth the wait.  Just look how beautiful they are and with all of the detail I know that I will be using them on tons of things. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my layout today, make sure you stop by often

Keepsake Box By Trish Latimer

Hello! Tania challenged the DT this month... either a scrapbook layout or a memory keeping project! Now, I have never created a layout in my life.... so memory keeping it was! I created this box, perfect for keeping all those little sentimental treasures safe and sound! I used White Ultra High Embossing Powder in the Shabby Rose mould to create the three embellishments on top of my box... I also used Primay Chartreuse on a wooden embellishment underneath my roses. A nice trick to getting a shabby chic finish is to colour your embellishemt white using paint, then add your powder sparingly on top. Once melted, the powder gives a distressed look, with the white underneath showing through in places. My box is actually an Altoid tin! I covered it with paper, then coloured using inks and paints. I added crackle glaze... and glued wooden beads to the base as 'feet' I hope you like it! Have a fab weekend everyone! Trish xx WOW! Embossing Powder Shop

Pocket summer

Hello all! Nataliya is here :) Our family goes on vacation in two weeks , hurray ! And I made a mini-album , or rather, a notebook with a place for photos :) This is my pocket summer: I made cover with lot of texture paste, paints and sprays (and shimmer))))):

July Challenge and Winners of Giveaways!

Hi Everyone! Phew ... I can't believe that it is August already, I feel like I blinked and most of the year the whizzed by in a second! Does it feel the same way for you guys? July was a really busy month for us on the blog: we've had changes to the DT, you can read more about them on our Design Team page . I am so excited about our plans for the next few months :D We would love for you to stick around and we'll share more updates in the near future.  We launched a series of new products in July which I am super inspired by, and you just might see our Design Team use them in this month's projects! The theme for this month is Scrapbooking Layouts or Memory Keeping Projects and I am really looking forward to seeing what they come up with, and we would love for to play along too :) You can find the new products here: UK/EU Shop US Shop We had quite a few challenges on the blog this month and quite a lot of you must be eagerly waiting for the announcements