Author Archives: Jaine Drake

INSPIRATION JOURNALING

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I think one of the most important tips I can pass on to anyone is that of keeping an inspiration journal. It helps creativity in so many ways from interior decorating to card making. It helps with choosing colour schemes, images, sketching ideas and looks pretty too. Go to page 2 to learn more.

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World card day blog hop

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Today is World Card Making Day and together with my team mates at WOW! Embossing Powder and organised by our team leader Jo, we’re hosting a fun and inspirational blog hop to celebrate.

Card making is more important than ever right now. Sending a few words just to show someone you’re thinking of them, especially if you can’t say it in person, the thought will always be appreciated.

I thought I’d use one of my favourite stamp sets from WOW! Flights of Fancy to create these three cards.

In this first card below, I’ve used Glassy Ocean from the Dockside Trio and Serene from the Riviera Trio both of which are gorgeous sets of powders.

On the card below I’ve used one of my favourite Trio’s, Forever 13 which features a beautiful glittery turquoise, a purple and delicate pink. I just love using these together.

And finally for my third card I used All That Jazz from the same Forever 13 trio but on its own this time. I’m just a sucker for a turquoise colour.

I do hope you’ve found some inspiration here and throughout our hop. Do continue on and visit us all. Comment along each of the Design Team member’s posts for a chance to win a $25 gift card to either our UK or USA stores. (One comment per blog please). You have until Wednesday, October 7th at 11:59PM British Summertime to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 8th. So here’s the full line up below.

WOW!
Tenia
Jenny
Karen
Amber
Jo


Jaine – That’s me! The next blog to visit is…


Verity
Ericka
Daniel
Dunja
Ashlee

Erica
Rikka

Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment, it is truly appreciated and could win you a great prize.

Jaine xx

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WOW! with seth apter and stencil girl blog hop

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As a huge fan of all companies represented here, I’m beyond thrilled to be taking part in this awsome hop with my fellow WOW! family to showcase not only Seth Apter and WOW! Embossing Powders but Stencil Girl products too.

I was very fortunate to be given some fabulous Stencil Girl stencils by not only Seth Apter but Rae Missigman – another of my arting heroes. With so much to play with a simple card just didn’t seem to cut it, so I decided on a mini journal in which I could show off as much as possible!

Mini Album Unsettled

Where do I start…? Well, I suppose I was inspired by the words on one of the Seth Apter stencils, “Unsettled” – it summed me up perfectly at the time. Having lost my beloved job to Covid 19 I did loose my way a bit during the Summer and this mini journal reflects that journey (for want of a better word) from the uncertainty to positivity and hope for the future. I filled it with inspirational words of hope and self discovery as I took a look at myself and who I really was and who I wanted to be moving forward.

I created the book from a single piece of A5 paper, brayered with coloured paints. Taking a piece of cut and dry foam, I added embossing ink through the stencils and embossed in Primary Ebony for dramatic contrast. The focal images on each page were stencilled in the same way and embossed with the Cosmic Trio Powders by Seth and the Riviera Trio. I cut shapes from the stencilled images to create pattern and interest and edged everything with Scattered Straw Distress ink.

I enjoyed cutting shapes from the stencil embossed images

Creating shapes and patterns from die cuts adds another level of interest and the stencilled shapes with added texture from the powders make this little book a very tactile and abstract experience.

I have a bit of a ‘thing’ for repeating patterns. The text stencil when cut up into squares is quite funky I think!

We are collaborating for a two day blog hop so there is plenty of opportunity to discover something new. As well as inspiration we’re also giving away a $35 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl® Products, a $35 Gift Certificate to Seth Apter’s Shop AND a $25 Gift Certificate to WOW!

So here are the details;
You can enter to win by leaving a comment below. Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to be in with a chance of winning. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

Three winners will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Wednesday, September 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 24th.

If you’re coming straight to me the complete day 1 line up is as follows;
WOW!

Jaine – That’s me!

Riikka

Heather

Carissa

Amber

Jo

Thank you so much for visiting and I do hope you’ll be back some time in the future. In the mean time have a good hop!

Jaine xx

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Technique Tuesday and WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop Day Two

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Welcome to a two day hop with a fabulous colaboration between WOW! Embossing and Technique Tuesday. It will run over 2 days and be split between the teams with the winners being announced the week of the 1st of July on both the WOW! Embossing Powder and Technique Tuesday Blog.

If you’ve just arrived here this is day two of the Hop where you’ll find inspiration a plenty!

PRIZES – No Blog hop is complete without a prize! WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW! carry case to store your powders safely in. Technique Tuesday is giving away 2 x $20 gift certificates to their store and the Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS on both days. We encourage you to leave comments on both days the more comments you leave the more chances you have to win these fabulous prizes. To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.

I was very lucky to be sent this beautiful stamp set by Technique Tuesday called ‘Inspired Dragonfly’ which I love. I can see it becoming a firm go to in my craft box.  I also recieved a coordinating die too which you can see on my card below.

And this is what I created with my package.

Watercolour  & Embossing

Here’s a little closeup detail

I used Jealous Guy and Angel Eyes from The Ferry Man Trio powders along with Inca Glintz on the die cut dragonflies.

As it’s day TWO here is the line up for today…

WOW! Embossing Powder

Emily Leiphart

Yasmin Diaz

Allison Arbour

Lisa Spangler


Julie Chaddock


Ashlee McGregor


Dana Kirby


Seeka

Jaine Drake  YOU ARE HERE AND YOUR NEXT STOP IS…

HERE…Natasha Kara


Dana Gong


Sidnie Des Jardins

Nathalie Desousa

Technique Tuesday

Thank you for taking part and good luck.

Jaine x

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