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WOW! Fab Foils

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The theme this month on the WOW! blog is all about Fab Foils and ways of using them.

I find that the results of my foiling are not always perfect so I used that to my advantage and went with the flow so to speak, finding creative and abstract ways to use them. In the Dandelion card above I’ve stamped onto textured watercolour card which I knew from the beginning wouldn’t give me a nice perfect impression. You can see that in the foiling over the top of the Bonding Powder but I think it matches the random watercolour background, creating something light and delicate.

On the red and purple card, I chose to use the stamp in parts, stamping Embossing ink without using an acrylic block. This gave me the nice randomly foiled background which you can see above.

The butterfly here above was stamped with Embossing ink and Bonding powder in the traditional way before adding Silver Fab Foil. The butterfly below however was die cut from sticky double sided sheet and some of the excess pieces of foil pressed onto it randomly. This resulted in a colourful, foiled image. A great use of the offcuts!

Happy Sunday everyone

Jaine x

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Happy 2019

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Or…thoughts for the new year. 

Don’t you just love the new year, all shiny and clean? What ever happened in 2018 can jolly well stay there along with the remains of the turkey and crispy pine needles!

There’s something about the freshness and promise of January 1st that gets me so excited. I’ll be starting a new planner and a new planner style along with a new sketch book as I’ve actually filled up my old one at last. 

Planner Stack 2019
Carpe Diem My Main Squeeze

Going into 2019 I look forward to lots more exciting things to come with Craft Stamper magazine and getting to know alot more of how things work behind the scenes. I’ll be continuing to work with WOW! Embossing Powders and some exciting new products they have coming up, taking a bit of a step back with Canvas Corp Brands by joining their Alumni program and carrying on my work with Paper Pen and Plan as a Creative team member.

I have some big craft market plans too as this was something I really enjoyed in 2018 and one or two new ideas for the Basement Studio shop too. 

So, I’d better stop talking and start doing before the novelty of fresh starts and all things new wears off!

A very happy new year to everyone and may 2019 turn out to be the best yet. 

Jaine xxxx

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A Creative Partnership

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Sometimes you come across partnerships which just work so perfectly you know it’s right. Well, for a while now I’ve had just that very thought. 

I’m very lucky to be in a position where I work with some amazing companies and two of those companies are Canvas Corp Brands and WOW Embossing Powders.  To me, it makes perfect sense to put these two companies together and so that’s just what I did in a blog post on the Canvas Corp Brands blog today.

I had a load of fun creating this card using one of my favourite background techniques using both WOW and Canvas Corp Brands and if you want to see how I made it then go over to the CCB blog.

Have a good weekend

Jaine xxxx

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Gypsie Travels From The Studio

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Antiques market in the Hague

I’m still enjoying looking back on some of my holiday photos especially as here in Luxembourg the weather is still in the high 20’s, although we’re waiting for this to change any day. This particular collection  of pictures was featured on the Canvas Corp Brands Web site a week ago as part of their Gypsie Travels feature. They were taken while we were visiting The Hague as we came across this gorgeous little antique market tucked away from the main streets down this leafy avenue.

There were some typically iconic Dutch antiques, like these clogs. No doubt they’ve seen plenty of hard work. They don’t look very comfortable though!

I came across these ink pens and nibs and bitterly regret not buying any. They were so pretty and would have made my desk look far more important than it is. 

There are lots more photos and a write up on the CCB blog which you can find here.

Enjoy the weekend where you are and I’ll be back soon with a new post.

Jaine xx

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