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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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#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

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Hello there and welcome if you’re joining from the Spread Joy not Germs blog hop. I’m proud to be involved connected with WOW! Embossing Powder with this huge event along side so many talented individuals from some amazing companies who are all sponsoring this event with prizes to be won.

The idea is to spread joy at this difficult time through inspiring cards and I chose to create a postcard with an inky, colourful background and embellished with a bold embossed butterfly.

To create my background I dipped the card into Catherine Pooler inks which I had dabbed onto my craft mat and sprayed with water to activate the ink. I dried each colour in between to keep them bright and fresh. I used the text stamp from the Wall Art stamp set to add interest as well as some doodling and a little scrap of text paper.

The butterfly die cut is from Pink and Main and is one of my favourites. It was heat embossed firstly with 101 Embossing Powder then again with Bang and the combination of the two is beautiful I think.

If you go back to the blog of WOW! Embossing – here, you can continue to visit the other blogs and web sites along the way, or go to the start at Catherine Pooler. #spreadjoynotgerms

Happy hopping and thank you for visiting.

Jaine xx

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WOW! Embossing and Jillian Vance Design Blog Hop

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Welcome to the WOW! Embossing and Jillian Vance Design blog hop where you’ll be wowed (can I say that?) by some amazing inspiration from both design teams.

For my inspirational piece I was very kindly sent this fabulous stamp set from Jillian Vance Design called World Adventure which I fell in love with the minute I saw it. I thought it would be perfect for a travel journal so that’s exactly what I did. I believe there’s also a Christmas version of the same stamp too.

Here’s my travel journal.

From WOW! I used Metalline Flame and Fluorescent Blue to emboss my design. I love how those colours work together.

Of course as it’s a blog hop there are prizes to be won too, from WOW! Embossing Powder the winner will receive a $25 Gift Card, and from Jillian Vance Design a $25 Gift Card.

Winners – Please be sure to leave your comments on each DT blog post (including WOW! Embossing Powder & A Jillian Vance Design blog posts) Please comment on each post to be eligible to win 2 x $25, Gift Card to A Jillian Vance Design or WOW Stores. It will run for one week with the winner announced on Monday, October 28th.

Here is the line up order starting at Jillian Vance Design –

A Jillian Vance Design

Jenny Colacicco

Shelly Kurth

Karen J Reategui

Ardyth Bolam Percy-Robb

Jo Herbert

Raluca Vezeteu

Tracey Mehak McNeely

Verity Biddlecombe

Rosemary Dennis

Jaine Drake – You Are Here!! Your next hopper in the chain is…

Bunny Bartlett Vance 

WOW! Embossing Powder Blog

Have fun hopping and good luck.

Jaine x

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WOW! Embossing Powder & Newton’s Nook Designs Inspiration Week | Day 5

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Hello and welcome to day 5 of the week long inspirational tour between WOW! and Newton’s Nook Designs.

When I was offered the chance to take part, I was sent two fabulous products by Newton’s Nook Designs. This gorgeous Cottage Garden stamp set and by contrast a Hibiscus die set.

I’m a big fan of Scandinavian design and this stamp set was crying out for this look. Keeping it simple with one colour of embossing powder, Primary Pink Robin, created the traditional folk design I was after.

With a large block it was easy to arrange my stamps in a pattern I liked so I could stamp the whole thing in one go. I only had to add the little leaf stalk afterwards. This sort of design would make a lovely Christmas look too.

The second card uses the die set, simply embossing the elements with Primary Chartreuse and Pink Robin twice to get a nice rich depth of colour. I brought in the Cottage Garden stamps to tie the two cards together just using a British Summer grey powder to keep it simple.

Now every blog hop has prizes and you have the opportunity to win a Newton’s Nook Designs $25 gift card, and from WOW! Embossing Powder, 6 x Embossing Powders (of your choice) PLUS carry case so Here’s how to win:
Leave comments on the WOW! Embossing Powder Team blog posts using Newton’s Nook Designs products all week (September 23 – 27).

One winner will be randomly chosen from the blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday, September 27th at midnight GMT to comment. The winner will be announced on the WOW! Embossing Powder blog post on Monday, October 1st.

You can find all of the other wonderful posts on the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog and the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog.

Today I’m joined by Gemma in showcasing our inspirational makes. Please pay her a visit if you haven’t done so yet.

Thank you for visiting and good luck.

Jaine xx

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