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Pastel Love

I’m not sure the words ‘pastel’ and ‘love’ have been used much in my vocabulary but when I saw that the theme for the month at WOW! is Pastels, of course I had to embrace it.

I created these two projects, the second one up on the blog as a tutorial, and I think I can honestly say, pastels are my new love – well until the end of Easter anyway!

Catch up with the latest pastel creations and find out how I made the above decorated eggs by visting WOW! Embossing here.

Jaine x

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Spring Inspiration!

Happy Friday and hello spring? The end of February was glorious where we are, warm, sunny and dry. I think we got a little carried away with ourselves and started to imagine outdoor activities and ice-cream! I know, I’m guilty of pushing the woolly pullies to the back of the wardrobe.

However, March came in and whoops!! Stormy, wet and cold weather was back. My wardrobe is a mess, as the woollies have been dragged over the spring garments and scarves pulled out from under thin tops. Ah well, it was a bit bonkers to be honest not to mention worrying.

My morning walks with Cooper are a good opportunity to watch the season change however and gather some inspiration along the way.  The pine branch above will find its way into my sketch book and may even be used next Christmas.  The fern will be used in a print I think and already I’ve added a small piece in my Simple Stories planner layout. I touched it with a brayer and a little white ink to tone it down and help it blend into the page better.

It fitted perfectly with my spring like theme for March and the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse collection ephemera from Paper Pen and Plan.

I also used a little on my WOW! Embossing Powder Facebook challenge piece. This month the challenge is all about foils and I was desparate to use mine in an abstract way. I love abstract backgrounds and using them this way over a smooshed ink layer was so much fun.

I’m declaring March Nature Inspiration month just because I can! Why not try including a little nature in your work?

Have a good weekend

Jaine x


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WOW! Embossing Powder and Trinity Blog Hop

WELCOME

Welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder and Trinity blog hop.We’ve a super talented line up of designers for you to follow along with, all sharing some fabulous inspiration as well as the opportunity to win some amazing prizes! The hop will last until the 3rd March so you’ll have plenty of time to have a look around. Don’t forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs if you want the opportunity to win the prizes, which are listed below.

The Blog Hop prize announcement will be made on Wednesday, 6th March 2019, and winners will be announced on both Trinity Stamps & WOW! Embossing blog. The prizes include: 6 x powders (of the winners choosing) + a carry case from WOW! Embossing Powder, and Trinity Stamps have an amazing pack of goodies with Stamps, Die and Embellishments.

So what did I make…?

I was lucky enough to be sent this super cute stamp set called Bouquet Of Hope which is so full of detail and great for some colouring. I combined it with the new Embossing ink refill tool and Taffeta Pink Embossing powder.

While the stamp was on the block, I inked up the bottom half with a VersaFine ink then spot inked using the new Inking tool, the flowers at the top, and stamped my image onto watercolour paper.  I could then emboss the top part of the image with the Taffeta powder and used my favourite watercolours to add a wash of colour, keeping it loose and fresh.

I’m loving this tool and I can see it’s going to totally change the way I ink and stamp in the future. You will be able to get your hands on it from March onwards.

The blog line up is as follows…

Trinity Stamps

Yasmin

Jo

Christine

Donna

Ashlee

Jaine – YOU ARE HERE!

Verity

Brenda

Erica

Laura

Karen

Emily

Dana

Raluca

Katie

Judy

Emelie

Amy

WOW! Embossing Powder

Thank you for stopping by, your next stop is Verity.

#wowembossingpowder #trinitystamps #wowembossing #heatembossing

Happy Hopping!

Jaine xx

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Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells…

Wow, December 1st has arrived and it’s time to start bombarding social media with Christmas makes!!  My work table looks like a bomb has exploded in my studio, seriously!! I have to vacuum the floor every day to pick up the glitter before the animals tread it through the house on their paws!

Last weekend I hosted a workshop for the Mozaik ladies where we made a Winter themed canvas. We had a wonderful day and I have to say it’s the first time everyone actually finished a project from start to finish so I’m hugely proud of all of them. 

I’ve been promising the ladies for quite some time now a mixed media canvas project and for one reason or another we’ve never quite taken it on. So I was determined this time to go for it and throw all sorts of materials and techniques at them and they really embraced the theme. Every one of them produced something wonderful which made me very happy.

As it’s the first of the month, that means a new WOW! Embossing Powders Facebook Challenge and the final theme of the year is Silver and Gold.

I brought out my favourite stamps, which I use every year without fail (everyone has their favourites), the script stamp is from IndigoBlu and the star is a wood mounted one from Stampers Anonymous and paired them with Metallic Silver and Atlantic Seaspray Embossing Powder from WOW!. 

Right now I’m crafting myself silly preparing for a Christmas Market where I’ll have a small stand.

Have a good weekend and I’ll be back soon.

Jaine x

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WOW and Studio Katia Blog Hop

Today two amazing companies are teaming up and invite you to WOW! Embossing Powder and Studio Katia Collaboration Blog Hop! Our Design Team members are sharing their creativity with you through stunning and inspiring projects they created using fabulous products from these two amazing companies. Be sure to check every stop on the way to enjoy all the inspiration we have for you and for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!

You can win TWO $25 CAD Gift Certificates to Studio Katia Store and 6 WOW! Embossing Powder powders of your choice along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in.

Winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS and announced on WOW & Studio Katia Blogs on November 27, 2018.

Here’s how to enter:

– Leave a comment on this blog post and on every stop of the Blog Hop

– Follow Studio Katia and WOW! Embossing Powder on Instagram

– Like Studio Katia and WOW! Embossing Powder on Facebook

– Make sure to leave all the comments by Sunday, November 25, 2018, 11:59 pm GMT
Make sure to leave a comment on each stop of the Blog Hop for your chance to win great prizes!

And what have I made? Well, let me show you. I was very kindly sent a beautiful tea themed stamp and die called ‘A Cup Of Thanks’ which was crying out for some gorgeous colouring. I embossed the image with Oasis powder before choosing my colours. Even though the image would have looked lovely in glorious colour, I thought it best to stick to just three colours so it wouldn’t look too busy.

In the package, I also received some fabulous little packets of sequins and beads which gave me the inspiration to make a shaker card.

The ‘Thanks’ is also part of the teacup die set from Studio Katia and once cut I gave it a coat of Calypso Embossing Glitter.

After colouring my teacup, I over inked with the Embossing pad and sprinkled over Clear Sparkle to give it a lovely glittery look.

It would make a lovely thank you to go with a little gift at Christmas, maybe make a tag to match perhaps?

Jaine x

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Blog Hop With WOW! and Pink And Main

I was so pleased to have been sent this butterfly stamp set from Pink and Main called “You Can Fly” and it’s coordinating die and couldn’t wait to try it out.

You Can Fly by Pink And Main

The butterfly stamp was just crying out to be stamped on acetate and the results didn’t disappoint. I ended up stamping and embossing in several different powders just to see how they looked. I used Rose Gold, Metalline Himalayan Musk, Long Island Teal and  Calypso Embossing Glitter.

As well as the brand new heat tool from WOW! Embossing Powders which is absolutely amazing! You have to get one!

With all those left over butterflies the only thing to do was to show them off by gluing them to some twisted hazel twigs and putting these into a glass bowl.

Anyway, that’s enough about me, please go on and discover all the other inspirational projects the other designers have to offer.

The Blog Hop prize announcement will be made on Wednesday, October 22, 2018, on both Pink & Main & WOW! Embossing blog. The Prizes to be won are a $25 gift certificate to Pink & Main store, 6 x powders + carry case from the WOW! Embossing Powder Store.

You have come from Jackie

Jaine – That’s me!

Thank you for stopping by, and now Please do go and visit the blog of Jeannie to leave some love .

Have fun and happy hopping.

Jaine xx

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WOW and Pink Fresh Studio Blog Hop

Hello there! All this week the team at WOW Embossing Powders are joining forces with the fabulous Pink Fresh Studio Creative Team for a fun-filled Blog Hop.
Blog hops bring so much inspiration and here we are bringing you a wonderful, creative and inspirational line up. Not only will you be inspired BUT if you leave a comment on each designer’s blog, you’ll earn a chance to win 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in.
Pink Fresh Studio will be offering a gift card worth a whopping $50
I was very generously given the opportunity to use a stamp and die set from Pink Fresh and I chose to use this cute Forest Friends set. As a lover of the forest and forest friends every day on my dog walks and being surrounded by the forest here in Luxembourg I simply had to have it.  The die too is an absolute must to be able to create this beautiful dimensional look.
I used Primary Chartreuse from WOW on the background as it’s such a gorgeous green shade and British Summer to stamp the little animal friends as it’s not so dark as an obvious black. I also stamped the little bear a second time and cut him out to layer up creating even more dimension.
Here are a couple of better looks at it.
The Winners from the hop will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL OF THE POSTS from this blog hop by 7th September 2018 and the will be announced on the WOW blog the week of 10th September 2018.
If you are hopping along, you should have come from the blog of Gemma Campbell.
Your next stop is our very own Jo Herbert.
If you get lost along the way, head back over to the WOW! Embossing Powder / Pink Fresh Studio blog for the complete list of designers joining in the hop.
 
Jaine Drake – That’s me!
Good luck and happy hopping
Jaine xx

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A Rainbow Of Colours

I’m so happy right now to have my workspace studio in my basement because believe me when it’s 38° outside the basement is the only place I want to be. If I open the back door to go out it’s like standing in front of the oven so I’m here squirrelled away as much as possible so I won’t melt.

It means I can get lots of things done and plan for all the new projects ahead.

As it’s August already there’s a new challenge on the WOW Embossing Powders Facebook page and the theme this month is “Rainbow”. What better excuse for bringing out as many colours of powder as is possible on one project? Plus it’s a wonderful excuse for going a little bit mad – not that I need an excuse.

On the card below I created a watercolour background over stamped and embossed butterflies from Pretty Pink Posh and added a floral die cut border embossed with various colours of powder.

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WOW And Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop

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An Update From The Studio

Good morning from a the sunny Dutch coast where we’re taking a few days break to recharge and rest. It’s the first time taking the dog too so his reaction to the sea will be priceless.

This week it was my turn to post on the WOW blog and the theme for the month is Embossing Glitter. I’m really embracing my glittery side and find myself adding some to almost everything these days. I never thought I’d say that.

I have this awsome stamp set from Jane Davenport which I used on this card and thought it reminded me of Asian art which inspired me to go for this Asian design.

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