WOW! with seth apter and stencil girl blog hop

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;

Jaine – That’s me!






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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116 thoughts on “WOW! with seth apter and stencil girl blog hop

  1. The book theme is right on. I love how you’ve used just the right amount of black detail on the bright colors!

  2. Love the stamped fabric tabs that were sewn to the edges of the pages! Also found the layering of the color harmonies worked really well! Overall a beautiful testament to how art helps to heal!

  3. Wow! I too lost job to Covid and finding my way through art AND just recently treated myself to a few of the embossing powders that Seth Apter has featured:a trio of WOW metallics including my favorite Crusty Copper. I used it making a ConcerTINa and through these wonderful experiences are feeling that I am getting my MOJO back…just in time for my birthday on Sept. 24th. Thank you for adding inspiration to my life.

  4. Hi Jaine—your mini book is beautiful—repeating patterns always seems to be a method of showing connection while moving forward. Your square cut ups of letter is fabulous!
    so much texture -perhaps the tactile many of us are longing for during Covid- is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art process.

  5. Excellent choice to make a journal to use all of the products but also for a wonderful focus piece for navigating your feelings. Very nice contrast with the colors. Of course WOW Embossing powders are on my to get list.

  6. Your grungy mini book is super cool, with the sewn stitches and all! And the stenciled text cut up in squares is maybe my favourite detail, too!

  7. I love minis. This one is fun. Will have to go back and try to make my own. Thanx for the boost.

  8. I love how you put your heart and soul in this piece. I’m glad that you’re in a better place.

  9. Love your little book. The colours make me think of brighter days ahead.

  10. Thanks for sharing your mini journal…colors, embossing and shapes are coordinated very well, yea!

  11. Really enjoying seeing everyone’s creativity! Blog hops are so much fun – some I have not seen before!

  12. Truly beautiful journal! Loved the color scheme and everything about it!

  13. Yes losing your job does make you feel unsettled but I pray things work out even better for you! Love your work!

  14. Such a happy explosion of colour, texture, shapes and sentiment. It excites the eye – and the mind!

  15. Wow to the WOW! This mini journal is so full of beautiful elements! I really like the way you use pieces to create, the colors and your composition are awesome! Thank you for sharing this wonderful journal.

  16. Amazing what you created starting with a single piece of paper! I love that you also incorporated some stitching along with loads of bright colors!

  17. What a great book! And a fine showpiece for the wonderful stencils and stamps and embossing powders. Cool.

  18. An uplifting little journal and a great message on every page. The loss of a job that you love is a hard pill to swallow. Your creative spirit has guided you through in a special way.

  19. I love how you used the embossing to create your project. So inspiring!

  20. I like the way you used the stencils with embossing powders. I need to give that a try. Great colors!

  21. I live the vibrant colors! I seem to gravitate to working with vintage and earthy tones, so I want to expand my palette. Thanks

  22. I just love the journal book you created. Love how you cut up RM’s stenciled paper! Great tip!

  23. Wow, you’ve made me want these powders now. I’ve never tried them. Beautiful work! THank you!

  24. I love the way you stenciled papers then used die cuts of them to feature on your pages! Very very nice. I hope things turn around for you, it is stressful to lose a job.

  25. There is so much inspiration in your little book. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  26. I like your color palette and the use of repetition. I, too, am unsttled. I appreciate your use of diecuts and the use of words throughout.

  27. I love this book! It is so interesting with the colors, textures and techniques. And what a wonderful opportunity to win some goodies as well. Thank you

  28. Love the color and repetition throughout the work. Great inspiration!

  29. Love all that color and texture in your beautiful mini journal, plus what a wonderfully positive and creative action to take during this pandemic time! Thank you for sharing your incredible talents, such inspiration.

  30. So love this, the colours, looks so tactile and all that detail…fabulous!

  31. Love the colors and composition! I completely relate with the word “Enough” – that’s what I feel like yelling at the Universe everyday since COVID hit!

  32. The variety of tones, textures, shapes and stencils matches perfectly with the understandable theme of the journal (and the feelings of so many of us right now). And the sayings are a beautiful complement. Thanks for your openness and for sharing your unquestionably creative talents on this hop!

  33. Pretty colors and textures! Love the designs! Beautiful projects!

  34. Such wonderful work! Your repeating squares are a real unifier and add much interest!

  35. I love little books … you’re is awesome!! The colours and the stencils with the embossing is Great !! Well done ✔️

  36. I’ve always wanted to do a journal but didn’t know where to start from so thanks for doing this mini journal instead of a card it’s really cute love the colors on it

  37. Your mini journal is fabulous , Jaine with the pages holding such fantastic creativity and positive , hopeful messages. I love it and tfs not only your creativity but your recent personal experience aswell .
    I’m so sorry you have had to go through some unsettling times but hope that the future holds some exciting happy times for you .
    Take Care

  38. So sorry to hear about your job, hope your inspiring art is bringing you joy and a new and even more wonderful job is available for you soon.

  39. Your journal pages are so full of color and texture. Love what you have done.

  40. WOW! I love your mixed-media journal, so colorful with many different interesting textures.

  41. I love your journal. It is so special and colorful. The design and textures are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your story… In difficult times I try to tell myself as one chapter ends another one begins. Wishing you a bright new chapter of happiness and creativity.

  42. Your journal is so inspirational. I love all the layers of color and texture that you added to each page.

  43. Love your journal- journey, the bright colors reflect that you are on a positive path 😀 thanks for sharing.

  44. The stencil designs & contrasts you created look amazing. Love this mini book!

  45. Beautiful work! It’s fun to see what other artists do and the products they use …thanks for sharing 😃

  46. This is a fun piece has a happy feeling thank you for sharing.

  47. So vibrant and colorful. Lots of layers and I love the stencils. Couldn’t find video link though. Would have been great to see your creative process. 🥰

  48. Love your vibrant book! Especially appreciate your transparency regarding your journey during this time. There is hope to be found, thanks.

  49. What an exciting little book of marvels! Thanks for sharing your process!

  50. Wow! What a great project. I love the colors and images used. Thank you for your inspiration!

  51. I love this book. This inspiration is great and the seen tabs look so cool. Thanks for taking the tome to share your method. Love it!

  52. Love how vibrant and contemporary your book is. So fun. Hope to see more of your work

  53. Fabulous journal. Love how Vibrant and contemporary it is. Great stitching too

  54. I get inspired seeing this beautiful book you’ve created … great color and designs !!! Thank you for sharing!! And one piece of paper!!!!!!!

  55. WOW WOW WOW! This is amazing ! I LOVE the colors, the tabs and pages are just awesome!

  56. this is so wonderful. lush colours and a great mix of patterns and text. what’s not to love about embossing powders and stencils.

  57. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved job and hope you are able to find another one that you enjoy soon.
    I love the vivid paint colors that you used in your project. They are gorgeous.

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