Welcome to the Autumn Coffee Lovers Blog Hop hosted by Coffee Loving Cardmakers. WOW! Embossing are donating a $20 gift card to the event as one of the sponsors and I’m happy to be taking part in this fun event today.
As a member of the WOW! Embossing Powder team, I’m joining in by showing a fun card created by adding Provencal Embossing powder from the Riviera Trio over texture paste, spread through a stencil. It’s a fun technique which I enjoy using often.
Creating your own journal cards is very satisfying. You can create them in your own style or colour to match your planner or bullet journal and have fun on these small surfaces at the same time.
I made these two while testing out a new stencil for Paper Pen and Plan (which will be included in their Sweet Treat box for December).
I used a piece of smooth watercolour card so I could add a watercolour effect on top. Smearing Shaded Lilac Distress ink on a craft mat, I sprayed it with water to activate the ink and smooshed (very technical term there) the card through it to pick up the colour.
With the background dry, I stencilled first Salty Ocean then Dusty Concord through the stencil. My stencils for Paper Pen and Plan go almost to the edge so I masked the edges.
I gave these a spritz with water to give them a mottled look.
Once dry I could then add my details on top like the stickers from Simple Stories which I’ve been hanging on to for ever, some stamping with a Prima Travelers Journal stamp set and a Micron Pen to draw the lines.
Hello and welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder New Release giveaway Hop! We are so excited to show case to you our New Release collections. Bright, fun and seasonal, these powder collections have it all.
The new Catherine Pooler powder Cranberry Sparkle is a perfect go-to colour for Christmas crafting, but I thought I’d show how it could be used for any kind of project. Here I used it through one of my favourite stencils to create this stunning background and teamed it with Galaxy Glow, which is gorgeous as it is but really comes alive in the dark!
Cranberry Sparkle has so many different colours running through it.
Just look at how stunning this powder is in the dark!!
Using the same technique I couldn’t resist making a new monthly dashboard for my planner inspired by the colours I see around me at the moment.
Over an ink smooshed background, I stencilled the squares with texture paste and added Gilded powder from the Toteally Amazing trio, while it was still wet. I used my heat tool to set it and speed up the drying of the paste. The die cut shapes have been embossed with Iced Teal from the same set and Orangeade from Summer Scoops trio. I kept the letters of November plain and black so they would stand out on the colourful background.
The colours and feel on both of these projects are so very different but still created with the same mixed media which I love.
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LINEAL :Composed of or arranged in lines :Consisting of or being in a direct male or female line of ancestry :Descended in a direct line.
This little collage of papers, tea bag, flowers and another scrap of that tea dyed muslin I’d used before, was fairly easy and quick to put together. Dipping into my collage box, I chose the papers for their colour and arranged them pretty much vertically. I took this little photo to help me put them back in the same arrangement after I’d added glue and tape.
I added some stitching and staples to give some extra texture as well as holding things in place. I like to create my collage pieces separately like this then add them to the background in one piece.
Once added to the textured background, to stop the whole piece looking too random and bitty I trimmed it down to square off the edges making it much neater. As I’d cut off the word lineal I decided to add it back onto the collage by tucking it under the muslin.
The collage is filled with lines, from the texture paste in the background to the stitching lines and staples. All horizontal or vertical to create a harmonious whole. I love the shabby chic look but it has to be structured and tidy for me to accept it. A bit of a contradiction I know but it’s just the way I like to look at things.