Wednesday, 27 April 2016

A WOW! Blog hop!

I have loved being part of the WOW! Embossing Powder Design team!
As a last 'hoorah' (!) we are having a blog hop combining both the 2015and 2016 teams... with some amazing prizes along the way!

 Please leave a comment on each of the Design Teams posts as you hop, this will enter you into the draw to win some not-yet-released WOW! products. We will be giving away 1 of each of these sets to three lucky winners! The new products will be available from May onwards, for those who miss out :)

Set 1:
Designed by Marion Emberson: Hey Little Flower Stamp *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Just Saying Stamp *NEW*

Set 2:
Designed by Marion Emberson: Strawberry Sundae Embossing Powder *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Blueberry Cheesecake Embossing Powder *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Peppermint Tea Embossing Powder *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Banana Split Embossing Powder *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Mint Macaroon Embossing Powder *NEW*

Set 3:
Buttons Mould
Hearts Mould

WOW Blog Hop list:

Laurence Colling

Please leave comments on each stop by Saturday 30th April at 11:59 PM BST for a chance to win. Good luck and happy hopping :)

Where to Buy WOW! Embossing Powders:
US Shop

So.... that's the official stuff out of the way! What did I create for the hop? 
This little lady...

Lots of WOW! powder on there! 
Her dress is one large bit of triple embossing. I melted three layers of clear Ultra High powder, then added a top layer of Fluorescent Blue powder to give the colour.
Once the blue was cold, I sponged Versamark ink through some sequin waste, then added bright white super fine powder Once this is melted in, it gives the fabulous dot effect!
For more interest, I also added a teeny pinch of Primary Apple Red and Pastel Glacier mint to give the blue and red speckled effect.... 

I also used silicone moulds for my 3D embellishments! Miss Serenity has a blue flower in her hair....

and is carrying a red posy..

Both are made using the Blossom Mould.     The glitter effect is created by adding a teeny tiny sprinkle of Sparkling Snow powder into the mould before adding the molten coloured powder. The glitter powder has just enough heat to be melted onto the surface of the blossom, but not so much it all blends in and some sparkle is lost! Looks very glittery in real life :)
The blossoms are made from Apple Red and Fluorescent Blue powders. The blue turns paler once you heat up a lot of it and mix it around! 
I hope you like her.... a nice combination of hand drawn whimsy and  WOW!

So.. your next stop on the hop is  Fran ! 
Don't forget to leave everyone a comment, and good luck in the draw!
Trish xxx  

Monday, 18 April 2016

Colourful Storage!

Over on the Our Creative Corner blog today, I am sharing a storage shelf from Tando Creative!

Of course, I may have painted it a little :)
Here is a sneaky peek....

Why not hop on over to the blog and have a proper look!
You'll find the Tando Sponsor Spotlight post HERE

Have a great day,
Trish xx

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Bird On A String

Another ATB from me today over on the Calico Crafts Parts blog! I am still a teensy bit obsessed with these cubes, you would think inspiration would run dry after so many, but it really doesn't!!
Here is a little peek..

To see everything, you'll need to pop on over to the CCP blog HERE :) Yep, I'm being a big meany today!
Take care,
Trish xx

Friday, 1 April 2016

April Challenge at Our Creative Corner

It's the first of the month again... so time for a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner!

This month, the challenge theme is:


                          This month's challenge invites you to let us see your gypsy nature.  
Gypsies are wanderers, purveyors of exquisite things, mysterious things, free-spirited bohemians curating the beauty of life and sharing the wonders with you as the travel along.
So for the challenge let your creativity run wild and free like a gypsy 
  we want you to create interesting items you might imagine finding at a traditional Gypsy Fayre.

You may create whatever your gypsy heart desires, but it must....

contain at least 3 colours from the featured colour palette 
  show us how your project is inspired by this gorgeous ode to the gypsy soul!

                                So craft with the soul of a gypsy and share the wonder with us.  

Our sponsor this month is: 

I created a bracelet..... Whilst bohemian and individual, the handstamped 'gypsy' charm grounds the wearer with her sense of identity, wherever her gypsy soul may travel. 

Why not hop on over to the OCC blog HERE, and have a look at all the amazing creations dreamt up by the rest of the team!
I can't wait to see how you all interpret the theme!
Have a great day,
Trish x