Wednesday, 27 April 2016

WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop

Hi guys!

I'm back today with a new project created for another fun WOW! embossing powder blog hop.  
We wanted to have a combined blog hop for the 2015 and 2016 Design Team. Please leave comments on each of the Design Teams posts which will give you more a chance 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.

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

As the brief for this was free reign I decided to have some fun mixing paints, inks, foils and embossing powder to see where it led me...

And I think the end result is rather funky :) Laden with texture and colours, I was in my element with this one.

I have used Flights of Fancy and Sparkle & Shine stamps along with of Copper, Midas Touch and Royal Crush embossing powders. Ice Blue foil worked so well with my chosen colour scheme and gives the project a real lift.

WOW Blog Hop list:

Fran Westmoreland >> You are here!<<

Please leave comments on each stop by Saturday 30th April at 11:59 PM BST for a chance to win.

Where to Buy:

 Good luck and enjoy hopping!

Friday, 8 April 2016

Nature's Abode

Hey everyone!

I have some inspiration for you over on the WOW! blog today and this month we have a Spring theme going on. I love Spring and wanted to create a project that epitomises it for me so I went with a cute altered tin lid filled with foliage.


I was inspired by the beautiful colours of Spring and the mix of rustic textures mixed with soft pastels and flowers.

I have used the Flights of Fancy leaves stamped onto acetate with WOW clear embossing ink then sprinkled the leaves with Under The Sea, Bluetiful, White Pearl and Metallic Copper powders. I then melted the powder to create a 3D warped effect, as the acetate distorts with the heat and sets into a realistic shape once cool.Stamping details have been added to the background paper using a stamp from the Sparkle & Shine with clear embossing ink and Opaque White powder.

For the "nest" I mixed Melt-It powder with Metallic Copper and Opaque White powder to create a beige colour and poured onto a heat resistant mat in a swirl. The little vellum butterfly has been coloured with an embossing pen and highlighted with Bluetiful embossing powder which gives a lovely semi translucent finish.
Coastal embossing glitter around the edges of the tin and onto the tissue paper border adds a lovely shimmer and texture to the project.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
x x x

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Exciting News...

Hey lovely friends!

I have some awesome news to share which I've been keeping quite about... I am now part of the Prima Marketing Education Team!! I'm so over the moon to be given this opportunity and looking forward to teaching and meeting crafty minded people. I'm still pinching myself!

If you're interested in me teaching at your shop feel free to contact me for info at:


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Prima April Sketch + New Video Tutorial

Hi lovelies! I hope you are well. I have a new video tutorial and layout for you today based on the    Prima build a page sketch for April. Riikka has done a great job this month with the sketch and here is my take on it...

I decided to take this sketch into an 8"x8" form using paper from Tales of You and Me collection.

The background has been created by stenciling with chalk paint then applying another layer with the same stencil via 3D Gel mixed with mica powder. I added colour with oil pastels which I blended with water, also using these to add bold lines and highlights to the project.

Some layering details

And a little inspirational video treat for you! Watch my start to finish tutorial to see how I created this layout below:

Prima Products: 8x8 Paper Pad-Tales of You & Me  991074, A4 Collection Kit-Tales of You & Me  583743, Ephemera - French Riviera 583668, Ephemera - Tales of You & Me 583675, Art Basics: Double-Sided Texture Brushes Set 1 - 3 pcs 963873 , Royal Menagerie - Victoria 583279 , 3x4 Journaling Pad - Royal Menagerie 582593 , Debutante- Lucca 580742 , Debutante- Penelope 580728, Flowers - Quartzite 586775, Art Ingredients-Glass Glitter: Copper 961640 , 7x9 Stencil-Grungy Grid 962319, SIIC - A Victorian Christmas 582333, Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Ancient Coin 963057, Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Rusty Red 963156, Color Bloom - Vintage Metal Gold Foil 573805, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White (17 fl. oz.) 961374, Art Ingredients-Mica Powder: Gold 962524, Artist quality Oil Pastel Crayons 814328, Art Basics - 3D Matte Gel (8 fl. oz.) 961398

Warm Wednesday Hugs