Friday, August 29, 2014

Love This {12x12 by Guest CT member Anna R.}

Hello folks! today we have the talented Anna Rogalska joining our team for a brief stint as a Guest Creative Team Member. She always has the most elaborate stunning layouts, and I'm excited to feature her for a day!

Hi Everyone! I'm Anna Rogalska. I live in Poland. I am a landscape architect, scrapbooker and in my spare time I am a keen runner. I've been scrapbooking for nearly 6 years. My scrapping style is a little bit of everything, romantic, a little shabby and mixed media. I love to try new techniques!
I make layouts, cards, tags and altered items. I am definitely a flower addict! I absolutely love flowers, chipboard, stencils and paints which are usually incorporated in most of my layouts
I am very excited to be here to share with you a project I created with UmWowStudio products. Thank you DeeDee for having me :)
..You can find me here:

Today I am sharing with you a layout about flowers in my garden, because flowers are my biggest love! I am completely addicted to plants and gardening.
I created a layout using my favourite 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk collection and gorgeous UmWowStudio chipboard pieces like: Doilies, Distressed Harlequin Background and Love This Arrow Title.
My background is made mostly with 13arts mediums like purple mists and paints. I love this color!

UmWowStudio Products:
Distressed Harlequin Background
Love This Arrow Title

7 Dots Studio - Nature Walk - Winged Vines paper
7 Dots Studio - Nature Walk - Clear Stamps

and from others:
13arts: gesso, modeling paste, mists and paints
Prima stencil

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Scary Weather!

Hello friends and bloggers....Welcome!
Geraldine here today, to share two of my latest tag creations.
Here at UmWowStudio we recently had a fabulous Blog Hop and I was inspired by some of the gorgeous tags that DeeDee Catron had made - couldn't resist looking at them as they were both fabulous..... so for today I decided to share that inspiration that led me to making this set.....
Together they are called ~ 'Scary Weather'
Yes -I know I have used  those Spooky trees again - Oh how I love these, so how could I resist anything to do with nature?

UmWowStudio products used:

I have also used lots of other mediums to create these:
Shimmerz textures, Tim Holtz Crackle paint, Distress glitter, twine and various distress inks.
7 DotsStudio - Cold Country paper.
Hope you have enjoyed my post and see you in September!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Good stuff

Good morning friends,
I fell in love with so many of the new  UWS releases this past month, but one of my favorites that I could not wait to get my hands on was the Rainy Day Flair. A few weeks ago, the lawn sprinklers in our housing community started coming on during the day. Being the fun, unexpected situation it was, I let the girls run crazy through it, in their clothes. Of course I had to grab my camera, creating the perfect photos to showcase these amazing .
I wanted to create the raindrops in a multitude of colors and chose to stagger my UWS Snowflake Confetti burst shapes throughout the bottom half of my page. It was just the pop I was needing. I chose to keep them unaltered for a contrast in colors!
I added my Flair button onto a simple stories sun and cloud print, the perfect look for sprinklers in the sunshine. Last off I added three arrows in varying sizes from my Arrow Confetti.
I had so much fun creating this layout and I hope it inspired you to grab some of these super fun.

UmWowStudio products used:
Arrow Confetti
Snowflake Confetti
Rainy Day Flair

Friday, August 22, 2014

pocket pages by Tusia Lech + video

Hello UWS fans :)

Here is Tusia Lech. For my today blog post I prepared a spread with gorgeous Pocket Chip pieces. I made also a video to show you, how everything was created.

Below you can see a close-up with Happy Hello Pocket Chip covered with embossing powder.

On the background paper I applied gesso through UmWowStudio stencils - Checker Board Mask and Wood Grain Mask.

Here you can see a chipboard from Today Chevron Pocket Chip set.

And here you can watch the video with a whole process of creation - enjoy :)

UmWowStudio products:
Happy Hello Pocket Chip
Checker Board Mask
Wood Grain Mask
Today Chevrons Pocket Chip

Tusia Lech

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gear Mash Up Mini Canvas

Hello and Happy Thursday!  Tina Walker here today with a new project for UmWowStudio, a mixed media canvas!

Gears are a great design element, and the Gear Mash collection from UmWowStudio is the perfect set to create a gear project!

My mixed media canvas was a fairly simple and quick project.  You can create immediate dimension to any canvas project by stacking canvases. 

To create the background canvas, I added modeling paste directly to the burlap canvas.  Once it was dry, I sprayed the canvas with Gold Spray Paint.  I wanted a bold color statement, so I added 3 strips of May Arts ribbon.  I really love how the ribbon added quick texture and interest.

To build my focal canvas, I added modeling paste and gold spray paint as with the large canvas.  I then pre-prepared the gear chipboard with a coat of gesso and several colors of sprays and paints. 

I adhered the gear chipboard to my smaller canvas, layering them for dimension.  Once I was happy with the gear chip placement, I added more sprays and paints, pulling the entire canvas together.

I used word stickers for my sentiment (super easy and quick) and some twine to finish it off. 

Creating mixed media projects does not need to be time consuming or difficult.  Using basic supplies and customizable UmWowStudio chipboard makes it fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Discover Hidden Creatures

creature, allassiter, UWS full Hello! It's Amy here today, to share a layout I made, with a fun, whimsical and lighthearted feel!just imagine, stenciling
I started by creating my background with mists and watercolors/watercolor pencils. I laid down the harlequin mask, and used black ink to give some contrast. To give some texture, I used the checkerboard mask, and rubbed on some 13 Arts gesso (it's nice and textural/substantial) using my fingers. Adding watercolor over the gesso (once dry) gave a little splash of color as well.

gnome and reeds
After layering up some papers and fibers, I began to embellish. I painted the cat tails chipboard pieces, adding some moss underneath for a natural look, as well as flowers and the beautiful embellishments, like the dragonflies and bird nest. All of these (and the papers) were in July's Scraps of Darkness kit, "Believe."

flowers and reeds I love how this layout shows my quirkiness (I painted myself as a fox for Halloween last year), and my love for gnomes and other great fantasy woodland creatures. :) Thanks for having a look today, and lots of artsy crafty gnome sparkle blessings are being sent to you! Loves, Amy  

 UmWowStudio- Stencils- checkerboard, harlequin; Chipboard-Cat Tails
Papers and Embellishments: Scraps of Darkness July Kit, Believe
(BoBunny, Prima Marketing, Renea Bouquets)
Stamps-Viva Las VegaStamps!
Paints-13 Arts, Sakura (watercolor), Faber Castell (watercolor pencil)
Mists-13 Arts, Tattered Angels
Washi Tape-Tim Holtz
Fibers-Webster's Pages

Temple Bayon by Miae

Hello all!

Have you ever been to Cambodia and wandered among the many temple ruins? We had an opportunity to do so last year and one of the amazing, standout temples we explored was Bayon. Here I'm sharing with you a photo of one of the many stone faces that grace Bayon's towers.

I wanted to create a page with an ancient feel. I loved the way the Brick Mask helped me do just that with the background. I used paper from 7Dots Studio Love is in the Air collecton, took an Oil Bar to the Brick Mask and created the background.

Next, I took the square chipboard from Layered Squares and cut them down to create rectangles (more along the lines of the bricks). To given them a more rough, stone look, I dabbed them with molding paste, then painted them with metallic watercolors.

There are jungles all around the many temples in Cambodia so I wanted to add a floral element to my layout. I took chipboard from the Floral Collectioin and painted them with Distress Crackle paint.

I hope you find some inspiration here!


7Dots Studio Love is in the Air
Prima Blossom Branches Walnut
Stampers Anonymous Floral Tattoo
Inkadinkado Floral Damask
Distress Crackle Paint