Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The 4 of Us {Gauche Alchemy | UmWowStudio Swap}

Hello Friends!!! Welcome today 4 of our UmWowStudio and Gauche Alchemy swap!

Gauche Alchemy is a mixed media kit company that specialized in the most amazing themed kits of vintage ephemera and mixed media supplies. They also offer mixed media supplies sold separately, like washi tape, specialty papers, punchinella and more! Gauche Alchemy : Site | Store | Facebook

This glorious 12x12 is by Miae :

Miae says : Hey everyone! Using both UmWowStudio and Gauche Alchemy on my page today and what a great pair they make! UWS and GA had just the right goodies to help me embellish my page and tell my story.

This page is about my family and our love of traveling so I used the Potty People set to depict us and the Layered Raindrops as a map pin icon. Those little Potty People were exactly what I needed and they come in three different sizes....just perfect for my family of four! I left them au natural because they're just so cute as they are! I wanted my map pin symbol to be bold, say "here we are!" so I covered it with black glitter then painted it with black distress stain.

Washi tape and punchinella from Gauche Alchemy helped to create my background. The washi tape had these tiny little hearts, so cute! I used the hearts punchinella as a stencil with molding paste to create background texture and then used it again as layering under the photo to break up the straight lines and give contrast between the white photo border and the white background paper. I also used items from the Blue Streak Mixed Media Color Kit to make my title. I found that big ol' 4 to be just right.

UWS Potty People
UWS Layered Raindrops
Gauche Alchemy washi tape
Gauche Alchemy punchinella heart 6mm pink
Gauche Alchemy Blue Streak Mixed Media Color kit
VLVS stamp plate 927

>>>While you're visiting us this week -- be sure to leave comments! 

We've got one $20 gift certificate for Gauche Alchemy to give away (and they've got one of ours!) -- and if you can't wait to see if you're the winner of either giveaway : use coupon code UmWowGA2013 for 10% off in EITHER shop!<<<


  1. I just love your style!! It's beautiful!!

  2. I never heard of Um Wow until this Blog Hop- so TFS. I love your layout and how it is so artistic. It inspires me to try more techniques!

  3. Love the mixed media layout! It' super cool!

  4. I am so thankful that I have found Gauche Alchemy through the UmWow Blog. I love the art on their Blog and products in their shop. It's so fun and gives me many cool ideas! Thanks!

  5. Oh my gosh, this layout is AWESOME!

  6. Miae, this is FAB!! love it!!

  7. Aww!I LOVE this layout! Wonderful!

  8. Look at those beautiful colors!!! Great!

  9. the textured hearts made from stenciling the heart punchinella!!! Amazing LO. Love it!!!
    <3 J

  10. totally beautiful page, the colors.. who doesn't love the potty family!?!?! lol.. washi and punchinella?? Come on!!

  11. I love this layout! Awesome!