Friday, May 30, 2014

Guest CT : Aneta {A tag and canvas}

Today I have a couple of FABULOUS bits of eye candy to show you from a Guest Creative Team member..


“I am 37 years old, Polish, and I have been living in Iceland for 13 years. I work as an Icelandic teacher.
My scrapbooking fascination started about 4 years ago but I have been deeply preoccupied with that for the last two years.
I love light pastels, vintage and shabby chic, nevertheless I feel comfortable in any pattern. In my case everything is dependent on the kind of paper I can see on my desk, the topic of a card and finally my mood . I can describe myself as a “card-making girl ” but I love to discover new things and I think is changing lately. Working with NATURE WALK and UmWow Studio products was a fantastic adventure. DeeDee thank you so much for making this dream come true! “

!! You are so welcome Aneta :) thank you so much for displaying our products in your GORGEOUS creations. !!

You can find Aneta's blog here.

And today she's sharing a canvas and a tag with us using lots of UmWowStudio and the Nature Walk collection by 7 Dots Studio :

In her canvas she's utilized our Butterfly Confetti and Exotic Florals.

And on her (GORGEOUS) our Butterfly Confetti makes another appearance, but is accompanied by our Chevron Confetti and Love Notes Flair. 

Please leave Aneta some love and let her know how thankful we are she stopped by to share her work with us today! ♥♥♥

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thank You - Cards

It is wiosanka's day today at UmWow Studio :-)
And this time I'd like to present two Thank You - Cards. (I think I like double projects recently ;-))
One of them is feminine and one - masculine. I'm courious if You can recognize them ;-)

UmWow Studio products:

Other stores products:
  • 7 Dots Studio Illumination papers and paper elements
  • Avery Elle stamps
  • May Arts ribbon
  • 13 Arts mists and acrylic medium

Scrap Around The World REVEAL

If you haven't seen yet, we are helping the Fabulous Helen over @ Scrap Around The World celebrate her birthday!!

You are totally encouraged to go over and enter the challenge... there are HUUUUUUUUUGE prizes, including one for a brand new challenge participant, and one from UmWowStudio!

Our prize pack today includes all SEVEN of the brand new Chipboard Tag Books, 5 mixed media stencil/masks, an abundance of chipboard embellishments AND a splattering of flat backed flair!!!

The inspiration board looks like this : 

And our super talented team has put together some serious eye candy to help inspire you :

Star Confetti | Gear Mash | Floral Collection | Circle Confetti Mask | Checker Board Mask

Layered Hearts | Every Day Speech Bubbles | Star Confetti Mask 

Balloons | Light Bulb Mask 

Layered Arrows | Polaroid Mash | Let's Get Lost Flair | Heart Confetti 

 Heart Confetti | Star Confetti Mask | Chevron Mask

Chevron Confetti | Pocket Chip | Our Princess Flair | Line of Chevrons Mask 

Gear Mash | Banner Mash | Diamond Confetti Mask | Mustard 29 Flair 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Playing with chipboards :)

Hi :)
Anai here with yet another project with our amazing products :)
This time I decided to experiment a little bit with the chipboards. Usually you can see me using chipboards with just a little bit of paint or glitter on top of them. This time I wanted to give them much more adventurous try :)
I've been using some other chipboards with mist before and I've learned a hard way, that most of them is not able to handle that much of the moisture... When it comes to all kinds of mists they were usually soaking too much, breaking and falling apart...

Well - I'm proud to say that UmWowStudio chipboards are probably un-breakable :)
I used some Lindy's Stamp Gang mist here and I haven't use any kind of primer on the chipboards. I've been misting and heat drying, misting and heat drying... and I think there's about 20 layers of misting and drying here :) 

I was trying to achive this very cool glimmery almost "metal" look.
Our chipboards are actually dark brown so you will not see a lot of color here (the effect would be different, if I would cover the surface with a white paint or gesso before misting), but the shine is amazing :D

UmWowStudio chipboards are thick and stiff. They look almost like they would have been cut in wood :) When you work with a lot of watery media - your base usually start to bend and curl. This tag bended a little bit, but I was able to keep it flat. I have to say - this is a product just perfect for mixed-media projects :)

This cute single daisy flower was covered with paint, thick layer of glossy accents and black glitter and it also haven't change its shape even a little :) 

It was really fun to work with this little mixed-media project. I'm going to use this tag as a fridge magnet. Because of all this shine - it looks different from every angle, so it will be very cool to look at it every day :)

UmWowStudio Products:
Circle Peek-a-boo Tag Book
Hexagon Confetti
Life is Good Flair

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Beaujolais by Manda

Hello, Manda here again today with another travel layout. I have been going through my old photos and trying to sort out an album about my trip to Europe almost 10 years ago. I am really loving looking back at all the wonderful places I went and hope to see some of them again one day. 
This layout is about a view from a hill where I went on a picnic so the page absolutely needed journalling so I could remember why I had this picture (I do not do a lot of journaling in general but I am trying to add more especially to older pictures.) I wanted to frame my photo and I love the little Make A Wish Pocket Chip frame but it was too small and the wrong shape for my photo but I wasn't going to let that stop me so I carefully cut each corner with my exacto knife. The great thing about the chipboard pieces is that if you want to cut them it is very easy even though the pieces are very strong.
To keep with the travel theme I used one of the Oh The Places You'll Go flair which I have been using right through my Europe pages. I journaled directly onto the page and because the background paper is rather busy I need to draw attention to it so I took a piece of the Arrow Title Mash to draw attention to it. I didn't alter the chipboard in any way because I liked how it drew the colours of the little village out of the photo. 

Thanks so much for visiting today, hope you have a great week.
Manda x 

Um Wow Studio Products:

Monday, May 26, 2014

two tags by Tusia Lech

Hello ladies :)

Today my turn to inspire you a little bit :) I created 2 tags using UmWowStudio products, May Arts ribbons, PanPastels and some more products.

Background was created with PanPastels and some stamps. I have added also a layer of vellum.

This tag was meant to emanate with love, so I have used Love Confetti chipboard pieces and The 2 of us flair.

The second tag is about lack of perfection. We should accept imperfection - we are humans, not robots :) And I wanted to created a small reminder of this :)

I have used UmWowStudio Circle Confetti chipboard and wonderful Wild flowers flair.

UWS Products:

Other companies products:
May Arts - ribbons
PanPastel - rich gold 911.5, Violet Tint 470.8 and Titanium White 100.5
7 Dots Studio - Nature Walk stamps, Nature Walk 6x12 Elements, Illumination Word Stickers, Messy Head 6x12 Elements, Hopefully Alpha Stickers

Sunday, May 25, 2014

April Sketch WINNER

We're getting to it a bit late this month... but our April Sketch winner is....

MICHELE KOSCIOLEK!! She used our Butterfly Swarm Mask, Butterfly Confetti, and Layered Butterflies, as well as our Black and Blue Flair on this awesome 12x12! email me @ to get your prize Michele :)

Don't forget to join our CURRENT MAY challenge to win yourself some goodies :)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Good Stuff

Hello :)
Anai here with a calm and sweet weekend layout for you.
Couple days ago I was coming back from work and I decided to spend some time in the city.
I bought myself delicious frozen coffee and I was just sitting there on the street listening to the music.
Sun was shining, people were passing by and it was just a perfect time :)
Usually I'm a very busy girl trying to manage three jobs and creative hobby... but this moment - it was a time just for me.

Even though the base of my layout is dark, I managed to give it a very happy feeling - mosty by using sweet pink accents, polka dot patterns, our chipboards and flairs :) And of course some white circles from the cirle confetti mask :)

I wish you all a very good weekend and also I hope that you will find some time just for yourselves :)
Believe me - it's worth it :)

UmWow Studio Supplies:
Circle Confetti Mask
Butterfly Kisses Flair
Life is Good Flair
Every Day Speech Bubbles
Gear Mash
Feather - Solid

Friday, May 23, 2014

Love & Kisses, Mini Canvas Style!

Hello and Happy Friday!

Tina here today with a mini canvas, full of texture, whimsy, and fun!

Mini canvases are SO much fun to make, especially when you have fun bits and pieces just laying around, begging to be used.

I had originally created the mini Card ATC from an Art Journal swap I'm participating in.  It has been laying on my desk, just waiting to be used in a fun project.

Along came my mini canvas.

To begin, I added background texture with the Diamond Confetti Mask and Grunge Paste.  (don't forget the sides of your canvas - they need texture/color too)

Once the Grunge paste is dry, I added several colors of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, allowing them to blend.  Isn't that gorgeous texture?

Now to prep my other UWS chipboard pieces.  I applied a layer of gesso to create a white base.

I am using a section of the Grid Border chip, and Butterfly Confetti chip.  (one of my favorites)

Once they were dry, I began embellishing each piece.

I embossed the Grid Border chip with several colors of embossing powder and a spritz or two of spray mist.  You can totally transform a raw piece of chipboard into a work of art.

I covered each Butterfly Confetti chip with Glossy Accents and added glitter.  Yum!

I glued everything down, and VIOLA!  Done - - Just like that!

So next time you are looking for a fast and easy project, think Mini Canvas.  Pull out your favorite UWS Chipboard and Masks and CREATE!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Creative Team Call

It's Time! 

UmWowStudio is looking for 6-10 fabulous people to be on our team - use UmWowStudio goods and cross promote with some AMAZing companies!

  • Supply 2 projects (card set, layout, altered item, mixed media) per month due at a specified time for the UmWowStudio blog following criteria.
  • Actively promote your project via your own blog and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
  • Display the Creative Team Member button on your blog. 

In Return:
  • You will receive an abundance of UmWowStudio chipboard, flair and masks.
  • Be promoted all over OUR Social Media platforms and blog. 
  • Be permanently linked to via our blog. 
  • Participate in cross promotions with other companies.

To Be Considered:
  • Provide me with your name, mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • Include and showcase 2-3 of your best and or favorite projects. (I'd love to see LINKS to posts on your blog if they're there) If you have chipboard-centric projects, it won't hurt to share one :)
  • Tell me why you'd like to be considered.
  • Provide a list of current and past design teams, and any galleries you feature your work in!
  • Join us on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest

Email everything to with "CT Call - YOUR NAME" in the subject line :)

The call ends 5.31.14 and IS open to international applicants.
new GCT members will be contacted by 6.7.14
Term starts JULY and runs through DECEMBER.
Thanks and GOOD LUCK!

Nancy Wethington!!

I have been meaning to share this for .. literally.. 2 weeks now. And I am SO SORRY it's taken me this long...


But feast your eyes upon the glory of NANCY WETHINGTON!

She's got the most amazing post on her blog where she's used our Bracket Waterfall Tag Book and the 7 Dots Studio NATURE WALK collection!

The full album:

But you'll be disappointed if you don't HEAD OVER and see each page individually!

Like this beautiful page also using our Side Mount Lamp:

I'm so giddy over this book.