Thursday, 23 March 2017

Spring Sparkles card

Hello everyone!


I'm sharing a quick and simple Spring inspired card today filled with bright fresh colours and some added bling with WOW! Sparkles glitter and embossing powder.
I started off by applying soft gel medium to the edges of the card which I then covered with Pumpkin Spice Sparkles glitter to create a blingy border frame and to add some definition.

I've kept the back ground of the card relatively simple with a layer of gesso spread over patterned to give a white washed look and then stamped with the honeycomb stamp from the Heart & Twine set.


Some gesso and glitter makes a big difference to paper flowers!





To embellish I've used a selection of flowers, feather and resin embellishment which I created with WOW Melt-it powder, which I made by mixing 1tbsp tablespoon of Melt-It powder with 1tsp of Avocado embossing powder in a foil tin and then melting the powders together. Once melted I poured the liquid into WOW's feather silicone mould to create a resin embellishment. To finish I added some glue on the tip of the feather and sprinkled with Seahorse glitter to co-ordinate with the real feather which it nestles alongside.



Hope you enjoyed a quick simple Spring card!



Warm hugs
xxx


Thursday, 9 March 2017

New Workshops for 2017

Hello my lovelies,

I hope you're feeling well and inspired. I'm really excited for today's post, which has taken a long time coming lol. I'm finally  able to share my new workshop projects for 2017 with you all! These projects have had a lot of love, work and soul put into them over the past two months and I'm really pleased how they have all come together.  There are six new Prima classes and one new WOW! class, combining lots of new techniques and products.




I've also created a video to showcase the projects in more detail below.






I hope you like them as much as I do. I'd love to know what you think!



Hugs

xxx

Thursday, 23 February 2017

It Will Show You The Way Altered Box

Hi crafty friends!

I hope you are well and feeling creative. My post today features plenty of bling and shine with this cute box / card combo I created using WOW's new Sparkles glitter.


My substrate was just a plain old gift box I'd saved which I painted with chalk paint. I used Peppermint Stick glitter over stenciling details and added a touch of Perissa embossing powder onto the stones which surround the flowers.



Adding pink and a deep purple inks into the glitter gives a tint and a more blended, softer look to the Sparkles.



Open the box to find a micro greeting card inside! The card is decorated with a heart covered in both Peachy Keen and Prom Queen Sparkles glitter . I softened the heart outline with stones and the Perissa embossing powder which was used on the front of the box.
 

 

I stamped the sides of the box with the lines and brush strokes stamps from WOW's new release Wall Art set. I think they work really well together, creating an almost basket weave pattern.

See how the glitter lifts everything? Just by added small touches of it here and there makes a big difference to projects!


I hope you're inspired to give WOW's Sparkles a try and  don't forget to join in the challenge on the blog!


Warm hugs,
xxx



Wednesday, 1 February 2017

WOW! 2017 Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!

Today is a very exciting day.... it's time for a WOW! embossing blog hop, where we are celebrating the new releases for 2017. And boy, they are exciting!


created my card using the new Wall Art, Hearts & Twine stamp sets, Sparkles glitter and gorgeous new embossing powders.


The blingy Sparkles glitter (in Celebration and Coral Beach) works perfectly accenting areas of projects. Here I've used them around a die cut circle and under a piece of acetate.


For the focal point, I stamped the smaller heart from the Hearts & Twine set and adhered glass micro beads into the centre. I then sprayed with a mica spray and added pinches of embossing powders (Champers, Rose Gold, Perissa, Sand Dune and Copacabana) into the wet surface before melting and drying with a heat tool. 


Don't forget to check out the WOW! website to see the range of new products along with stockist information on how to get your hands on the new products.


Blogs
Fran Westmoreland >>> You are here!


Where to Buy:

Good luck!!
xxx 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Winter/Spring 2017 Workshops

Hey everyone!

I hope everything is well with you guys. It's been a while since I was here hasn't it - I promise I'm still in the on the planet haha! It has been a very busy time here with a lot of exciting things on the go behind the scenes, hence my absence.

The start of my 2017 workshops begins at the end of January along with a host of other dates and I can't wait to be getting my apron dirty once again!


Saturday January 28th - The Mulberry Bush - Thatcham









 Saturday February 4th - Loobi Crafts - Leighton Buzzard








Saturday February 11th - Amelia's Creative Crafts - Studley




Saturday 18th March - The Artistic Stamper - Faversham



Saturday 22nd April - That's Crafty - Romford, Essex

Details tbc

29th / 30th April - Prima Weekend Retreat - Papeterie Crafts - Aberdeen




Would love to see you if you can make one!


Big hugs
xxx

Friday, 23 December 2016

Winter Joy card + Video Tutorial


Hi everyone!

I hope you are all warm, cosy and ready for the festive season. Today's post is my last project of 2016 - how is the year nearly over already?!

So on with today's creation for WOW embossing , which is this last minute festive card along with a video tutorial in which I create this Wintery card using WOW! Fab Foils, embossing powders along with showing you how to create your own DIY embellishment (which gets the full WOW! treatment!).


I used a selection of powders on the project to alter and add some seasonal sparkle; Silver Hologram Sparkle, Vintage Peacock embossing glitter, Opaque Bright White plus my favourite Copper Fab Foil.  Stamping always gives a complete look to background areas, and on this project I added subtle snow flurry details with the mini background stamp from WOW's Let It Snow set.



Customising chipboard letters with Fab Foil is such a fun and easy way to alter and add some shine.



I hope you enjoy the tutorial!




Wishing you all a very Merry & Bright festive season.
xxx

Friday, 16 December 2016

3D Winter Lodge Tutorial

Hello crafty people!

I do love a good 3D project at this time of year. So in my latest video I decided to alter a 3D box picture frame mixed media style using gesso, glitter, embossing powder, tissue paper and a host of Prima embellishments to create a cosy Winter lodge.






Full start to finish tutorial above (with kitsch music ;) )



 Layers of festive flowers and winter berries top the lodge's eaves.



A peek inside...isn't the deers head just fabulous? 


I used thick chunky twigs for the logs inside. Free and they look absolutely perfect!


I really enjoyed creating this one and hope it's given you some last minute festive inspiration!


Happy crafting
xxx