Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Leading Lady Melania Deasy | Take One

We are thrilled to bring you our August Leading Lady, Melania Deasy!  Whether you know her as Melania or simply as Deasy, our August Leading Lady is an amazing papercrafter and we have been fans of her work for years.   

A a wife and mother living in Indonesia, she is also on the design teams of some of the hottest stamping companies around and consistently creates gorgeous, inspiring work.  Not only is she wonderful at creating projects, she's also a very talented illustrator too. Melania Deasy is a versatile stamper and incredible colorist (using it for someone with coloring skills! lol) able to create incredibly sophisticated projects incorporating artistic techniques and also making breathtakingly sweet and adorable projects with equal aplomb as evidenced by being named the 2013 Gallery Idol!  

Please welcome Melania Deasy onto the w&w stage!

Hi everyone!! I'm so excited today because I will be Winnie & Walter Leading Lady for August!

I LOVE Winnie & Walter products, I'm sure I will have fun playing this month! The latest big April/ May release is so amazing...there are many ideas that pop up in my mind.

Today I want to share with you about Watercolor Background. I love using watercolor not only for coloring but also for making the background.

Here is my first card :

Winnie & Walter Supply that I'm using :
True for the big stars and the sentiment Treasure
The Big, the Bold and Comfort for the sentiment You Are
Scenery : Big Bang Confetti for the tiny stars

First, I make the sentiment using white embossing powder and I add watercolor as a background. To make the background, first I add water with my brush on watercolor paper and I add black, blue and red watercolor. There's purple in it because if blue and red mixed, it will be purple.  To make it more dramatic, when the paper still wet, you can splash watercolor in it with brush. It will be mixed and beautiful! I also splash some watercolor after the paper already get dry.

The big stars are using silver embossing powder, I also add Wink of Stella clear glitters on it. The tiny stars are from dark blue ink.

My second card is festive and fun!

Winnie & Walter Supply that I'm using :
The Party for the images and sentiment
Essentials: Audrey Cutaways for the frame die cut

First, I'm using white embossing powder on card stock paper, then color it with COPIC and cut it with my scissor. The sentiment is from gold embossing powder. I cut the inner part of the die cut from Audrey Cutaways to make it like a frame.

To make the background watercolor, I'm using the same way like the first card with turquoise, yellow and pink colors but this time I splash white watercolor with my brush on it. For the final touch, I add sequins and twine.

I hope you like it and this is the fun part!

Julie & Shay have generously given me a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store for give away! For your chance to win please leave a comment on the Leading Lady posts on my personal blog. I will draw a random winner at the end of the month.

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you next week!


Melania Deasy


Friday, July 31, 2015

Bold + Bright | Hello with Heather P.

Hi, everyone! Heather P. here, and it's my turn on the Winnie & Walter blog today to share the card I've created using the theme Bold and Bright as inspiration. 

To create my card today, I started with a piece of white CS and offset stamped the solid chevron from V for cheVron in a variety of inks.  Once the ink had dried, I then went back and stamped one of the key words from the Big, the Bold and Happy in versafine black ink.

The stamped image layer was then adhered to a light gray card base with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with some sparkly, clear sequins.  

Well, that wraps it up for me today, thanks for stopping by! :)



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bold + Bright | You Sparkle with Mayuri

Hello there - Mayuri here to share a card using The Big, the Bold and Fun and Scenery: Big Bang Bling stamp sets to create a clean and simple card.

I began by repeatedly stamping one of the cluster of sequin images from Scenery: Big Bang Bling with Delicata Golden Glitz ink, in a sort of semi-circle. I then brushed with Gold Perfect Pearls while the ink was still wet to intensify the gold. 

I set the Perfect Pearls with a light misting of water and then trimmed the panel out using the largest frame die from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways

I combined two of the small words from The Big, the Bold and Fun to create a sentiment and stamped it with black dye ink onto the panel, before foam mounting it to the card base.

To finish, I added a few gemstones and a gold sequin. I hope you'll have fun creating your own 
sentiments and clustered backgrounds!
Thanks for stopping by ;-)



Monday, July 27, 2015

Bold + Bright | Congratulations with Gayatri

Hi everyone,

This is Gayatri here hijacking Winnie & Walter Blog today. I have another bold and bright card to share. This card uses the Cover Model: Multifacted Cutaway. But first, here is my card.

gayatri_Congratulations card

For my previous card this month, I sponged a white cardstock panel in rainbow colours and die cut using Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway. I used the negative triangle die cuts from the die on my card. And I was left with the positive die cut. So for today’s card, I am using that positive die cut. I trimmed off the edges of the Multifacted die cut and adhered on a black card base by applying glue to only the centre of the die cut. I wanted the edges to be raised to give dimension. Love love the contrast of the rainbow colours against the black background. 

For the focal point, I simply stamped the Dahlia flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Addie’s Garden stamp set on white cardstock in black ink and fuzzy cut them out. I clustered and adhered the flowers and leaves on the card front. Black and White flower cluster lets the rainbow colour pop yet adding subtle attention to it. Sentiment is from Parentville Extras stamp set which I simple white heat embossed on black cardstock and adhered. Finally embellished with some gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

gayatri_Congratulations closeup

So get more out of your dies by using both the positive and negative die cuts to make two totally different cards.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!



Saturday, July 25, 2015

July Leading Lady Anja Bytyqi | Take Four

As July gives way to August we reach the last Saturday with our astonishing July Leading Lady, Anja Bytyqi.  These four weeks with Anja have been illuminating and have passed all too quickly.  We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, Anja, for the excellence, detail and scope of each of your performances.  It has been a delight and honor to have you as our leading lady.  

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her masterful touch with masks and stencils showcased in her second performance CLICK HERE or her skills with inks gloriously displayed in her third performance CLICK HERE!

Lucky for us all we have her final command performance today.  

Hi everyone,

Can't believe how fast time flies! I'm sentimental today because my time as Winnie & Walter's Leading Lady for July now comes to an end :-( I really had a blast to create and share all these projects here and I'm truly honored and thankful for this wonderful chance! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and the positive feedback! It really means so much to me!

For my last turn I will do some kind of a Wrap-Up post by incorporating the techniques I've shown you in my last three performances. I will combine these topics with my love for floral stamps and dies which of course can be found in the Winnie & Walter store.

Ready for today's Flower Power?

Embossing with a die and watercolored die-cuts

For my first card I once again used the incredible Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway die. But this time I did some fun Dry Embossing with it. This means I've run it through my die-cutting machine using a silicone mat so the parts won't be cut but pressed into the paper. To create this beautiful flower I did some free Watercoloring with Distress Inks and die-cut the solid parts with the In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways. After that I also die-cut the outlines from white cardstock and glued them on top. I really love how this turned out! For a bit of dimension I popped up the rose with foam tape. The sentiment is from The Big, the Bold and Friends stamp set. I white heat embossed it on vellum and did some fussy cutting. To embellish my card I adhered a couple of clear and pink sequins.

Stenciled Golden Stripes and Heat Embossed Flowers

Here I combined a striped background with white heat embossed floral images. I generously sponged «Delicata Golden Glitz» Pigment Ink from Tsukineko through the Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screenings stencil. This looks great on dark cardstock. I arranged some flowers from the In Bloom: Addie's Garden stamp set and heat embossed them in white. The sentiment is from The Party stamp set.

Stamped Floral Background

I like to create my own backgrounds with several stamps especially flowers. For this card I used the images from two sets: Joni Andaya's gorgeous In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet and The Party. I tried a new color combo with my Dye Inks which are great for crisp impressions. I die-cut a scalloped rectangle from vellum with one of the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways dies. The sentiment from The Big, the Bold and You was heat embossed with «Liquid Platinum» by Ranger. I glued the vellum on my stamped floral background. To hide the few dots of adhesive I added a couple of pearls and sequins.

For my last two cards I once again used the pretty In Bloom: Addie's Garden stamp set to show you its versatility. These floral images can look really elegant and soft by watercoloring them but also simple and modern when only using the outline on a bold watercolor background.

Watercolor Blooms

At first I white heat embossed the flowers and leaves on watercolor cardstock. I did some masking to build my cluster. Then I colored it with Distress Inks. The light blue «glow» was made with one of the new-to-me ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens which are totally in trend right now. I die-cut the word «hugs» (The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways) four times from white cardstock and stacked them together. Finally I added some clear sequins.

Gerbera on a bright watercolor background

I made this watercolor background with my Distress Inks by simply letting them blend with the help of water. I love how bright and cheery these inks are! I only used three colors – through blending, the pink and the turquoise created this gorgeous blue and purple tones. After letting this dry completely I heat embossed the gerbera and the sentiment from The Party in white. To finish my simple card design I matted the watercolor piece on black cardstock for a better contrast and added two white enamel dots.

Now it's time for me to leave the Leading Lady stage *sniff*. I so enjoyed this incredible experience! I'm sad writing these last couple of lines but also very grateful for this awesome opportunity!

Don't forget to comment on the Leading Lady posts on my personal blog for your chance to win a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store. I will draw a random winner by the end of the month.

Thanks to Julie & Shay for having me! I really appreciate your support and generosity!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!