Saturday, August 23, 2014

Leading Lady Heather Hoffman | Take Four


Heather Hoffman has been the true epitome of grace, inspiration, creativity and boundless talent!  We could not have cast a better person to fulfill the role of our first Leading Lady.  Thank you so very much, Heather!  Brava on an outstanding performance!  

This may be our last Saturday with Heather Hoffman (sniffle, sniffle), but she will be joining us for something very fun next weekend....  As August wanes, September is awaiting in the wings with another Leading Lady! You will get to meet our September Leading Lady when she works with Heather along with our Guest Star Jenny Martin, The Talent, Julie and Shay.  

Now, without further ado please welcome Heather Hoffman as she takes the lead for her last solo performance as Leading Lady!   To see her first take with an introduction please CLICK HERE.  To see her second take please CLICK HERE.  To see her third take please CLICK HERE.

Good Saturday morning! Heather excited to be here once again this morning to share some more fun projects with my Winnie and Walter stamps! Today I broke out the fun triangles from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant and again made a variety of cards with the one main set - this time I made 3 completely different styles of cards!

First up, I went with a very clean and graphic card using the solid triangles. I used 3 different colors of My Favorite Things dye inks - so super juicy and perfect for inking up solid stamp images. The second triangle on each side of the large one was made by just partially inking up the large one - I needed something a little more in between the large and medium size, and that did the trick! Added a sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy heat embossed in white and a row of stitched sequins.

Next up, I decided to play with a watercolor effect. I stamped some of the pattern triangles in a random pattern on watercolor paper, also using MFT dye ink. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I just misted a few times with water, then dried it with a heat gun. Perfect watercolor - and so easy! Finished off with a sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the You and a few clear sequins. 

And lastly, I started trying to think of things that were in a triangle shape. I thought of Christmas trees, and then all of a sudden I thought of making a teepee! This was fun to build - this time I used Hero Arts shadow inks. The solid triangle stamp for the background in pale yellow, the chevron over the top in a deeper yellow, the tiny outline in that same deep yellow but only partially inked for the top, then gray with the tiny solid for the door. And the sentiment? That *might* be a tiny sneaky peek of the new release coming next week (wink-wink)!

Feel free to swing by my blog, Houses Built of Cards for more pictures and details on each of these cards - as well as a chance throughout the month to win a $30 gift card to Winnie and Walter just for leaving a comment! Thanks so much Shay and Julie for giving me this fun opportunity! 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Autumn Wishes with Joni

Hello Everyone….

Today is my turn to share something using the new 2014 July released

I really love all the big sentiments from this set, simply works with many occasions.

For my project today I used the large sentiment from the set “autumn” and the tiny sentiment from the set “wishes”.  I also used the leaf image from the set as well, to create a falling leaves tree. 

To create the tree, I drew a line on the watercolor paper using the pointy tip of the Distress Marker then use the other end “the brush” to color in the tree and add water to watercolor it in.

For the leaves I color it in using the brush tip of the Distress Marker before stamping on the watercolor paper. I did not add any more water on the leaves I left it as is, really love the two tone and sometime three tones of the leaves. The colors I used were Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, and Vintage Photo.

For the sentiments the “autumn” is gold embossed on vellum and the “wishes” is stamped on the watercolor paper using Vintage Photo.


Here’s the full image…


I hope you enjoyed!

Thank you so much for visiting, until next time.

Have a Gorgeous Day!!!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Going Tribal with Mayuri

Hello there - Mayuri here to share a card I made using Winnie & Walter's Scenery: Rectangled & Triangled stamp set. I absolutely adore sets like this because I love creating patterns - the possibilities are literally endless with this one. In fact, you could combine it with the Scenery: V for cheVron and Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant to go even further! With that in mind, here's my 'tribal' themed card:
I found various inspiration on Pinterest when I searched for 'tribal', but this image in particular was one that I gravitated towards:
Tribal Inspiration
I masked off a half inch border with washitape all the way around an A2 watercolour card base and painted some coloured stripes across the front with Distress Inks. Once dry, I built a pattern using individual stamps from Scenery: Rectangled & Triangled - you need quite a juicy black ink pad to get a great impression. I used Simon Says Stamp's Black dye ink and it worked really well...
Before removing the washitape, I retouched some areas with a black sharpie pen and drew some horizontal lines to give a more finished, graphic look to the tribal pattern. I didn't want to add too much more to the card so simply adhered a white die-cut 'Thanks' on top. This background is so versatile, and can be changed up really easily if you paint the stripes in different colours.
Hope you feel inspired to create lots of patterns! Thanks for stopping by ;-)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Hello there ladies and gents!  It's Shay here.

I am stepping in with a couple of cards I made for my twin cousins who turned 7 earlier this month!  I had a chance to spend time with them this summer when they visited and one of my cousins even did some art with me.


I actually enjoy making cards for guys whatever the age and Scenery: V for cheVron is an awesome stamp to have on hand for such cards.

I recently bought some Crate Paper products from the Boys Rule collection and the timing could not have been more fortunate!  The twins also have some very definite ideas on favorite colors: one is all for orange and the other blue.

I began the cards by inking up the big chevron (mad love for that stamp!) with spiced marmalade and salty ocean Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger.  I love the texture Distress Ink lends and each color looks like it was added with a different technique.


Then I just added a frame, vellum elements and chipboard stickers and layered them up using a tiny attacher.  Then I added a strip of white cardstock stamped with "dude" in chipped sapphire Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger from Bubble Talk.

Then I layered the chevron on a blue piece of cardstock for the orange card and a piece of old orange polka dot patterned paper by My Mind's Eye for the blue card.  Last, I placed each card front onto a white card base.


I hope you enjoyed a little rough and tumble fun today! 

Next up we have Mayuri on the blog tomorrow and Joni on Friday...back to back awesomeness there!

And you will not want to miss next week as it is Share the Love Week featuring a company who is completely lovely and well loved with good reason.  We will have 5 days of inspiration, challenges and giveaways!   Plus we have a special guest joining in Friday's challenge.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Playdate No. 3

It is that time again for our search for our next guest star!  There is nothing we love better than to see others play around with w&w designs.   From today until September 2 at 11:55 p.m. central we will have our Playdate No. 3 (#wwplaydate3) open for you to play along with Winnie and Walter and everyone else.


Sketch based upon THIS CARD by Lea Lawson.

  • Post an original and new project (card, layout, journaling card, tag, gift, art journal page, etc.) inspired by the Playdate No. 3 image on your blog and/or online gallery and link up here using the InLinkz Link-up tool below.  Let your imagination go wild on how the image inspires you.  We would love to read how the Playdate No. 3 colors and/or sketch inspired you.  {Feel free to combine Playdate with any other current challenges.}
  • Use at least one (1) winnie & walter product.  This can include printable/digital items, cut files and/or stamp sets.  Remember we offer freebies in our shop and for those who have liked us on Facebook.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for Playdate.
  • You have until September 2, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. (central standard time) to link up.
  • Play as many times as you wish.  We love playful people!
Now, why would you join in and play?  One, you love w&w, right?!?  But if that is not enough here's why:


We are giving away a guest star spot for our Sixth Release in October (we think you will really love it!).  This means one (1) winner chosen by us will receive the October Release + will participate in the October Release by having their projects featured here on the w&w blog along with The Talent.

The winner will not be chosen at random, but rather because of awesome playing skills.  

Fine print: Please don't enter to win unless you are willing to:
  •  make at least one (1) project per stamp set (at least four (4) stamp sets) for the October Release;
  •  post your projects online (on your personal blog or an online gallery); and
  •  also participate in all the release festivities! 
The winner will be announced September 5th and will have 72 hours to send an email to info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with their name and mailing address.  Please use Playdate No. 3 Winner in the subject line of your email to us.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome Home with Heather

Hi, everyone! Heather P. here today with a fun card I created using the amazing Scenery: V for cheVron set from Winnie & Walter's latest release.  

Watercolor is such a huge trend at the moment, and when I first saw the solid V in the cheVron set, I knew it would be perfect for a faux watercolor technique. 

To create my card, I started by stamping the large, solid V lightly with hot pink distress ink (making sure to leave plenty of blank space on the stamp image), then spritzing it with water before stamping it onto the paper.  I then continued with orange, yellow, and turquoise ink.  (By stamping the stamp lightly, making sure to not cover the entire image, it really allows the spritzed water to work its magic when you stamp it onto paper.) 

I then stamped the welcome from The Big, the Bold and Blessings set in light gray ink, then fussy cut it out. Next, I trimmed two strips of gray card stock, and stamped the larger of the two with the word home before heat embossing with white powder.  The two card stock strips were adhered to the card front before attaching the cut out sentiment with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with teal enamel dots.

Well, that's it for me today, but be sure to come back on Wednesday for more Winnie & Walter inspiration!

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Leading Lady Heather Hoffman | Take Three


Heather Hoffman walks onto the stage for her third act as Leading Lady.  Please give her a very warm reception as she joins with some fabulous projects again today!  To see her first take with an introduction please CLICK HERE.  To see her second take please CLICK HERE.

Good Saturday morning! Heather excited to be here once again this morning to share some more fun projects with my Winnie and Walter stamps! Today I broke out the amazing chevrons from Scenery: V for cheVron stamp set and made 4 completely different styles of cards!

First up - I so love watercolors right now, so I had to used the chevrons for that technique! For this card I used the solid medium sized chevrons, stamped them on watercolor paper in two different colors of My Favorite Things dye ink side by side a total of 3 times, then softened the lines with a waterbrush. I took some deep gray ink and pressed it onto my nonstick mat, added some water, and then used a clean brush to flick some black splatters across the card. Added a couple different sentiments from Bubble Talk on the bottom, then placed on a kraft card base.

For the next one, I wanted to go with a fun and random pattern, and make it masculine. I was trying to make sure everything did NOT line up perfectly, but I think a few things I got too close to straight, so it looks like I meant to make them straight and just failed! Oops! Anyway, used an assortment of My Favorite Things inks for this one as well, and added the speech bubbles and "DUDE" from Bubble Talk, the rest of the sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the You, and the stars from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant.  

Next up, I just had to use those lovely large chevrons too! First up I used the solid large chevron and MANY colors of My Favorite Things ink, and overlapped the chevrons randomly - some of them just a little, and some of them a lot. LOVE the way the inks blend together to make new colors! Then I stamped the outline, also randomly over the top - sometimes just inked one side of it, sometimes both of them. Added a sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the You, a row of random machine stitching, and a few black enamel arrows.

And finally, another one with the large solid chevron - this time a completely one layer card, but with lots of the appearance of dimension all the same! I also used My Favorite Things ink for this one, and left a slight gap between chevrons so you can see the white card base underneath. Added a sentiment combined from The Big, the Bold, and the Fun and Bubble Talk as well as a few of the stars from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant

Feel free to swing by my blog, Houses Built of Cards for more pictures and details on each of these cards - as well as a chance throughout the month to win a $30 gift card to Winnie and Walter just for leaving a comment! Thanks so much Shay and Julie for giving me this fun opportunity! 

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