Saturday, September 6, 2014

Leading Lady Lyndal Higgins | Take One


Today we have the great pleasure of introducing our September Leading Lady, Lyndal Higgins.   We were really taken with her witty, bright and creative personality which is apparent from her dynamic projects.   There is a sense of delight, laughter and play in her work.  Over the next few Saturdays in September Lyndal will be leading us on a journey of her own design and imagining.  Make sure to visit her blog, Ideas and Paper, to see more from her and for a chance to win a giveaway!  

Give Lyndal a big round of applause to welcome her as she steps onto the stage for her first performance as our September Leading Lady!   

>>>ABOUT LYNDAL<<<

Hi there Winnie and Walter friends and fans!  So excited to have been invited to spend September with you as Winnie and Walter's Leading Lady. I'm sure Shay and Julie could hear me squealing from half way around the globe when they asked me to join you!


I've been asked to share a bit about me with you, so here goes...



Once upon a time, a long, long time ago... Well, maybe not QUITE that long ago LOL! My papercrafting journey started back in 2006, when I discovered my local scrapbooking shop, and was hooked. My two kiddies made excellent test scrapbooking subjects, and I was fortunate enough to teach classes for a short while before the store owner retired. Then my stash lay sadly neglected until 2011, when my daughter and her friend thought they'd like to have a stall at their school fair, and I offered to make a few cards. I had no idea what an amazing on-line community it would lead me to! 

I love getting crafty and my style ranges from Clean and Simple to messy and complicated. I LOVE that Winnie and Walter are perfect for those and every style in between! I've recently started getting back into scrapbooking again, and I'm delighted that Winnie and Walter are perfect for that too!


>>>LYNDAL'S PROJECTS<<<

DEAR DAD... As tomorrow is Father's Day here in Australia, I thought I'd start out September with some cards for the special Dad's in our lives.


First up for the Dad who is the centre of your universe...

I had a whole lotta fun getting super inky for this one! On a base of watercolour paper, starting in the centre, with Distressed Ink in Squeezed Lemon applied with a round dauber, then moving outwards with Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Broken China and Faded Jeans. Splattered liberally with water and dried with a heatgun, before stamping a sprinkling of these super cute Winnie and Walter Scenery: Big Bang Confetti stars, heat embossed in Zing White. Coloured my die cut star with Distressed Ink in Squeezed Lemon, and stamped Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and Seasons, topped with a Winnie and Walter Parentville cut file "Dad". 

Next up, for the Dad who dreams of being shaken, not stirred...
Created using Walter and Winnie Scenery: V is for Chevron, with the V stamp repeated to create faux plaid. First stamp an evenly spaced row in Momento Luxe Bahama Blue, then an evenly spaced row in Momento Luxe Pear Tart in the opposite direction, Making sure you overlap the two points of the chevron. Created the faux tux with a die cut stitched tag, stamped with sentiments from Walter and Winnie The Big, The Bold and You also in Momento Luxe Bahama Blue, and finished once again with these cool Walter and Winnie Parentville cut files, "Dad" and a Bond bow tie. You can have a lot of fun playing with different colour combinations to create your own faux plaid patterned papers!

Last, but not least, for the Dad who LOVES spending time in the shed!
I have recently discovered the delights of creating cards with metal sheets, and Winnie and Walter cut files are perfect for this! My background was created by running a piece of Add a Little Dazzle Dark Chocolate metal sheet through my Cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz gears folder. The raised sections were sanded to remove some of the top layer of colour, then the bare silver was coloured by rubbing with Gelatos. I ran a second piece of the metal sheet through to create the fishtail flag base for sentiment, and used a cotton bud (Qtip) to rub around the edges of the letters and highlight the Walter and Winnie Parentville cut files, "Dad", before again sanding back the top layer of colour, and adding blue Gelato highlights. The 'Happy Father's Day" Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold, and the Happy sentiment was stamped on silver cardstock and heat embossed in Zing Pewter.

I'd LOVE you to stop by my blog, Ideas and Paper, and say HELLO - as well as a chance throughout September to WIN a $30 gift card for Winnie and Walter, just for leaving a comment! 


HUGE thanks to Shay and Julie for their generosity, and for this fabulous opportunity!




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28 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Lyndal, and a wonderful showcase of the versatility of W&W products!
    ~c

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  2. Looking forward to every card, Lyndal!

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  3. These are all such great Father's Day cards!! Love them all!! The gears one is super interesting and unique!

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  4. Lyndal is amazing! And these projects are certainly proof of that!

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  5. Love these cards! Off to check out her blog.

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  6. Congratulations Lyndal! Awesome cards!

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  7. congrats Lyndal...your cards are GREAT!

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  8. Thank you so much for inviting me :)

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  9. stunning cards from Lyndal. Love them all, but was particularly taken by the last one on metal.

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  10. Very versatile and a lot of techniques. You have done well, Lyndal.

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  11. beautiful cards Lyndal!! all the cards are amazing!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  12. What a great variety of cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. These cards are so fantastic!!!

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  14. I love the best dad ever card...... I justlove my dad!

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  15. Wow, that gear card is pretty darn fabulous!

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  16. Love her vibrant colors and style! Totally love these masculine inspirations :D

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  17. These are SUCH great cards! Love them!

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  18. Lyndel is ahhh-mazingness!!! Wow, what a fun and inspiring gal!!! Thanks for featuring her and allowing me to get to know more about another fabulous and talented artist in the industry!!!

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  19. Fabulous cards, Lyndal ... such fantastic inspiration! Anita :)

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  20. Terrific cards! Love how unique they are!

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS on being Leading Lady this month Lyndal!!!
    LOVE your FABULOUS Father's Day cards, each one is a great design, my favourite is your LUCKY LAST ONE, LOVE the metallic layers and the COOL gears textures - LOVE IT ALL!!! It would be exciting to make one like this for my dear Dad's birthday!!! I'm still a little sad that I didn't get to see my Dad today for Father's Day but I'm happy that I got to speak to him (& my Mum) on the phone.
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

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  22. Congrats Lynda on being this month's Leading Lady. Love your Dad cards!

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  23. The background is SO special and pretty. I'm going to try to make the sky like that.

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