Hey everyone! Happy Saturday!!
I've been looking forward to this Saturday ever since the last Saturday, lol! That's because it means I'm able to bring you another post as Winnie & Walter's Leading Lady for this month!!!
Firstly, let me thank you for all the fantastic support and sweet comments left on my debut performance. and also my second performance! And again, I cannot thank Julie and Shay enough for their amazing hospitality, wonderful support and encouragement, and even greater generosity!! I'm still a little overwhelmed by it all!! Hope it doesn't show in today's performance, lol!
I just wanted to remind you that my appearances as Leading Lady are just one of many many events happening on the Winnie & Walter blog in celebration of their birthday month!
NOT ONLY do I get to bring you some new and fun projects every Saturday for the entire month of January on the Winnie & Walter blog, but I also get a front row seat to all the birthday celebration fun they'll be having too! AND January is my birthday month too, so I felt even more like a pampered star, with my birthday being celebrated in a very special way! I feel utterly spoiled and can't thank Julie & Shay enough for their hospitality and generosity!!
AND THERE'S MORE!!!
I wanted to also remind you that Julie and Shay very generously offered to sponsor my Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge for this entire month too!!!
So not only do I get to bring you some inspiration every Saturday (& a giveaway for those posts too!!) but you also get the chance to win prizes for my challenge also!!! Make sure you play along with the challenge to be in with a chance of winning awesome prizes!!
So, back to today's scheduled performance!
One of my favourite things to do is to find unexpected uses for stamp sets that seem to be quite particular in theme or design! I love to stretch my supplies and it also gives my creativity a good workout too! So I was pondering which sets are most likely to be getting little-to-no love at this time of year and thus the theme for this week's performance was born! You see, a (Christmas) stamp set is for life, not just for Christmas! lol!
So today I'm pulling out some of my favourite Winnie & Walter sets that have a distinctive Christmas theme, and using them to create cards that have a non-Christmas theme!
Let's get the ball rolling shall we?! First up I have this beauty:
So super sweet!! I love how this turned out!!
I took the sweet cardinals from Winter Wonderland and turned them into love birds - how cute is that?!
The birds were stamped directly onto some patterned paper, with the second one being trimmed out from a separate piece to be added to my panel later! The birds needed somewhere to perch and their claws fit *perfectly* with the 'love' sentiment from The Big the Bold and the Happy set! A sprinkling of glitter was all that was needed to highlight that supporting sentiment - which I incidentally made by selectively inking several sentiments from The Big, the Bold and The Happy ('birthday', 'and' and 'so')!
Next up, I kept to the love theme and used the berry branch from Winter Wonderland!
I hope you can see that white embossing! It looks so pretty in real life!!
I freehand stamped the branch repeatedly to make a heart shape then heat embossed the whole thing! Some supporting sentiments from The Big, the Bold and the Happy finished this one off!
And finally, my favourite card of the set!
I am so giddy happy about this one!!!
And by my counting, you're 17. *wink*
I used several inks and the rock 'n' roll technique on the tree rings image to give a more realistic colouring.
I lightly pencilled in some lines to get my positioning, then built my sentiment as follows: 'you' and ' from The Big, the Bold and the Happy, 'more' from The Big, the Bold and You, 'holly' from The Big, the Bold and the Merry, 'we' from The Big, the Bold and You, and 'so' from The Big, the Bold and the Happy and 'world' from The Big, the Bold and the Merry'. I drew the punctuation by hand to complete the card!
I'll be giving away a $30 gift card to Winnie & Walter this month! All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to leave a comment on the Leading Lady posts on my blog! The more posts you comment on the greater your chance of winning, so be sure to comment every week to improve your odds! I'll announce the winner at the end of the month! :-)
I want to once again extend my sincerest thanks to Julie & Shay for giving me this opportunity! I cannot tell you how much it means to me, and I hope I'll do you girls, and your amazing products, justice!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!!