Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spotlight On...Lin Brandyberry!


We are proud to bring you our next Spotlight On...Lin Brandyberry!  Lin's been a wonderful supporter since early on and a proponent for w&w doing more floral sets (she and others will be happy to know that we have some floral products coming out for our next release and have plans to continue to add to them).  We've been impressed with Lin's lovely creations for our challenges including our Playdate Challenge every single time!      

Get ready to see Lin shine....


>>>ABOUT LIN<<<


Lin, June, 2014 enlarged

Hi everyone, I'm Lin.  I'm blessed to be a daughter, sister, wife of 43 years, Mom of 2 grown sons, and Gramma of 3 little sweethearts in Texas.  I discovered crafts my senior year in college, and have done cross-stitch and quilting for many years, but making cards has been my passion now since 2005.  I love playing with lots of color and pattern and I love flowers, birds, and hearts.   You can find me on flickr as quilterlin, and my blog is Sending Hugs.  I fell in love with Winnie & Walter products immediately, and I'm so tickled to be in the Spotlight this month!

>>>LIN'S PROJECTS<<<


I was thrilled to be contacted by Shay a few months ago to ask if I'd like to create some projects this month with a theme of Shades of Spring, and of course I said YES!  I love spring and knew I'd have lots of fun playing with Winnie & Walter goodies!

So today, being the lover of flowers that I am, I thought I'd make some floral cards using distress inks and some Winnie & Walter creative screenings, stamps, and cutaways.  Here's the first one: 

W&W Spotlight

supplies: Duo: The Big, the Bold and Extras Creative ScreeningsThe Big, the Bold and the Happy Cutaways, spun sugar, worn lipstick, scattered straw, bundled sage, and tumbled glass distress inks, pink sequins, watercolor paper, coral cardstock

This is my first time using the creative screenings, but it won't be my last!  I really enjoyed the process of making this lovely rose, and it is such a nice big size that it doesn't need much else than a sentiment to go with it.  I first sponged in the flower base using spun sugar, then placed the detail stencil over it and added shading using worn lipstick and scattered straw.  Then I masked off this whole flower and stencilled in the leaves and their detailing with bundled sage.  I'm also using the cutaways for the first time and I love the beautiful script and the ease of cutting!  I just die-cut out my "love" sentiment" and placed it in the corner of my card, along with a sprinkling of pink sequins.

My next card uses another of Winnie & Walter's floral images, in stamp form this time, and I used my distress inks as watercolors:

W&W Shades of Spring Watercolor

supplies: The Big, the Bold and Extras,  The Big, The Bold and Seasons cutaways, Big, Bold Seasons, watercolor paper,  worn lipstick, festive berries, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon, and peeled paint distress inks, watercolor and coral cardstock

For this card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and brushed on some water across the top half of my panel, then stamped the solid flower in spiced marmalade and worn lipstick.  I loved how the colors ran and mixed together.  After that was thoroughly dry, I went back in with the outline of the flower and a slightly darker color of coordinating ink (ripe persimmon and festive berries) to add the flower details.  Next I stamped the leaves and then the 3 little dots that are included in the stamp set.  I die-cut the spring sentiment from a coral cardstock and stamped the welcome several times above it.

I hope I've brought a little springtime into your life today with my cards, and I hope you'll come back and join me next week as I play some more with more Winnie & Walter products.  See you then!


31 comments:

  1. YAY!!! So happy for you, Lin! Congrats on being in the spotlight this month! Love your gorgeous floral cards! ♥

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  2. Hey LIN!!! I just knew we were going to see you in the spotlight! Great cards! TFS!! and nice to see you shine! :D
    Dolly

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  3. How exciting for you Lin, congrats!! Another pair of your pretty floral cards!

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  4. Gorgeous work, Lin. You are such a talented designer!

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  5. Such pretty spring cards Great to meet you Lin :)
    Kate xx

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  6. Congratulations Lin, your cards are fantastic! I love the bright colors.

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  7. Congrats Lin - I always love your cards - especially your Winnie & Walter ones!!

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  8. Lovely cards, Lin! Congrats on being featured on Winnie & Walter!

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  9. Your W&W blooms are Fabulous Lin!!

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  10. Congrats, Lin! these cards are so spring-y and just beautiful!

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  11. Lin, what wonderfully beautiful inspiration you've shared today! Bright, spring-y, and ever so gorgeous! Congrats on being the W&W guest today!
    ~c

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  12. Wow Lin Congrats on your showcase here. Your cards are stunning. Great inspiration πŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ

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  13. Congratulations, Lin ... what gorgeous cards for your spotlight at W&W ... such amazing sponging and lovely soft watercolouring! Anita :)

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  14. Big congrats on your feature Lin! Your floral cards are a wonderful welcome during the winter doldrums.

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  15. Congrats on your feature post Lin!! Beautiful floral cards, they are a delight to cheer up anyone's day!!

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  16. Very fun post and love your work.

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  17. Congrats, Lin!!! I love ALL your designs!! I fell in love with W & W because of your wonderful cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

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  18. congrats Lin!! pretty creations!! I also love this flower stamp from Winnie & Walter :)

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  19. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  20. I love Lin's work! Always inspiring!

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  21. Great getting to know you Lin :)
    CONGRATULATIONS on being in the Spotlight - LOVE your STYLE!!!
    BOTH cards look ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and I look forward to trying the techniques you have shared - THANK YOU!!!

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  22. Yay for LIN! Her work is Gorgeous!!!

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  23. Congratulations, Lin! Both cards are lovely, but your watercolor card is just fabulous! ♥

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  24. Always a pleasure, and a treat to see what Lin makes... fantastic!
    =] Michele

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  25. GORGEOUS projects, Lin! You have used these flower stamps so beautifully! Huge congrats on the feature!

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  26. Love the water-coloring, perfect use of the stamps!

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  27. So impressed with your cards, Lin!!! So beyond gorgeous and just flat out amazing!!! Such a treat to see these and so excited for the spotlight being shone on you!!!

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  28. Belated congrats on being spotlighted at Winnie and Walter, Lin! Love your projects and if it involves flowers, I know you'll rock it--and you did! Well done, sista!

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