Saturday, June 6, 2015

June Leading Lady Charlene Cundy | Take One

Today we are excited to introduce our June Leading Lady, Charlene Cundy.   Char's style is artistic, bold, daring and beautiful!  She uses different mediums, layers and products to create depth and interest.  We are so excited to see how Char will open the world of possibilities and have us all try something new and different!  

Over the next few Saturdays in Char will be leading us on a journey of her own design and imagining.  Make sure to visit her blog, Expressions of me, to see more from her and for a chance to win a giveaway! 

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

Hi Friends!


I'm beyond thrilled to be the June Leading Lady for Winnie & Walter !  I am a huge fan of Winnie & Walter products and had so much fun creating with their newest products! I will be their Saturday guest for the month of June and so excited to get started!

First a bit about me 

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I'm a mom to 2 beautiful grown kids. I have three amazing grandkids, ages 11 months, 6 and 8. I can't believe how fast they grow up! I've been paper crafting since 2008, but have always been into some sort of crafting in one form or another...I make jewelry, paint, but since  I started making cards etc...I mainly do that , I'm hooked!  I work full-time for an imaging company ( X-ray's, Ultrasounds, Mammograms, etc..) I've been there 17 years...yikes! I am an accounting manager and I'm also the Director of Human Resources. I also love the ocean (usually where I always go for vacation), waterfalls, redwoods, and movies

I've been happily blogging since 2008 and my home is called:  Expressions of me

I have met so many wonderful people during this blogging journey...and a lot that I call friends. It's such a tight knit and supportive community, I love that!

Let's get to my projects today, shall we?

Today I thought I'd share what you can do with :  Gelatos

First up : Hope Endures:


I started by cutting some card stock strips to make the diagonal you see on the left side. It's fast and easy, if you don't have a diagonal stamp it's the next best thing! I took these beautiful flowers from the new set In Bloom : Addie's Garden and first embossed the flowers with white embossing powder. Then I took two colors of Gelatos, Blue and lavender and just rubbed over the flower. I then took my finger and blender the colors together. I love how the two colors when combined made different shades of purple. Then I took a wet brush with water of further blended. When dry I hand cut and layered on my card, Very easy and such a fun technique!

I used The Big, the Bold and Comfort Cutaways for the word "Hope". I have used many word dies and I tell you folks, these cut like butter, they are fabulous! The Big, the Bold and Comfort stamp set for the word "endures". I LOVE these stamp sets for the reason that you have so many choices of words in these sets, very versatile!


These Gerber Daisy flowers are  from In Bloom: Addie's Garden. They were embossed with white embossing powder and colored with Gelatos in orange and red. For the gelato method I use watercolor paper . I took my fingertips and blended the colors,  then a small brush with a bit of water to blend further. After the flowers were dry I added a few dots in the center with distressed ink in brown. The background is the Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway(which I love)! I didn't break through all the pieces so the card stock would show through in the background. I splattered some ink in dark purple. The sentiment is called "The Big, the Bold and Comfort Cutaways". These are absolutely beautiful dies!


Next up, a card I made using In a Word: Hi Cutaway and The Big, The Bold and Friends stamp set I started by using some glaze from Fabel Casel and mixed with the Gelatos to make a colored glaze.  Once the glaze is mixed with the Gelatos, just take a spatula with the mix and spread across your paper, let dry and then take a different color of gelato and color directly on your paper in the spots that are still white. Squirt the watercolor paper with water and brush it over the whole surface to fill in the white spots, let dry and take a clean paper towel, or dry baby wipe and wipe off the glazed area that resisted the gelato!


Shay and Julie have GENEROUSLY provided a $30 Gift Card to one of my readers over on Expressions of me .To enter, simply comment on my Leading Lady posts over on Expressions of me throughout this month. I will be choosing a winner at the end of the month from ALL of my Leading Lady posts, so you have a few chances to enter!

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


See you next Saturday! Char


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24 comments:

  1. Very pretty...love the flower cards! :D

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  2. I love the bright color contrast in both cards. Beautiful!

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  3. I love your cards! The Gelatos look amazing! I can't wait to try these techniques:)

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  4. These cards are fabulous! The 1st one is especially gorgeous.

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  5. These are all SO gorgeous... LOVE the vibrant colors!

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  6. Vibrant, innovative cards, Char! Heading over to leave a comment on your blog!
    ~c

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  7. yay for Charlene.. these cards are gorgeous..

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  8. CONGRATC Charlene!! I LOV your Projects and CAN'T WAIT to see the rest of your AMAZING Designs!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  9. beautiful cards!! love the colors...

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  10. All your cards are just fabulous! I'm totally in love with your coloring and the way you have used the W W dies! :)

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  11. Charlene, your work is fabulous! Your hydrangea card is my fave! I looove it!

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  12. Looking forward to more from Char this month. Her work is always so bright and cheerful. Love the spotlight on gelatos.

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  13. YAY for you Char, did you hear my applause!! These are all gorgeous and I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

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  14. Beautiful floral cards and fun "hi" card.

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  15. Happy to see Char as the leading lady, love her work! All 3 of these cards are FABULOUS, so bold and beautifully designed!

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  16. WOW - Char you are a wonderful leading lady with so much to share with us - love the powerful colors and styles of your cards - so stunning and beautiful!! Just WOW!!!

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  17. Fabulous début Charlene, I love your bold colours :)
    Kate xx

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  18. Wow, I love these so much! I have always loved my Gelatos...I'm so going to give this a try!

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  19. I just love your style! I've ordered my "hi" die so I can re-create your card, thank you so much for the wonderful inspirations.

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  20. Awesome- have been trying different things with my gelatos and now am excited to try this technique too!!

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  21. Wow! These cards are just beautiful! I love the bright pop of colors!

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