Saturday, February 6, 2016

February Leading Lady Emily Leiphart | Take One


It is one the best days of the week: Saturday! As it is the first Saturday of February that means is time for the debut of our fabulous February Leading Lady, Emily Leiphart!

When Emily was our Special Guest Star for our 1st Birthday Bash (check it out and also learn more about her!), she made quite an impression on us as not only a clever and gifted artist, but also being a stellar person. She's the perfect Leading Lady to have during our Belated 2nd Birthday Bash as
the Saturdays this February are sure to be joyful, inspiring and full of beauty!

Please welcome Emily onto the w&w stage!

Hi, everyone! It's Emily here and I'm so excited to be Winnie & Walter's Leading Lady this month!! Every Saturday, I'll be sharing projects with a weekly theme. Today's theme is stencilling and I'm sharing two cards, each one with a completely different stenciling technique, and two of my favourite ways to use stencils.


My first card uses Scenery: The Leaf Effect Creative Screenings stencil with embossing paste tinted with three shades of green distress inks. It's a great technique that allows me to customize the colour of the paste. In this case, I created greenery for the hanging birdhouse. The In a Word: Home Cutaway die was sponged using purple distress inks.


The birdhouse and bird, from Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs and used here to show versatility in a non-holiday design, were coloured with Copic markers. I applied a generous coat of Wink of Stella on the bird. Since I was partially stamping sweet home on some of the embossing paste, I didn't want it to react and bleed so I used archival ink. I also used my MISTI stamping tool to make sure it lined up and, if it didn't stamp well the first time, stamp it again in the same spot.


My second card uses the Scenery: Madison Creative Screenings stencil with daubers and a rainbow of distress inks to create a bold background that allows simple flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Anna's Flora to shine without added colour. All I did was add some sparkling clear sequins for a bit of shine. The sentiment was created with a combination of stamps and dies from The Big, the Bold and Friends and The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways.


Here are the two cards shown side-by-side to show how stencils can be used in two very different ways. I love the option of creating a lot of texture versus keeping it flat.


GIVEAWAY

Winnie & Walter has given me a $30 gift card to share with my readers! All you need to do is head to my blog and comment on all four of my Leading Lady posts this month and you'll be entered to win. Good luck! :)


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll join me again for Take 2 next Saturday!








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21 comments:

  1. Yahoooooooooooooo for Emily! LOVE her cards!

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  2. Emily, a duo of gorgeous cards, featuring innovative ways to use stencils. The bird house is darling; the florals, lovely! You are most certainly an impressive "leading lady" creating magic with these W&W products.
    ~carol

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  3. Always a pleasure, Emily!!! You might have helped me out with a little shopping ... thanks!!! LOve your little periwinkle blue bird - I'm inviting him to live in one of our bird houses!
    =]

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  4. Yay, welcome, Emily! Both of your cards are breathtaking!

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  5. These are just beautiful Emily! So pretty.

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  6. So beautiful. I love how the modeling paste and stamping fade into the negative space. Well done.

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  7. Congratulations Emily on being the Leading Lady, beautiful cards!

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  8. Gorgeous cards! I look forward to visiting Emily's blog and getting a closer look at her creations!

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  9. I love both of your cards Emiliy!! So creative!!!!

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  10. These cards are great! I can't wait until my embossing paste finally arrives. 💗💗💗

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  11. I adore Winnie &walter stamps and dies. Beautiful cards

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS on being Leading Lady Emily!!!
    SO HAPPY for YOU and for US too :)
    LOVE both of your cards, the designs are DELIGHTFUL, the colours & colouring SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Great idea with the tinting in the embossing paste, a product and technique I look forward to trying!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, can't wait to see what you have to share with us next week!!!

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  13. I adore both of these cards, Emily! The stenciled leaves with the coloured paste, fading...just dreamy!
    Beautiful!

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  14. Beautiful cards, Emily. Oh, how I adore the bird one!

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  15. Love how you used the products, the design and colors are fantastic! I love the bird card

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  16. Fantastic projects, Emily! Love the designs and your colors

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  17. Fabulous stenciling. I really like the bird card.

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  18. That is the sweetest bird, she seems to have her eye on a french fry.

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  19. I love the contrast of the white flower and the colorful background! Beautiful card!

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