Saturday, October 29, 2016

October Leading Lady Maya Isaksson | Take Five

October is waning which sadly means it is our last Saturday with our outrageously outstanding October Leading Lady, Maya Isaksson.  The last five weeks with Maya have been rich with inspiration, artistic touches, fun, texture, color and awesome projects.  Maya always adds something new and unexpected to her cards which make them a marvel to behold.  I feel so fortunate Maya shared her talents with us this month!

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance adding an unexpected element CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance taking on stripes CLICK HERE or her fabulous fourth performance featuring practically-perfect patterned paper projects CLICK HERE.

Lucky for us all we have her final command performance today.  

It's time for my last performance here as Leading Lady, I have really enjoyed my time here and I really loved getting so many kind comments. I have saved my favourite post for last, this weeks theme are shaker cards! I LOVE making shaker cards. It's so rewarding seeing the movement and listening to the filling shake around inside. There are so many ways to make a good shaker card, you can really do anything, and especially with great dies like the cutaways. 
Maya isaksson winnie walter diamond shaker
When I got this big diamond cutaway I knew I had to make a shaker out of it. It's called Flawless Diamond Cutaways and it's super pretty! I made the backing out of white glitter paper and the detailed outlines with gold glitter paper. Use Stick It or double sided adhesive sheets on the back of the detailed diecut because it's super thin lines and you don't want glue all over the acetate. I used distress ink to make the surrounding of the shaker window and diecut it out using the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and Essentials: Katharine Cutaways to diecut it and a white backing for a pretty framing. The word shine is from The Big, the Bold and Fun Cutaways. I also gold embossed the word you from The Big, the Bold and Comfort. The colors on the background was taken from the sequins in Walter's Sparkly Shaker Selection. 
Maya isaksson winnie walter diamond shaker
The next card was made with the In a Word: Kisses Cutaway as a shaker window. I made the woodgrain with Scenery: Into the Woods and ink blending on Kraft cardstock. I used my Spectrum Noirs to make a gradient pink background for the backing of the shaker window and also the banner. I love making my own custom paper, it's so easy to find the perfect shade that way. I used the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways for cutting out the Kraft panel. I used some clear seed beads from my stash and some white sequins to tie in the white border around the card that frames it and lightens it up a bit. The sentiment is white embossed on a banner from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways. I use the Essential dies for so much, they are great basics to have in your die collection.
Maya isaksson winnie walter diamond shaker
For the last card I started with an ink blended panel, I used the Scenery: Pattern of the Rings Creative Screenings with my distress inks. I also splattered some gold ink on top of it since I planned to use some gold accents on my card. I diecut three banner shapes using Essentials: Katharine Cutaways and made them my shaker windows. I filled them with different sized material, the top one is Winnie's Sparkly Shaker Selection.I did think the sentiments was perfect for a shaker, where the filling could be the seeds of Kindness. It's from Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamps and cutaways. I made a thin frame combining the both Essentials cutaways because the card was sort of missing something. I think it was just what it needed to sort of enclose the busy inside in a way.
I hope you enjoyed my last post and my shakers. I'm very happy to have had the chance to showcase some of my favourite stamps and dies. There is still time for you to visit my blog where I have been given a Gift Cart for the Winnie & Walter shop to give to one of my visitors that comments any of my Leading Lady posts this month on my blog. I will post the winner on Nov 5 on my blog and you have until then to visit and comment. Thank you for the love and I hope to see you again around the internet.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Welcome Tweet One with Kate

Today I have a new baby card to share with you.
I know quite a few people that are expecting so I wanted to get some cards ready.

 I started using the grand diagonal and classic diagonal creative screenings.
I then used distress inks in various blues and greens with a brush to add the colour.
Its a messy kind of plaid effect.
I added some splashes of water then removed the excess to keep the look kind of loose and random. 
To finish the panel I added some gold splatters .

Then the sentiment was stamped in black archival ink inside the space from the die cut heart.
I then stamped and coloured the images on some water colour card. 
I used my Inktense pencils and a water brush for colouring.
They were then die cut using the cutaways.
Once the panel was adhered in place on the card blank I added the die cut leaves and bird.

The final touch were some sequins around the sentiment.
The sequins are from Walter sparkly selection.
Thanks so much for looking.



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Winners of WCMD 2016!


Hello there lovelies!

It's Shay here to announce all of the WCMD 2016 Winners.  A big thank you and round of applause to the w&w publicist, Taheerah for heading up and organizing an incredible WCMD!

Thank you one and all for making this World Card Making Day such a pleasure with your comments, cards, participation and enthusiasm!  We were blown away by the crafties and projects.

I am so glad it was chance ( was my bestie) picking the winners or this could have taken me forever!

Now on to the randomly chosen winners.  There are tons of them so keep on scrolling down. :-)

WCMD 2016 | Craftie Challenge Winner
No. 5 Tonya Graham

WCMD 2016 | Matching Game Challenge
matching_game_challenge_jean_bullock_winner No. 10 Jean Bullock

WCMD 2016 | CAS with Kate
CAS_kate_rahmat_winner_WW rnb No. 14 Rahmat

WCMD 2016 | Rainbow Colour with Gayatr
rainbow_gayatri_gretah_winner_W&W WCMD rainbow
No. 15 Greta H.

WCMD 2016 | The Big Hop!:
big_hop_comment_winner1 1. Melissa Friedrich from Rubeena's post

2. jintyoo7 from Gayatri's post

3. Super Stick Chick from Keren's post

WCMD 2016 | Stretch Your Stamps with Kelly
No. 34 Patty E

WCMD 2016 | Pinspiration with Heather H
pinspiration_heatherh_winner_laury55 WCMD3 No. 2 laury55

WCMD 2016 | Make A Card For A Friend with Taheerah
make_card_friend_taheerah_janisinID_winner10-07-16 015A
No. 35 Janis in ID

WCMD 2016 | CASE with Lydia
No. 32 Maryam

WCMD 2016 | Background Building with Shay
background_shay_ashwini_winner_29871260110_8af0e94b5a_o No. 26 Ashwini

WCMD 2016 | Pick 'n' Mix with Taheerah
No. 17 Seemaa

WCMD 2016 | Colour Combo with Heather P
colour_combo_heatherp_jessica_lin_winner_IMG_3276 No. 40 Jessica Lin

WCMD 2016 | Grand Prize Giveaway Winner

Congrats to all the randomly chosen winners!

Please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your prize!  Please include the challenge you won or if you are comment winner of The Big Hop! in the subject of your email.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Winners of Rerun No. 14 | In Bloom: Renee's Leaves

Hello lovelies!

It is that time to announce the random winners of our Rerun No. 14 Challenge + Giveaway | In Bloom: Renee's Leaves, but first let's celebrate *all* of the lovely entries!  

Thankfully it is chance rather w&w that has to pick a winner! :-)

Many thanks to: Becca Krueger, Lin Brandyberry, RORO World, Lindsey, Dr Sonia S V, Maryam, Lin Brandyberry, Rahmat, not_amanda, Lin Brandyberry, Ashwini, Dr Sonia S V, Dr Sonia S V, Dr Sonia S V, Shona Chambers, Super Stick Chick, Greta H., Dr Sonia S V, snazzyjj, and snazzyjj for taking on the Rerun Challenge and making such fabulous projects!  

The randomly chosen winner of $25 credit to the w&w shop is No. 7!


Lin please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your prize.

The winner of the In Bloom: Renee's Leaves stamp set is:


Sue D please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} come with your name and mailing address to claim your stamp set! 

If you were unable to play along last month, we have a whole new Rerun Challenge running all this month!  To learn more on how you can join in on Rerun No. 15 | Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant  CLICK HERE

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October Leading Lady Maya Isaksson | Take Four


Our October Leading Lady, Maya Isaksson, is back for her fabulous fourth performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance adding an unexpected element CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance taking on stripes CLICK HERE. Today Maya is focusing upon a little bit of an obsession of mine crafting staple (and maybe yours well) with fantastic results.

And now we present Maya!

It's finally Saturday again, I hope you all have had a good week. Today I wanted to challenge myself a bit. My first encounter with paper crafting was actually scrapbooking. I still do the occasional layout but I mostly stick to cards. One habit that I've had problems breaking is the patterned paper hoardi... ehm... collecting. The problem is that I almost never use any patterned paper for my cards. It's pretty and all but it's so much fun to make backgrounds that I always forget to use patterned paper. So today's theme is patterned paper. Let's be honest. The amount paper I used to make these four card is so small that it will take like five... hundred... cards to actually make a difference in my paper stash, but I had fun so lets go on to the cards.

Maya isaksson winnie walter patterned paper leafs

For card number one I used cutaways and nothing else. Seriously. You can make a million of these cards in a day with different patterns, it's so easy. I used two of my favourite cutaways for this. I made the big "hi" from fun foam and a pretty graphic patterned paper using the In a Word: Hi Cutaway. The size of this die is perfect! I don't have anything like it in my collection. And for the background just white cardstock embossed with the Cover Model: The Leaf Effect Cutaway. Instead of cutting the leafs out I placed my embossing pad under the paper and ran it through the die cutter folding up one of the flaps on the platform of my Big shot to reduce the pressure just a bit to make it easier to run through. 

Maya isaksson winnie walter patterned paper leafs

For my second card I used one of the In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers Cutaways To cut out a pattern in the card front. I also used the scalloped rectangle from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to make sure it looked nice. I cut out an extra panel from patterned paper to place under the cardfront and attached it using foam adhesive to raise it up a bit. The card actually looked pretty good that way but I wanted some color too so I also stamped the flower from the coordinating stamp set and colored it a bright yellow. For my sentiment I used the word Happy from Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs together with birthday from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy and white embossed that on black cardstock to make sure your eyes was drawn to it instead of the pattern.

Maya isaksson winnie walter patterned paper leafs

For card number three I used a lovely watercolor print as background. I cut out the Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway and covered it in several layers of glitter embossing powder, finishing with a layer of clear embossing powder to make it smooth and shiny. I cut out the big and lovely diamond from Flawless Diamond Cutaways. I did the background from Vellum and the detailing from glitter cardstock and added clear sparkle pen to the vellum. It's super sparkly and pretty under the light. I embossed a sentiment on matte gold cardstock. The stamp is from Wishing You with Evelin T Designs and it fits very nicely with the diamond.

Maya isaksson winnie walter patterned paper leafs

This last gard was too sparky for my camera to be able to focus it seems. I'm so sorry for the blurriness. I used the Cover Model: The Leaf Effect Cutaway again. It is to pretty. I did the same embossing technique as on the last card but used some teal powder with speckles of gold in it. Super pretty! I paired it with a smaller print with pink dots. They look so nice together. I cut out the word Kindness from the Kindness with Evelin T Designs Cutaways in gold glitter paper and added it to a piece of Vellum stamped with the text from the coordinating stamp set.


So that's it for today. I will be back next week for my last performance here as Leading Lady. I hope you will be back then. In the meantime you can hop on over to my blog Little Outbursts of Creativity where I will be giving away a gift card to the Winnie & Walter shop to one of the people commenting on any of my Leading Lady posts there during the month. Thank you for all the lovely comments so far, I'm very happy for each and every one.