Saturday, July 8, 2017

July Leading Lady Jessica Lin | Take One

We are thrilled to introduce our July Leading Lady, Jessica Lin!  Jessica won our 3rd Birthday Bash Guest Star Contest with an astounding group of bright, bold and beautifully crafted projects which you can see HERE.  Jessica also joined us for our June 2017 Release and shared delightful cards which you can find HERE along with the rest of awesome inspiration from our June Leading Lady, Crystal Thompson and The Talent.  We are so excited to see what Jessica has in store for us for the next month as she takes us on an adventure of her own design on Saturdays on the w&w blog.

Please give Jessica a big round of applause to welcome her as she steps onto the stage for her first performance as our July Leading Lady! 


Hello there! My name is Jessica and I am so honored to be Winnie & Walter's July Leading Lady. I've been in love with Winnie & Walter's designs since I discovered them last year. So I can't wait to share with you what I created with these amazing products. I made two cards for today's post, and they both focus on background building. Here's my first card:



 

I decided to use Kindness with Evelin T. Designs to create a forest background for my first project. I started off by cutting three masks for the trees (left photo), then I stamped one of the smaller trees with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Next I masked the smaller tree and stamped the two larger tree images (right photo). I then covered these images with the other two masks and continued stamping until I have covered the entire card front. 



After watercoloring all of the tree images with ZIG clean color real brush pens, I stamped the bunny image from the new Party On with Evelin T. Designs, die cut it with the coordinating dies and watercolored it as well. 



I decided to keep the sentiment pretty simple. I stamped and heat embossed "thinking of you" from Sketchy Thoughts on a piece of vellum and that completes the card! 



For my second card I decided to stretch my dies and use them creatively to create a small town scene. I used the two smaller dies from Essentials: Lana Cutaways (shown below, right photo) to make the houses. This die set is my favorite product from the January/February 2017 release, and I love the postage stamp design. But I wasn't sure how I'm going to use the smaller ticket dies until I have thought about making this project. I think dies are really so versatile and I really enjoy challenging myself to use them in different ways. 

  

I wanted to create an organic watercolor look for my houses, so I used the ink smooshing technique. The Distress inks I used are listed below:  
(left: lightest shade. right: darkest shade)
Blues: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans
Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needle 
Yellows: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey
Oranges: Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin
Reds: Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Fired Brick



Then I die cut them out and drew some doors and windows with 0.35 Copic Multiliner. I also stamped and heat embossed the adorable bears from the Big Hugs from Evelin T. Design set. After watercoloring the image with ZIG clean color real brush pens, I die cut it with the coordinating Big Hugs with Evelin T. Design Cutaways



I mounted some of the houses with foam tape to create some dimension to the scene. It really does make a big difference!



For the sentiment, I chose the "welcome little one" stamp from Sketchy Thoughts and heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder. I also added some pierced dots details to the sentiment banner by using the small border die from Essentials: Lana Cutaways. I then embellished the card with some rhinestones and turquoise sequins and that finishes off the card. 



Giveaway
Shay has generously provided me with a $30 gift certificate that I can giveaway. If you enjoyed these cards, please comment on both W&W and my blog for a chance to win! I will be posting for the remaining Saturdays of this month, so if you comment on each post you will have 4 chances to win this wonderful prize. That is all from me today. I hope you will join me next Saturday but until then, have a wonderful week!


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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards :) i love how creatively you made the houses!! So cool.

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  2. Congrats on winning the Guest Star & being July's Leading Lady--well-deserved! Such creative, unique & beautiful cards! Love how you used multiple colors for the trees & your houses are amazing!

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  3. I love these colorful creations! Beautiful cards!

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  4. I would not have thought to combine the bunny and bears with those stamps. It really works though. Very creative and beautiful.

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  5. Your water coloring on these cards is just perfection. So lovely.

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  6. Very pretty cards! Love how colorful they are. Cute designs.
    Love the use of vellum and how you made the pierced holes on one.
    Very creative.

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  7. Just awesome new techniques for me to try. Love your style!

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  8. Oh my!!! I'm totally in love for your gorgeous cards!!! Really adorable!!!

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  9. These are beautiful cards! I love your watercoloring techniques. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. FAbulous backgrounds on both of these cards.

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  11. Jessica is a fabulous choice for July's Leading Lady!!! I love her bright and happy style. What wonderful cards. I am in love with those houses!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  12. I love your card with the Essentials: Lana Cutaways. Will be adding this set to my stash. Sometimes you just need to see someone use a set.

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  13. So pretty cards, love the beautiful bright coloring!

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  14. Jessica's beautiful cards make me look forward to seeing more of her work. I always love seeing fresh new cards using Zig CCRBM's. More, please.

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  15. Jessica's beautiful cards make me look forward to seeing more of her work. I always love seeing fresh new cards using Zig CCRBM's. More, please.

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  16. Wow Jessica! I can see why you won the Guest Star contest, because your cards are awesome! I love the way you used vellum for your sentiment and
    fun, colorful background building. These are just treats for the eye in every way.

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  17. I really love the colours you've used on your beautiful cards!

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  18. Both of these cards are so creative! I love the way you combined different stamp sets and dies to make these cards. They are fantastic!

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  19. The combination of brightly colored trees and houses, and those adorable animal images make for the sweetest designs! I can't wait to see what else Jessica shares with us this month.

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  20. I really love the uniqueness of the trees and the vibrant colors you used. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  21. Beautiful watercoloring! Love the trees on the first card, but those bears and colorful houses on the second one stole my heart!

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  22. Absolutely fantastic cards!! The details on your cards are so lovely!! I really love creative you were using the Lana cutaways to create your building!

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  23. Very nice coloring job on the houses, well done !

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  24. Love those darling
    houses, so colorful!
    Carla from Utah

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