Saturday, September 9, 2017

September Leading Lady Hussena Calcuttawala | Take One

What an exciting day as we get to introduce our September Leading Lady, Hussena Calcuttawala!
Hussena creates these stunningly beautiful, well balanced and layered cards that are real showstoppers and we have certainly noticed her work when she's entered our challenges!  In a fact we invited her to be on the w&w blog a while back and you can see here work HERE and  HERE.  I am really excited to see what Hussena will be creating this month as she takes us on an adventure of her own design on Saturdays in September on the w&w blog.

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

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Hello everyone, this is Hussena and I'm super duper thrilled and excited to be the leading Lady at w & w this month. Winnie and Walter is a company which is very close to my heart as they were the first company internationally to give recognition to my work and invite me over as a Spotlight Designer. It was a big deal for me back then and still is. Needless to say, I really love their products. Their stamps, dies and stencils are amazing to work with and I love playing along their Birthday Bash challenges every year. Thank you so very much Shay, for this wonderful opportunity :)

I am sharing two cards today I made using some previously released stamp and die sets from w & w.

For my first card, I HAD to go with florals :) w & w has some of the most beautiful flower stamps, perfect for colouring and since watercolouring is so much in trend these days, these stamps worked perfectly for my design idea.


I stamped the flowers, leaves and the the little berries from the In Bloom: Anna's Flora, In Bloom: Elsa's Flora and In Bloom: Renee's Leaves stamp sets on some watercolour cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and coloured them using my Zigs. I fussy-cut the images and kept them aside. My stenciling on the background was done with a very light hand using the w & w Creative Screening : Do You See What I See? with Peacock Feathers Distress ink. I added some black acrylic paint splatters as I knew I was going to arrange my florals against them.


I popped up some flowers and leaves on foam dots and for few of the images, I directly adhered them to my card front. Finally I heat-embossed the sentiment from the The Big, Bold & Party using White embossing powder.


My second card which is very fun and perfect for a birthday party!

I have gone with the VIBGYOR colours on this one. To create this card, I first die-cut my card panel using the scalloped frame die from the w & w : Essentials: Audrey Cutaway die set. Then, I stamped the yummy cupcakes from the Sugar Rush stamp set using various shades of dye inks. I did some masking to give a clean and crisp look to the scalloped frame.

I then started working on the focal of my card. I used the In a Word: Happy Cutaway and die-cut it using white cardstock and added some black cardstock behind the die-cut to give it a shadow effect. I coloured the white die-cut piece using various shades of Zig markers.

You can see the dimension on the die-cut as well as the glitter on the outlines in the picture below.


I then stamped the cupcake frosting and also filled in the remaining space in the background by stamping stars all over. The banner is also from the same set.


To add more interest and detail to my card, I stamped the entire background behind my card front by masking it with Washi Tape. I used the bottom of the small cupcake stamp to create the wavy chevron pattern you see. I think it really adds a lot more to my card :)


I hope you liked my cards and are inspired to create your own. I would love to hear what you think of them. I will be back next week with another set of cards using the new August release sets from w & w. Don't forget to comment on my blog post for a chance to win the $30 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter store. Winner will be announced on my blog, at the end of the month.

Have a great day ahead!


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28 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful duo of cards, colorful, clean and bright! Awesome, Hussena!!
    xx Ashwini

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  2. Congrats on being the new September Leading Lady, Hussena!!!
    Both your cards are really gorgeous!!!

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  3. Congratulations for being this month's leading lady ! And your first two cards are really nice !

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  4. Wonderful cards.! Loved the floral one☺

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  5. Clapping my hands wildly for Hussena! Her creations are Amazing....LOVE seeing her here:)

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  6. Congrats on this month Leading Lady! Both f your cards are so bight and gorgeous! Love your creativity!

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  7. What beautiful inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Wow...beautiful cards Hussena..love both if them..I am fan of your flower arrangement..Congrats dear..

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  9. The watercolor floral card is so pretty. I really like how you created the soft background on the birthday card and then added the more vibrant colored happy on top of it.

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  10. wow!! u make me drool over ur cards...i everytime try to get inspired frm u ..but dont land up evn close...my fav is the second one
    .espcially tht small banner..super cute...have been hoarding my W and W stamps n dies...looks like thy need to be out n working

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  11. Congratulations on your Leading Lady spot!! I love your two cards today. They are so pretty and colorful. The floral one is my favorite Looking fwd to what you have to show us this month!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  12. Gorgeous layers of stamped image .. beautiful coloring.. love both of your cards, Hussena!
    Congratulations on your GD here!!

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  13. Two different styles of cards and both beautiful. Congratulations, Hussena. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

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  14. you are amazeballs! love love love everything you make.

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  15. These cards are spectacular! Your coloring is beautiful with the water color effect using the Zigs. The black shadow under the "Happy" is so creative. I love it!!

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  16. Congrats to Hussena--beautiful work!

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  17. Hussena you know I adore you, and every single piece of paper your heart touches! This bouquet you've created today? I would know it was yours from a mile away... gorgeous, so well thought out, and arranged! I'm SO happy that you are our Leading Lady this month! HAPPY is the perfect word for your happy little birthday card, and all of its glittery gladness! xxoo
    =] Michele

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  18. Beautiful floral card and I like the colorful and Happy cupcake card.

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  19. Congrats on being this month's leading lady! I love your cards especially the floral one. The coloring that you did is very pretty :)

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love those floral sets you used and the fun cupcakes!

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  21. Congratulations hussena .. can't wait to see more of your pretty creation.. I love your cards and design..

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  22. I'm really looking forward to all of your card designs this month! The layered flowers and big die cut word in rainbow colors just sing!!

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  23. Stunning creations and congratulations Hussena !

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  24. Two beautiful designs! I'm especially loving the cupcakes!

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  25. Two beautiful designs! I'm especially loving the cupcakes!

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  26. Yes to cupcakes!! What a cute and cheery card, and your flowers are gorgeous

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  27. Beautiful cards. Love your floral especially.

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