Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Leading Lady Melania Deasy | Take One

We are thrilled to bring you our August Leading Lady, Melania Deasy!  Whether you know her as Melania or simply as Deasy, our August Leading Lady is an amazing papercrafter and we have been fans of her work for years.   

A a wife and mother living in Indonesia, she is also on the design teams of some of the hottest stamping companies around and consistently creates gorgeous, inspiring work.  Not only is she wonderful at creating projects, she's also a very talented illustrator too. Melania Deasy is a versatile stamper and incredible colorist (using it for someone with coloring skills! lol) able to create incredibly sophisticated projects incorporating artistic techniques and also making breathtakingly sweet and adorable projects with equal aplomb as evidenced by being named the 2013 Gallery Idol!  

Please welcome Melania Deasy onto the w&w stage!

Hi everyone!! I'm so excited today because I will be Winnie & Walter Leading Lady for August!

I LOVE Winnie & Walter products, I'm sure I will have fun playing this month! The latest big April/ May release is so amazing...there are many ideas that pop up in my mind.

Today I want to share with you about Watercolor Background. I love using watercolor not only for coloring but also for making the background.

Here is my first card :

Winnie & Walter Supply that I'm using :
True for the big stars and the sentiment Treasure
The Big, the Bold and Comfort for the sentiment You Are
Scenery : Big Bang Confetti for the tiny stars

First, I make the sentiment using white embossing powder and I add watercolor as a background. To make the background, first I add water with my brush on watercolor paper and I add black, blue and red watercolor. There's purple in it because if blue and red mixed, it will be purple.  To make it more dramatic, when the paper still wet, you can splash watercolor in it with brush. It will be mixed and beautiful! I also splash some watercolor after the paper already get dry.

The big stars are using silver embossing powder, I also add Wink of Stella clear glitters on it. The tiny stars are from dark blue ink.

My second card is festive and fun!

Winnie & Walter Supply that I'm using :
The Party for the images and sentiment
Essentials: Audrey Cutaways for the frame die cut

First, I'm using white embossing powder on card stock paper, then color it with COPIC and cut it with my scissor. The sentiment is from gold embossing powder. I cut the inner part of the die cut from Audrey Cutaways to make it like a frame.

To make the background watercolor, I'm using the same way like the first card with turquoise, yellow and pink colors but this time I splash white watercolor with my brush on it. For the final touch, I add sequins and twine.

I hope you like it and this is the fun part!

Julie & Shay have generously given me a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store for give away! For your chance to win please leave a comment on the Leading Lady posts on my personal blog. I will draw a random winner at the end of the month.

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you next week!


Melania Deasy



  1. Lovely...such a fan of melania's.

  2. Just beautiful, as always Melania, TFS :D

  3. So excited to see Melania as this month's leading lady, LOVE her work!

  4. Both cards are beautiful! I specially like the first. Background and the big stars are awesome. I love it!!! ;)

  5. Love these beautiful backgrounds.

  6. So pretty!! Love your beautiful watercolored backgrounds!!!!

  7. WOW - super impressive - Melania is a super star and an awesome leading lady!! Loved these cards - she did an ultra fantastic job on them!! What fun!!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS on being Leading Lady Melania!!!
    Your 1st card is a STAR-FILLED DELIGHT, LOVE the watercolouring and embossing!!!
    ADORE your 2nd card, it is SO PRETTY and DELICATE, LOVE the frame, it's like a precious shadowbox - LOVE IT ALL!!!

  9. Melania, I'm so water-colour challenged that it's pathetic, which means that my appreciation for your beautiful water-coloured card is immense! I'm delighting in the 'constellation' sky you created in the first, and the soft, delicate palette of the flowers in the second. Stunning showcase - and yes, you are a fantastic, inspiring Leading Lady!

  10. Oh my word, Melania, these cards are so beautiful! These stamps and dies are so awesome. I love how you used them together. TFS!

  11. WOW these are gorgeous cards, Melania!

  12. You know I love your stuff Melania! Combined with W&W stamps- you're a perfect match! Gorgeous dreamy card! x


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