Saturday, November 7, 2015

November Leading Lady Isha Gupta | Take One


Today we are thrilled to introduce our November Leading Lady, Isha Gupta.   Isha's work is colorful and bright with a flexibility that enables her to do whimsical or elegant with equal dexterity and grace.  Isha is excellent at coloring as well!  Isha is a wife and mother of 2 girls living in the country of Switzerland and she's incredibly gifted as evidenced by being published numerous times in various magazines, being a winner in the Thank You category of World Card Making Day 2014 and being on the design teams of SugarPea Designs, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko (we saw her beautiful art displayed in their booth at CHA this past January!), Chameleon Color Tone Markers, Make Amazing Design Team, Waffle Flower Challenge Team and Scraphouse Inspiration Blog.  

Over the next few Saturdays in November Isha will be leading us on a journey of her own design and imagining.  Make sure to visit her blog, New Ideas by Isha Gupta, to see more from her and for a chance to win a giveaway! 

Give Isha a big round of applause to welcome her as she steps onto the stage for her first performance as our November Leading Lady!    

Hello Winnie and Walter fans!! I am so very excited and honored to be the leading lady for the month of November here on the blog! Thank you Julie and Shay for having me here :)

Actually, I love all the releases of Winnie & Walter but this new release from October just knocked me off! There are so many products, which are not just for holidays but versatile for the year round.

Let's begin. As you know "Watercolor" is so in trend for sometime now. I am focusing my post on how to use stamps to create watercolor cards. I created some easy cards and some a bit more complex cards but they have a couple of things in common: They all are Christmas cards and I've used almost the same set of stamps but with various techniques to make them all look different.

I stamped the images, went over them with a damp brush and then stamped and embossed a couple more pine leaves. I also used the Camouflage die-cutting technique for the sentiment layer. I die-cut the center using the Noelle cutaways smaller scalloped layer and used fun foam underneath it.

Now for my 2nd. card I used "Mini Scenery: Multigrain" in addition to the stamps I used above. Here I kept my card CAS. Stamped the images and went over them with a damp brush. Love this woodgrain pattern :)

 I went around the edges with a thin brush and some Shimmer Spritz Gold.

Card 3
This time I used my traditional watercolors and the stamps did all the magic :) Love this Poinsettia bloom and all the different filler images. I used the same stamps as Card 1. 

Now for my last card I used the same supplies as above but created a CAS version with less color and images. 

There you go, with the similar supplies and techniques, we can achieve various looks as per our linking :) I am so enjoying watercoloring that it is difficult to stop :) Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed my post. Thank you for dropping by and see you next week. Happy crafting!!



  1. Yay for Isha! I'm such a big fan of her work. Love all of her gorgeous cards for today...she has such an amazing style...Fabulous colors!

  2. Absolutely dreamy, Isha. You have the most amazing way with color.

  3. isha does such lovely work! (her post doesn't appear to be "live" yet)...

  4. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Isha! WOW!

  5. These are all just gorgeous! I love the beautiful blend of colors!
    Take care!

  6. Love the WC in all of the different forms.

  7. So many beautiful and so bright so cheerful projects! Bravo Isha :)

  8. Hi Isha! Totally gorgeous projects today! LOve your watercolor effect and look forward to the next few Saturdays spent with you!
    =] Michele

  9. Wow, how beautiful are these, Isha! You did the Leading Lady role brilliantly! I love the artistic watercoloring and use of vellum with the dies/stamps!

  10. Isha, I knew they would be perfect. All are wonderful and i love how you did the second version of the same card but more CAS.

  11. These are all wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. I am a big fan of Isha's style! Love her awesome work and wonderful displaying with full of inspirations!

  13. Those poinsettias are absolutely art!

  14. wow... these are amazing! The poinsettia is my fave!

  15. Wow!! These are amazing!! Congratulations Isha:)

  16. Isha, your cards are amazing! Very beautiful!

  17. Truly amazing cards, Isha! The second card is an absolute piece of art!

  18. I love all of the greenery on the first card.
    The poinsettia is beautiful. One of my favorite flowers.
    thanks for sharing some great projects.

  19. Isha, your cards are beyond stunning; vibrant, vivid and delightfully festive! A set of these would be a perfect gift! As always, in awe of your creativity!

  20. CONGRATULATIONS on being Leading Lady Isha!!!
    DELIGHTFUL cards, your watercolouring is PURE MAGIC!!!
    LOVE the colours, LOVE the designs and LOVE how you have finished them off perfectly with the vellum, shimmering gold and white splatters too ... I really need to work on adding accents like these => THANK YOU for sharing your BEAUTIFUL and CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)


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