Saturday, January 23, 2016

January Leading Lady Virginia Lu | Take Four


Sadly we have reached our last Saturday with our tremendous January Leading Lady, Virginia Lu.  These four weeks with Virginia have been brilliant.  We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, Virginia, for the incandescence of your work, incredible inspiration, awe-inspiring scope and excellence delivered with each of your performances.  We have been blessed to have you as our leading lady.  

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it..CLICK HERE or to see her sensational second performance...CLICK HERE and her triumphant third performance...CLICK HERE.  

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

Dear Winnie & Walter friends! I can’t believe that this is my last post as Leading Lady. As you can tell from all my posts, I have totally immersed myself in creating with these awesome Winnie & Walter products. So without further ado, let’s start with my first love—card making and stamping.

Happy Valentine's Day[2]

Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought it would be nice to share this card. I have found the Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs and the Scenery: Into the Woods Creative Screenings  to be quite handy!

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1. Secure “Into the Woods” over card stock with Washi Tape.
2. Stamp sentiment “love always” from The Big, The Bold and The Happy stamp set over “into the Woods”.
3. Carefully wipe off the stamping on stencil. Apply Distress Inks ( Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough).
4. Stamp the branch (happiest of Holidays) and add paper-pieced bird.
5. Stamp sentiment and add sequins.
My 2nd project is a colorful one!

from ours to yours[2]

The solid stamps from Our Town are perfect for color layering---this can be done with the help of a stamp positioner such as MISTI. The entire card was stamped and watercolored with Distress Inks. This card would be a great thank-you for a hostess. Speaking of thank-you cards, we can never have too many of them on hand, right?


I practiced my watercoloring with Mini Scenery:  Multifaceted , Madison and Do You See What I See?. I added the bows from Take a Bow Cutaways. The In a Word: Thanks Cutaway also came in handy!

As I continue with my art journaling, I came up with a few more pages.


Paper-piecing the birdies from Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs was a lot of fun. I stamped the birdies on pattern paper and took them with me on a road trip to cut when I had time on my hands. After I returned home, I put them together on a page and used Gesso and Liquid Pearls to complete the design. The Big, The Bold and The Happy came to the rescue for stamping “so very thankful for friendship”.

so very thankful for friendship[2]

I absolutely love the sunflower image from In Bloom: Anna's Flora!

love life[2]

I completed the design by adding Gold Embossing Paste with the help of Scenery: The Leaf Effect Creative Screenings.

My last project was such a JOY to create. Mini Scenery: Multigrain is the unsung hero that pulls all the elements together. I colored the flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Anna's Flora with Peerless Watercolor.

you are my joy[2]

This page is 100% stamped.

you are my joy[2]

As a final note, I hope this post has brightened your day and that you feel inspired to create! My sincere thanks to Shay for inviting me to be the January Leading Lady. It has been my absolute pleasure to be here! Thank you for your kind and positive comments!



  1. colors...I love all the colors. So totally inspired.

  2. Such a talented and inspiring lady...

  3. Very inspirational, lovely colors and techniques!

  4. So many truly inspiring and beautiful cards!

  5. So many great projects! I really love that first card with the trees and sweet bird, along with the Valentine sentiment!

  6. Such a great month with Virginia! So many awesome projects and I love the colors she used on all of her projects - such a bright contrast to the snowy world around me!

  7. And it's been a complete pleasure to see what Virginia has, so masterfully, created. Her cards are always a delight and I think that journal is something to be treasured for years to come. She's absolutely fearless when using techniques and colors. This month was wonderful to behold.

  8. These are all so beautiful and colorful, perfect for my very WHITE and snowy day! Thank you for sharing your talent with us this month, Virginia!

  9. Oh my goodness Virginia, you have MORE than brightened my day. All of your work is so beautiful and inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Oh my goodness Virginia, you have MORE than brightened my day. All of your work is so beautiful and inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Love love love lovevall of your colorful cards and fabulous art journal, Virginia!

  12. Beautiful projects Virginia, I'm inspired! I love the little bird on your Valentine's Day card. Great job!

  13. Beautiful projects Virginia, I'm inspired! I love the little bird on your Valentine's Day card. Great job!

  14. you just brightened my day with all these fun colors Virginia.. these are all fabulous..

  15. OUtstanding cards & colorful!!

  16. Virginia has been an awesome ambassador for W&W this month ... so much inspiration, so many spectacular projects ... truly a Leading Lady! Anita :)

  17. So many beauties using the winnie&walter stamps, wow you have been super busy, and all are such colorful watercolor projects.

  18. Virginia's projects are gorgeous. Just like her. I LOVE that first one with the stamped trunks- really clever idea!! x

  19. Virginia Lu's final performance as Leading Lady has been nothing short of spectacular! Her creativity with Winnie & Walter products has been inspiring. Don't miss out on her amazing projects and tutorials. Thank you, Virginia, for sharing your talent with us
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