Saturday, October 15, 2016

October Leading Lady Maya Isaksson | Take Three


Our October Leading Lady, Maya Isaksson, is back for is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it..CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance adding an unexpected element CLICK HERE. For today's performance Maya uses a common stripe thread to create cards that are dynamic and dynamite!

Without further ado, Maya....

Today's theme is stripes! I fell in love with the set Scenery: Stripes and the stamps was the inspiration that made me want to do a whole post with stripes. 

Maya isaksson winnie walter striped shaker

The first card is made with just that set, Scenery: Stripes. I used my Misti to get the stripes straight and went ahead and stamped a pattern using 4 colors of Distress ink. As you might have noticed Distress ink doesn't stamp perfect on bold images like these, but I don't have any fun colors of another ink so since I used my Misti I was able to stamp multiple times until it looked even enough. I made it into a shaker card with vellum window to keep it a bit calmer but still interesting. You can see that something is behind the vellum but it won't distract from everything else that's going on. I used the True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways for the window, the geometric pattern complimented the background great and the size was just perfect! I also used sentiments from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs with the matching cutaways. It's a fun card and the colors look so good together, I will enjoy sending this to someone.

Maya isaksson winnie walter striped shaker
The second card is super simple. I just embossed the sentiments in white and stamped the lines from Scenery: Stripes over it. I also blended some ink really softly over it all to make the sentiment show up on the card. I cut the panel out with my favourite scalloped rectangle die from the very useful Essentials: Audrey Cutaways, I also cut out one of the hearts in the set and covered it with glitter and glossy accent. As I said, super easy!

Maya isaksson winnie walter striped shaker
The last card for today was pure color therapy. I stamped the geometrical patterned bars from True and spent a while coloring them with alkohol markers while listening to a good audiobook. I picked a color scheme off Pinterest to come up with a nice color combination. I also added clear shimmer using a sparkle pen to some of the areas. I cut out the panel with the smaller scalloped rectangle from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and inlaid it in the large rectangle from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways to make it a bit more interesting. I added sequins as decoration and called it a day.


If you take a look over at my blog Little Outbursts of Creativity I have been given a gift card to giveaway for one of my commenters. So come on over, leave a comment on any of my Leading Lady posts there during the month and you have a chance to win it. You can use it in the Winnie & Walter shop and get something you love. 

See you again next Saturday, I have some great cards ready to show you so I hope you will come back for that!



  1. Gorgeous cards! I really love the heart shaker card! Love all those stripes on your cards too!

  2. VEllum! OH what a wonderful idea for a subtle shaker!! All beautiful, Maya!

  3. The use of color here is just amazing!

  4. Very lovely cards. Love your colour choices

  5. Beautiful coloring and color schemes!

  6. Beautiful cards but really love the last one, true friend, the colors are gorgeous!


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