Saturday, September 30, 2017

September Leading Lady Hussena Calcuttawala | Take Four

As we come to the end of September, we also close out with the final fabulous performance of our September Leading Lady, Hussena Calcuttawala!  I am sure I am not alone in being dazzled by Hussena's beautiful and layered projects this month.  Such loveliness, bursting with happy color has graced the w&w blog week after week.  I feel so blessed to have had Hussena as our leading lady this month.

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance which included a duet of beautiful, bright, happy celebratory cards CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance full of delightful projects beyond the card CLICK HERE.   

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

Hello everyone,
Today is my final post as a Leading Lady this month on the Winnie and Walter blog. I am really honoured to have been given this opportunity and I had so much fun working with their old and new releases to create cards and other projects. Today, I have two cards to share and I've gone floral all the way :D

For my first card, I have used the flower from the In Bloom : Elsa's Flora set. I lightly coloured it using Peacock Feathers Distress ink and did my shading using Prismacolor pencils.

The leaves, berries and the entire foliage is also from the In Bloom: Elsa's Flora stamp set. I wanted to go with a monochromatic look by highlighting only the colour of the flowers against the grey background so I coloured my leaves and other foliage in grey. 

I also added a pop of colour here and there by adding the stamped and fussy-cut berries. If you see closely, I have also done some light yellow stenciling using the Scenery: Do You See What I See? Creative Screening.  The sentiment banner is from the The Big, the Bold and the Extras stamp and die set. I finished off the card by adding few black paint splatters and silver sequins.

Moving on to my second and last project.

This card has a riot of things going on. Haha :) It's a rather full design and I tried to do something different. I love the way the colours pop against the black background!

I have used the flowers and leaves from the In Bloom: Anna's Flora and In Bloom: Renee's Leaves. I stamped the images on watercolour cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and did loose watercolouring using various shades of Distress inks. I fussy-cut the images and have popped some using foam-dots while others are stuck directly on the card  panel.

For the sentiment, I have heat embossed the word 'thankful' from the Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs stamp set and the 'for your friendship'  is also from the same set. The butterflies have been die-cut using the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set and watercoloured. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I added some white paint splatters to make the look more bold and dramatic :)

So with that, we come to an end to this post. I had a wonderful time sharing my projects and hope you liked them too. I would love to hear what you think of today's cards :)

Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you will stop by my blog and leave a comment there too as I will be giving away a $30 gift card to one lucky winner.

Have a nice day everyone!



  1. Oh wow--I do love your work! The gray foliage & your coloring make the first card breathtakingly beautiful and then there's the strikingly gorgeous second card! You've made me figure out how to use the gc I've been saving as I need more sentiments & Happiest of Holidays will be the perfect one for me!

  2. Lovely cards and I
    love all the colors
    In the second one .
    Carla from Utah

  3. So so beautiful..Love it Hussena.. I just love the way you arrange your flowers..

  4. Again this week , these are two great cards. It was a great week spending with Hussena. Love from France, Marjorie

  5. Your cards are just spectacular and I love the way you used the same stamp set in two very different ways. The first card is lighk and elegant and the second one is so dramatic! Thank you for a wonderful month of inspiration and gorgeous designs.!

  6. Wow!! These are so beautiful and I love all the details like the sequins and butterflies. Thanks for a great Leading Lady month!

  7. Gorgeous floral cards! The black background really makes them pop!

  8. Beautiful cards. The monochromatic look of your first card is wonderful. The flowers on the black background really pop.

  9. Both of your creations are so gorgeous, love them!

  10. Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)


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