Saturday, June 30, 2018

June Leading Lady Caly Person | Take Five

As June ebbs away we sadly must bid au revoir to our joyful June Leading Lady Caly Person.   The last five weeks with Caly have been full of beauty, incredible inspiration, amazing projects and a depth of style, grace and skill.  Caly has showcased her keen talent and adeptness with different coloring materials and creativity week after week.  I feel so very blessed Caly shared her talents with us this month and made this month something special.

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensationally lovely and expertly designed card from her second performance CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance with that is too dog-gone cute CLICK HERE or her fantastic fourth performance which was an explosion of awesome CLICK HERE!  Today's cards are simply breathtaking!  

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

Hi Everyone! This is the final week of my Leading Lady series for Winnie & Walter! It has been so fun coloring with different color mediums using WW products!

Today's cards are extra special because I played with Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils for all the images - for the FIRST time! I've used colored pencils to add color/depth to already stamped images, but have never used them for full images - so have mercy on me! This was a lot of trial and error for me.

Julie's Roses  

These flowers from the set The Big, the Bold and Extras are my favorite! Did you know that there was a special set called "In Bloom: Julie's Roses" that are the same flowers, but bigger? It's the bigger ones you see above. Don't worry, I believe Winnie & Walter will be releasing that set in the near future! I did some tone-on-tone stamping in hopes of doing no-line coloring with these images. I stamped a bunch on the same craft cardstock that you see and colored the images one at a time. I started with the leaves - applying the darkest color in the shaded areas first, blended out with the medium green, then the lightest green. When I was done, I went over the tips and the leaf veins to add some highlights with a white colored pencil.

  Julie's Roses 2

As mentioned above, this was a trial for me. I had mentioned using the darkest color first for the leaves also. You'll notice that the two pink roses are different. The lighter one is colored with a base of white down first. I don't think there's a wrong way to color - just personal preference in how you want your images to look. The colors are definitely more vibrant with a base of white, but I think there is more depth to the image when colored without a base of white first.

  Julie's Roses 1

I colored enough images to make two cards. It's easy to arrange floral arrangements anywhere on your card - but these are my go-go. I love bold sentiment strips embossed in white also. Polychromos colors used: 101, 129, 125, 133, 119, 139, 137, 159, 163, 166.

If you've been following along the past 5 weeks, you'll know that a $30 gift card is up for grabs! Comment on THIS post (on my personal blog) and let me know which of the cards I've is your favorite for you chance to win! I'll choose a winner next Saturday, July 7th and the gift card will be issued by Winnie & Walter.


It's been my pleasure to be a Winnie & Walter Leading Lady! Thanks so much for being here with me! I've had fun using Winnie & Walter products for these projects! Today marks the end of June so a new fabulous Leading Lady will sharing new projects starting next week :).

 XOXO, Blog Signature

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  1. Love the velvety soft look of your fabulous coloring here, Caly! What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing with us this month.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. I just bought a set of 120 of polychromos pencils last week and you gave me an inspiration now!
    Thanks for sharing your talent! Love these colored pretty roses, so dreamy!

  3. Beautiful cards! I love the coloring! I have some nice pencils but I don't use them often. Need to try again!

  4. What gorgeous cards. They are so awesome. Thanks for sharing….

  5. love how you colored tin the flowers:)

  6. Love how you colored these flowers! They look 3 dimensional. Great job Caly!

  7. Such a soft look to these beautiful flowers! Just wonderful, Caly!

  8. Lovely work with the coloured pencils on these pretty florals.

  9. Beautiful cards. Great job coloring with these pencils.

  10. Beautiful cards!!! Colors are amazing!!!

  11. Beautiful cards... Love the way these flowers stand out on the Kraft base.

  12. Wow beautiful coloring. Very exciting to see the difference in technique since I just purchased the 120 polychrome set. Thanks so much for sharing.


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