Saturday, July 28, 2018

July Leading Lady Caren Bartholomew | Take Four

As July ends we sadly must bid au revoir to our jubilant July Leading Lady Caren Bartholomew.   The last four weeks with Caren have been a bounty of amazing projects featuring a wide range of techniques, styles and stupendous skill.  Caren has showcased her keen talent and adeptness and creativity week after week.  I feel so very blessed Caren 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 how she shook it up during her sensational second performance CLICK HERE or her for her utterly irresistible cards from her triumphant third performance CLICK HERE!  Today's cards are so adorable and so clever!  

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

Hi everyone! It's my final week of my Leading Lady reign at Winnie and Walter. I want to give a big thanks to Shay for giving me this opportunity and all who have left such encouraging comments on each post.

 I've saved my favorites for this week! I created two one layer cards (this was difficult for me) with lots of masking and Copic coloring. At the beginning of June, I owned one Copic marker with no intention of buying anymore. Then I took a Copic class, only because a friend of mine was teaching it. Needless to say, I now own quite a few Copic markers. I still have so much to learn on how to use these, but I'm super happy on how these turned out. For my first card, I stamped several of the dogs from the Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs stamp set. I did some masking to get the dogs all lined up. I then painstakingly colored them with Copic markers. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs to finish the card.


For the second card, I did the exact same thing except with cats from the Purrfect with Evelin T Designs stamp set.


For each card, I first stamped out how I wanted them laid out on a scrap piece of paper (top of the photo below).


Then I started stamping and masking! When masking, you want to stamp the ones you want in the foreground first.


I've thoroughly enjoyed being a Leading Lady and working with such wonderful products at Winnie and Walter. Thanks again for the love the past three weeks. Head over to my blog for a chance to win a $30 gift card from Winnie and Walter on my blog. Leave a comment on my blog post by 8/4 and I will draw a random winner.




  1. Adorable! I love these critters and great job masking!

  2. Great masking technique, love these cute and adorable scene!

    1. Thank you Vinita, couldn't resist those puppies and kitties!

  3. Caren has done a great job with her Leading Lady posts! I love these cute cards! I have to say I am partial to the kitties since I have a Siamese cat!

  4. Adorable cards!!! Great technique!!!

  5. So sweet! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Wow--from 1 COPIC to this is amazing! Such fun cards!

  7. Who could resist a card filled with cute critters like these? I love all the masking she did so that everyone got into the act.

  8. Very cute and great coloring.

  9. Adorable! The kitty one is my fave. Love the little guy who is dreaming abt fish. LOL
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. Caren is ending this month with two absolutely adorable Cards designs ! Love all these pets !!


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