Saturday, August 25, 2018

August Leading Lady Tracey McNeely | Take Four

For Day 6 of the Brutus Monroe + Winnie & Walter Collaboration CLICK HERE.

As August fades away we sadly must bid au revoir to our awesome August Leading Lady Tracey McNeely .   The last four weeks with Tracey have been a bounty of delightful projects featuring a slew of joyous, amazing cards full of stupendous skill and design.  Tracey has showcased her deft talent and acute creativity week after week.  I feel so very fortunate Tracey 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 sensational second performance all about backgrounds CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance where she got make some incredible and inky cards CLICK HERE!  Today's cards are simply beautiful!

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

Happy Saturday today is my final week of taking over at the Winnie & Walter blog as the August Leading Lady. I have had such a great time playing with you all each week with so many fabulous Winnie & Walter products. Thank you Shay for letting me have the spotlight this month!

For my final week I am creating three cards using one stamp set. I liked this set before, but now that I have worked with the layered stamps I am totally in love with the In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans stamp set. I used the layering guide that you can find in the Storyboard for this set on the Winnie & Walter blog HERE. The guide made lining up the layers for these images foolproof.

I chose three colours schemes and I stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves with the co-ordinating Cutaways. I also die cut both sizes of the 'beautiful' sentiment so that I could chose as I arranged my cards. Although I am using the same stamped florals for each card I wanted my designs to be distinctively different.

Once I had all the pieces stamped and die cut I lightly sponged backgrounds on my card bases with the Scenery: Triangled Creative Screenings. I adhered the flowers to each card in a different postition and arrangement adding foam tape to the main flower for dimension. On the completed cards I added a few sequins for balance and filled each sequin with some silver Stickles for added sparkle!

Don't forget I have a  $30 gift certificate for Winnie & Walter gift certificate to giveaway on my blog, In My Creative Opinion. Visit all four of my Leading Lady posts this month and leave me a comment. On September 3rd I will draw a name from all my comments from over the month to win.  You can enter once for each week so you could have up to four chances to win...good luck!

I really enjoyed being your Leading Lady this month and I really  hope you enjoyed my posts to. Enter my giveaway for your chance to win! Have a wonderful day and thanks for joining me!



  1. They're all beautiful! I didn't know W&W had layering guides, so now I can consider a set like this!

  2. I love these! Such a sweet design... I love the three color versions.

  3. Beautiful set of cards! I love the different color variations!

  4. I absolutely LOVE the storyboards W&W has for their layering stamp sets!! I am glad you are giving them some airtime. I only have one, but it is super-helpful to me. I keep it tucked in with the stamp set in my storage binder so it is handy when I use that set.

    Love your pretty cards. Hard to choose which one I like the best because each of these color schemes is a fave!!! :) All beautifully done. Thank you for sharing with us this month!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Very sweet and very lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. These are absolutely beautiful, Tracey!!! Love this stamp set!!!

  7. Tracey finishes her month with a beautiful floral set. She’s so talented! It was a great month spending with her.

  8. What a wonderful set of cards. I'll have to get that flower set as I am challenged to line stamps up and you've helped me! Thanks.

  9. A lovely set of cards with the gorgeous subtle background and soft flowers! thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Love your beautiful cards. Wonderful flower set and great background idea.


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