Winnie & Walter July Leading Lady | Take 4

25.07.2015

Hi everyone,

Can't believe how fast time flies! I'm sentimental today because my time as Winnie & Walter's Leading Lady for July now comes to an end :-( I really had a blast to create and share all these projects here and I'm truly honored and thankful for this wonderful chance! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and the positive feedback! It really means so much to me!



For my last turn I will do some kind of a Wrap-Up post by incorporating the techniques I've shown you in my last three performances. I will combine these topics with my love for floral stamps and dies which of course can be found in the Winnie & Walter store.

Ready for today's Flower Power?


Embossing with a die and watercolored die-cuts



For my first card I once again used the incredible Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway die. But this time I did some fun Dry Embossing with it. This means I've run it through my die-cutting machine using a silicone mat so the parts won't be cut but pressed into the paper. To create this beautiful flower I did some free Watercoloring with Distress Inks and die-cut the solid parts with the In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways. After that I also die-cut the outlines from white cardstock and glued them on top. I really love how this turned out! For a bit of dimension I popped up the rose with foam tape. The sentiment is from The Big, the Bold and Friends stamp set. I white heat embossed it on vellum and did some fussy cutting. To embellish my card I adhered a couple of clear and pink sequins.


Stenciled Golden Stripes and Heat Embossed Flowers



Here I combined a striped background with white heat embossed floral images. I generously sponged «Delicata Golden Glitz» Pigment Ink from Tsukineko through the Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screenings stencil. This looks great on dark cardstock. I arranged some flowers from the In Bloom: Addie's Garden stamp set and heat embossed them in white. The sentiment is from The Party stamp set.


Stamped Floral Background



I like to create my own backgrounds with several stamps especially flowers. For this card I used the images from two sets: Joni Andaya's gorgeous In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet and The Party. I tried a new color combo with my Dye Inks which are great for crisp impressions. I die-cut a scalloped rectangle from vellum with one of the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways dies. The sentiment from The Big, the Bold and You was heat embossed with «Liquid Platinum» by Ranger. I glued the vellum on my stamped floral background. To hide the few dots of adhesive I added a couple of pearls and sequins.


For my last two cards I once again used the pretty In Bloom: Addie's Garden stamp set to show you its versatility. These floral images can look really elegant and soft by watercoloring them but also simple and modern when only using the outline on a bold watercolor background.


Watercolor Blooms



At first I white heat embossed the flowers and leaves on watercolor cardstock. I did some masking to build my cluster. Then I colored it with Distress Inks. The light blue «glow» was made with one of the new-to-me ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens which are totally in trend right now. I die-cut the word «hugs» (The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways) four times from white cardstock and stacked them together. Finally I added some clear sequins.


Gerbera on a bright watercolor background



I made this watercolor background with my Distress Inks by simply letting them blend with the help of water. I love how bright and cheery these inks are! I only used three colors – through blending, the pink and the turquoise created this gorgeous blue and purple tones. After letting this dry completely I heat embossed the gerbera and the sentiment from The Party in white. To finish my simple card design I matted the watercolor piece on black cardstock for a better contrast and added two white enamel dots.


Now it's time for me to leave the Leading Lady stage *sniff*. I so enjoyed this incredible experience! I'm sad writing these last couple of lines but also very grateful for this awesome opportunity!

Don't forget to comment on the Leading Lady posts on my personal blog for your chance to win a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store. I will draw a random winner by the end of the month.


Thanks to Julie & Shay for having me! I really appreciate your support and generosity!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Kommentare :

  1. Congratulations to you, Anja! I have so enjoyed watching you as you've used my favorites from Winnie & Walter! I'm now convinced I have a few more sets yet to get! Love what you've done with watercolor and Addie's Garden! Thanks for all the inspiration!
    =] Michele

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  2. What a beautiful finale, Anja ... you've made Winnie & Walter's fabulous product range shine during July ... these are all just gorgeous! So many techniques, so many wonderful cards! Anita :)

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  3. Another batch of stunners! I particularly like the hugs watercolor!!

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  4. Great cards again!! I love the ones with flowers!

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  5. Beautiful variety of floral cards and techniques.

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  6. Your have showcased some beautiful cards during your month in the leading lady role. And the different techniques are fantastic. I tip my hat to your amazing creativity!

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  7. I love the gorgeous flowers water colored with distress inks amazing work

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  8. You have done an outstanding job in your leading lady role this month at Winnie & Walter, Anja! I love each and every one of these cards, they're all very stylish and classy, something I love to see in a card!

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  9. I just love the way to make each flower so beautiful and fresh! Lovely!

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  10. I am drooling here my friend. You have thrilled us again with your wonderful creations. I especially like the watercolor blooms. Hugs!

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  11. Wow! Your cards are stunning! My favourite is the Watercolor Blooms card - absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. I have enjoyed seeing your cards.

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  13. All of these cards are so pretty, but the watercolor background is simply stunning.. So bright!!

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  14. Beautiful cards! Love all the different ways you showcased the flowers. That last card is probably my favorite, the coloring/clustering is gorgeous, so beautiful!

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  15. Love all these cards, just beautiful coloring and techniques for stenciling, watercolor and stamping!

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  16. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the watercolor blooms... lovely!

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  17. Your cards are so very beautiful! I am so glad that Winnie & Walter had you as the Leading Lady - you see, I didn't know about you before this! I am amazed at your talent and so appreciative that you share it with us. I rarely have my own ideas for a card, so being able to "copy" your cards. Thank you !!!

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  18. Your cards are so very beautiful! I am so glad that Winnie & Walter had you as the Leading Lady - you see, I didn't know about you before this! I am amazed at your talent and so appreciative that you share it with us. I rarely have my own ideas for a card, so being able to "copy" your cards. Thank you !!!

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  19. FABULOUS techniques and GORGEOUS cards - SO MUCH to LOVE!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your SERIOUSLY AWESOME CREATIVE INSPIRATION Anja - I am TOTALLY INSPIRED!!! ... I confess that I have some regrets too, I have a big bundle of W&W goodies on their way to my house and I honestly can't understand WHY I didn't include Addie's Garden and The Party in it, definitely will next time :)
    THANK YOU for being such a WONDERFUL Leading Lady!!!

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  20. What a gorgeous set of cards! I especially love the floral background with the vellum on top!

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  21. What a brilliant collection of cards. I cant believe the different variety of designs and colours. Wonderful. I'm now a follower of your blog through Feedly. So talented.

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  22. I adore your Hugs card! So pretty with soft colors!

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  23. they are all lovely but the one that really stands out is the white stenciling on blue and gold!

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  24. Oh these are just gorgeous!!! You have done an amazing job and I really love the blue and gold card... just had my jaw dropping!

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  25. I really like the stamped floral background you created. The use of vellum is nice too. I think it is so underused.

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  26. Wow, that gold background is amazing! Will have to try that. Also really like the watercolor floral card. I've really enjoyed your leading lady cards this month!

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  27. These are all just beautiful! The gold and blue stripes are so striking with the white flowers. Your CAS watercolor is stunning.

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  28. These are all just beautiful! The gold and blue stripes are so striking with the white flowers. Your CAS watercolor is stunning.

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  29. I just discovered your blog and I had to leave you a comment to tell you how awesome you are!!! Your work is amazing! So creative and inspiring!!!

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  30. WOW! Your cards certainly pack a "flower power" punch...beautiful, gorgeous, stunning! I'm terrible at water-colouring, but the techniques you've shown here can be adapted to other mediums, which has me super excited to try. Love your first card...the embossed mulit-faceted die is the perfect backdrop for your stunning rose! Thank you for sharing your amazing gift of creativity with us! You are, indeed, a stellar Leading Lady!
    ~c

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  31. Anja, Du hast wirklich sensationelle Arbeit für/mit W&W geleistet!!! Ich bin hin und weg von der Waterclolor Bloom-Karte ♥ Es ist für mich immer wieder eine Freude auf deinem Blog deine Werke zu bestaunen. Hab einen schönen Tag und lass es dir gut gehen :-)
    Marlene

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