Saturday, September 20, 2014

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Week 3, Seasonal Shakers

Hi there Winnie and Walter friends and fans, it's that time again! It is an honour to bring you the next installment of Winnie and Walter Leading Lady inspiration. I hope you have been enjoying it so far, I know I have!

Remember to leave a comment on this post, or any of the Winnie and Walter Leading Lady posts on my blog throughout September for your chance to WIN a $30 gift card for Winnie and Walter, just for leaving a comment!

Wherever you are in the world, September sees you entering a new season, whether it be Spring, Autumn or Fall! So I thought I'd shake things up a little and create a Winnie and Walter seasonal celebration with...

SEASONAL SHAKERS...
The front panels for each of the shaker cards are created using Winnie and Walter cut files - Winter, Spring and Summer The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and Autumn A Tree for all Seasons.

To create a shaker card you will also need:
  • Fabulous Winnie and Walter stamps
  • White cardstock for front panel and card base
  • Sequins
  • Clear acetate sheet from your local office supply store
  • Foam sheet from your local craft store
  • Circle die (to cut the foam layer)
  • Patterned paper (or be brave and make your own!)
  • (Lots) of double-sided tape!
Shaker cards are fun to make, but they can be tricky to photograph!


First up, "Winter Wishes"... 
Layer 1: White cardstock cut using this gorgeous snowflake cut file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Soft Pool and Pool inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment. The cardstock is adhered with double-sided tape to...
Layer 2: a sheet of clear acetate, cut to the same size as the white cardstock front, then adhered using double-sided tape to...


Layer 3: a foam rectangle the same size as the white cardstock front, with a circle die-cut piece removed and the remaining "void" filled with a combination of silver snowflake sequins and some special "thank you" sequins from my last Winnie and Walter order, then sealed with double-sided tape to...
Layer 4: the Kaisercraft patterned paper background panel, then adhered using double-sided tape to...
Layer 5: the card base.

Next up "Spring Flowers"...
Featuring this cute flower cute file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Pear Tart and Angel Pink Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment, filled with Verve Pastel sequins, with Fancy Pants patterned paper.

Next up "Celebrate Sun / Summer"
Featuring this fun sun cut file from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons, and stamped in Dandelion and Rose Bud Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment (highlighting "sun" in yellow ink), filled with Neat and Tangled Pink Lemonade and Gold sequins, with Echo Park patterned paper.

And last but not least "Autumn Bliss"...
Featuring this fabulous leaf cut file from Winnie and Walter A Tree for all Seasons, and stamped in Lilac Posies and Morocco Momento Luxe inks with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Seasons sentiment, and filled with Neat & Tangled Festive Fall sequins and gold glass beads from my stash, with the background panel created using Luminarte paints on watercolour paper.


I hope you are inspired to try and create your own shaker card - whatever the reason and no matter the season!

Once again, a HUGE thanks to Shay and Julie for their generosity, and for this fabulous opportunity and to to Jenny for being my Silhouette saviour!


Also playing along with CAS on Sunday Sequin Celebration!
"Autumn Bliss" card playing along with 
Inspiration Emporium Fall is in the Air
and Dies R Us Fall Festival.

Merry, Festive, Seasons Greetings, a KIS with No Stamps...


OK so, I realise I may be leaving it a little late to start on my Christmas cards this year, but isn't that what October and November are for LOL! Inspired by the pinks, silvers and sparkles over at Festive Friday and Merry Monday The Words Have it! Christmas Challenges, I whipped up this card using an A5 sized piece of Princess Pink metal sheet from Add a Little Dazzle, ran it through the cuttlebug with a Tim Holtz Christmas sentiments folder, dipped a cotton bud in acetone to remove the pink layer from the "Seasons Greetings" sentiment and reveal the silver underneath, added some American Crafts silver glitter sheet, and voila my first Christmas card of the year - Keeping it Simple No Stamps too! 

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

P.S. Keep It Simple with No Stamps...


Keeping it Simple No Stamps, just die cuts! What will you use? Die cuts, stickers, paints, paste, stencils, mixed media? 

Created using patterned paper scraps from my stash and Paper Smooches Flowers and Get Well sentiment die cuts. 

You can catch some more FABULOUS DT No Stamps inspiration over at 

Anni

Carolin

Carolin

Tanja

Tanja

Tenia

Tenia
I can't wait to see what you create!

Playing along with Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect
Clean and Simple SketchCatered Crop Good Medicine Challenge
Color Throwdown and Curtain Call Wishing Well (emphasis on well!)

  


Monday, September 15, 2014

A CAS(E) Study Mixed Media Card...

Reminding you you still have until 25 September to play along with Mixed Media Card Challenge Autumn Colours, with a card inspired by the textures and natural burlap and twine elements from Debby's CASE Study card, layout from this versatile CAS(E) this Sketch, colours and shimmer from Moxie Fab World Fabulous Friday Getting Fancy and theme from Inspiration Emporium Fall is in the Air and Dies R Us Fall Festival . I love this leaf patterned paper background, and created the Lawn Fawn die cut leaves using Luminarte paints on watercolour paper, added the burlap fishtail flag and twine, and Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold Blessings sentiment stamped in Momento Luxe Lilac Posies.

 
 
Mixed Media Card Challenge Autumn Colours (Reminder)
NBUS Lawn Fawn die cut leaves, joining in the fun @ 
the gorgeous Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2 too!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Week 2, Patterned Papers...


Hi there again Winnie and Walter friends and fans! So happy to be back for another installment of Winnie and Walter Leading Lady inspiration.  I hope you are enjoying your September so far - I know I am!

After the inks and metal last week, I thought I'd do something completely different this week. As the lovely Virginia is in the midst of Patterned Paper inspiration over at Virginia's View, I thought I'd take this opportunity to showcase Winnie and Walter and Patterned Papers. Once again THANK YOU to Jenny for being my Silhouette saviour!

PATTERNED PAPERS...
First up a floral explosion of Winnie and Walter patterned paper roses...
This gorgeous purse card is created using Winnie and Walter Parentville cut file, cut twice, once for the front of the card and a second piece for the back. The front panel is covered in MME paper, and decorated using these beautiful Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Extras fussy cut roses, petals and banner, together with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy sentiment, stamped on a selection of patterned papers from my scrap paper stash in Momento Ink Rich Cocoa. As the stamped image is quite detailed, it looks more effective on monochromatic patterned paper with smaller pattern repeats. 
 
To create the "card" inside, cut a piece of cardstock, 7.5 inches by 4 inches, and score the 7.5 inch side at 3, 3.75 and 4.5 inches to create a "W" shape fold, adhere the file cut purse shapes to the front and back and trim any excess cardstock to size as required.

Next up This Awesome House in patterned papers (perfect for playing along in Catherine Pooler's Housewarming Party)...
I just love this image from Winnie and Walter This Awesome House, and think it looks super cute in patterned papers. The more "open space" there is in your stamped image, the more busy the patterned paper can be. I stamped the house three times on co-ordinating coloured patterned papers - one busy floral American Crafts pattern, and two monochrome, then fussy cut and adhered the layers, before pop-dotting. I added these cute co-ordinating patterned paper clouds and sun. The "Happy" is a negative cut using Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy cut file, and the "Birthday" stamp is from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy.

Last but not least, creating your own patterned paper...
I thought I'd give you a few hints and tips on creating your own patterned paper using Winnie and Walter stamps. I created my own for my Halloween mini album for the recent Autumn Release Tour of the Stars, featuring Winnie and Walter Moonlight and This Awesome House.

Hints and Tips
  • To create more depth and texture, use a piece of monochrome patterned paper as a base, rather than plain paper.
  • Use a sheet of acetate (you can even use the Winnie and Walter packaging) laid on top of the paper so you can position the stamps without getting ink smudges on the paper.
  • Start the pattern from the right hand edge and work your way backwards, lining up the stamps using a Fiskars stamp press - I love the grid pattern on this - it makes lining up the stamps a breeze.
  • Position the larger stamps first. If there are any gaps after you have stamped, you can fill them using the smaller words and images.
  • Colour the images to match the theme, or photos.
  • Add some sparkle for fun!
Remember to leave a comment on this post, or any Winnie and Walter Leading Lady posts on my blog throughout September for your chance to WIN a $30 gift card for Winnie and Walter, just for leaving a comment!

Once again, a HUGE thanks to Shay and Julie for their generosity, and for this fabulous opportunity!


ME Playing with Patterned Paper...

I paper pieced this little Mama Elephant Pandamonium panda and balloons using a lucky dip paper pack from the last crafting retreat I went to, stamped with Mama Elephant alphabet to play along with A Blog Named Hero Spell it out for Me, and a whole lotta patterned papers for Virginia's View Patterned Paper Challenge.


Friday, September 12, 2014

P.S. A CAS(E) of Sugar & Spice & all things Patterned Paper...


Super inspired by this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch, and playing along with Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes and Virginia's View Patterned Paper. Created by using Paper Smooches die cut Fishtail Flags, Onesie and Hearts (for pegs), Each heart clothes peg was created by die-cutting 2 hearts and adhering the tops of the two hearts together, then "clipping" them over the onesie. Clothesline stamped with Paper Smooches Pip Squeaks and Little Lady sentiment. As always, I have stamped in brown (Momento Luxe Rich Cocoa) instead of black for my baby card.

I just realised that this is the first time I have used the Hearts and Onesie diecut, and the first inking of Pip Squeaks and Little Lady, so I'm joining in the fun @ the gorgeous Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2 too!


    

FUSION (reminder)