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October Leading Lady Priyadarshini Deshpande aka Piyu | Take Three

Our October Leading Lady, Priyasarshini Deshpande also known as Piyu is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance showcasing her glorious coloring CLICK HERE.   Today Piyu is taking on one of my favorite themes: with one stamp with a trio of beautiful cards!

Without further ado, Piyu....


Hello friends!
Welcome to my third post as a Leading lady for October. Today I am sharing 3 cards made using In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez stamp set and masking technique.I love "Floral" stamps and this stamp set is so versatile. Not just the flowers and leaves but the sentiments too are a must have.

So here is my first card-

I started by stamping the sentiments at the center of  watercolor cardstock.

Then I stamped the flowers and leaves. I used masking to stamp the images as I wanted them to overlap. I  then colored them using Zig markers.

Then I die cut the card panel using largest scalloped rectangle from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways . I adhered it on a black colored card panel to give a thin black border and then finally adhered it to white cardstock.

For my second card, I did a lot of masking and stamping again with the same flowers and leaves.

 I colored these with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut the border and adhered a black cardstock strip at the back to make the images pop.

 Finally I stamped the sentiment from Happy Birthday to You stamp set and die cut it with coordinating Happy Birthday to You cutaways.

For y third card, I masked the center with a rectangle and stamped the flowers and leaves around it.

I colored the images with copic markers.
I added the sentiment from the Wish Big with Evelin T Designs stamp set.

Finally I added a border to the center rectangle with black gel pen.

I hope you liked these cards using masking technique.  I am overwhelmed with all the love received on my previous posts. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Do leave me a comment on this post too and also on the leading lady post on my blog here for a chance to win 30$ Gift card.

I will announce the winner on my blog on 4th Nov.

Have a fantastic week ahead.



October Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Thanks again to everyone who has played along so far - make sure and look for winners and a few featured players at the bottom of this post!

And here is my color inspiration for this month:

This month's inspiration is was something that I started off thinking of as a soft fall color combo, and somehow it ended up coming out as this bright and happy card! I can't wait to see your different takes on this color palette! 

I ended up using lots of different inks and Scenery: Stripes to create a diagonal plaid pattern! SOOO much fun and a lot easier than I previously imagined! I used my MISTI to help me line up the stripes, and basically started at the bottom of the color palette and worked my way up, picking a different stripe to build with each time. I added a cute little critter from Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs stamped with the same yellow cardstock that is peeking out from under the plaid layer, and a speech bubble from Sketchy Thoughts stamped in a soft gray ink with the sentiment stamped over the top. The coordinating dies for Happy Dance and Sketchy Thoughts made quick work of cutting those out, and I added a few white Tonic Nuvo Drops in white scattered around the background for fun!

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! Every single project was lovely, but I thought I'd give a shout out to a few that especially caught my eye! You guys seriously make it SOOO hard for me to choose a favorite! I had so many windows open on my blog as I tried to choose and narrow it down! After agonizing for a good while over it, here is what I got it narrowed down to:

First up - this card by Michele - look at the fun texture on that mitten and those berries! And I love the perfect rustic feel of this color combo that she captured on her card! So fun!

Next - this adorable card from Janis! I ADORE her gorgeous night sky background! What a fun way to use this color combo! 

Next up this soft and lovely beauty by Susanne - the warm colors work perfectly for the hugs sentiment! This card makes me think of getting a warm cozy hug in an envelope!

And last but certainly not least, Greta has this stunning card! Such a lovely and soft take on the color combo - I adore the simple uncluttered feel, and the perfect sprinkling of leaves, paired up with that red twine at the top! GORGEOUS!


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No. 4 | Preeti D.

Preeti created this classy and delicately pretty CAS card.  Love the little flowers added to the limb and also around the sentiment!

And since we had so many gorgeous, colorful entries (and because I just feel like it and one the perks of being the boss at w&w is I can do these things on a whim!) I randomly chose one of the Heather's favorite cards featured above to also win as well!

No. 17 | Greta H

Greta's card is simple, but so beautiful! The background is soft, modern and elegant with the perfect sentiment.  The bow and wooden button are the perfect accents. 

Preeti and Greta, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "September Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.


New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month, and will end on the Friday before the next challenge begins to allow time to pick a winner and some favorite entries to feature.

Now it's your turn to play along!
  1. Create a new project using the October Color Combo. 
  2. Use at least one (1) winnie & walter product.  This can include Cutaways (dies), Creative Screenings (stencils/masks), printable/digital items, cut files and/or stamp sets.  Remember we offer freebies in our shop.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for this challenge.
  3. Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, November 10, 2017.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This October Color Combo Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere. 
One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. YAY!!! I can't wait to see your entries! 

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

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October Leading Lady Priyadarshini Deshpande aka Piyu | Take Two

Our October Leading Lady, Priyasarshini Deshpande also known as Piyu is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Today's duet of cards are a showcase for her glorious coloring!

Ladies and gentlemen, Piyu....

Hey Friends!
Hope you are doing great.

I am back here with my 2nd post for October. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my post last week.

Today I am sharing a couple of cards using my favorite coloring technique. i.e the no line coloring.
My first card is made with my all time favorite stamp set In Bloom: Anna's Flora.

I stamped the sunflowers and leaves in Antique linen distress ink on watercolor paper. While stamping, I used masking technique to get the flowers and leaves overlapped. Then I colored the images with  Zig markers and added details using prisma colored pencils.

For the sentiment, I cut the word celebrate using In a Word: Celebrate Cutaway - once in black and once in white card stock. I adhered the white celebrate on black with an offset to give a 3-D effect. Then I fussy cut one side of flowers and leaves and adhered it to White card stock with a foam tape. This gave a pop up effect.

Finally I added the sentiment, Washi tape and some dew drops.

Now moving on to my second card. I have used the Wish Big with Evelin T Designs stamp set.

First, I stamped the cupcake and cherries in Sugar spun distress ink and colored them with Prisma colored pencils.

I stamped the sentiment, again from the same stamp set, at the bottom of the cupcake. Then I cut the largest scalloped rectangle from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways  and adhered the cupcake with sentiment on it.

I distressed the edges of a cardstock using cracked pistachio distress oxide ink and finally mounted the scalloped rectangle on it.

Hope you loved these cards as much as I loved creating them. I would love to hear back from you. Do leave me a comment on this post and also on the leading lady post on my blog here for a chance to win 30$ Gift card.

I will announce the winner on my blog on 4th Nov.

Have a fantastic week ahead.



Big Birthday Wishes with Vanessa

Hello everybody! Vanessa here today with a cute birthday card!

I love the new Wish Big with Evelin T Designs set, it has so many versatile elements. When I looked at the "Big Birthday Wishes" sentiment, I thought the cute elephant of the Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs set would be a perfect match for it:

I first inked the bottom portion of a white card base with light orange ink and spritzed some ink droplets onto it. After it was dried, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the panel to the orange card base. Now I stamped the elephant, colored it with Copics, die-cut it with the matching die and adhered it with foam tape. I stamped the flag, paper-pieced it, die-cut it and adhered it to the card. Finally, I added matching sequins.

I hope you like my mix of the various sets! Thank you for stopping by today!




October Color Combo Update

Happy Monday!

Heather's October Color Combo post will be postponed a week, but in the meantime we have lots of challenges for you and a blog hop celebrating WCMD still open.

All the details can be found HERE.

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