It’s been quiet on my blog of late … I’ve been working on something … and today I’m full of excitement as I can reveal all! Actually, I’ve been full of excitement about this for a while now, since the lovely Shay and Julie asked me to be one of their Guest Designers at Winnie & Walter for the April/May Release. Wow! What an honour … after the proverbial feather had finished knocking me down, my little heart was all a-pitter-patter as I said oooh, yes please … I’ve been an ‘always’ fan! Just wait till you see all the fantastic stamps and Cutaways (dies) that are premiering over the next four days … you’re going to be blown away!
We’re starting with two brilliant additions to The Big, The Bold series … The Big, The Bold and Friends … and The Big, The Bold and Comfort. There are more of Winnie & Walter’s signature bold words in both sets (in stamp and Cutaway format) and each stamp set is chock full of a ton of little words that can be mixed and matched to create a multitude of sentiments.
I have a couple of cards for you showcasing the new stamps … here’s the first …
On a white card panel, I twirled various Distress Inks using mini ink blenders … I rather like the soft outlines and the way the colours blend where they overlap. The sentiment is from The Big, The Bold and Friends and was stamped in Versafine. The ‘smiles’ was double embossed to give it a soft outline like the sponged circles. I added a scattering of sequins and tiny gems, adhered black card strips to the top and bottom of the base card and mounted the finished panel over the top. I realised after it was done … those circles are a pretty good match to Winnie & Walter’s logo (see below) … funny how ideas sink into the subconscious, hmm?
Here’s my second card, using The Big, The Bold and Comfort …
Here I used a bunch of the little words to create an encouragement/support card … they’re stamped with Versafine over an aqua and blue Distress Inks watercolour panel … and the ‘prayers’ is embossed to make it stand out a little. The small hearts (from my stash) were covered with plenty of Wink of Stella and were topped off with Glossy Accents. I adhered the panel flat to black card, which was in turn attached to the card base. I’ve admired this aqua/red colour combo for some time … it’s nice to finally use it!
You might have noticed there are no Cutaways featured here … mine are on the way across the pond as we speak … so for now I’m playing with stamps! Do check out the Winnie & Walter blog … the party started over there yesterday with a run down of Coming Attractions (previews) and the announcement of the Big Giveaway which runs till 1 May. There’s also a giveaway today and on each of the next three following days … so if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning some awesome Winnie & Walter goodies, run on over there and check out all the details! You can also admire and enjoy all the inspiration of offer from the Design Team and other Guest Designers while you’re there!
I’ll be back tomorrow with another showcase … and would love to see you! In the meantime, thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂