Winnie & Walter Leading Lady – May 2015 – Debut

Winnie & Walter Leading LadySoooo excited!!  Not only did I get to spend an awesome week showcasing Winnie & Walter‘s amazing, brilliant and gorgeous new release … I also get to spend May as their Leading Lady!  Wow … happy dancing … thrilled and honoured is an understatement … thank you so much to Julie and Shay for inviting me and for giving me the opportunity to play on the Winnie & Walter blog for all five Saturdays during the month … and share that time with you!  I’ve been an ‘always’ Winnie & Walter fan since seeing the sneak peeks of (among others) their first The Big, The Bold series of sentiments in January last year … didn’t want to miss out on them coming to live at my house, so just *had* to get up at 5.00 in the morning to place an order when they were released!  LOVE them … regular visitors will know they’re some of my most used stamps!

So … how about some projects?  I’m starting by combining some current favourites … rainbows, graphic shapes and die cutting … here’s a trio of cards designed to brighten and add colour to your day.  First up, happy …

W&W Leading Lady Week 1 Rainbow 1These awesome faceted stripes are from the new True stamp set.  They’re heat embossed in white, watercoloured with Distress Inks and a refilled Wink of Stella brush (that still has a little subtle sparkle in it), trimmed out and adhered in a very orderly fashion flat on the card base.  I die cut the In A Word: Happy twice and mounted the white over the black to create a shadow effect, before adhering it to the stripes.  Lots of colour and a smidge of sparkle, so nothing else needed.  Love how the different facets in those stripes show subtly different shades of the Distress Inks!

Next, hello …

W&W Leading Lady Week 1 Rainbow 2This is a one layer card … stamped using just one of the fabulous images from Scenery: Rectangled & Triangled.  I pulled out a bunch of Memento Dew Drops, masked off the edges of the card and did some generational stamping.  Starting at the top right, I inked the stamp in yellow and stamped it four times downwards without reinking … then going to the bottom right, I inked up orange and stamped, moving upwards without reinking … the lightest shades ended up next to one another in the middle.  The pattern was continued into the next column, overlapping the first, and so on across the card … orange to red, red to pink, pink to purple, etc.  I cut the In A Word:Hello (part of the new release) into the background and cut another from white card, lined the inside of the card and did some puzzle piecing, inlaying and adhering the die cuts onto the lining so the card is flat for mailing.  Bonus … I have a spare coloured hello to use on another card!

Here’s the last card for this week …

W&W Leading Lady Week 1 Rainbow 3Just look at all that lovely white space!  This rainbow was stamped with the medium solid stripe from Scenery: Stripes … and then trimmed out.  I used some removable scotch tape down the side of the panel to act as an edge so I could but up the little row of hearts die to it (from Cutaway Essentials:Audrey) … the tape made lining up easy and just pulled off afterwards.  The hugs and kisses sentiment is from You’ve Got Love Mail and was stamped in Versafine, before the rainbow panel was popped up on slender slices of foam tape on the base.  A few generous layers of Wink of Stella add some sparkle.  Love that shadow effect behind those hearts!

I’ve had so much fun playing with Winnie & Walter goodies this week … and hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what I came up with!   Julie and Shay have generously given me a $30 gift card to Winnie & Walter to give away this month … if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning it (oh the fun you could have!), leave a comment on each of my Leading Lady posts … five posts during May, five chances to win!  I’ll do a random draw from all the comments and will announce the winner on Sunday 7 June!

Once again, huge thanks to Julie and Shay for having me … looking forward to coming back for Take 2 next week already … hope to see you here!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

Winnie & Walter, LLC

82 thoughts on “Winnie & Walter Leading Lady – May 2015 – Debut

  1. Michele F

    Now it is my turn to do the dance!!! Thank you, Julie and Shay, for the opportunity to see more, and more of your gorgeous rainbow cards, Anita!! Nobody does it better…. makes me feel sad for – well you know the song… love each and every perfectly place word and color!
    =] M

  2. Shona Chambers

    Well, your certainly ‘Leading’ the way with these spectacular designs!! Your the Queen of rainbow so I’m loving how you’ve done it differently on each card. Fabulous way to use that large faceted stamp in strips, such an amazing effect. And your stamping technique for your second card is one I haven’t come across (another one of yours to try….the list is getting long…). And those sweet rainbow hearts are divine. Thank goodness there is an extra Sunday in May because 4 Sundays of your work just wouldn’t be enough!!

  3. TracyM #6773

    WOW wow WOW
    It is WONDERFUL getting to know you Anita – my ruler and I think we would make the best of friends 🙂
    CONGRATULATIONS on being Leading Lady – I can see why Julie & Shay chose you – LOVE your cards, LOVE your STYLE and can’t wait to see MORE!!!

  4. Brenda

    OMGosh, how exciting for you Anita!!! You will be a fabulous “Leading Lady” with all your inspiration! I love, love, love all your colorful and creative cards today. I see a few I’d like to try and CASE as well. Love all the wonderful color you have used, color like on these cards just make me think SUMMER!! And then there is that linen cardstock you always use, so pretty that I just always have to click on the pictures to get a close up look of that wonderful linen look. Congrats again Anita, although I doesn’t surprise me you were picked to be “Leading Lady” with W&W!! Hugs, Brenda

  5. Bobby

    First off, Congratulations on being a Leading Lady, Anita. They are lucky to have your talent representing their product. Second, Thanks for brightening my day with these wonderful rainbow cards. I know card #2 must have taken a while to stamp but it was worth it. It’s just gorgeous.

  6. Christine Smith

    Ooh congratulations! You really deserve to be their Leading Lady this month! The cards you make with the Winnie & Walter fabulous stamps are awesome and these are rainbowliciious! I am looking forward to seeing more! xxx

  7. chriss58

    Wow! What a beautiful trio of cards to brighten the day/week!
    Congratulations on being W&W’s Leading Lady! You are truly showing us the way:). Your rainbow stamping on each card is truly magnificent!
    I love each and every one of these beauties and the techniques that you shared with us are a gift. Your perfect execution on your cards is always present and I love them! I just love them 🙂

  8. Rosemary D

    well… of course they asked you to be the leading lady for may! you did an absolutely outstanding job for them as a guest designer!! CONGRATS my friend!!! this honor is so very well deserved!! and your cards??? beyond amazing!! if I had to pick a fav… I think it would be the last one. the design is fabulous!! 🙂

  9. Hanna Hermann

    Congratulations! Your colorful cards brighten my day. Great and awesome pieces especially the first one.

  10. c

    Anita, your creativity over the past week, and into today, makes abundantly clear why you’ve been selected as a GD and now, Leading Lady: you work magic with W&W products. I love the rainbow delights you’ve shared, each card revealing ooh la la precious, flair and style! At the risk of being repetitive: stunning and gorgeous! I’ve ordered a couple of these sets (or maybe more than a couple *grin*), so I hope you don’t mind if I case your cards down the road (although my attempts will definitely be crooked!)

  11. beaumama

    Bonjour, Madame, (that’s the extent of what I remember of my hiigh school French. You, mon cher, have serious design skills. Your cards are clean, colorful and lovely. I so look forward to seeing what you do for the rest of the month.

  12. serendipitydragonfly

    Many congratulations my Leading Lady Anita!lol. Not at all surprised at your GD spot and now being crowned as LL when you conjure up such amazing projects that you’ve been showing us all week and now topped off by three truly inspiring cards – they are simply gorgeous.


    Karen xxx

  13. Pam

    Congratulations, Anita! I a so happy for you that you are the Leading Lady this month! Beautiful cards from the queen of all things rainbow. I have to try how you stamped your second card. I have never seen this done & it’s spectacular. They’re all stunning. Lucky us there are 5 Sundays in May! xo

  14. lollthompson

    Congrats Anita. You did an amazing job of showcasing the new release so I’m not surprised at all that Julie and Shay asked you to stay on longer. Great job!! And love your three cards today … all so fun and colourful! xx

  15. Karen King

    Awesome cards as usual!! I love all that rainbowy goodness you created!
    Congrats on leading lady status, you definitely deserve it.

  16. Tracey McNeely

    Congratulations Anita! You are such a perfect Leading Lady for Winnie & Walter. All of your cards are so gorgeous, I just want to copy them–breathtaking!

  17. Petra

    WOW, Anita you are surely the perfect choice to be a LL!!! Congrats!!! You really have done a great job with all three these cards!!! Your talent to do CAS cards and to work with colours is just amazing!!! And your cards are made so perfectly, one wouldn’t say it was made by hand!!! I had a great time visiting your latest post and have surely got some inspiration to make a card or two again!!!!
    Have a lovely Sunday!!!

  18. melissaf123

    Love all your rainbow cards and CAS too, so I feel I can do them. I love all your little tips in your written tutorial, really helps to simplify! I look forward to seeing more inspiration, thanks for sharing your talents!

  19. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Hi Rainbow Queen! You have outdone yourself here! I am especially taken with your generational stamping card – that one is just out of this world!!!!! I immediately had to check out that stamp set. Your first one is fabulous as well, as is the third card. Curious to see what else you have created. Your imagination is boundless!!!!

  20. djkardkreations

    Oh, lucky, lucky us that you are continuing on with W&W as the May Leading Lady, Anita! You made three extraordinary graphic, geometric, rainbow works of art!! It took me quite a while to tear my eyes away from each sweet card and scroll to the end. Then I wanted even more ~ fortunately, that will be forthcoming!! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

  21. Joyce M.

    Congratulations on being a Leading Lady. That is good news for everyone, especially those of us who love to be inspired by your amazing creations. Your trio of cards today is just so lovely. You have done amazing things with rainbows and colors, and are showcasing the new stamps to perfection.

  22. Sarah Gray

    Yay – so excited to see you as this month’s Leading Lady!! What a treat for us all 🙂 I LOVE these rainbow beauties – so perfectly designed and crafted. You have amazing patience and a great eye for detail. I really love the stripes on the first card but the generational stamping and inlaid die cut on the second are fabulous too 🙂

  23. Cathy R

    Congrats Anita, your Leading Lady debut has showcased some gorgeous cards, love the rainbows, Cathy x

  24. Helen Gullett

    Congratulations, Anita for being May Leading Lady with W&W! Your cards are fabulous! I love the rainbow squares card 🙂 So cool! Following you on WP reader 🙂

  25. Gerrina

    So good and congratulations! Loved the way you showed the new release and these cards look great again! Especially the first (looks like a lot of work) Looking forward to see more… 🙂 Enjoy the sunday, Gerrina

  26. Sandie

    How exciting, so pleased for you, you showcase these stamps like a star and you deserve to be their ‘Leading Lady’. I have a few sets flying across the pond to me very soon!! Adore these rainbow cards xx

  27. BarbGhig

    Huge CONGRATS for being the Leading Lady for the month of May, Anita! You are so deserving of this honor! I really LOVE all three of your cards! Beautiful coloring and inking with all these fun stamps and I love how you played with the die cut words…Just amazing in every way! I can’t wait to see what you create over the next few weeks…Yay!!!

  28. kimheggins

    Congratulations Miss Anita…you are a total rock star now and I am so honored to say that I have sat at the same table being crafty with you. Your cards are simply stunning, so beautiful and over the top fabulous!

  29. Geri G

    CONGRATS Leading Lady!

    Wow – to think that us BABES got to hang out with stamping Royalty at the Lakehouse is sooooo cool! W & W could not have chosen a better person for this honor! Your talent is endless, your posts are an absolute pleasure to read and your amazing cards will skyrocket ‘new release’ sales off the charts!

    You’ve treated us to a delectable delight of ‘ranbow-ness’ today in your seriously AMAZING cards! Loving the graphic design of your first card, the awesome inking technique on your second card AND (be still my rapidly beating heart), the pop of brilliant color smack dab in the middle of all that glorious white space!

    Looking forward to more……

    No doubt about it pal…you are rocking W & W!

  30. Mary-Anne V.

    congrats on becoming a leading lady…so fun! your cards are stunning. So happy to see the rainbow theme in them.

  31. born57

    Wow….congratulations to you Anita! You are the perfect leading lady and I can see why they picked you. Your designs are something I find very hard to create and you always blow me away. Gorgeous work!
    I’ve been so busy with family and GK I’m a bit behind on comments .sorry

  32. Bev

    Well done!, Leading Lady!! Easy to see why they chose you – your creations are beyond fantastic. This trio is fun, stunning and sweet all at the same time. Love them all, but your middle card has me absolutely fascinated! I keep going back and looking at it over and over again. WHEN we get together again, you’ll have to show me IN PERSON, how you made this. Fingers crossed and all that! (I hope, I hope, I hope!) Anyway, congrats, and you bet I’ll be peeking in all month! Can’t wait to see what’s next for your W&W LL gig! WooHoo!!!!! : )

  33. shirley-bee

    Double bubble congrats, Leading Lady! I’m in awe of your precision and alignment skills. There’s no way I’d get them straight 😉 Maybe a glass of wine would help?


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