Saturday, 1 April 2017

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady

Ooh, look at me!  I'm tickled pink to be Winnie & Walter's Leading Lady for April.  That means that every Saturday in April (and there are five of them, lucky me!) I'll be showing you what I've been getting up to with Winnie & Walter goodness.

Lately I've been playing with colouring on kraft, so I thought I'd base my first post around that.  I wanted to try different colouring media, so I stamped the cute little giraffe from the Welcome To The Family with Evelin T Designs set several times on kraft card using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Then I set to work colouring them.


I stamped the images in an arrangement for cutting, so I'm sorry, you'll have to stand on your head to look at two of them.  No wait, you can see them the right way up on the cards they ended up on.


So this is the Sharpie version.  I sponged Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks through the Scenery: Big Bang Circle Creative Screenings stencil, sat the giraffe on a half doily and added the In A Word: Precious Script Cutaway, which I'd coloured with Picked Raspberry.  Before adhering the panel to the card base I stamped a border using one of the Scenery: Stripes 2 stamps.


This is the watercoloured version (just regular pan watercolours).  I don't often use patterned paper (doesn't stop me from buying it, though!) so I thought I'd make inroads into my paper mountain by using this sweet floral design as a background.  The boxes are from Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs and the words are from Sentimental: Endearment - I did some selective inking with the 'sweetie' stamp.


This is the Tombow markers version.  I used The Big, The Bold and Baby Cutaways to create the 'Baby's' diecut. The apostrophe is the waste from the loop in a 'b' and the 's' is trimmed from 'sweet'.  Below the giraffe, 'first' comes from The Big, The Bold and Baby, and 'birthday' comes from The Big, The Bold and The Happy.


For the coloured pencil version, I made a quick and easy card.  I sat the giraffe on a kraft The Big, The Bold and The Happy diecut, and stamped birthday in Versamark.


My final card (are you still with me?) uses another layer of my paper mountain.  This giraffe was coloured with Distress Markers, and the rusty orange in the background paper sets it off it really well.  I cut a cream 'happy' but it looked a bit flat against all the lettering on the background, so I layered it on deep yellow to help it pop. Added a Dymo birthday and it's done.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my first Leading Lady post.  And as a reward for sticking with me, Shay has generously given me a $30 Winnie & Walter gift card to give away to one lucky reader.  All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog to be in with a chance of winning.  And as I'll have five posts, you'll have five opportunities to comment.


I'll see you next Saturday with more Winnie & Walter goodness.

43 comments:

  1. A lovely set of card, thanks for the comparison of colouring mediums. They all look great in the Kraft.

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  2. What a fabulous set! Great GDT inspiration, Jo x

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  3. You must have heard me wildly applauding and cheering when I saw that you are the Leading Lady over at W&W...and for FIVE Saturdays! BONUS! Every version of your wee giraffes has me smiling brightly! Such a darling image to celebrate babies, birthdays and...well, anything! Not choosing a favourite; they're all equally awesome!
    Hugs~c

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  4. Sweet cards! Love that adorable giraffe and your coloring comparisons!

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  5. Congratulations on being the Leading Lady, Shirley! Love seeing how each media looks on the kraft--thank you! I really love the card with the soft floral printed paper & the giraffe sitting on the kraft "happy" on the kraft card--great look!

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  6. Clever idea with showing how all of these medics work on the Kraft!

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  7. I love how you put cubes together. I also purchased this set and can't wait to use it. I love doing baby cards

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  8. Cute giraffe cards. I love the look of coloring on kraft. Thanks for showing all of these versions.

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  9. These are so sweet. Love all the wonderfully different designs:)

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  10. Super cute cards :) love the use of kraft paper and the way the adorable giraffe has been colored and showcased in different ways!! Very cool.
    Cheers
    Preeti

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  11. Congratulations on being a Leading Lady!
    I LOVE your giraffe cards!!! I appreciated the comparison of coloring mediums on the kraft. I don't think to color on kraft very often, but it is soooooo perfect for the little giraffes!! Hard to choose just one fave, but I really love the one with the yellow floral patterned paper background and also the one that is all kraft. Great use of the dies to make "baby's", too! Each of these cards is so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to see what you have for us during the rest of the month!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  12. Shirley, All 5 of your baby cards are so much fun and such a variety of designs. TFS your card and letting us see the comparison between coloring medium. Hugs...

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  13. P.S. congratulations for being the Leading lady this month too :-) Hugs..

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  14. These cards are
    adorable and I love
    the Happy Birthday
    one!
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Love all the cards Shirley and the colouring.Congratulations on being the Leading Lady of the month,you are going to be a busy girl .

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  16. Great cards Shirley. All so cute. It's amazing the differences in colours when using craft cardstock. Thanks for showing the comparisons.

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  17. Congratulations on being the month's Leading Lady! What a lovely variety of cards showing off that sweet giraffe! Interesting to see how the different colouring mediums look on kraft.

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  18. Those are some really cute cards!! I also love that layout!!

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  19. Such a cute set of cards! Love all the different ways you colored him!

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  20. The giraffes are all adorable. Thanks for sharing so many different ways of coloring them!

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  21. Congrats on being a Leading Lady, Shirley!! Great job with showing all the different ways to colour those sweet giraffe. Your designs are awesome!xx

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  22. Congratulations on being W&W leading lady! Love all your cute cards with the different backgrounds, gives me loads of ideas how to make cute cards now. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Congrats on being the new Leading Lady, dear Shirley!
    I'm definitely in love for the sweetness of your cards!!! Love them!!!

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  24. Congrats!! I'm so happy for you and what super duper cards!!

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  25. Congrats Leading Lady! A honor so well deserved!!!

    These creations are beyond adorable! How can anyone not swoon over this delightful little giraffe image? Love all the different versions, but of course, I'm picking a fav and it is the kraft-on-kraft version...love it!

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  26. Congratulations on being Leading Lady, Shirley! Gorgeous little giraffes ... each one is just so sweet ... my favourite is the cutie sitting on top of the 'happy' ... so adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

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  27. That little giraffe is so cute and I love all different way you colored him. I only recently discovered using colored pencils on kraft and love the look. Now I may need to try some other mediums to see how I like those as well. By the way, the upside down versions are even more fun!

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  28. love that you showed all the different coloring mediums side by side!

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  29. What a sweet giraffe to use for either boy or girl. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

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  30. Very cute! Such adorable stamps.

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  31. Love all of these! The Giraffe is great for many things!

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  32. That giraffe is adorable but I LOVE the giant BABY word!

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  33. Thanks for the comparison of different mediums on kraft...great cards with this cute giraffe.

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  34. These are all just adorable! (And April had her baby giraffe today!!).

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  35. Congratulations on being W&W leading lady! These are great tips to me a newbie. Beautiful cards.

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  36. My favorite is the simple craft one.

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  37. Thanks for showing the different looks you can get using the various markers, etc.

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  38. I think each card got progressively better and better until POW, you have all this color. I love the happy in the same color as the card stock. Such a cute giraffe..... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. Hi - I thought for sure I had left a comment before - must have been in the W&W blog lol. Great job on these beauties. I love the variety you showed in styles.

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  40. Now I think I need the giraffe..................

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  41. so lovely, beautiful giraffe stamp and great ways to use it

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