#654 – Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Take 3

Hello and welcome to the take 3 of my role as Winnie & Walter Leading Lady for August.

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Badge

This time, I am focusing making my cards monochrome while using a single stamp set, and the same layout. Even the arrangement of flowers is the same. I’ve made three cards using these points as the leads –


I used Winnie and Walter In Bloom: Addie’s Garden for the flower arrangement, die-cut the frame using Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways for all three cards. Lets go through the cards one by one..

For my first card, I went with greys and silver. For the background, I used a light grey cardbase, and stamped the images just around the edges using masks and a dark grey ink.


For the panel in focus, I first heat embossed the images in clear embossing powder and then watercolored it using Gansai Tambi silver paint. A little paint was enough to get lots of shimmer and coverage, and the whole thing finished very quickly. Once it dried, I covered the image and added the splatters around the image using the same paint.


See that beautiful shimmer? So beautiful! I then foam mounted the panel and stamped the sentiment, from Sketchy thoughts in black ink.

For my second card, I went with color spash –


For this card, I stamped each of the image separately, then fuzzy cut them. For the panel, I watercolored it a bright shade of green, then, once dry, die cut it, and finally I adhered the flower and leaf pieces on it. To give a liitttle bit of dimension, I curved the flowers’ and leaves’ edges.


For the card base, I picked a line stamp from the Scenery: Stripes stamp, and lying the stamp in a curvy fashion on my acrylic block, stamped it using black ink. After stamping this several times, I then changed to other curves and stamped it, covering the whole image thus. The sentiment comes from The Big, the Bold and You stamp set.

For my final and most favorite card, I made a sketch of sorts –


I used a paper which is meant for sketches, but any paper will do for this method. I first stamped my arrangement using a light grey ink, then used a normal pencil to sketch. I don’t claim to be an expert in sketching, but trust me, these flowers are just perfect – super easy to make a sketch out of!


For the background, I used the Scenery: Madison stencil to emboss, then added some twine. I then mounted the sketched panel. The sentiment comes from The Big, The Bold and The Happy stamp set, which I stamped in a light grey ink, then wrote over it using the pencil (to make it look sketchy, of course! 😉 ) and then die cut using the tag die from Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways. I then adhered this to the card too.

Hope you liked these variations of the same design in these three cards! Leave a comment here for a chance to win the $30 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter store. Winner will be announced at the end of this month.

Winnie & Walter #30 Gift Card

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

31 thoughts on “#654 – Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Take 3

  1. Oh, I just love the sketched look the best, too! How beautiful and unique that is. All
    of your cards are gorgeous and its amazing how one flower can look so different.

  2. Oh, my goodness….these are just wonderful!! I adore the sketched look, too…..absolutely gorgeous. The sketching gives it such a personal handmade look that I think would be perfect for wintertime cards. I wonder if I am brave enough to try something like that…..not sure. Love the shimmer of the first card and the creative background of the second. Thank you for sharing these cards. Your posts are so inspiring!!! Have a great weekend!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Pretty set of cards, each with such a different look! In Bloom: Addie’s Garden is a favorite set of mine!
    Love the sketched version!

  4. Ashwini, I adore your cards… the grey tones are a favorite of mine, and you’ve shown how gorgeous they can be – simple, yet striking! and look at all the texture, too! Just look how clever you are to add those simple curvy lines – would they be gorgeous balloon strings?
    All gorgeous, my friend!

  5. Creative use of the same stamp set and layout!!! Also love how you incorporated different techniques and elements. 🙂

  6. I love these striking designs with the blooms left uncolored. Your different versions all look so different and all are gorgeous. Especially like the stamped background on your first card!

  7. gorgeous cards 🙂 love the monochromatic look, so elegant. The sketchy one at the end is superb, I totally adore it.

  8. What an awesome set of cards using the same stamp! I like the different backgrounds and feel you got just by switching colors and design. That black and white sketchy one is my favorite

  9. Wow, Ashwini..they are extremely elegant.. the way you arrange thes flowers and leaves and the extremely elegant background that matched every card theme.. love the elegency of the first card, painting with silver on black looks so fabulous.. love the sketched line in the 2nd one.. and I fall in love with the 3rd card the sketched flower over the embossed background looks amazing. You make this frame die cut so elegent.. thank you for sharing these cards..

  10. Stunning work! Love all three cards, they’re all so creative. Love the shimmer in the first, the background of the second is so unique (brilliant idea) with the pop of a bight color, and the third one is simply gorgeous. Amazing work Ashwini!

  11. Once again, rendered breathless with the beauty and ingenuity of your cards! I’m not particularly talented with colouring images like these, so seeing yours, displayed ‘as is’, is wonderfully refreshing and inspiring! The lovely backgrounds are perfect stages for your star-of-the-show flowers! Motivated to try some of your techniques right away! Thank you!

  12. Each of these are beautiful! I have to say I am totally crushing on the black background no white flowers! Fantastic work this month!

  13. I love this set of cards and I’m very glad I don’t have to choose a favorite! I really like the sketch technique on the last card. I think even I could do that!

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