Saturday, 21 February 2015

Leading Lady week 3

Can you believe its my third week already? 
So after last weeks pink parade i said i had something different for you, and this week i have focused on Winnie and Walters creative screenings.
They are so versatile with lots of uses and a great way to add some colour or texture to your projects.

My first card is full of colour and it all started with using the classic circles creative screening with distress markers.
I simply coloured in randomly so there was no order to it.
I was going to make this a shaker card but changed my mind when i managed to forget to add acetate to my frame lol
So its a faux shaker ;)
I used the confetti cutaways and some clear sequins all adhered with glossy accents.
I added the cake after i coloured it with copics.
The final piece is the metal die cut sentiment, i think it really makes a statement.

This card is actually the third card i made but it made sense to show it next as its a shaker card.
The background uses the classic stars creative screening and is a left over from the next card.
Inside the shaker i have used sequins and some of the party confetti cutaways.
Once the shaker element was made i added the cupcake from sugar rush.
For the sentiment I used in a word happy die with some red fun foam , it cut beautifully.
And finally i added a smaller sentiment made using Katherine cutaways and the big the bold party stamps.

After the busyness of the other cards its back to clean and simple.
I used the classic stars creative screenings, firstly i used a sponge dauber to add white ink.
Once that dried i then added the colour directly over the white stars. 
The colour wouldn't have been so true if id gone straight onto the kraft card.
Now once the coloured ink was on the creative screening i didn't clean it , instead i spritzed with a mini mister and place watercolour card over it pressing down to get good contact and to soak up the colours. 
That then became the background to the previous card.

Now although stencils are great for adding colour like the other cards its doesn't have to all be bright.
For this card i used the big bold extras creative screening. 
I taped it to my  card  and masked of around it it before covering with versamark.
Then carefully removed all of the masking and added some glittery gold embossing powder.
Once embossed it gives texture and a great effect.
I had to add more though  so used the diagonal creative screening on my card base with black distress ink.

Again i have used the big the bold extras creative screening , this time i have used the other flower.
This was a bit of a happy accident.
I wanted  a black flower so have used black distress ink on water colour card.
The plan was to remove some of the ink with clear water and a paper towel to give some shading effects but that didn't work so well .
I decide to leave it as is then i masked the black inked flower  with a post it note and used the chevrons creative screening.
Then  using  versamark before  removing all the masking and stencils i added some of what i thought was gold embossing powder ...turns out it was platinum but i think it worked better.
As the black ink hadn't completely dried  some of the powder also stuck to the edges of the flower.
keeping with the colour scheme i used some silver card with the thanks die cut.

Julie and Shay have very kindly given me $30 gift card to the winnie and Walter store to give away on my blog.
All you have to do is leave a comment.
If you comment each week that will be four chances to win. :)

I hope you like my stencil inspired cards they really are a fun addition to your crafty stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Click the images to go straight to the products.

Duo: The Big, the Bold and Extras Creative Screenings Scenery: Big Bang Circle Creative Screenings

Scenery: Big Bang Classic Star Creative Screenings Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screenings In a Word: Happy Cutaway

Scenery: V for cheVron Creative Screenings Scenery: Big Bang Bling Sugar Rush

The Big, the Bold and Party The PartyBig Bang Confetti Cutaways

Essentials: Katharine CutawaysThe Big, the Bold and Party CutawaysThe Big, the Bold and You Cutaways

The Party Confetti Cutaways


  1. Awesome cards Kate! You are rocking those stencils my friend :)

  2. Wow, what a fabulous array of designs - love, love, love those stencils and what you've done with them!

  3. Great cards! My favorites are your party and birthday balloons card; love everything about them!

  4. Triumphant performance indeed, Kate! From the clever, eye-catching shakers, to the balloons and flowers, these are ingenious and inspiring! Thank you for sharing several 'how to' techniques; adding these to my 'must try' list! In awe of your creativity and the magic you're working with W&W!

  5. Love the cards. The party cards are so bright and colorful. Need that on a dreary day like today.
    The gold looks wonderful.
    thanks for sharing

  6. They're all fab, but I just love the coloring on the shaker card!! Thanks for the variety of uses ideas!

  7. oh my Kate! these cards are fabulous but you totally knocked it out of the park with that first faux shaker. LOVE!!!!

  8. love the roses and the first shaker card especially!

  9. All great cards! The happy accident turned out lovely! The happy cake day saying is cute!

  10. Such bright and beautiful cards. Enjoy your creativity

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  12. LOVE these!!! So cheery! I'm droolin over the cupcake :-D Fabulous cards ♥

  13. Love it when a happy accident occurs. Right now stencils are my favorite technique.

  14. Girl, you are on fire! Love these!

  15. Wonderful cards and I
    really like the colors on
    them. Cute shaker cards,
    even if fake!
    Carla from Utah

  16. How lovely Kate! I just love how you did the teal for the word "party" on that one card! All of your creations are so pretty and well executed!
    Nina-Marie :)

  17. Cool cards Kate! Fabulous use of the W&W products, great techniques and love the excitement.and colour in your cards!

  18. Lovely cards! I especially love your color choices. Thanks!

  19. Another Oscar winning performance, Kate! Love the colourful designs and way you have used the stencils :)

  20. You have made some wicked awesome
    cards! I love the first 2 especially because
    I love bright bold colors!
    They are all beautiful cards!

  21. I love these projects. So beautiful.

  22. I think you have done fabulous job with all of these cards! I'm going to visit more often!

  23. Love your wonderful creations!

  24. Congrats again Kate! Your cards are lovely!

  25. Gorgeous cards! I especially love how you used the stencils!

  26. These are stunning! I love what you did with the flowers!

  27. Awesome cards! I really love the cake and cupcake cards in particular... so festive and fun!

  28. WOW - I am SMILING and feeling SO HAPPY looking at your cards today Kate :)
    LOVE the CHEERY designs of your 1st three cards - they're ALL FUN & FABULOUS!!! I appreciate that you included your faux shaker - I've been known to forgot the acetate sheet too, NOW I have a CLEVER way of making things right, no, not right, I think it is even better!!!
    I ADORE your ELEGANT congrats & thanks cards - AWESOME use of the BEAUTIFUL creative screenings!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I feel the NEED to give my stamps & stencils a workout right this minute :)

  29. Absolutely stunning cards! I just love all the shine!!

  30. Wow !! all your cards are just awesome ..its so difficult to pick a fave ..Thank you so much for this amazing amazing inspiration !!

  31. awesome cards!! nice shaker element.. the embossing is so pretty!! thanks for sharing

  32. Super cards....I love cupcake cards.....Coloring.......

  33. Another incredible collection and you can tell you really enjoy using their products!!

  34. Wow, Kate ... what a terrific post full of inspiration ... those party cards are so fun ... and I love the gold embossed bloom, so rich and bold! Anita :)

  35. Your cards are all really neat and so different!

  36. Cute cards! I love the set that has all the cupcakes!

  37. I am just in awe of these cards. I love your fun shakers-I am partial to the faux one myself in that is what I tend to make. Love the background of the second shaker with the stars. Your use of stencils is fabulous too. Great design on each of these cards.

  38. I thought the first card was a shaker card! Funny what happened, but I think the happy accident looks amazing!

  39. I think your cards are awesome and so cleverly done!!! Great, creative use of stencils - impressive!!!

  40. Awesome cards created! love it!! Such fun and love the colors!

  41. Love the way you colored the cake and cupcake to add dimension and make them come to life.

  42. These are all so fantastic. The Cupcake Shaker is my fave.

  43. WOW beautiful cards - Love love the shaker cards. So much inspiration in one little post! ~ Carol W.

  44. Oh my goodness Kate... you're having the time of your life playing with all those goodies and what amazing techniques you have come up with!! Love them all but I really like the faux shaker card at the top...this could eally catch on :)
    Jenny x

  45. You've made so many beautiful cards with these new stamps, dies and stencils! They are gorgeous. Congratulations on your Leading Lady status!

  46. Gorgeous cards! So great to see your inspirational!

  47. These are such FUN cards! I mostly make birthday cards and I love balloons on my cards!! I have the stamp set to the Big Bang Confetti so it's fun to see the dies too!

  48. Great cards, and I love the way you have highlighted the screenings, back to the site to add some to my wish list! Really like how you incorporated the new cutaways of Confetti and really focus on the great sentiment cutaways. Thank you for the chance to win and for sharing!


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