Winnie & Walter August Leading Lady Take 1

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hi everyone!! I'm so excited today because I will be Winnie & Walter Leading Lady for August!

I LOVE Winnie & Walter products, I'm sure I will have fun playing this month! The latest big April/ May release is so amazing...there are many ideas pop up in my minds.

Today I want to share with you about Watercolor Background. I love using watercolor not only for coloring but also for making the background.

Here is my first card :

Winnie & Walter Supply that I'm using :
True for the big stars and the sentiment Treasure
The Big, the Bold and Comfort for the sentiment You Are
Scenery : Big Bang Confetti for the tiny stars

First, I make the sentiment using white embossing powder and I add watercolor as a background. To make the background, first I add water with my brush on watercolor paper and I add black, blue and red watercolor. There's purple in it because if blue and red mixed, it will be purple.  To make it more dramatic, when the paper still wet, you can splash watercolor in it with brush. It will be mixed and beautiful! I also splash some watercolor after the paper already get dry.
The big stars are using silver embossing powder, I also add Wink Stella clear glitters on it. The tiny stars from dark blue ink.

My second card is festive and fun!

Winnie & Walter Supply that I'm using :
The Party for the images and sentiment
Audrey Cutaways for the frame die cut

First, I'm using white embossing powder on card stock paper, then color it with COPIC and cut it with my scissor. The sentiment is from gold embossing powder. I cut the inner part of the die cut from Audrey Cutaways to make it like a frame.

To make the background watercolor, I'm using the same way like the first card with turquoise, yellow and pink colors but this time I splash white watercolor with my brush on it. For the final touch, I add sequins and twine.


I hope you like it and this is the fun part!


Julie & Shay have generously given me a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store for give away! For your chance to win please leave a comment on the Leading Lady posts on my personal blog. I will draw a random winner at the end of the month.
Thank you so much for stopping by and see you next week!



Hugs,


Melania Deasy

68 comments:

  1. I love the beautiful pastel flowers in your party card!

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  2. Congratulations on being Leading Lady for August, Melania! These are both such lovely cards ... a gorgeous, rich background sky to those shimmery stars ... and a lovely soft, pastel and celebratory party card! Love the thread winding through each! Anita :)

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  3. Hi Melania!! So happy to see that you are our Leading Lady this month! You won't mind if I stay for a bit, right? Love your style!!! Gorgeous cards!!!
    =] Michele

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  4. These are both so beautiful! xxx

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  5. Your cards are always gorgeous! Especially your no line coloring! I love all your work and am glad you are the leading lady this month!

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  6. Love your work! These backgrounds are gorgeous!!!

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  7. Congratulations on your Leading Lady role this month, Melania! I love your work and am excited to see what you do with some of my favorite products. You're off to a fabulous start with these 2 cards, they're both GORGEOUS! I love the colors on the star card, your watercolor abilities astonish me :)

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  8. Melania, your cards are beautiful as always. I especially like the second one as the colours are so pretty.
    It was nice reading a bit about you. I have been following your work for a while now and enjoy all that you do. I was happy to see you showcased on W&W!

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  9. Both cards are beautiful!!! But I really like the first. The background and the big stars are awesome!!! I love it!!! Hugs ;)

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  10. Beautiful backgrounds on both cards.

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  11. Love both the backgrounds! They are absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful cards, Melania! I just love all your pretty details!

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  13. Beautiful cards! I love the background on that first card, it's stunning!

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  14. Love your beautiful cards, the background are gorgeous both watercolor and copic coloring!

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  15. I so love your water colored backgrounds. Just beautiful.

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  16. I really look forward to your leading lady posts for August Melania as I am a big fan of your gorgeous work. Love that stunning night sky you have created. Have fun with it:)

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  17. Beautiful cards, as always, Melania! Congrats on Leading Lady, you deserve it! :-)

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  18. Congrats on your Leading lady spot! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

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  19. Congrats on being Leading Lady! So well deserved! Both cards are fabulous! TFS

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  20. Congrats on being the August leading lady! Love both the cards. The background on the first one is stunning & I love the pastel flowers on the 2nd. Beautiful design for both!

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  21. Congrats on being the August leading lady! Love both the cards. The background on the first one is stunning & I love the pastel flowers on the 2nd. Beautiful design for both!

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  22. Congrats on being the August leading lady! Love both the cards. The background on the first one is stunning & I love the pastel flowers on the 2nd. Beautiful design for both!

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  23. Lovely cards. I really like the second one!

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  24. Beautiful cards! Definitely love watercoloring!

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  25. Congratulations on being W&W leading lady. Your cards are gorgeous. I really love the background on your first card and the pretty colour palette on the second.

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  26. Such beautiful cards! I love both of them - they so different to each other and both fabulous.

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  27. You really have a feel for color combinations!! I love your card, it's so beautifully framed & detailed- simply stunning!! Yours, Steph

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  28. Congrats on being the W&W leading lady..stunning cards!

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  29. Congratulations on becoming a Leading Lady. Well deserved! I look forward to more of your creations. Both of today's cards are beautiful. Love how you did that watercolor background on the first one.

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  30. You're so inspiring! Love these!

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  31. Congratulations! Beautiful cards!

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  32. I've been loving your work lately so I'm not surprised you got the lead. I just love your treasure card and the other one is beautiful also.

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  33. Gorgeous cards! The first card is amazing! The watercoloring is so pretty and I like how you added the stars to the panel plus the die cut embossed stars add the perfect touch! I really love the colors on the secind card! so so pretty :)

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  34. You have created some awesome cards here - each one is e thing of beauty and you are showcasing Winnie & Walter's products in such an amazing way!! Beautifully done!!

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  35. Two simply amazing cards Melania! Love the coloring on them both!

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  36. Congrats, and what a nice star card !!! Stunning background.

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  37. Congrats, and what a nice star card !!! Stunning background.

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  38. Beautiful cards!! Lovely colors you have used

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  39. Fantastic cards! Love the beautiful background behind the stars!

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  40. Oh my goodness, both cards are beautiful, but that second one is just stunning. I love the colors you used. The background is lovely.

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  43. Sorry for the multiple comments. Hit my back button a couple times, and didn't realize it did that.. oops!

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS on being the Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Melania!!!
    BOTH cards are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!
    Your 1st card is a STAR-FILLED DELIGHT, LOVE the watercolouring and embossing!!!
    ADORE your 2nd card, it is SO PRETTY and DELICATE, LOVE the frame, it's like a precious shadowbox - LOVE IT ALL!!!

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  45. Gorgeous cards love the flowers very elegant

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  46. I loved the watercolored backgrounds! The colors are so sweet and pretty! The cards are fabulous.

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  47. Congratulations Lady :) Love the colors on the second card

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  48. Congratulations on being this months Leading Lady, thats awesome news!! Your cards are so beautiful and I especially love the soft, pastel colours you used for your second card. Can't wait to see what else you come up with over the coming weeks!

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  49. Such pretty cards. Love the water coloured backgrounds on both cards as well.

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  50. SO BEAUTIFUL, love the beautiful watercoloring on both your cards!

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  51. SO BEAUTIFUL, love the beautiful watercoloring on both your cards!

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  52. Congrats on being the Leading Lady this month! I admire your beautiful work and your two debut cards are gorgeous!

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  53. What an awesome choice in selecting you to be Augusts Leading Lady. Your debut cards are lovely...I love seeing watercolor medium being used as I struggle with this technique. I keep trying, and feel I'm doing better. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  54. Love both cards...so different from each other...love your choice of colors and design on both...

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  55. How do you continually create such beautiful cards? I am always so pleased when I open your blog, because I am so inspired to try new stamps, new dies and new techniques. It isn't always as easy as you make it look...but it sure is fun trying. Winnie and Walter's new release is full of such beautiful designs. I love all the new florals.

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  56. Melania, I'm so water-colour challenged that it's pathetic, which means that my appreciation for your beautiful water-coloured card is immense! I'm delighting in the 'constellation' sky you created in the first, and the soft, delicate palette of the flowers in the second. Stunning showcase - and yes, you are a fantastic, inspiring Leading Lady!
    ~carol

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  57. So pretty!! It's so interesting to see that the techniques you use are so similar between the cards, but still they are so different - and OH so gorgeous in their own ways! TFS! :D

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  58. Fabulous cards! Your backgrounds are beautiful!

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  59. Love the flower card!
    It is sooooo fun, yet beautiful!

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  60. I love the party card. The colours are lovely!

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  61. Fabulous cards Melania! That floral card is absolutely gorgeous! Love your work!

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  62. Awesome cards, you are such a talented lady!!!

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  63. Gorgeous cards, Melania! I love the background of the start card, it looks like stary night :) And the bunch of flower card is totaly AMAZING!

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  64. I love your watercolor effects!

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