Saturday, March 31, 2018

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady: Make New Friends but Keep the Old

Do you remember that song that others might have sang to you as a child? Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.  I have to admit that I sing it to my children occasionally, and it always makes us smile.  It's a wonderful reminder to us that while new things are fun and exciting, older things should not be tossed aside as they may still be reliable, trusted and cherished.  I feel this can be applied to crafting as well.  There are always so many wonderful new products that we can't wait to get our hands on (and for good reason to!), but we shouldn't forget about those oldies but goodies, and it's fun to mix the two.  So for my final post as Leading Lady I'm going to share a few ways I mixed so many great new products with some of my older stained and loved Winnie and Walter goodies.

My first project is also a case(ing) of one of my older projects.  I love the look of inlaid die cutting, and the Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses Stamp Set is the perfect to set to die cut sentiments into...




For this new version of the card I decided to also use a spotlight technique, and colored in the outer parts of the die cut word with bright colors and I kept the sentiment (from the In a Word: Cuddles Cutaway)  monotone with grey.



I think this helps the sentiment stand out a little more, and it also draws the eye in.  I also used the Essentials: Lana Cutaway to frame the panel.  And here's a look at the project I had case(d) this card from just so you can compare the two.


My second project(s) are mini in size, but pack a cute punch...


Every day I send notes in my kids' lunch bags.  Sometimes they are just to send a smile, to build them up if I know they've hit a rough patch, or to let them know I'm thinking of them.  These mini cards are the perfect size to do just that!  For these cards I've mixed the older Ring in the Celebration Stamp Set with the newer Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs Stamp and Cutaways and the Purrfect with Evelin T Designs Stamp and Cutaways.



To color these fur babies in I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and I was so excited on how the fur turned out.  I normally have a hard time achieving a fur look on my animals, but the thin brush tip on these markers made it super easy.  The rest of the cards were colored with Distress Ink, and a few enamel dots on each finished them off.

This next project shows off another super cute kitty from the Purrfect with Evelin T Designs Stamp and Cutaways in a fun way...


I've used the older True Multifaceted Star Cutaway as a play toy for this cute kitty.  And I finished the card off with a sentiment and stars from the Wishing You with Evelin T Designs Set.


For my final project I've taken it off the page and I wanted to share a sweet wooden tag/ornament that is sure to please the recipient or to brighten any spot in your own home...


In one of my earlier posts this month I showed coloring on wood veneer, not I'm showing stamping and coloring onto a wood slice!  Colored pencils are the key to these adorable tags.  I actually created some of these a few weeks ago using the LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set and added them onto gift bags.  It was like giving a gift on a gift!  For the above example I used a sentiment from the In a Word: Love Stamp Set and regular Dye Ink.


And there you have it!  My final project as a leading lady for the month of March.  I can not thank Shay enough for having me, and letting me share some of my projects with all of you.  And thank you to all who have come to visit, check my projects out, and have left such kind words for me.
And don't forget to leave a comment on todays post for a last entry into my giveaway.


And if you leave comments on any cooresponding instagram posts you will get an extra entry! :)
And as my title to this post indicated I hope I've made some new friends and delighted some old friends along the way.  
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

27 comments:

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful set of cards Lisa..I really enjoyed hopping your blog..Stamping and colouring on wood is an awesome idea..Thank you so much for all the inspiration

pcm said...

those little cuties are so fun and the camouflage sentiments are cool!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome projects! I especially love the Bed of Roses stamp and those cute kitties!

Tina Z. said...

amazing projects, I love them all!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Well, I am a birdie lover so that last adorable
ornament is my favorite. What a sweetie! And I have
been wanting to do inlaid die cutting with a word
for quite some time & just haven't! I like the new
card where the word is a different color; stands
out better (I think!). Thank you so much for a
wonderful month full of inspiration!

Greta said...

Thanks for all the inspiration this month, Lisa! I love Bed of Roses, but have never done a hidden die cut with it--onto my to do list! Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Wow! Awed by all the beautiful projects :) happy to be your new follower. xoxo

Dee Earnshaw said...

oh my what incredible projects - love them all BUT the roses just took my breath away - thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us:)

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my! Awesome set of cards!!! All the details are adorable and your colouring amazing!

Sue D said...

Love the variety of projects today. Pretty colors on the florals with the inlaid die cuts. Cute critter cards and love the coloring on wood.
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Celeste Goff said...

Wow Lisa, these projects are just too sweet!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Men !! I thought last week was the last one but no !! There was one more to come and what a wonderful bundle of projects you made !! Very impressive !!
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Karenladd said...

Thanks for an amazing and creative month of projects! Love the unique use of the sentiment dies and those little lunchbox notes are just adorable. I especially like the pup on his back, wanting a tummy rub!

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautiful projects...all are superb...loved the wood tags!!

SHartl said...

Whoa! I have done wood burning on a wood slice, and I've seen stamped designs on them but never colored pencil. This looks awesome and is a whole new way to look at stamping. I love your beautiful projects and those sweet kitties and puppies. Thank you for a truly amazing month as Leading Lady.

Arianna Barbara said...

I forgot to say that I follow you on IG as @raggiodiluc3
Happy Easter, Lisa.

Janis said...

Wonderful projects!! I esp love the kitty playing with the star....so adorable. Thank you for sharing your lovely art with us this month!!
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Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love the kitty and puppy - so adorable!

Mirella said...

Wow, these are all amazing! I love the first card - that hidden sentiment is fab!

Trina P. said...

Fun projects. Great idea to mix old with new and stretch your supplies. Your kids must love getting those little notes.

Billie Dee said...

Your cards are simply adorable!

BethW said...

Winnie and Walter make my favorite animal stamps. You certainly did an outstanding job creating with them. Lots of excellent inspiration.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Wow, Lisa! These are such stunning cards! Loved your first 2, inlaid die cut, stainglass look, ones! Beautiful colors and design! Loved all of your "fur babies" which are so adorable and such fun ways to use them and showcase the images with frames and the star!But the little birdie on the wood is fabulous!! How cute and precious all of your projects are today!! Love your work and am an avid follower!! Kudos to W&W for choosing your talent to showcase their images!!

F. Andre said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity with us over the last month. Your projects have been delightful.

KellysKardsFL said...

Your cards are adorable. That little bird is the cutest little thing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jean said...

Such beautiful cards and projects! I enjoyed seeing how you used the peoducts!

Mary-Anne V said...

It was really fun seeing the different designs you came up with this past month! I really like your first two cards where the sentiment is inlaid and camouflaged!

 
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