Winnie & Walter – Leading Lady Week 5 + GIVEAWAY

Hi Everyone!

This is the final week of my Leading Lady series for Winnie & Walter!  It has been so fun coloring with different color mediums using WW products!

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Today’s cards are extra special because I played with Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils for all the images – for the FIRST time!  I’ve used colored pencils to add color/depth to already stamped images, but have never used them for full images – so have mercy on me!  This was a lot of trial and error for me.

Julie's Roses

These flowers from the set The Big, the Bold and Extras are my favorite!  Did you know that there was a special set called “Julie’s Roses” that are the same flowers, but bigger?  It’s the bigger ones you see above.  Don’t worry, I believe Winnie & Walter will be releasing that set in the near future!

I did some tone-on-tone stamping in hopes of doing no-line coloring with these images.  I stamped a bunch on the same craft cardstock that you see and colored the images one at a time.  I started with the leaves – applying the darkest color in the shaded areas first, blended out with the medium green, then the lightest green. When I was done, I went over the tips and the leaf veins to add some highlights with a white colored pencil.

Julie's Roses 2

As mentioned above, this was a trial for me.  I had mentioned using the darkest color first for the leaves also.  You’ll notice that the two pink roses are different.  The lighter one is colored with a base of white down first.  I don’t think there’s a wrong way to color – just personal preference in how you want your images to look.  The colors are definitely more vibrant with a base of white, but I think there is more depth to the image when colored without a base of white first.

Julie's Roses 1

I colored enough images to make two cards.  It’s easy to arrange floral arrangements anywhere on your card – but these are my go-go.  I love bold sentiment strips embossed in white also.

Polychromos colors used:  101, 129, 125, 133, 119, 139, 137, 159, 163, 166.


If you’ve been following along the past 5 weeks, you’ll know that a $30 gift card is up for grabs!  Comment on this post and let me know which of the cards I’ve is your favorite for you chance to win!  I’ll choose a winner next Saturday, July 7th and the gift card will be issued by Winnie & Walter.   Congratulations, Denise Bryant!  Shay from Winnie & Walter will be contacting you about your gift card.  Thank you all for your comments and wonderful feedback.  I appreciate it!

If you need to review the last 4 projects, you can review them here:  Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4.
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It’s been my pleasure to be a Winnie & Walter Leading Lady!  Thanks so much for being here with me!  I’ve had fun using Winnie & Walter products for these projects!  Today marks the end of June so a new fabulous Leading Lady will sharing new projects starting next week :).

XOXO,

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WW The Big, the Bold and Extras
WW The Big, the Bold and Extras
WW The Big, the Bold and Extras Cutaways
WW The Big, the Bold and Extras Cutaways
WW In Bloom:  Julie's Roses
WW In Bloom: Julie’s Roses
WW Sentimental:  Birthday
WW Sentimental: Birthday
WW Sentimental:  Gift
WW Sentimental: Gift
Crumb Cake Ink
Crumb Cake Ink
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
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LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
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Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
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Recollections 110 lb
3D Foam Squares - Mixed
3D Foam Squares – Mixed
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ATG Gun
ATG Gun
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Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
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33 thoughts on “Winnie & Walter – Leading Lady Week 5 + GIVEAWAY

  1. Sooooooo gorgeous, Caly!!! Stunning. You are born a pro with those pencils. Love the soft look of your coloring. Thank you so much for sharing with us this month!!! Hard to pick a favorite card, but I think I will go with your shaker card from the first week. Everything you shared this month was fabulous!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  2. Hard to choose for sure. Today’s beauty is gorgeous with the coloring on the roses. Just love but my favorite ( only because I am a dog lover) is week 3!! Made me smile.Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. These blooms are all gorgeous! I especially love the purple one. And no one would
    ever know this was your first time coloring a full image with these pencils – you did
    an awesome job! My favorite … ooh, I hate choosing cuz there’s just too many great
    ones … I’ll go with the shaker in week 1. It is so pretty and it’s a technique I’d love to try.
    Thanks for so much pretty inspiration all month. 🙂

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  4. Beautiful cards today to wrap up your Leading Lady spot! Love the effect of the colored pencils. I have a nice set of pencils but I very rarely use them… you’ve inspired me to get them out again!
    My favorite has been the shaker card from Week 1! Love the word die as the shaker part and the pretty flowers! The dog card from Week 3 is my other fave! 🙂 I have enjoyed all of your creations!

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    1. Denise! You have been selected by my dear husband as a winner for the Winnie & Walter gift card. Thank you for your comment! I’ve forwarded your email address and you should be receiving an email in the near future with your gift card information.

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  5. What a lovely card! Beautiful coloring and composition. I’ve so enjoyed seeing your creativity this month. All of your cards have been stunning, I love the vibrancy of the blooms and use of white space on your card from week 2.

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  6. It’s been a great month with you as leading lady. I think i’ve commented on other posts about my favorite cards of yours but let me put in a plug for today’s cards – the first time? wow! you did amazing!

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  7. Another beautiful card! I love how you coloured the flowers! Hard to choose a favourite! I do love the puppy card because I love animals on cards, but I think week 4 is my favourite! Love the colour scheme and the bursts with the gold glitter in the centre.

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  8. All the cards are lovely. I must say, if I have to choose, the very first week’s card would be my favorite! The shaker aspect & the colors are awesome.

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  9. I’ve enjoyed your cards throughout the month and today’s is no exception. My favourite card was from week two, I love the florals in that set and your lovely card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  10. I’m a sucker for cards with animals. Love Week 3 with the puppy
    racing to his dog house. The flowers are on the other cards
    were so pretty but the puppy took my heart. thanks
    for sharing this month. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. All the cards are beautiful, but I have to go with the first one, the Love shaker card. I really like week 4 too and your coloring on week 5 is lovely!!

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  12. For me it’s hard to decide between week 4 –fabulous coloring pencils or week 1 shaker- it’s a different kind of shaker,and it’s colored beautifully. If I have to choose–I go with week 1. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Thanks for a month of wonderful inspiration! I love the way these colored pencils work with the floral stamps but my favorite card was the adorable pup and doghouse design. That cute puppy reminds me so much of my own dog when he was a little guy.

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  14. Such lovely flowers – can’t believe it’s the first time you’ve coloured with those pencils! I really like the shaker card from your first week.

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  15. All of your cards are just amazing but my favorites are the puppy card and that beautiful shaker card with the die cut word in week 1 and 3. Thanks for a month of creative ideas !!

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