Saturday, July 30, 2016

Winnie & Walter July Leading Lady Week 4

I'm so happy you're here, today is my final performance over on the Winnie & Walter blog!  This month has flown by, and I'm feeling a bit blue because I've had so much FUN coming up with my posts this month.  I'm going to miss seeing you every Saturday.  I do hope I've inspired you, and that you've gotten a few new ideas from me this month :)

This week I'll be sharing some ideas for adding color to your cards using techniques other than traditional coloring with markers, etc.  Here's a peek at one of my cards:




Please be sure to leave a comment on my blog today for your chance to win a $30.00 gift card to Winnie & Walter!  I'll be announcing the random winner picked from all of the comments left here this month in a few days!  Good luck to everyone!



34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous projects, Diane. Thanks for showing us different techniques for easy colouring. Also love the effect the sanding gives.

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  2. Ohhh love the background! Your cards are awesome. Love all the techniques you used...always good to have different techniques.

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  3. As with your first three performances, your last was spectacular. Isn't is wonderful that necessity is the the mother of invention. If it weren't we'd never have all these gorgeous, trendy and fun cards you make. You certainly know how to go about creating unique projects. You were a wonderful Leading Lady.

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  4. Beautiful Diane! Love the succulent! Right up my alley living here in the AZ desert! Off to see the rest!

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  5. Diane, your cards have ALL been beautiful and I HAD to subscribe to see more! You have shared more than your work and that's what makes you 'real'! Your cards have been tremendously inspiring and I look forward to following and seeing more on a regular basis! (Due to summer and all it entails, my visits have been hap-hazard, so I am hoping that with subscribing it will be easier to follow!) TFS!

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  6. Diane, your cards have ALL been beautiful and I HAD to subscribe to see more! You have shared more than your work and that's what makes you 'real'! Your cards have been tremendously inspiring and I look forward to following and seeing more on a regular basis! (Due to summer and all it entails, my visits have been hap-hazard, so I am hoping that with subscribing it will be easier to follow!) TFS!

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  7. Stunning cards! I have loved all the techniques you have shown us over the last month! The messy watercoloring is something I may try soon! thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Such a shame to hear about your shaky hands, you would never guess, your cards always look so fab and today's are no exception!

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  9. I like the methods you used to created colorful cards.

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cards and techniques with us this month. I have looked fwd to each Saturday! I have learned so much and really appreciate you taking the time to make these fabulous posts. Today's post with the interesting coloring techniques was right up my alley because I so rarely color my images!! lol... Many thanks, again!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  11. Lots of new ideas, for sure! Your cards were beautiful once again, I really liked the bold, first card that was showcased.

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  12. Fabulous cards and such cool techniques - thank you! xxx

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  13. What a shame your time has come to an end. Have loved seeing your cards each week and you really went out with a bang!!

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  14. Gorgeous cards! I love your ink blending and that reverse order water Coloring and then stamping is a great idea to keep the coloring loose and painterly! Love them all!

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  15. I really enjoyed your post over on the Winnie & Walter blog. I had just recently discovered them and subscribed to their blog. After what you said about coloring not being easy for you and that you find other ways to add color to your cards, I have also subscribed to your blog as well. I am visually impaired and coloring the small images for cards is a real struggle for me so I fine myself losing interest in making cards at all even though I love a lot of the techniques and the stamping and die cutting, etc. I look forward to seeing more of your work and seeing how you get around "coloring" since it is such a big deal to most card makers.

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  16. your card is so totally awesome..

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  17. I loved all your ideas for colouring! Really love you first card with the circles and black stamping on top!

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  18. this has been a great month with you! love the sunflower!

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  19. Diane you have been a great Leading Lady, I have loved all of your cards! The background is amazing!

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  20. Wow I love your ideas and your cards.they are unique and pretty.thanks for being leading lady with us this month ..really a great work.

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  21. Wow I love your ideas and your cards.they are unique and pretty.thanks for being leading lady with us this month ..really a great work.

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  22. Love all these cards. Your creations is absolutely amazing.

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  23. Your cards are amazing this week, Diane! Wow!

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  24. Oh wow! Your cards are really STUNNING!!!! I love this little cutie cactus! <3

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  25. Your cards are lovely, Diane, but the highlight for me is your ingenuity in finding ways to add colour in diverse ways to 'overcome' your challenges with your shaky hands. The results are beautiful and especially inspiring for those of us who have our own "afflictions" (water-colouring is my nemesis at the moment and Copics...well, the handful I have just don't 'work' with one another in a 'friendly' fashion *grin*). This post 'speaks' to me, because you're creating from a place of deep creativity! As they say, "Necessity is the mother of invention'...and you've 'invented' brilliantly, today, and throughout your time with W&W! I'll be viewing your cards with 'fresh eyes,' knowing that some extra challenges may have been overcome to add to their impact! I'm WOWed...as you can tell...with your creativity!
    Hugs~c

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  26. Beautiful. I am checking out over at W&W now!

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  27. Awesome post over at W&W! I love all of the cards that were featured! The first one with the gorgeous fall colors really catches my eye. Fall is my favorite season. Thanks for a great month of Leading Lady posts... I've enjoyed seeing all your lovely cards!

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  28. Always nice to see what your creative mind thinks about next. I was really surprised to hear about the tremors that you experience because I was just thinking the other day about how hard it would be to make cards if I had issues with my hands. Well you just proved that if there is a will there is a way. thanks for being so honest, giving us colouring tips and sharing your talent.

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  29. All of your card are just beautiful! I love your terrific blend of colors and your great designs!

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  30. Cute design...love that cactus!

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  31. Your cards are so fresh, original and One-of-a-kind!!! Love your work!!

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  32. Great job this month! Really enjoyed this weekend's cards, fantastic inking and watercoloring!

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  33. What an amazing month! Your creations have been stunning and provided so much inspiration. I always loved visiting your blog!

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