Saturday, September 13, 2014

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Week 2, Patterned Papers...


Hi there again Winnie and Walter friends and fans! So happy to be back for another installment of Winnie and Walter Leading Lady inspiration.  I hope you are enjoying your September so far - I know I am!

After the inks and metal last week, I thought I'd do something completely different this week. As the lovely Virginia is in the midst of Patterned Paper inspiration over at Virginia's View, I thought I'd take this opportunity to showcase Winnie and Walter and Patterned Papers. Once again THANK YOU to Jenny for being my Silhouette saviour!

PATTERNED PAPERS...
First up a floral explosion of Winnie and Walter patterned paper roses...
This gorgeous purse card is created using Winnie and Walter Parentville cut file, cut twice, once for the front of the card and a second piece for the back. The front panel is covered in MME paper, and decorated using these beautiful Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Extras fussy cut roses, petals and banner, together with Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy sentiment, stamped on a selection of patterned papers from my scrap paper stash in Momento Ink Rich Cocoa. As the stamped image is quite detailed, it looks more effective on monochromatic patterned paper with smaller pattern repeats. 
 
To create the "card" inside, cut a piece of cardstock, 7.5 inches by 4 inches, and score the 7.5 inch side at 3, 3.75 and 4.5 inches to create a "W" shape fold, adhere the file cut purse shapes to the front and back and trim any excess cardstock to size as required.

Next up This Awesome House in patterned papers (perfect for playing along in Catherine Pooler's Housewarming Party)...
I just love this image from Winnie and Walter This Awesome House, and think it looks super cute in patterned papers. The more "open space" there is in your stamped image, the more busy the patterned paper can be. I stamped the house three times on co-ordinating coloured patterned papers - one busy floral American Crafts pattern, and two monochrome, then fussy cut and adhered the layers, before pop-dotting. I added these cute co-ordinating patterned paper clouds and sun. The "Happy" is a negative cut using Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy cut file, and the "Birthday" stamp is from Winnie and Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy.

Last but not least, creating your own patterned paper...
I thought I'd give you a few hints and tips on creating your own patterned paper using Winnie and Walter stamps. I created my own for my Halloween mini album for the recent Autumn Release Tour of the Stars, featuring Winnie and Walter Moonlight and This Awesome House.

Hints and Tips
  • To create more depth and texture, use a piece of monochrome patterned paper as a base, rather than plain paper.
  • Use a sheet of acetate (you can even use the Winnie and Walter packaging) laid on top of the paper so you can position the stamps without getting ink smudges on the paper.
  • Start the pattern from the right hand edge and work your way backwards, lining up the stamps using a Fiskars stamp press - I love the grid pattern on this - it makes lining up the stamps a breeze.
  • Position the larger stamps first. If there are any gaps after you have stamped, you can fill them using the smaller words and images.
  • Colour the images to match the theme, or photos.
  • Add some sparkle for fun!
Remember to leave a comment on this post, or any Winnie and Walter Leading Lady posts on my blog throughout September for your chance to WIN a $30 gift card for Winnie and Walter, just for leaving a comment!

Once again, a HUGE thanks to Shay and Julie for their generosity, and for this fabulous opportunity!


48 comments:

  1. I loved the pattern paper fun ! The purse card is so pretty specially the shape n loved the paper pieced house !

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  2. A trio of delights, Lyndal! The purse is darling, the house-warming card welcoming, and the Halloween card spook-tacular! Wonderfully inspiring!
    ~c

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  3. Such fabulous inspiration, Lyndal ... and what great tips for using DP and making our own! Added to my techniques to try list! Anita :)

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  4. Wow, I love the pattern paper you created! Thanks so much for the design tips to make it. W & W are super! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Wow your projects are so gorgeous and inspiring. Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas!!! Love them!!!

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  6. Oh you are really on a patterned paper kick Lyndal! I love it!! That purse is amazing and your cards are outstanding! Love your hints and tips for making your own!

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  7. Beautiful work!
    Love all the bright
    colors on your creations.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. These are wonderful! Not only are you a whiz and mixing and matching patterned papers, the paper you created is excellent!

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  9. Ohh wow! I love what you did with the pattern paper.. I really need to learn how to use them more... Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  10. What fabulous projects!! I love that fun purse and the way you paper pieced that house from patterned paper. So clever!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  11. HI Lyndal, I came here to comment on your house card for Catherine's housewarming party, but OMG, I just have to comment on that handbag card too - how amazing is that!!!!! Your house card is gorgeous - so many fabulous aspects all working beautifully together. Beautiful xx

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  12. I love that house, perfect for a house warming card. And the sun and clouds in patterned paper is adorable!

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  13. such great inspirations-thank you so much!

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  14. The pattern paper flowers are gorgeous. And love the paper piecing you did on the house. Gorgeous!

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  15. beautiful projects... love the paper piecing..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  16. Your paper piecing is so fantastic! Your taylor made W&W design paper is so amazing - lots of patience - but it looks like fun!

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  17. HELLO Lyndal :)
    I just came from the Winnie & Walter Blog where you have shared three FABULOUS projects for your 2nd day as Leading Lady!!!
    LOVE the BEAUTIFUL flowers & flowing banner on your purse card, LOVE your HAPPY AWESOME house and LOVE your BOO-tiful album page!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and COOL background paper tutorial, apart from looking AMAZING, it looks like FUN to create too :)

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  18. Great projects! Fantastic inspiration!! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Oh how cute is that purse card?!!! Adorable!!

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  20. gorgeous projects Lyndal. The purse is a stunner and love the Halloween background.

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  21. Wonderful use of the w&w cut files for your purse card, Lyndal!! The flowers are the perfect addition. AND, great tips on making your own patterned paper ... love your patience!

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  22. Ooh, that handbag is so cute!!

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  23. Love the bright colors on the house!

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  24. Lyndal!! The purse is adorable, but I LOVE the Awesome House!!! I'm moving in!
    =] Michele

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  25. Love your hand stamped patterned papers. I have to try that!

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  26. Thanks for the inside picture of you purse card. It is lovely, I love those roses and the purse is adorable. I also love the tips on creating the pattern paper. I've used the Fiskars stamp to do this before and the grid really does help. I hadn't thought of stamping on a monochrome paper and will have to give that a try.

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  27. What a fun post...love the detailed paper piecing on these projects. What a cute purse!

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  28. Lovely cards! Especially the purse card is simply adorable!

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  29. The purse card is stunning Lyndal! Love the house in patterned papers and your layout is awesome!

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  30. Hi Lynda! I just love all of your delightful W&W inspiration!! You are definitely rocking your Leading Lady spot!! Love your beautiful purse card, that is a must-try for me now!! And your house card is so bright and cheerful, I wish I were there in the picture! And oh my gosh, your hand stamped Halloween patterned paper is spooktacular!!! Thanks for all the great tips on achieving it myself and thanks so much for all your wonderful inspiration! It's so fun getting acquainted with new artists I didn't know in the blogging world! Yay! :)

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  31. Fun projects! I just love This Awesome House... a great stamp set and I can't wait to get it!

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  32. Amazing projects ! Love that hand bag :)

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  33. Fabulous creations using fab Winnie and Walter products - love your use of dp and the colour combo's are amazing!

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  34. Great projects. My fave is the floral house.

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  35. These projects are fabulous, Lyndal!! Love the purse and your floral house - you have a great eye in combining patterns and they go great with the W&W stamps too :)

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  36. I like your bright, cheerful home scene for Catherine's housewarming party.

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  37. Beautiful projects! That purse is so adorable!!
    So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

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  38. Wow Lyndal, that is one spectacular background - such a fabulous array of projects.

    Thanks joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  39. What a great (awesome) house stamp to work with. Love your choice of pattern papers. Thanks for all the tips.

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  40. All your projects are fabulous but I do love the purse card. Those flowers look great against that delicate background. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  41. Adorable little pieced house!!! LOVE your projects!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  42. these are so beautiful!!! You are so talented, dear! :)

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