Saturday, May 5, 2018

Creative Masking With Winnie & Walter - May 2018 Leading Lady

Hey folks!

I'm so excited to be here for Winnie & Walter as a Leading Lady. I've been a big fan of Winnie & Walter for a long time and it's a huge honor to design for them!

This month I'm going to bring you four different projects showcasing the fabulous February Release. For my first take I'm going to focus on creative masking. Masking is hands down my favorite techniques for making cards. The sky is the limit folks. I know for some folks it seems intimidating, but it's really not hard. It just takes a little bit more time, but totally worth it in the end.


If you're interested in seeing how I made my card, I have a video to share! You can see that HERE.


To start my card, I'm using the outline LOVE from the IN A WORD: LOVE . This Stamp set has a COORDINATING CUTAWAY available as well.  I also use IN BLOOM: ADDIE'S GARDEN and IN BLOOM: ANNA'S FLORA.


Whenever you're going to stamp a more complicated scene like this, it's always helpful to stamp out a plan first. When I do this, I take a piece of plain ol' copy paper, cut it to the same dimensions as my card panel and just stamp away. No masking, nothing terribly strategic. I just want to stamp the images until I find something I like. Or close to it. I can always adjust things when I'm ready to stamp my panel.


The other thing and probably the most important thing to keep in mind when masking and stamping you stamp your images front to back. In other words, foreground to background. I think this is where folks gets nervous. Again, its helpful to stamp out a plan or do as I did in the VIDEO and pre build your scene by laying them out how you will want them stamped. So they're going to look piled on top of each other, but it gives you an excellent idea of what order they need stamped in. Just remember, whatever stamp is on top is the one that gets stamped first.

You could definitely do this technique in any medium you want. Watercolor, color pencils, whatever makes you happy. I love Copic Coloring (I have my colors link below) so that's what I did with my card today. I really wanted those colors to pop and I thought a rainbow of flowers would be super fun. Plus the IN BLOOM: ADDIE'S GARDEN  and IN BLOOM: ANNA'S FLORA images are large enough they can handle the bolder colors really well.


Coloring in the LOVE was super fun and I can think of lots of different ways you could do that. I wanted my to read more ombre, so I colored darker on the bottom and worked my way out to my lightest color at the top. I also really enjoy how those flowers hang over the word!

To finish off my card, I stamped the smallest heart from the SCENERY: SEEING HEARTS Stamp Set with Altenew PERMANENT Black Ink. I think they look like tiny embellishments and tie in to the theme of the card.

That's it!


Be sure to follow along with me this month folks! I will have a super fab giveaway (Thanks Shay!) at the end of the month. All you will need to do is leave a comment on my blog telling me which one of my projects was your fave and why!


I hope you enjoyed my card today! DISCOVER more projects on my Youtube Channel. Do be sure to subscribe if you haven't and also tap that notification bell so you don't miss any future videos. As always Thanks So Much for stopping by!

Until next time.

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24 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being the leading lady this month! 👏🎉🎉 I’ve only recently discovered your work. Love your Copic coloring and your videos are always packed full of great tips. Masking is my favorite technique too, so this is will probably be my favorite... plus, I love rainbows.

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  2. thanks for the fabulous card and video - you are amazing!!!

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  3. I found you from the W&W blog! Looking forward to seeing your Leading Lady posts this month and checking out your blog! Your card is gorgeous!

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  4. wow, your coloring is simply Awesome & beautiful. Love this gorgeous card and the masking is pretty awesome as well.

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  5. your card and masking technique are just amazing - Your are very talented!!!!

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  6. Oh My! I can see why you were chosen as leading lady. If this is just the start of your month i can't wait to see what's in store. This one is my favorite right now. :)

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  7. Can't imagine I'll like any project better than this one--it's a stunner!

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  8. Congrats on on being W&W Leading Lady for May! Gorgeous coloring and composition.

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  9. Very pretty. Great coloring and choice of colors.

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  10. Hi Cynde! We've not 'met' but I am sure we are destined to be friends ... I cannot wait to learn tons about masking, and Copic coloring from you ... off to be bedazzled!
    Congrats on being a W&W Leading Lady!
    =] Michele

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  11. This is just amazing! The colors POP and all that masking makes for a beautiful design. Congrats on your leading lady month at Winnie and Walter.

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  12. Congratulations for being our l adding lady in this month this creation is beyond amazing. The colors and the design is so unique and pretty. Can't wait to see more of your creations.

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  13. WOW!!! Gorgeous card Cynde!!!..What an awesome colouring !!! I love this technique of masking..but yours is at another level...Simply Awesome..I really enjoyed the making of this beauty!! Congrats ! Hugsxx

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  14. Your coloring skills are out of this world and those flowers are so bright and cheery. All of that masking is a lot of work but your end result can't be beat.

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  15. Such a beautiful card! Absolutely fabulous!

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  16. This card is amazing, Cynde! I haven't come across your videos before, but will be following from today! Thanks so much for all the great tips and inspiration. Wonderful use of W&W stamps!

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  17. It would be hard to beat today's card and video for my favorite! Loved watching you color this - even though I don't have any copics!! Congrats of being chosen as leading lady for May.

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  18. This is a great way to start this month.

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  19. Congrats on being the new May Leading Lady, Cynde!
    Love so much your beauitful colouring!!! Great card!!!

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  20. Wow !! That’s what I’m calling a kick-off !! This first card is simply magnificent! The colours are absolutely gorgeous ! Congratulations and see you next week. Love from France, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous!! Stunning masking and coloring!

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  22. Such a fabulous card! I love the design and the colours are fabulous!

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  23. Love the flowers hugging the word LOVE.
    The coloring is fantastic.
    Wonderful card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Stunning card ! What an amazing work of masking and colouring. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful video ! x

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