Monday, 26 January 2015

Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash - In Rotation Technique Challenge

For the month of January Winnie & Walter have been celebrating their first birthday with:

They have quite a few different challenges to join with different techniques, mood boards etc to choose from. I really want to join in as many as I can, as I'm a huge fan of their products (and the prizes are amazeballs!!).

One of the challenges (by Kelly Griglione) is to take a W&W stamp and do a 'rotation' technique. This is where you basically stamp, rotate it a bit, stamp again etc until you've come full circle. I thought this made such an incredible effect and really wanted to try it out.

I only have mainly word stamps by W&W and lots of people had entered amazing cards using these. So the only other one I had is the 'Big Bang Bling' set. After an hour of horrible disasters, I finally came up with a card:

One of the stamps in this set is a line of 7 sequins and I found they rotated into a pretty good pattern!

I started by die-cutting the circles in a piece of white CS and trimming it into a slim panel. I used washi tape to hold it over the card front and stamped the shapes into each circle using red ink, then dark pink, followed by light pink for an ombre effect. The panel was then popped up on foam tape. I used some vellum to die cut another circle and heat embossed the sentiment in white. I applied tiny spots of glue behind the words and glued to the card. A few coordinating enamel dots and it was finished.

The sentiment stamps are from W&W 'The Big, the Bold and the Happy'. The enamel dots are from Papervine.

One of the other W&W challenges is a Gradient Challenge with Vanessa where they are wanting you to make a card with a gradient change in colour or ombre look. So will link to this one as well.

Will also link to the Inkspirational Challenge # 74 where their theme is:

I'm also going to link to the Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge where their theme for January is to 'Take a stamp'. This is my third entry.

Another challenge to link to is the Little Tangles Challenge # 52 where their theme is:

And finally I will link to the Uniko Studio Challenge # 17 where their theme is 'Love and Friendship'. This is my billionth entry....

I'm off now to catch up on some blog commenting and see what everyone has been up to. One more week of school holidays so must make the most of late nights and late mornings while I still can!!

Take care


  1. I love the red and white .... looks so crisp and clean. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  2. The overlay vellum sentiment is perfect Shona!

  3. Fantabulous!!!! You are a very clever girl to do this without smudging one bit!
    =] Michele

  4. AMAZING! I love your card Shona, so so pretty and I love the bit of vellum. You are so creative.

  5. Very delicate and beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  6. Oh this is so very pretty !!

  7. Very creative and beautiful card - love the pretty ombre cirlces. The sentiment on the vellum is so delicate. Thanks so much for joining in with our Uniko Studio challenge. xx

  8. Beautiful patterns you made with the stamp! And a beautiful design! You are really creative in making fun designs! Hugs, Gerrina

  9. Oh my gosh, this DID turn out really well! That strip of sequins is a perfect candidate to rotate and stamp. Great idea. Really love the vellum sentiment you have over the circles too. Such great layering! So glad you joined the winnie & walter birthday challenge!!

  10. Beautiful Shona, thank you for joining in at the Take it, Make it Challenge xxx

  11. Cool card design Shona, I love the vellum, it's always so stylish! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  12. Love the layout & the sentiment embossed on the vellum adds a stylish and elegant touch. Thanks for linking up at Uniko. hugs Bev x

  13. Fabulous look with the round vellum sentiment and the round Windows on the Card front.
    So glad you joined us at INKspirational Challenges for our "Ombré" challenge.
    Pia xx