Thursday, June 11, 2020

Guest Designer - Samra Leshinski

Say hello and give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for the Positively Pensive challenge.  Samra Leshinski of Paper Talk with Samra was the Top Pick from the Sew Sweet challenge.

Hello, my name is Samra Leshinski and I live in Las Vegas, NV. I work full time and card making is my pastime addiction. I ventured into actual blogging and participating in challenges since April of 2014.

If I had to pick my favorite style that would definitely be shabby chic, but I try to have variety in my work. I also base my creation on a person that will be receiving my card; what are their interests, style and favorite colors. It makes me so happy to see big smile on someone’s face when they receive my handmade card. I make my own flowers for card embellishing, from daisies to roses and am still learning a lot about all the different ways to create textures and details on a project.

I know that my card making is not going to change the world, but spreading a little joy here and there is one small step that I can make.

I created the base with texture paste, harlequin stencil, pink acrylic paint and gesso.

I outlined parts of the diamonds and the corners with ballpoint pen. Hand made flowers were also covered with gesso to give them that rustic look. I outlined the oval die cut with ballpoint pen and added a resin mannequin embellishment. The shabby chic bow was made using a light pink seam binding ribbon. You can find the rest of the process on my blog. Hope to see you there.

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Once you have checked out all the details for Samra's very pretty and shabby card, come on back and share your Positively Pensive creation with us. The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, June 23rd.


  1. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to share my work on your wonderful challenge blog!
    Stay safe,
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. Beautiful creations, I love the texture and pen embellishments.

  3. Beautiful! Love the soft feminine effect of the flowers and seam binding. Thank you for Guest Designing with us!

  4. Samra it's a stunning card and I love how you incorporated using penwork into it so seamlessly. And those flowers are just perfection. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this week x

  5. Wow, Samra, this is just beautiful, as everything you create is! I love how you've added a special touch with your ball point pen and of course, I adore your handmade flowers! As a recipient of your cards and beautiful flowers, I can say that your work is top notch! And you are changing the world! Thank you all your hard work and for being our Special Guest Designer this week!