Friday, May 29, 2015

The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia No. 2 | Hot Gossips + Gossip Queen Announced

Welcome back, fellow Gossipers! We've been so thrilled with the response to the latest issue of The Gossip Column! We continue to be ever thankful all for your kind words, comments, shares, and your enthusiasm for this exciting new feature on the w&w blog!

We were bowled over by the number of entries - and the standard of the entries as completely blew us away too! It seems that whether geometry was something you shied from or specialised in, you totally threw yourselves into creating some absolutely stunning entries - and consequently making life very hard for us when it came to picking our winners!!

Just to recap, for this challenge we really wanted to see you use a geometric element or elements as the main focus of your project, with stunning execution - and original and innovative use of the elements would also gain extra credit for you daring to step outside of normal boundaries and create something 'brave' and different. I do like to keep you challenged, and many of you rose to the challenge in every possible way!

We thought long and hard, and finally arrived at our decision for this column's Hot Gossips (runner-ups) and Gossip Queen (winner)!!

Drumroll please... 

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Cornelia (Fun Stamping) entries were both of a high standard, but this stunner just caught my eye immediately - and held my attention too! Her quirky use of geometric elements (from True), and brilliant composition meant that she created a design that was bold, brave but without being overpowering! And those colours sure pack a punch too! Cornelia this card is definitely Hot Gossip!!

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Cris G.'s breathtaking, stained glass-like creation was just ethereally beautiful!! Cris used one of our free digital elements and showed that with a wonderful combination of colour, execution and subtle layering you really can take a basic element and elevate it to new heights! Cris this beauty rightfully makes you Hot Gossip!!

And that brings us to our geometric-tastic Gossip Queen... 

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Bhavana... her card featured some really clever masking of the large diamond image from My Precious to create a terrific triangle pattern! With some strategic colouring and addition of sequins to generate movement, perfect execution and just great vision meant that I couldn't help but name her Gossip Queen!!

Cornelia and Cris you both win a $15 credit to the w&w store, and Bhavana you walk away with a $30 credit! Congratulations!! Please contact info@winniewalter.com to claim your prizes!!

Please join us in congratulating these fantastic ladies and their amazing creations!! Everyone's entries were of such a high standard and you all deserve the plaudits too!! Please do take some time to browse the gallery to see everyone's work - you can find them at the bottom of the last The Gossip Column here.

For all you Gossipers who are keen to get the latest scoop, issue 3 of The Gossip Column will be hot off the press on Friday 5th June! We'll see you back here to get the exclusive on the latest gossip then!!

'Til then - keep on gossiping!

Taheerah

15 comments:

  1. Who knew geometric shapes could be so beautiful?! I love these cards.

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  2. Amazing cards made by some awesomely creative people!! Super well done and so very impressive!!! Love their work!!!

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  3. Wowwww these are so amazing!!!

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  4. the cards are really cool! fantastic work!

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  5. Bhavana I'm so honored to pass the crown! What a gorgeous creation! Congrats to you, our Queen, and to your fabulous 'court.'
    =] Michele

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  6. Wonderful designs, ladies - congrats!

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  7. Wonderful designs, ladies - congrats!

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  8. I am very happy to be the gossip queen.. Thank you Taheerah :)
    Congrats Cornelia and Cris for the Hot gossip.

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  9. This was such a fun challenge, congratulations to all of the winners, your cards ROCK!

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  10. beautiful cards!! congrats to the winners..

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  11. Congrats to the winners! Fabulous entries :-)

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  12. Oh WOW - THANKS Taheera - I am completely blown away - there were so many fabulous entries and you picked my card! You definitely made my day. For sure! Looking forward spending my gift - THANK YOU W&W - I left a few (ehm quite a few) items in my wishlist :) and that lightens the load on my wallet ...Congrats to Chris and Bhavana - fabulous cards!

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  13. Congrats to all the winners ..Totally loved your takes on the challenge ..Amazing cards ladies :)

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  14. Oh, I'm over the moon now :)! Thank you so much for choosing my card among so many fantastic cards, Taheerah and Winnie & Walter! Congratulations to Cornelia and Bhavana, our Queen, well deserved!

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  15. Congrats to the winners: gorgeous cards in every way!
    ~c

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