Monday, July 3, 2017

The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia No. 7 | Hot Gossips + Gossip Queen Announced

Welcome back, fellow Gossipers! We know how much you love The Gossip Column, and continue to be ever thankful all for your kind words, comments, shares, and your enthusiasm for this exciting feature on the w&w blog!

We were bowled over by the quality of each and every entry - you all certainly seemed to embrace the challenge, with many of you making full use of the inspiration of our muse, but in getting outside of your comfort zone and trying different techniques and designs and we were so impressed - bravo!!

Just to recap, for this challenge we wanted to see you use the look of letterpress/typography in your creations, particularly in the style of Alan Kitching, with extra credit for embracing his style in your work, a new-to-you technique and out-of-your-comfort-zone designs! We loved the results - you guys embraced the challenge even though it was out of your comfort zones!!

We didn't get as many entries as usual for this challenge - maybe I was a bit too challenging with this one! But, saying that, all the entries for this challenge were of an amazing standard, which, as usual, really made picking winners extra difficult! 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...


I love how Greta H created a stamp from fun foam with her word die, but it's the geometric arrangement of the words into a square that really caught my attention! She made a point of using an old die cut of the word to mimic the grungy feel of Alan Kitching's work. Greta this entry is definitely Hot Gossip!!


Preeti D used gelli printing to create this artistic masterpiece! A mix of word and alphabet dies, some clever techniques, very close attention to detail in the colours and finish, and an almost puzzle-like arrangement of the sentiment had me staring at this card in wonder for hours! Preeti this stunner rightfully makes you Hot Gossip!!

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


Maryam.... this girl always goes above and beyond for The Gossip Column challenge - and this challenge was no exception! With a range of techniques and looks I was almost spoilt for choice with how she interpreted Alan Kitching's work into her cards. But this number stood out for the mix of grungy, heavy type, with the almost shy accompanying sentiment. The white space echoing around the design only compounds and reinforces the sentiment too. As usual she pushed herself way outside of her comfort zone as well, which I thoroughly applaud. I couldn't help but name her Gossip Queen!!


Greta and Preeti - you each win a $15 credit to the w&w store, and Maryam you walk away with a $30 credit! Congratulations!! Please contact info{at}winniewalter{dot}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 8 of The Gossip Column will be hot off the press very soon! We'll see you back here to get the exclusive on the latest gossip then!!

'Til then - keep on gossiping!

Taheerah

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Greta, Preeti, and Maryam. Yay! It's always a delight to see the work of these three card artists. The fabulous simplicity of their designs for this challenge showed off the wonderful Letterpress look so well. Very well-deserved honors worth gossiping about!! :)
    <3 J

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  2. Oh wow--I'm truly shocked to be one of the winners this time! The other entries were so amazing! Congrats to Preeti & Maryam and thank you so much for the great honor of being included with them!

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  3. Wow!! Thanks a lot :) such a wonderful surprise. I'm so happy you liked my lil card :) Love love love Greta and Maryam's creations. Thanks for a wonderful challenge
    Hugs
    preeti

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  4. I amm speechless. I can't belive 😃😃 i was choosen next to all of the other fablous creation. . I enjoyed this challange .thanks Taheerah for encouraging us to use cardmaking art to explore other kinds of arts..my congrats to Preeti and Greta I was amazed with your cards . My best wishes 😊😊

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  5. I amm speechless. I can't belive 😃😃 i was choosen next to all of the other fablous creation. . I enjoyed this challange .thanks Taheerah for encouraging us to use cardmaking art to explore other kinds of arts..my congrats to Preeti and Greta I was amazed with your cards . My best wishes 😊😊

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  6. Congrats to the Top Gossips!
    Already looking forward to the next episode of the Gossip Column!

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