Monday, April 8, 2019

April Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you!


Here is my color inspiration for this month - even though it feels a bit odd to call it a "color" inspiration...since this month we are kind of skipping the color part! My challenge this month is go all neutral - so black, white, and any shade in between of gray or brown or otherwise neutral color! This can be such a fun way to stretch and try something new - and can make a truly elegant card!


I went super soft and simple with my colors - lots of white space, a touch of gray and black, and some fun layering!


I started off using In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways - cutting the bottom layer from vellum, and the top layer from white cardstock. I layered them together offset on my card front for some fun dimension. I then used In a Word: Thanks Cutaway and die cut it once from white cardstock, and once from gray - again layering them slightly offset for some dimension - then mounting with foam on my card. I added a tiny stamped sentiment from Sentimental: Thanks (a recent free set with one of the new releases - and should be released soon on it's own!) on a strip of  white cardstock, and a bit of jute string to finish off with a bit of texture!


Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! ! So without further ado, here they are!

First up - I love this beautiful background with the challenge colors by Janis! Such a great use of the challenge colors - beautiful work!


Next up, look at this floral yumminess from Deepti! SOOO lovely - and perfect use of those colors as well!


Then we have this lovely bold take with the colors from June - I love how they are the same colors, but with a slightly softer and more vintage twist!


And finally, I love this soft and pretty take from Rahmat! The texture on that heart is amazing - make sure and check out the detail shot on her blog!


CHALLENGE INFO: New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month, and will end on the Friday before the next challenge begins to allow time to pick a winner and some favorite entries to feature. One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. I can't wait to see your entries this month!

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

<<<RANDOM WINNER>>>


No. 10 | Tina Z. Treebug
Tina's card is very sweet with a clever way of creating an ornament.

Tina, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "March Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.

>>>CHALLENGE<<<

New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month, and will end on the Friday before the next challenge begins to allow time to pick a winner and some favorite entries to feature.

Now it's your turn to play along!
  1. Create a new project using the April Color Combo. 
  2. Use at least one (1) winnie & walter product.  This can include Cutaways (dies), Creative Screenings (stencils/masks), printable/digital items, cut files and/or stamp sets.  Remember we offer freebies in our shop.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for this challenge.
  3. Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, May 10, 2019.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This April Color Combo Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere. 
One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. YAY!!! I can't wait to see your entries! 


Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Winners of Rerun No. 38 | Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs + Challenges Inspired by February Leading Lady Rosali's Posts

Happy April and Saturday!  I am afraid we are not going to be having any Leading Lady posts this month...I am in the middle of what I term "the big move".  I am culling through a lifetime of accumulated junk stuff and donating a lot of it so we can downsize (plus there are renovations on 3 properties happening too so we can move and then put our current house on the market -- it is crazy town around here).  As I have some truly heinous hoarding tendencies I am one of the slowest and most obnoxious of packers as I am ridiculously emotionally attached to everything. lol  Anyway, the good news for all you guys is I will be having a moving sale on all in stock w&w items, because the less I have to pack up for the move the better (so watch out for that post)!

Today I am announcing some of the winners from the past several months challenges and will continue to do so in a couple posts or so. 

Rerun No. 38

What sweet cards everyone submitted for this challenge!  The randomly chosen winner is:


No. 4 | Dee Earnshaw

Thank you for all your kind comments as well!  The winner of the Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs stamp set is:

No. 5 | Becca Yahrling

Challenges inspired by February Leading Lady Rosali's posts

Oh my goodness are these cards for these challenges amazing!  I am so glad you were so inspired by Rosali's incredible cards and posts!

Week 1
No. 8 | Shona Chambers

Week 2
No. 1 | Greta H.

Week 3

No. 5 | Isha

Week 4
No. 5 | Mary-Anne V.

Congrats everyone!   Please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com.  Becca, I will additionally need your mailing address.

Have a very happy day,
Shay.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

w&w 5th Birthday Bash | Guess Which Leading Lady Game Take Five

Welcome back to the final week of the Guess Which Leading Lady Game!  Don't miss out on the first week HERE or second week HERE or third week HERE or fourth week HERE.

In honor of our 5th Birthday Bash we are doing something different Saturdays this March. Over the years we've had month after month of amazing artists featured as our Leading Lady so how about a little game to help us go back and have a look at all the goodness that has graced the w&w on Saturdays and as an added bonus to all the inspiration and eye candy you could have a chance to win $50.00 to shop in the w&w shop!  Enter by April 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST.

All you need to do is comment on this post with the correct name, month and year of each Leading Lady whose projects are shown in the pictures below for a chance to win.  One randomly chosen correctly answered comment will win each week (winners announced in April).

Okay here are today's Leading Ladies (I am continuing the "numbering" from the past weeks just to keep these all straight):

Leading Lady S

Leading Lady T

Leading Lady U

Leading Lady V

Leading Lady W

Leading Lady X

Leading Lady Y

Have fun!
Shay.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

w&w 5th Birthday Bash | Guess Which Leading Lady Game Take Four

Welcome back to the  fourth week of the Guess Which Leading Lady Game!  Don't miss out on the first week HERE or second week HERE or third week HERE.

In honor of our 5th Birthday Bash we are doing something different Saturdays this March. Over the years we've had month after month of amazing artists featured as our Leading Lady so how about a little game to help us go back and have a look at all the goodness that has graced the w&w on Saturdays and as an added bonus to all the inspiration and eye candy you could have a chance to win $50.00 to shop in the w&w shop!  Enter by April 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST.

All you need to do is comment on this post with the correct name, month and year of each Leading Lady whose projects are shown in the pictures below for a chance to win.  One randomly chosen correctly answered comment will win each week (winners announced in April).

Okay here are today's Leading Ladies (I am continuing the "numbering" from the past weeks just to keep these all straight):

Leading Lady M

Leading Lady N

Leading Lady O

Leading Lady P

Leading Lady Q


Leading Lady R


Have fun!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Little One with Kelly


Hi Folks! Kelly here with a sweet little pair of elephants from Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs for a happy pregnancy card. This card came about after working on a card for Winnie & Walter's 5th Birthday Celebration where I wanted to combine 3 different stamp sets and have a family of elephants on the card. After coloring the parents in gray, and then coloring the baby in gray, it looked kind of blah. So I scrapped that card and moved on to something else.


Meanwhile, I still wanted to do something with these cute gray elephants, especially since I had worked on coloring them. So I grabbed a card base, did a little blending in the middle with the Life Changing Blending Brushes, added the heart diecut from Flawless Heart Cutaways, added the tiny sentiment from Welcome to the Family with Evelin T Designs, and I had myself a card!

It's a simple card, but I do think that's a good choice for a baby card. 


I just love these sweet elephants twisting their trunks together to make a heart, and then there's a big heart behind them. I intentionally picked a tiny sentiment so the heart would have lots of white space. And, because this is for a tiny human. It seemed to fit.

 

In the past I totally would have set these guys aside to use in a card "later" and then I'd probably never see them again. So I'm glad I took the extra couple minutes to find a forever home for them on this card. So worth it!

Thanks so much for looking! Next time you end up with some leftovers, consider giving them a shot on another card before putting everything away.
-Kelly


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Monday, March 18, 2019

March Color Combo with Heather H (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you!


Here is my color inspiration for this month - I don't know if I'm the only one that feels like winter has lasted FOREVER this year, but I felt like a nice bright and happy palette with some dreams of summer days to come was in order!


One of my favorite techniques lately has been playing with alcohol inks to create fun backgrounds - so that is where I started for my color combo on this card. I used Flamingo, Amethyst, and Limeade Alcohol inks for this background, blending with blending solution.


Next I die cut the solid heart from True Dotty Heart Cutaways from white cardstock to use as a base for my cute birdies from So Tweet with Evelin T Designs. I colored the birdies up to match the ink background, just reversing the order of the colors, then die cut with the Coordinating Dies


I stamped the big "happy" from In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways in Party Dress ink, and then added a little additional sentiment from Party On with Evelin T Designs stamped in Lime Rickey and trimmed it to a thin strip to mount underneath. I added some foam adhesive behind some of the layers to add a touch of dimension to finish it off!


Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! ! So without further ado, here they are!

First up - this GORGEOUS marbled creation from Maryam! I love the pretty colors with that fun background - beautiful!


Next up, next up, this classy and perfect card from Greta pretty much nailed the challenge colors! I love the birch trees and the sentiment pairing, the touch of sparkle from the sequins, and the pretty die cut edge all around!


And finally, isn't this beauty from Megan Beth AMAZING?!?!? Love how crisp and clean it is, and all the different textures and color to her background!


<<<RANDOM WINNER>>>


No. 12 | Deepti Aggarwal
Deepti's card is so lovely and has just the right balance of elegance and artsy flair.

Tina, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "January Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.

>>>CHALLENGE<<<

New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month, and will end on the Friday before the next challenge begins to allow time to pick a winner and some favorite entries to feature.

Now it's your turn to play along!
  1. Create a new project using the March Color Combo. 
  2. Use at least one (1) winnie & walter product.  This can include Cutaways (dies), Creative Screenings (stencils/masks), printable/digital items, cut files and/or stamp sets.  Remember we offer freebies in our shop.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for this challenge.
  3. Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, April 5, 2019.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This March Color Combo Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere. 
One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. YAY!!! I can't wait to see your entries! 


Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


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