Monday, March 24, 2014

Julie + Playdate No. 1 = Awesome!

Just a little note: Shay titled this post. :-)

Hi all!

It's Julie here!  Just popping by to share a card I made from the Playdate #1 inspiration. What is Playdate? It is a new feature here at the winnie & walter blog where you can create a project inspired by the photo, and enter to win a chance to be our Guest Designer for our May release!  The winner will be chosen by us and will receive all of the stamps for that release!  To read more about the details, visit this post!

Here is a look at the Playdate #1 image:

playdate no.1 graphic-mar2014
Source: Fresh Art Photography

And, here is my sample: jmog_playdate1_A

This card has a lot going on with the quilt pattern background created with Basic Grey papers from the Soleil collection. This whole pack of paper had the perfect color tones to coordinate with the little girl at the bottom of the image. The pink, yellow and purple are really seen clearly in the bottom left quilt square.  I loved the quilt underneath the family and thought it would make a good background.


The banner is cut from another paper in the collection that is an image of sky / clouds and I thought it worked perfectly because the whole family is looking up, and it is such a happy thought to remember times of lying in the grass and looking up at puffy white clouds.  I stamped the love from The Big, the Bold and the Happy set in Memento Gray Flannel ink to keep it a little softer on this banner.  I added the open arrow and "sending you" and row of solid hearts from You've Got Love Mail set in two pink chalk ink colors.  I love that these hearts mimic those in the pattern paper. The ticket and the circle heart from The Write Stuff: Love Story were stamped on more papers from this collection and Glossy Accents was added to give the hearts shine!  I added "hello friend" small words, also from The Big, the Bold and the Happy in black ink.  To finish, I found some sequins and gems in just the right colors.

We are really enjoying all of the cards that have been entered in the contest for Playdate 1 as well as the Join in to Win page.  You all are so creative!  Loving all of the ideas and beautiful ways you are using the winnie & walter stamps.  If you haven't entered, we hope you will. You have until March 31 at 11:59 p.m. central for the Playdate contest.  You can enter both, and you can enter multiple times.  We would love it if you come out to play with us!

Happy Stamping!



  1. Wow, what an amazing, vibrant quilt, Julie ... love the scattering of sequins and that sweet glossy heart! Anita :)

    1. Thanks Anita! I really enjoyed making that card - it was really late at night and I had gotten my second wind. :)

  2. What a fun card! Love all the vibrant and bright colors...

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer - the picture is just brimming with colors, isn't it? I was just drawn to making a card!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Marlene! I had fun, and I stepped out of my comfort zone! :)

  4. Like your quilt take on the challenge!!


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