Monday, June 9, 2014

New The Big Giveaway Winner {Third Release} + Playdate No. 2 | Shay's Take

Hello it's Shay here a bit later than I would have is sometimes so fickle! lol

Anyway, I am here with a public service announcement--the good kind and to share a very simple card of mine.


The original winner of the Third Release The Big Giveaway never claimed their prize so we are drawing another winner.

The winner of the The Big Giveaway is:



Jenny, please contact us at info{at}winniewalter{dot}com with the subject "Third Release The Big Giveaway Winner" along with your name and mailing address as soon as possible and we will get your prize out to you!

>>>THE CARD<<<

Now, on to my simple card using the Playdate No. 2 as my inspiration.

Here's the Playdate No. 2 image:


Heather Pulvirentione of the The Talent of w&w, is the gifted photographer and chose the color inspiration for our Playdate No. 2

I had some fun with my Distress Inks and a water brush.  Can you tell?  I am on a Distress Ink kick. ;-)  

I inked up the flowers and leaves from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom in fired brick, worn lipstick and peeled paint (leaves).  Then I blended the colors with a water brush on the watercolor paper.  I additionally added flickers of watered down ink and brushed on a little pink to the background.  I edged the panel with mustard seed Distress Ink with my ink blending tool.  The patterned paper is by Basic Grey from their Knee Highs collection which I stamped with "celebrate" from The Big, the Bold and Extras.  I scored the patterned paper to help to stamp in a straight line, but I also folded the paper at the score so when I adhered it under the watercolor panel it lifts off the card for dimension and interest.  

Also from The Big, the Bold and Extras is the solid banner which I stamped in mustard seed and painted in a bit.  I let it dry and then overstamped with the outline of the banner in black.  I cut it out and stamped in the sentiment "you're brilliant" from Bubble Talk (which should be in the shop very soon!).  I adhered the banner with some foam dimensional adhesive in the middle of the banner and flat on the ends so it has some shape.  I added all of the layers onto an A2 white card base.  

Last I added some black sequins as I chose to pull in black from the sentiments as my neutral.  I know it is high contrast but I really love having both bright white and black with pops of color on a card.  

I am so glad Heather came up with such a lovely color scheme!


There is still time to enter as the challenge ends June 15, 2014 at 11:55 pm (U.S. central standard time).  We are so delighted with all the projects submitted and hope you will play along too!  The winner chosen by us will receive our entire next release and will be our guest star to work alongside The Talent during our release week.  Our first giveaway winner, Shirley, did an outstanding job and we are so proud to have had her as our guest star!  To learn more please visit HERE.

And don't miss out on Julie's take on the Playdate No. 2 challenge HERE.

Have a wonderful Monday and look out for Wednesday's post by Vanessa for her take on the Playdate No. 2 challenge. :-)

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  1. Beautiful watercolor work on this card, love the gorgeous, vivid colors!!

  2. Love the card... great work with colors! and... I wish the winner was me LOL!

  3. Beautiful Card... love the pretty colors..

  4. No kidding those are gorgeous colors! Love the splatters.

  5. Totally gorgeous card Shay!! I love the whole thing!! TFS!!

  6. Congratulations Jenny and this is a beautiful card!

  7. Such a pretty card, thanks for sharing

  8. So pretty! Love the mix of your stamps!

  9. wow this is gorgeous.. beautiful color combo..

  10. DELIGHTFUL card - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS to the new winner too :)

  11. Gorgeous!! Those flowers are a garden of happy!!

  12. Pretty card Shay - full of life!


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