Monday, April 10, 2017

April Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Thanks so much to everyone who joined in with the first challenge - look for the winner and a few featured players at the bottom of this post!

I have another bright spring inspiration to share (if I keep making cards, spring weather will come, right? I hope you will play along - don't forget, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter! Here is my inspiration for this month's Color Combo:

And here is my color inspiration for this month:

One of the biggest events in April in Northwestern Washington is the annual Tulip Festival - and while it gets super busy and brings in lots of extra cars and traffic, it really is breathtaking to go see fields upon fields of tulips stretching before you. So when I happened upon this image on Pinterest - I decided that as well as the colors, I was going to use the photo as my inspiration and attempt to recreate it using the ever so gorgeous (and perfect for what I desired to recreate!) In Bloom: Addie's Garden.  

This card took lots of time cutting out masks and such - I'm pretty sure at 1 1/2 hours this is the longest amount of time I've spent on one card in quite a while - but I'm so pleased with how it came out, that it was totally worth it! Once I had progressively masked and stamped out my entire scene of flowers, I left the masks in place and blended two shades of distress ink over the image for an ombre effect. I added some water splatters and some some splatters of gold mist as well, then removed the masks. I colored in the florals with Copics at this point, and then added some doodles with a white pen. I added a sentiment from Sketchy Thoughts, and a die cut frame tucked behind using Essentials: Noelle Cutaways in white, then mounted the entire thing on a cream cardbase. I love the touch of contrast between the white and cream to set off the vibrant imae in the front!

Now - I have a few favorites to feature! Every single project was lovely, but I thought I'd give a shout out to a few that especially caught my eye!

First up, I love how Greta made this clean and graphic card with the color combo - the colors just POP, and the splatters and sequins just make it pop that much MORE! And the tiny sentiment lets the other elements just shine!

Next up, this gorgeous creation from Maryam - AMAZING, yes? So soft, pretty, and romantic - the play of the florals and sentiments are perfect - just like a DANCE!

Next up - this LOVELY floral card from Preeti - I love the oval shape of the card, the soft watercolor wash in the background, and the PERECT clusters of florals to frame the sentiment!

And finally - this SUPER sweet little card by Piyu! I ADORE the way she crammed all those darling critters onto one card, peeking out so charmingly! And still perfectly incorporating the color combo! Adorable!



No. 12 Janis in ID

Janis made an impressive dozen projects for our (very first) March Color Combo Challenge.  Janis, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "March Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.


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 5, 2017.  
  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!

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  1. Thank you so much for drawing my name as your lucky winner! I had a ton of fun making cards with the bright and cheery color palette from last month.

    Big congratulations to the favorites that you showcased. Their cards are just lovely and so very pretty!!! Maybe you should have a badge for the W&W Color Challenge Top Picks. They deserve it!

    What scrumptiously beautiful colors you are challenging us with this month!! Your tulip card is beyond gorgeous! Such vibrant and fresh colors. I can't wait for my tulips to bloom. Snow is in the forecast for today in my part of Idaho, but spring WILL get here, eventually. :)

    Many thanks for this wonderful challenge.... (Your monthly color challenges are my new favorite feature on W&W!!) ...and for this awesome prize. I am emailing you right now!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Playing Just For Fun this month. Thanks again!!
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. So surprised & thrilled to see my card as one of your favorites, Heather--just made my day! Congrats to the others--lovely, creative cards! Wowzer--your tulip card is indeed worth all the time you spent--just gorgeous! Love the way you did the background! Lots of tulips in bloom around here now & it is beautiful to see hundreds of them in the fields!

  3. Wow!! Gorgeous inspiration :) thanks a bunch for picking my card as one of the favorites. Congrats ladies !

  4. Congrats to the winner and the favourite picks. Well done everyone!
    I look forward to playing along again this month. Love the bright colours and the vibrant tulips!

  5. Many, many thanks for choosing my card as your one of the your favourite .. your inspiration was a big help . Your cards are amazing and creative. Love all your cards. And this one is an absolutely cheerful and elegent .. love every single detail on it.

  6. Thank you so much for picking my card as one of the favourites. And I so loved participating in the challenge..This month's color combination is so beautiful and so is the inspiration. I loved the vibrant colors! Looking forward for participating in it..Congratulations Janis, Greta, Preeti & Maryam.


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