Monday, July 10, 2017

July Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Thanks again to everyone who has played along so far - make sure and look for winners and a few featured players at the bottom of this post!

And here is my color inspiration for this month:

This month I decided to go with something summery, but (hopefully!) cool and refreshing as well! This image jumped out at me on Pinterest - so I went with it! I decided to use From the Bottom of My Heart (a previous release's free with purchase stamp set that is now available to purchase on it's own) and pair it up with it's new coordinating From the Bottom of My Heart Cutaways and Scenery: Spotty Creative Screenings. I first created my background by using the stencil with a tone on tone ink, then turning it and using a white ink for a two tone ombre background. The heart I stamped in green on a soft green cardstock - and then stamped the larger words in in white to make them pop a little more. I die cut it with the coordinating die, then attached with foam adhesive over a bundle of silver thread. The front panel was cut with Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, then mounted on a white cardbase with a few sequins for extra sparkle and fun. 

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge 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 - this GORGEOUS little number by Mayras Designs - LOVE how she added the stripes to the die cut word - and all the lovely layers with all that white space!

And then this unique take on it - Maria F. took the inspiration in such a soft and CAS way - so striking! 

Then Jessica Lin's take with ink blending for a bold and gorgeous look! LOVE!

I adore Marlena M's cascade of pretty flowers - I love the way she stamped the solid flower images in the solid colors and then added the black lines to incorporate that element from the inspiration photo!

And finally - this GORGEOUS floral watercolor work of art by Andrea Shell - those flowers are so stunning, and the bold sentiment and baker's twine is the perfect touch!


No. 1 | Preeti D.

Preeti made this beautiful card including painting the sleek dress free hand for our June Color Combo Challenge.

And since we had so many gorgeous, colorful entries (and because I just feel like it and one the perks of being the boss at w&w is I can do these things on a whim!) I randomly chose one of the Heather's favorite cards featured above to also win as well!

No. 15 | Maria F.

I love Maria's simple, but creative touches of color and texture like on the die cut pieces (that remind me of feathers) peeking out of the top of the "hi" where the color was added by stamping sentiments in different colored inks!

Preeti and Maria F., please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "June 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 July 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, August 11, 2017.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This July 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. Congrats to the winners & featured artists--beautiful, creative work! I really love the new color combo & your card is stunning, Heather!

  2. Congrats to Preeti n Maria ! Wonderful cards ! I lovexd rhis months color palette ,refreshing :)

  3. Beautiful cards :) thanks a lot for the win.

  4. Oh, where do I start????
    Love, love, love this color palette and the beautiful card you made, Heather! Oh, my... Can't wait to dive into these fresh colors!!!

    Congratulations to the Preeti and Maria!! Yay!!! Preeti's richly colored card with that fabulous dress is just amazing. Maria's creative design and treatment of the feathers is so totally out of the box and awesome.

    Congratulations also to each of the Top Picks!
    I adore the delightful card by Mayras Designs. The bright happy colors with the butterflies and sequins are so pretty and really pop against the white. Spectacular!
    I enjoyed seeing Jessica featured as the Guest Designer for the latest release and currently as this month's Leading Lady. With that amount of talent, no wonder she is a top pick, eh? Her work is always awesome and this bright card is no exception!
    I love how Marlena stamped her flowers in a way that leads the eye sweeping across the card reading the sentiment as it goes. Fabulous design.
    Andrea's card is just beautiful!! Love the combination of the lovely watercoloring on the florals and the bold black. Stunning.

    Thank you for another wonderful color challenge!!! I am already inspired and itching to get stamping.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. I just love WW challenges and am so thrilled to be spotlighted! Love the colorful gallery for last month's challenge too. Off to think about Heather's fresh, summery tones now...

  6. Thanks so much for picking my card! The color combo for last challenge was so bold, vibrant and totally in my comfort zone that I just have to participate ;) Love this month's color inspiration and Heather's card as well. It's so nice to see these refreshing colors in this hot, hot summer.

  7. Congrats to Pretti and Maria and featured artists!
    Love the Heather's take on the Summer Moodboard so beautiful!

  8. I love these colors so calmly and dreamy.. Congratulations to the top picks . your cards are amazing..

  9. Everyone is so talented!!! Thank you for the encouraging shout out :). You blessed me today~

  10. Such a gorgeous colour combo, Heather ... that was so much fun to play with! Thanks for the lovely inspiration! Anita :)


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