Monday, August 14, 2017

August 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's inspiration is bold and fun! I thought it was super unique and a fun challenge! 

I used Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses for my background, heat embossed with clear powder, then blended two colors of distress ink over the top. I trimmed it down, matted it with a bit of white cardstock. I die cut In a Word: Shine Script Cutaway two times from white cardstock and layered it together for a thicker word embellishment. Added another little word sentiment heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock from Sentimental: Birthday. I also covered the word "shine" with Glossy Accents to make it pop even more! Used some navy cardstock, added some white paint splatters to a panel of it, matted with more white cardstock, then mounted on a navy cardbase. Mounted the front panel with foam adhesive for dimension.

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! This month had the MOST entries yet - I'm so happy you enjoyed this color combo! And it made my job even harder - I really wanted to keep going with my favorites...but did my best to narrow down to a few!

First up - LOVE this clever card by Maryam - she doodled the mermail tail herself, and used a Winnie and Walter stencil to add the texture! Swoon!

Then we have this lovely by Gloria Lee - love the soft watercolor ombre background - and I adore how the twine even matches the color combo!

LOVE how this card by Jenny Martin is a PERFECT use of the color combo and it's cool colors, and the bold pop of black. And the design is SOOO fun and happy - who could not love that adorable green bird?!?!?

This card by Marianne is Clean and Simple PERFECTION! LOVE the white space - and the stamp set she used is so perfect for the color combo!

And finally - this gorgeous leaf background from Greta H - the glittery hello is the perfect finishing touch!!! 


No. 21 | Marlena M

Marlena made pretty card for our July Color Combo Challenge in which she also used the citrus slices as inspiration for her design.

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. 7 | Marianne

Marianne's created this lovely one layered card that needs no layering or embellishments due to her wonderful design and execution.  I love how she used white ink behind "kindness" to lend it more depth.

Marlena M and Marianne, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "July 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 August 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, September 8, 2017.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This August 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. Yay! So excited to see my as one of last month's top picks together with these other wonderul creations AND for winning a gift certificate as well!
    Love the bold colours of this month's combo and Heather's card.

  2. Wow--bright & fun color combo indeed! I'd really like to just copy you, Heather--haha! Will challenge myself to come up with something, even including the orange--a color I seldom use! Beautiful favorites & I'm so honored you included my card--thank you! Congrats to Marlena--enjoy getting new goodies!

  3. Love the bold and beautiful color combo for this month!!! Your card is brilliant, Heather. Those colors are just awesome.

    Huge congrats to Marlena and Marianne!!! Yay!!! Also to all the fabulous Top Picks!! Everyone's cards are just beautiful. It's easy to see that everyone had a great time with those juicy colors. I am so delighted that this challenge has a growing number of excited participants!!!

    Thank you, Heather and Shay, for another fun Color Combo Challenge!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Thanks Heather for picking my card .. I loved this challenge combo I never tried them before they are fabulous together and you did an amazing card.. I will challenge myself to try these..

  5. Finally getting some time to craft,so I went right upstairs and used this beautiful, summery color combo. Congrats to the winners from last month's challenge...and thanks for inspiring me!


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