Monday, September 11, 2017

September 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 warm and cozy - and makes me think of fall! 

I had fun using some dies from the newest release for this card, and breaking out some fun cozy fall pattern papers to layer up! I started off by die cutting the "happy" from In a Word: Happy Coordinating Dies (this die in particular works great as a stand-alone die!) from black cardstock. I then used In a Word: Birthday Tiles Cutaways die cut from kraft (which I used for the frame), white (which I used for the center) and then backed with some fun pattern paper. I also glued back in the centers of the "B", "R", "D", and "A" - although it looked fun without them as well. I layered up some pretty pattern papers, tucked a bit of doily underneath, and tied some jute twine around it all when I was finished.

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! Last month was a super unusual color combo, so I had fun seeing everyone's different takes on it! You guys seriously make it SOOO hard for me to choose a favorite! I had so many windows open on my blog as I tried to choose and narrow it down! After agonizing for a good while over it, here is what I got it narrowed down to:

First up - this card by Crystal Thompson! Just like it says - it is a PARTY! LOVE how the colors are all incorporated, but it's still so light and airy feeling! And all the different patterns and textures - this is one YUMMY card - I just had to share it!

Next - I LOVE this bold and striking set from Janis! The trio of stars on both the card and gift bag tie it all so nicely together - seriously makes me happy!

Next up this dreamy beauty from Rachel Vass - gorgeous isn't it?!?!? The stenciling is fabulous, and the bit of detail added to the leaves on the stencil just pushes it up to the next level. Add that lovely flower and sentiment, sweet scallop edge, and the soft and sheer ribbon, and it's just perfect!

And then we have another card with stars on it! This stunning creation by Susanne V is amazing! I love the gold embossing on the stars, and the almost stained glass feel of the the coloring on the stars as well! The jaunty angle of the panel, and the snazzy border and coordinating sentiment finish this off perfectly!

And finally - this one from Helen was just too fun to not share! LOVE how she used the colors in the same order as the inspiration, then added some interest with the fun stamped border before die cutting her sentiment out of the middle and popping it out! GREAT take on the challenge!


No. 3 | Crystal Thompson

Crystal made this fabulous, joyous card which has all sorts of lovely details like using stamps to create patterns on the balloons and the silver dimensional spots in the background for our August Color Combo Challenge.  Crystal's card also happened to be one of Heather's pick for good reason.

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. 24 | Helen

Helen crafted this eye-catching and bold card sure to make its recipient smile!  I really love the blocks of vertical color which she added interest with by stamping a border from Scenery: The Party Hangover and then Helen carried those vertical blocks of color onto the dimensional "hello".  

Crystal and Helen, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "August 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 September 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, October 6, 2017.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This September 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. Thanks so much for the shout out and the kind words! Congrats to the other favorites and the winners! Love the new color combo and your card!

  2. I'm not good with layers on my cards, but I absolutely love the way your card looks, Heather! Yummy colours too, although I think I will skip autumn and move right on to Christmas cards.
    Congrats to the winners and honourable mentions of the previous challenge. Well done everyone!

  3. Gorgeous inspiration :) love those warm colors. Congrats to all the winners and featured projects. Beautiful work ladies.

  4. Congratulations to all the favorites and the winners!!! I am wild about Crystal's fabulous card. Love the combination of patterns and colors that made her bright and happy card a double winner!! Thank you for choosing my gift set as one of your top picks. I am truly honored to be among these amazing card artists.

    Heather, I am just swooning over your lovely card with this month's totally awesome colors!!! I LOVE the bit of lace and the gorgeous layering on your card. Just beautiful!!!

    Thank you for another wonderful color challenge. Bring on AUTUMN!....I am sooooooooo ready.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Congrats to the winners & favorites! Love the new color combo & your card is fabulous, Heather!

  6. Love these colours... so warm love your layering so fablous and unique.. congratulations to the winner and for the honourable mention.. your cards are pretty..

  7. Thank you so much for the mention and the win!Yay!!! <3


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