Monday, October 16, 2017

October 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 was something that I started off thinking of as a soft fall color combo, and somehow it ended up coming out as this bright and happy card! I can't wait to see your different takes on this color palette! 

I ended up using lots of different inks and Scenery: Stripes to create a diagonal plaid pattern! SOOO much fun and a lot easier than I previously imagined! I used my MISTI to help me line up the stripes, and basically started at the bottom of the color palette and worked my way up, picking a different stripe to build with each time. I added a cute little critter from Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs stamped with the same yellow cardstock that is peeking out from under the plaid layer, and a speech bubble from Sketchy Thoughts stamped in a soft gray ink with the sentiment stamped over the top. The coordinating dies for Happy Dance and Sketchy Thoughts made quick work of cutting those out, and I added a few white Tonic Nuvo Drops in white scattered around the background for 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! 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 Michele - look at the fun texture on that mitten and those berries! And I love the perfect rustic feel of this color combo that she captured on her card! So fun!

Next - this adorable card from Janis! I ADORE her gorgeous night sky background! What a fun way to use this color combo! 

Next up this soft and lovely beauty by Susanne - the warm colors work perfectly for the hugs sentiment! This card makes me think of getting a warm cozy hug in an envelope!

And last but certainly not least, Greta has this stunning card! Such a lovely and soft take on the color combo - I adore the simple uncluttered feel, and the perfect sprinkling of leaves, paired up with that red twine at the top! GORGEOUS!


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No. 4 | Preeti D.

Preeti created this classy and delicately pretty CAS card.  Love the little flowers added to the limb and also around the sentiment!

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. 17 | Greta H

Greta's card is simple, but so beautiful! The background is soft, modern and elegant with the perfect sentiment.  The bow and wooden button are the perfect accents. 

Preeti and Greta, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "September 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 October 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, November 10, 2017.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This October 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. wow! so many beautiful creations :) love the fall colors on this month's mood board. Thanks for the awesome inspiration Heather, love the colorful & playful background on your pretty card. Thanks a ton for the win and a big congrats to Greta and all the featured creations.

  2. Thank you, Heather & Winnie & Walter--so honored to be one of the favorites & to get a prize, too is so exciting! Beautiful new color combo--have to put on my thinking cap! Your card is super fun, Heather--love how you made your own plaid!

  3. Congrats to all the winners! Have fun shopping.

  4. Heather this was a pleasant surprise for a mundane Monday full of laundry! You know what? Just knowing YOU liked it, is such a win to me! Thanks you! congratulations to Preeti, and Greta - fabulous cards, girls!

  5. Beautiful new color combo! Your plaid card is amazing and so pretty! Looking fwd to playing with these colors after my Cat Lovers Hop...or maybe even try to sneak a bit of time beforehand!!! :)

    Thank you so much for choosing my card for one of the Favorites. I had so much fun making that sunset sky with last month's colors!! I am truly honored to be one of the Top Picks.

    Congratulations to the other Favorites and to the Winners!!
    ***The spectacular texture on Michele's card makes me soooooooo wish I could run my fingers over that mitten. Beautiful design!
    ***Susanne's card is so warm and inviting with the wonderful layered combination of colors and prints and the sprinkling of bright leaves.
    ***Greta's card conveys a quiet, pensive mood with the muted colors but is enlivened with that fabulous splash of red twine and splatters. Wonderful!
    ***So glad to see Preeti's card came up as a winner this month. This is my personal favorite of the entire group of entries! Love the simple elegance of her stenciled flowering branch in the beautiful palette colors! I adore how she added pearls along with the blossoms and included them around the sentiment, too. Absolute perfection.

    Thank you, Heather, for another fun color combo challenge...and to Shay for offering these generous prizes. Love W&W challenges so much!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Yay, so honored that you picked my card as one of your favorites! Thank you! And congrats to the other favorites and the winners! Love the new color combo and your sweet card! The plaid looks fabulous in these colors!

  7. Beautiful cards !! And congratulations to the winners !


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