Monday, December 11, 2017

December 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! I have a cool wintery scene card to share with you today!

Here is my color inspiration for this month - I fell in love with the pretty wintery colors and had to use it:

I began by creating an ink blended background. I used some Post-It Tape along the bottom to mask off the white area to mimic snow, then used 3 colors of Distress Oxides to blend the background. I added some splashes of water and some thinned down white paint for a more snowy effect, then removed my masks along the bottom.

Next, I colored up the adorable skiing polar bear from Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs, and die cut with the Coordinating Dies. I heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set in white on a strip of black cardstock, then hand trimmed it down to a banner shape. I adhered both of these with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension, then mounted the entire panel on a pale gray card base.

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! I know this is a super busy time of the year, so thanks to all those that made time to play along - you are all stars!!! 

First up we have this darling little card from Trina - I adore how she used the adorable little birdie to take the place of the "o" in "noel", and the textured snow on the background is fabulous!

Next up, this clean, simple, and rustic card by Laury! I LOVE how she captured the rustic feel of the inspiration photo - and even the deer came into play! 

And last but not least - isn't this card by Janis absolutely LOVELY? Great capture of the inspiration colors but with a perfect elegant twist to it! 


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No. 3 | Laury55

Laury entered with another lovely card this time with a dreamy, artistic background for her deer and 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. 4 | Trina P.
Trina's card is a perfect balance of clean, simple, clever and adorable!   

Laury and Trina, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "November 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 December 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, January 5, 2018.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This December 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. Love the pretty palette this month, Heather! The addition of lavender in the mix is going to be fun to play with....I always mean to try using purple/lavender in my winter cards and then I never remember!!! lol... Your fun card with the bundled up polar bear is wonderful. I love your totally gorgeous blended snowy sky!!

    Thank you so much for choosing my rose card as one of your favorites. I am very honored....esp since there were such top flight cards this month! Oh, my....amazingly beautiful entries!!!

    Congratulations to the other picks, too! Trina's creative use of that adorable winter birdie is just the cutest thing ever! Her card immediately caught my eye as a fave. Congrats on being a lucky winner, too. Very well-deserved!!!

    Love Laury's fabulous deer cards!! So glad to see that both of them received as a fave and the other as a random winner. The scripty one was my other fave in the gallery this month. Absolutely magnificent!!! I think I need to get that stamp set. Thank you for enabling and inspiring me!!! lol....

    Thank you, Heather, for another super-fun Color Combo challenge and to Shay for offering prizes each month!! Have the most wonderful of Christmas seasons, everyone!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Congrats to the winners and top picks. Love Heather's Polar Bear card. Great colours. Hugz

  3. Thank you soooo much for the pick! 🎉🎉🎉 Super excited! The color combo this month is gorgeous. Beautiful card, Heather! Just received my W&W order with that set! 😊

  4. This is such a perfect color combo for winter cards! Your is so pretty!
    Congrats to winner and top picks, such beautiful cards with clever ideas!

  5. Congrats to winner and top picks - just found the challenge so going to enter - thanks for providing the freebies for us to use in the challenge as well--- have a blessed week

  6. Congratulations to the winners ! Absolutely deserved !

  7. Let's talk about the December Color Combo with Heather! It's all about mixing and matching different shades to create beautiful color combinations. Just like how cricket ID need to find the right balance to win a match.


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