Monday, January 8, 2018

January 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 decided to break out the pink and gold and start thinking of Valentine's Day for my card today!

Here is my color inspiration for this month - the different shades of pink, paired up with the chocolaty brown and touch of elegant gold was perfection for a love theme card:

I began by die cutting the faceted heart from Flawless Heart Cutaways from shiny gold cardstock. I then die cut the solid one from a brighter pink cardstock, and layered them together. I fit the center heart back in and glued it in place as well.

Next up, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Sentimental: Gift on a strip of dark brown cardstock that I hand trimmed into a banner, I mounted that with foam adhesive over the heart. 

Finally, I die cut a white panel using Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, and layered it over a paler pink panel cut with Essentials: Lana Cutaways. I then mounted the heart with foam adhesive, and then mounted the entire stack - again with foam adhesive - onto a cardbase made with the deeper pink. This is a nice, thick, bumpy card - perfect for hand delivering! Check out the shine from the gold - I love the touch of elegance it adds!

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! I LOVED all the entries this month - you guys rocked it! This turned out to be one of my favorite color combos yet - I think I may find myself using this one more in the future! 

First up - this card by Ashwini - literally GORGEOUS!!! I'm pretty sure I gasped when I saw it - in LOVE!!!! Bravo!!!

Next up, LOVE this sweet little number by Maryam! Love the colors on the background - looks like that little penguin is enjoying the northern lights and snow with his cozy hat! SOOO adorable!

Then there is this adorable soft and sweet card by Marianne - I adore your background - and the soft coloring of the image is DARLING!!! 

And finally, how sweet are these little penguins on this card by Nonni, skating away on their own little ice skating rink?!?!? The masking and inking are fabulous, not to mention the perfect coloring on the penguins!


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No. 4 | treebug aka Tina Z.

Tina entered with this pretty glittery card.  Love all that shimmer!

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 | Marianne
Marianne's card is simply delightful!  The watercoloring is spot on and love the flecks of white all over the card to give it a snowy appearance.   

Tina and Marianne, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "December Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.


New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month (except in February when we have our Birthday Bash so we are adding another month for you to play), 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 January 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, March 9, 2018.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This January 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. Congratulations to winners Tina and Marianne with their wonderful cards. I adore Tina's dazzling sparkly card and Marianne's adorable watercolor scene. All the Top Picks were fabulous, as always!!! Totally amazing backgrounds and spectacular coloring. That palette was custom-made for awe-inspiring skies!!

    Very excited to see this month's inspiration colors because I love pink!! :) Beautiful card, Heather. I adore the touches of gold and chocolate brown. Thank you for another super-fun Color Combo challenge and thank you to Shay for her generous prizes!!!
    <3 J

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  2. Congrats to the lucky winners and top picks. Beautiful colours and inspiration. Hugz

  3. Wow, what amazing cards, well done everyone and congratulations to the winners.

  4. Congratulations to the winners and top picks. Beautiful cards, including Heather’s sample card for this month’s challenge.

  5. Congratulations to the winners and the lucky winners of the prize! Thanks to Heather for such beautiful color combos and Shay for the prizes!! And a BIG thanks for choosing my card as one of the winners!!
    hugs, Ashwini

  6. wow, thank you so much and congratulations to the Marianne! you totally made my day :))))
    this colour combination is just perfect and I love it although I am not a big fan of pink!
    hugs xx

  7. Congratulations to the winners !! And great catch on the featured cards !!

  8. So happy to see my name among the featured entries and winners. Such a nice surprise after a stressful day at the hospital.
    Love the new colour combo and Heather's card. I've been wanting to pair pink and gold for a long time now, so this is a great incentive.
    Marianne x


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