Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Sorry it is a couple days late - I had an unexpected emergency with a friend the end of last week, and it took me a couple extra days to get caught back up and get this ready! Today I have a bright, fresh, and happy card to share with you using lots of Winnie and Walter Die sets - and a little stamped sentiment snuggled on there as well!

Here is my color inspiration for this month - doesn't that look delightfully refreshing?!?!?!

I started off by using one of the lovely new Pinkfresh Studio watercolors in Sunshine to create a messy watercolor background - similar to ink smooshing, but I just did this in layers with a paintbrush, water, and paint. I used the largest die in Essentials: Audrey Cutaways to die cut that panel, and mounted on a soft gray cardbase to pull in the gray color from the inspiration photo.

Next, I die cut In a Word: Celebrate Cutaway 2 times from white cardstock, did some distress oxide ink blending with Candied Apple on a panel of white cardstock, and cut the word again - then layered them together - this gave a nice thick embellishment. I die cut one of the hearts from True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways from white cardstock, and a red banner from Essentials: Katharine Cutaways to heat emboss my sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday. It doesn't show well in the photos, but I also added some Fired Brick distress oxide ink to the banner to deepen the color a bit and pull out the burgundy in the color combo. Finally, a few white jewels from Pretty Pink Posh finish it off!

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! Had a total of 13 entries - and I loved seeing all your takes on this happy springy color combo!

First up - this stunner from Ashwini! Can you believe those flowers are stamped?!?!?!? Goodness - I am in awe of that beautiful floral cluster - definitely want to give her technique a try - isn't it lovely?!?!? And the colors are spot on for the challenge as well - BRAVO!

Next up, another floral beauty from Maryam! Eek - the background, the flowers, the heat embossed sentiment - PERFECTION all the way! Beautiful work!!!

And finally, I couldn't help but fall in love with this playful little card by Trina P! That cheeky little bear running by to say happy birthday - just so clever and CUTE!!! LOVE it!


No. 6 | Ashwini
Our random winner happens to also be one of the cards Heather mentioned too.  Oh my goodness this card is just gorgeous in every way and so amazingly done!  The rich colors layering of flowers and greenery are perfection.

Ashwini, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "May 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 June 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, July 6, 2018.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This June 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!!! Thank you so much for choosing my card as the winner!! And lucky me - to also get the prize!! Double yay!! Congrats to Trina and Maryam also!

  2. Thank you so much, Heather! Oh so happy {surprised} to be picked!!! 🎉🎉🎉 It was a challenging color combo. Congrats to Ashwini and Maryam.
    Beautiful card, Heather. Another interesting color combo. 🤔

  3. I love your celebrate card! The cards from the last challenge are great :) Congratulations Ashwini!

  4. Congrats to Ashwini with gorgeous card! Congrats to Trina and Maryam too!
    Love the take on this pretty color combo and an ombre text!

  5. Thanks Heather for picking my card , I enjoy every single color challenge you choose. I don't know who you pick these gorgeous inspiration photo .

  6. Heather...I hope your friend is doing okay. How nice of you to take time to help. You are a blessing!!!

    What a bold and bright color combo you chose this month...gorgeous!! Your card is just beautiful with the blended colors and splashy sunny background. WOW! Thank you for another fabulous challenge!

    Big congratulations to the winner and Top Picks with their awesome cards!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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