Monday, September 10, 2018

September Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

UPDATED: with extended deadline!

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! As summer turns to fall, I decided to start working on some fall cards, which naturally fit so well with thank you cards!

Here is my color inspiration for this month - we have recently been so enjoying all the yummy fresh peaches in season. Eating at LEAST one a day! So here is the color inspiration I chose:

I created my stamped background using In Bloom: Renee's Leaves and a variety of different peach toned inks from Simon Says Stamp, and did some simple outlining with two shades of a Copic Warm Gray marker. I then die cut the panel using Essentials: Audrey Cutaways for a fun scallop edge, and added some glittery green splatters using some Altenew Shimmer Spray.

The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock with In a Word: Thanks Cutaways, and sewn onto a strip of vellum with torn edges. I then tucked some small pieces of foam adhesive behind the word and attached it to my panel, then attached that panel to a soft gray cardbase.

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! It was so hard to narrow it down! I loved seeing everyone's take on the challenge - whether using the color combo I gave, or coming up with their own. Sooo...I decided to pick two people that used the given color combo, and 

First up - this absolutely gorgeous card by Shona Chambers! Love how she rocked the bold colors, and all the fun layers and details! Seriously beautiful!

Next up, Marlena createdt his totally fun and whimsical Christmas card! Love the playful feel to it, and the fun layers! Bravo!

Next up, this coloring made my jaw drop! WOW! Pooja created this stunning card - make sure and head to her blog to see her fun color combo that inspired this!

And finally, I adore the color combo that Greta H picked for her fun graphic card! What a clever way to use that stamp set to create a wreath - LOVE this so much!


No. 18 | Greta H
Greta's card is elegant and clever.  I love her hand-stamped wreath and the colors are soothing and sophisticated.

Greta, 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. EXTENDED!  Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, November 9, 2018.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This July 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!


  1. Lovely card Heather and so is the color palette!
    Thank you for the appreciation :)

  2. Congrats to Greta and top picks. Hugz

  3. Pretty fall color combo and card, Heather.
    Congrats to Greta and the others featured.

  4. Big congrats to Greta for being the winner and a top pick with her fabulously creative wreath card!! Congrats to the other top picks, as well. Beautiful cards by everyone. I had so much fun with last month's pick your own palette and am so glad to see what others did with it, too!

    Love the peachy hues of this month's palette and your autumny card, Heather. So pretty. Thank you for another Color Combo challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. What a beautiful color combo & how creative to use it with leaves, Heather! I have that set & you've inspired me! Now if only I could find a good peach ink, but will try blending what I've got. I'm so honored to have my card included in the picks with those other talented designers--thank you! And thank you to W&W for the gc which I will put to good use!

  6. Beautiful card Heather ..Congrats to Greta and all the winners.Hugsxx Deepti


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