Hello loverlies! Shay here to announce randomly chosen winner of the October Color Combo Challenge from all the gorgeous entries.' No. 10 | tina z. treebug Distressed and full of texture, this is one coffee-ific card, Tina! Please email me at shay (at) ...
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Winner of October Color Combo Challenge + Last (Holiday) Sale

Hello loverlies!

Shay here to announce randomly chosen winner of the October Color Combo Challenge from all the gorgeous entries.'

No. 10 | tina z. treebug

Distressed and full of texture, this is one coffee-ific card, Tina!  Please email me at shay (at) winniewalter (dot) com with your Paypal account email address to claim your $25.00 prize!

Now on to some not as happy news...I am closing down w&w by the end of this year.  I am afraid I realized I am no longer up to the challenge of running w&w.  You have been incredible and made so many of my dreams possible.  I hope you realize how amazing you are and continue to bring joy through your art!  I am not sure what the future holds, but thank you for gracing the last few of mine!

I do have a sale for you which begins Monday at 12:00 a.m. CST:


I wish each and every one of you a very blessed holiday season and all the best to come!

Hugs,
Shay.
 

October 2019 Color Combo (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Last month (for the second time in a row) we stretched the challenge for two months, since I was traveling to Italy with a friend in September for two weeks, and that gave me extra time off to enjoy that trip!


Here is my color inspiration for this month - I love the warm colors, perfect for this time of year and the thoughts of cozy days inside and books to read seem wonderful:


I began this card by creating an inked heart on the background. To do this, I used the coordinating die for From the Bottom of my Heart to create a stencil, then blended on distress oxide inks in Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, and Festive Berries. I also added some black splatters to the background with some Pinkfresh Studio Licorice Liquid Watercolors.


Next I die cut one of the "thanks" words from In a Word: Thanks Coordinating Dies two times, once from black cardstock, and once from white cardstock with Everegreen Bough Distress Oxide Ink blended on to custom color my sentiment to coordinate with the Color Combo.


Finished off by adhering the die cut words together slightly offset for a shadow effect, adhering them to my card base, and stamping a coordinating sentiment underneath with In a Word: Thanks stamp set.


Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! I absolutely LOVED everyone's take on this challenge photo! So much fun to see how everyone used it! I wanted to pick everyone, but had to limit myself to these three! 

First up - I'm loving this artsy card by Jenny Martin - such a lovely card, and great take on the challenge inspiration! 


Next up, I love that Experiments in Craft was inspired much like me by the fun background on the challenge photo! And I love the touch of glitter she added to this fabulous card!


And finally, we have this card by Deepti...beautiful background, LOVE those hearts, and the sentiment is perfection!


CHALLENGE INFO: 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. One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. I can't wait to see your entries this month!

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

<<<RANDOM WINNER>>>


No. 5 | Vivian Foo
Vivian's journal page is vibrant, full of pattern and depth and uses Evelin's sweet birds in such a delightful way.

Vivian, please email us at shay {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "August/September Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.

>>>CHALLENGE<<<

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 8, 2019.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This October 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. YAY!!! I can't wait to see your entries! 


Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


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2019 Mega Sponsor Fall Blog Hop Winner

Hello loverlies!

Thank you for all the kind comments and participation in the 2019 Mega Sponsor Fall Blog Hop.  The randomly chosen winner of the $25.00 credit to the w&w shop is Good Kardma by Jules:


Congratulations, Jules!  Please email me at shay {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your prize.

Happy creating,
Shay.
 

August/September Color Combo with Heather (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Last month we stretched the challenge for two months, since I had a big family vacation planned for the summer. Well...surprise! We are going to do the same thing this month, since I am going to be traveling to Italy with a friend in September for two weeks, and that will give me extra time off to enjoy that trip!


Here is my color inspiration for this month - I was so very inspired not only by the lovely color combo in this photo...but even the pretty background design in the inspiration photo:


I started off by recreating the background using some Gouache Paints - a medium I've been loving more and more lately! I chose some colors from the color combo, and just used a brush to swipe on the colors, mixing a little here and there along the way.


Once that dried, I die cut the detail heart from True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways from white cardstock, tied some twine onto it, and then adhered it onto my background, tucking the top of the twine behind the front of that panel. I also tied a bow on the top of it, using that to hide the adhesive behind the bow.


Finished off by stamping my sentiment from Sentimental: Love on the top, and added a white scallop rectangle from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways layered behind it before mounting on a coordinating blue cardbase.


Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! 

First up - look at this GORGEOUS card by Aswini - such a lovely card, and perfect capture of the color combo as well! 


Next up, I love this little cutie from Becca! This image is one of my favs, and the fun layers make perfect use of the color combo as well!


And finally, this card by Nananas - love the soft textures with the color combo perfectly incorporated!


<<<RANDOM WINNER>>>


No. 10 | Ashwini
Ashwini's card is just gorgeously done with a lovely arrangement and design.

Ashwini, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "June/July Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.

>>>CHALLENGE<<<

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 August/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. Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, October 4, 2019.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This August/SeptemberCombo 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!





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


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2019 Mega Sponsor Fall Blog Hop

Happy Monday!

Today is the big day! We are excited to be part of this exciting event. We have partnered with 14 other stamp and papercraft companies to do a special blog hop and will be giving away 15 prizes to 15 lucky winners!

Blog hop begins today, August 5th 12 noon EST and ends Monday, August 19 12 midnight EST
Winners will be announced: Monday, August 26th at 12 noon EST

Here's how you enter:

1) Follow this blog and each participating sponsor in the hop
2) Comment at each blog stop

2019 Mega Sponsor Blog Hop

  1. Winnie and Walter <====YOU ARE HERE



Bonus Prize Sponsors:

      Ellen Hutson
      Divinity Designs
      Lawn Fawn
      Avery Elle

>>>PROJECT<<<


I have a couple of cards for you today.  

I am not sure if you are like me, but I need simple.  Having my handy ready made backgrounds are even more important now.  I made a huge batch of panels with various stencils (just use your favorites) and experimented with pastes, paints and color bursts.   When I need to make a card I then can go to my container full of them and use them as needed.  In fact because of having my backgrounds already done I was able to create these cards in the w&w storage unit.

For these cards I found a panel that I had used Ken Oliver color bursts watercolor powders on and then overlaid with Nuvo metallic pastes using the Scenery: The Leaf Effect Creative Screenings.  I cut the panel into 2 parts and then adhered them to larger panels of white cardstock before adhering them to a yellow and orange card base.  I stamped the sentiment from Wish Big with Evelin T Designs on each and that's all that was needed for some gender neutral autumnal color-inspired cards.  

 

Anyone can get out their stencils and various coloring mediums and just have fun like I did!

Hope you had an incredible time hopping!  You've come to the end of the blog hop, but there are bonus prize sponsors to visit and of course if you started here go to DeNami Design right now to start the hop!

Happy hopping,
Shay.
 
 
   
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