It's hard to believe that it's almost December and that Christmas is just around the corner. To help get you in the mood, we have a Christmas-inspired palette for you to play with this fortnight.
Isn't it lovely? If you haven't played with us before, we we're a group of Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up Demonstrators. You can play with us by joining in our Facebook group here which will let you play along, comment and vote for your favourite from the top 5 selected by the crew.
In addition to the challenge colours, you can freely use Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, metallics and skin-tone blends. If you don't have the exact challenge colours, you can substitute with your nearest-to colours.
I'm very much into Christmas card mode at present. My favourite set at the moment is the Christmas Gleaming bundle, mainly because the two punches that co-ordinate with the stamped baubles are so easy to use.
I loved these rich and inviting colours but decided to tone them down a little by sponging the colour onto the baubles, which had been embossed in silver first. I used a blender pen and Silvery Shimmer ink pad to paint the bauble hangers.
The holly leaves are coloured using Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends. I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to draw some of the Shaded Spruce from the stamped holly images to colour the berries a little.
I added texture to the Silver Foil mat by running it through the Subtle embossing folder first. Doesn't it give the foil a super new look?
Next up on the hop is Rebecca Scurr who will have some more inspiration for these luscious colours.
We'd love to see what you make with them. You have two weeks to play along with us and show us.
If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar or clicking on any of products below.