Welcome back for our second challenge for 2023. Now that summer holidays are over and school is back, our challenges will appear regularly on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
And to celebrate summer, we have a vibrant palette for you, chosen by Crew Member, Lou Kitzelman.
If you haven't played with us before, we are a group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators from the South Pacific. Challenges are shown and entered via our Facebook Group page. If you don't belong, and would like to, click here. Don't forget to answer the three easy questions you'll be asked when you ask to join the group.
Each challenge, Top Picks and a winner are chosen by the crew and the winner offered a chance to Guest Design with us for a future challenge. We welcome Rochelle Laird-Smith as our Guest Designer for this challenge.
If you don't have an exact challenge colour, feel free to replace it with whatever you have that's closest, for example Melon Mambo for Polished Pink. Black, White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics are free colours, as are flesh toned Stampin' Blends.
So, where to take this colour combination? With some bright colours and a green, florals is always on the cards but instead, I've gone for an ocean theme.
I'm having a bit of a love affair with Sea Turtle at the moment. It's a sweet little set from the January-April 2023 Mini. If you're interested, you can see it at my online store here. Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration is running until the end of February, so you can earn a free gift with each $110 you spend.
These colours gave me a chance to get out one of my favourite techniques, Faux Torn Paper.
If you'd like to see how easy this is to do, you can watch me make this card in the tutorial below.
We'd love to have you join in the challenge with us. Visit the Colour INKspiration site to check out the album of Crew Cards for inspiration. You can also add your entry there. We all enjoy seeing what you do with our colour palettes, so join in!
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 on any of the products below.