by Stacey Marsh Independent UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, January 11, 2022

 Hi all, 

My first post of 2022 so I want to wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR wherever you are in the world!

Over the Christmas and New Year period, I had a complete shut down of social media and closed the doors on my craft room so I could enjoy the festivities with my families without feeling the pull of needing to be somewhere else, or do something else.  It was a breath of fresh air and as much as I missed being creative, I have found it a real struggle to get back into the swing of creating, and sharing.  

It's totally normal for the creative spirit to come and go, and in the past when this has happened I have found craft challenges a real help; they make you look at things from a different perspective and it's just nice to have a starting point.  The Global Design Project is just's a weekly challenge blog that is designed to inspire your creativity and boy do the designers pull it out of the bag every week!

This week's challenge is a colour challenge which I always enjoy as often I tend to find I use the same colour tones!

Now, these are 3 colours that I would not have chosen to put together but I found them really easy to work with and love the finished look of my card design!

Starting with the 3 colours, I have used the fab Blending Brushes to create the background for my card in a gradient style.  The brightness of Polished Pink and Pale Papaya are offset beautifully with the softness of Pool Party

I have created a short video demonstrating how I created this technique which can be found below

I wanted to keep the background as the star of my card, so I have used simple monochrome style flowers and stamping for the design and added some additional textures with Vellum leaves and some silver trim. 

To see more of this week's entries using this colour challenge, and to enter, simply click HERE or the colour challenge banner in the top section of this post. 

To watch how I created this card, click the image below (I made 2 cards in the demonstration and this is the 2nd one in the video!)  Don't forget to hit subscribe to see future demonstrations and tutorials from me. 

All of these items that I have used are available to purchase from my online store which can be viewed HERE and you will find all of the products that I have used below

Click on the images below for further details and to add them to your shopping basket.

Bough Punch
Basic Black Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
Basic Black Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
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Everyone who shops with me will receive a handmade card to keep or share.  However, when shopping online, enter the Host Code below to receive a thank you gift from me next month

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Thanks so much for reading today's blog post, I hope you come back soon.

Have a great day!

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