Today I’ve played along with the Global Design Project. My wonderful friends and fellow demonstrators organise this challenge blog every single Monday and I’ve been wanting to play along again for a long while now.  The theme for the GDP is Adventure. This morning I sat and water coloured a gorgeous new stamp that’s coming in the Spring-Summer Catalogue which is out on the 4th January 2017. If you’d like to request a free copy of this you can do so here —> Free Stampin’ Up! Catalogues. Here’s my entry into the challenge this week.


I’ve enjoyed water colouring with my Aqua Painter, just collecting colour straight off on the ink pad palette. You could also use Blender Pens too! Before you open your ink pad, just given it a little squeeze, this will transfer a little pool of ink onto the tray. When you open your ink pads leave them open on the desk and you can use that as your palette. Genius isn’t it?! And yet another reason to love our ink pads. The colours I’ve used are Cucumber Crush, Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze, Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand and Pool Party.  Colouring this in really took me back to the streets in Europe when I was enjoying the Stampin’ Up! Mediterranean Cruise with Tom and Matthew.

I’ve stamped the edge of the card in Tip Top Taupe using one of the stamps from the Timeless Textures stamp set (Wood-Mount | Clear-Mount), another must have to create a bit of interest on your backgrounds. The great thing about that stamp set is you can play at being an artist without much effort at all!  The ‘Bonjour Beautiful’ is from the Happy Happenings stamp set (Wood-Mount | Clear-Mount)

I hope you’ve enjoyed the card today, don’t forget to take a look at the Online Extravaganza, all the details are below. 🙂

Online Extravaganza until 28th November!

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  1. LOVE what you’ve donw with this card Sarah! The colouring and background are stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your talents and joining in with this week’s Global Design Project!

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