Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.
Week 6 – Azure Afternoon
Today brings us to a new core colour to the Brights Collection, Azure Afternoon. This is a lovely bright blue and reminds me of the ocean, so that was my inspiration for this card.
I began by stamping the lady image on Basic White card in Memento Black ink and colouring it with Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers. I used Paper Snips to cut around the image before running my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker around the cut edges so you don’t see the white of the card. I wanted her sitting on a timber seat/bench, so I cut a piece of Pecan Pie card with a square from the Stylish Shapes die and ran it through my Cut & Emboss machine in the Timber 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
The White layer is coloured using inkpads and my blending brushes; Pecan Pie at the bottom, Balmy Blue, Boho Blue and Azure Afternoon at the top. The top section used the cloud die from the Basic Border Dies and the one below is a die in the Seaside Bay dies. I stamped the birds and the speckles of the sand in Pecan Pie ink. The bird I wanted a lot lighter, so to ink the stamp I used my blending brushes to apply the ink. I also added a little bit of Azure Afternoon to the top of the bird before stamping and cutting it out with the die. The grasses were cut from some white card that I had blended with some Parakeet Party & Azure Afternoon inkpads.
The lady and bird are addedwith Mini Dimensionals. I adhered this layer to a Pecan Pie layer with a nice thin border.
The inside is decorated in the same way, but just the bottom section, leaving plenty of room for a handwritten message.
I just love how this lady is sitting there enjoying her coffee, contemplating life… my idea of bliss!
Product Supply List
Stamps: Coffee with Friends, Seaside Bay, Waves of Inspiration
Dies: Basic Border, Seaside Bay, Stylish Shapes
Card/Paper: Azure Afternoon, Basic White, Pecan Pie
Ink Pads: Azure Afternoon, Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Parakeet Party, Memento Black
Blends Combo Markers: Boho Blue, Bubble Bath, Moody Mauve, Parakeet Party, SU400, SU700, SU900, SU1000
Other: Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Blending Brushes, Paper Snips, Multipurpose Glue, Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer, Simply Shammy, Bone Folder
Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next Wednesday for inspiration using a new core colour to the Subtles collection, Bubble Bath.
Please hop across to our next participant and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Andrea Sargent.
If you come across a broken link or have come from a different entry point, a full list of participants can be viewed on Cathy’s blog.
Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!