Colour Creations Stampin’Up! Azure Afternoon

This week’s Colour Creations Blog Hop features the gorgeous blue, Azure Afternoon. It reminds of the sky on a clear day here in my beautiful part of Australia. I will share a photo later and you will see what I mean. But first to my card.

I have kept my card quite simple, using the Foursquare Decorative Masks and Blending Brushes to create a background, and then stamping and punching out the boat, which is the Let’s Set Sail stamp set, and matching Sailboat Builder punch. And I’ve used some Starry Sky ink for the boat and sentiment and cardstock for the frame for my boat.

I made this card for my wonderful 17 year old son, he has had so much going on over the last few months, some amazing things, and some disappointments as well. So I really wanted to give him a few words of encouragement to keep believing in himself and in his dreams.

I’ve been wanting to get back into some Scrapbooking / Smashbooking / Scrap Journalling for some time now, and when I was tidying and reorganising my craft space recently, I came across one of the 6 x 8 Albums which are on Page 135 of the Annual Catalogue, and I decided it was time to use it and create some pages to fill it. So here is the first one, based around the card above.

The only addition I have made, is to use some of the Let’s Go Fishing DSP and some Linen Thread. The opposite page will have the journalling.
You may have noticed there is something missing from the page. I went to get the photo developed that I wanted to use for this, plus some other’s for the next couple that I am planning, only to find that the only place that used to develop photos in my town, no longer does it. So I will have to use an online service and get the photos sent to me. One of the down sides to living in regional areas.
However, the photo below shows the upside to living where we do.

This is a photo of my son sailing his boat on the lake near to where we live, and that sky is a beautiful Azure Afternoon colour. This is the photo that will eventually go on the page, once I get the photo developed.

Next along on our blog hop this evening is Kate Morgan.

If at any time you find a broken link, please go to the blog of this week’s host of the Colour Creations Blog Hop Catherine Proctor, who will have a list of all of the participants in the Blog Hop.

Happy Stamping

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Colour Creations Stampin’Up! Pebbled Path

This week our featured colour is Pebbled Path, which is another very versatile neutral, and I have used it to create a masculine card.

In the background I have used the Timber Embossing Folder, I thought it looked a little like ripples of water.

I have used the Let’s Go Fishing Designer Series Paper, and fussy cut the fish from the DSP.
If you know me well, you would know that I can not stand the thought of any animal being hurt, so my little fish were originally going to be strung up, but I couldn’t cope with that, so instead they are all swimming freely in the rather murky coloured water 🙂

Some Linen Thread, a couple of 2023-25 In Color Dots, and the stamped sentiment is from the Wildlife Wonder stamp set.
And just one other feature that I have used to give the main part of the card a framed look, is a border of a single scored line which I have done with the Paper Trimmer.

Next on our Blog Hop is the talented Kate Morgan.

If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop Cathy Proctor, who will have a list of all the participants in the Blog Hop.

Happy stamping, and happy hopping,

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