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Wednesday, 11 January 2023

AWHT Colour Creations #35 Pale Papaya

Pale Papaya with Beautifully Happy

Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are continuing to work though the Stampin' Up! colours in alphabetical order, focussing on one colour each week.



This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a soft golden colour called Pale Papaya. Pale Papaya is part of the 2021-2023 In Colour Family and unsurprisingly is the colour of papaya fruit. This colour is lovely when used for flowers, fruit, and the like. It coordinates with many colours. 


Pale Papaya is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Markers; Stampin' Blends Combo; In Colour Designer Series Paper as well as Lovely Linen, Delicate Desert, Flowers & More, Artfully Composed (Clearance Rack)and Heart & Home (Clearance Rack) DSPs; plus Kindness Cards & A Million Thanks Kits, Today is the Day Memories & More Card Packs, Loose Flower Flourishes, 2021-2023 In Colour Opal Rounds as well as Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon & Faux Velvet Trim. That’s certainly a good list demonstrating the colour's versatility.

Pale Papaya card-stock, ink, Stampin' Write Marker, Stampin' Blends Combo, Open Weave Ribbon and In Colour Opal Rounds have been used in this project plus a range of non-Pale Papaya bits and pieces. Here is my card:

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Stampin’ Up!s Jan-Feb 2023 Saleabration is underway. The stamp set I used for this card is Beautifully Happy - a set you can receive for free during Saleabration with a minimum purchase of $180. It is such a lovely set. The other inspiration for this card was the January 2023 Mini Slimline sketch from SheetLoad of Cards. Tina Gillespie used a range of SheetLoad of Cards layouts for her posted creations during the Heart of Christmas Blog Hops last year. I was intrigued and so undertook some research recently, finding this month’s mini slimline sketch. I loved it, so CASEd the layout with some lateral interpretations.

Share your heart by creating a special birthday card for family or friends so they can be Beautifully Happy.

I started with a piece of Basic White card-stock and stamped the large floral arrangement from the Beautifully Happy stamp set a couple of times in Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ ink. One image was coloured with Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Gray Granite & Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Combos together with the Colour Lifter. While the Colour Lifter is great at removing alcohol ink that is where you don’t want it - it is also brilliant for adding highlights and softening colours out to white. It is a great tool that is often forgotten.  A couple of the flowers on the second image were also coloured. The coloured floral arrangement and extra flowers were fussy cut.

Share your heart by creating a special birthday card for family or friends so they can be Beautifully Happy.

Two Basic White card-stock panels had some blending added. The background panel was blended using Pale Papaya ink from extremely light to a strong colour. Then some Calypso Coral ink was added to the darker end to make it even darker. The splatter stamp was used in opposite corners and the blended panel was embossed with the Stitched Greenery die before it was directly adhered to the Pale Papaya card base. The smaller top white panel had a little Pale Papaya ink blended on the left side. 

Share your heart by creating a special birthday card for family or friends so they can be Beautifully Happy.

A little stamped off splatter was added with the splatter stamp, however, when the card was almost finished, the top Basic White panel still looked a little too white so more splatter was added using a Pale Papaya Stampin’ Write Marker. Some Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon was wrapped around the white splattered panel before it was mounted onto a slightly larger piece of Pale Papaya card-stock. The fussy cut flowers were added to the top panel with Mini Dimensionals.

Share your heart by creating a special birthday card for family or friends so they can be Beautifully Happy.

A sentiment from the same stamp set was white embossed on Pale Papaya card-stock using Versamark ink, White Emboss Powder & a Heat Tool. Then is was fussy cut out. A bow tied with another piece of Open Weave Ribbon that had been cut in half lengthwise was added with Glue Dots. A number of Pale Papaya Opal Rounds were positioned for a touch of sparkle.

Share your heart by creating a special birthday card for family or friends so they can be Beautifully Happy.

A little Pale Papaya ink blending and a Gray Granite stamped floral image were added to the Basic White card inner. As this is a mini slimline card I thought about creating my own coordinating envelope from Designer Series Paper, however, given other demands I decided to use one of Stampin’ Up!s Slimline Envelopes and stamped it with the same floral image in Gray Granite ink. The pack of Slimline Envelopes contains White, Soft Succulent and Smoky Slate envelopes so I chose the Soft Succulent envelope as it coordinates beautifully with the coloured leaves.

Share your heart by creating a special birthday card for family or friends so they can be Beautifully Happy.

Thank you so much for dropping in. I do so appreciate you.

Share your heart by creating a special birthday card for family or friends so they can be Beautifully Happy.

There is more Pale Papaya creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click the  "onto the next" graphic below and be taken to the blog of my lovely friend Rachel Palmeiri
I always look forward to checking out Rachel's creations. I do love seeing everyones' projects - there is so much inspiration.

I hope to see you next week when we will feature Pear Pizazz as we continue the weekly 2022-2023 Colour Creations Blog Hops.  

I hope 2023 has started well for you. Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Andrea 💕🐾


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog @ What Cathy Made. Cathy is our  Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is an wonderful lady. Check out her delightful creation while you are there.

If you live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like your own copy of Stampin' Up's 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and or the new January - April 2023 Mini Catalogue & Saleabration Brochue then let me know and I will be delighted to send them to you.  Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!. 

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8 comments:

  1. LOL, I didn't pick that as a Sheetload card, but once you'd mentioned it, I could see the sketch. Your card is gorgeous - the background inking is fabulous, and the flower looks amazing.

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  2. What an elegant card, Andrea! And I know I say it every week, but your blending and colouring is superb. Thanks also for the reminder about using the colour lifter - you have used it to great effect on your card.

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  3. Stunning, Andrea. That blended background with the Stitched Greenery die is awesome and really sets the scene for your layered fussy cut floral spray. You have lots of patience with that fine fussy cutting, but s worth it!

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  4. I don’t know what I like best about this card Andrea, (everything!!!) and I hope you don’t mind me CASE-ing you. The blended background with the graduating colour and splatters is possibly my favourite part of the card, along with your colouring and fussy cutting.

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  5. A beautifully coloured card Andrea and I love the die cut leaf ombré background peeking behind the front panel.

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  6. Oh my goodness, Andrea - this is heavenly! That blended background is sooooo pretty, and you get extra points (LOL) for using the Stitched Greenery Die to further enhance it. The fussy-cut floral sprays are coloured so beautifully, and I love the Pale Papaya accents you've chosen.

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  7. What an elegant card. Just love the longer narrower card size. Lovely background colouring.

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  8. I love the variety of techniques used on this card to create a beautiful project.

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