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Wednesday 12 June 2024

AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop #7 Azure Afternoon

Azure Afternoon with Adventurous Sky & Fields in Bloom

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

This week’s Blog Hop is focussing on a bright turquoise called Azure Afternoon. Azure Afternoon is one of the Brights Colour Family and is a wonderful strong blue that can coordinate with  many colours. It would be great for sky, water/sea, flowers and anything with requiring bright blue.

Azure Afternoon is produced in Stampin' Up!'s card-stock, both A4 & 12"x12"Classic Stampin' inks (ink pads re-inkers); Stampin' Write Marker; Stampin’ Blends Combo; Brights Designer Series Paper as well as Bright & Beautiful DSP; all the Ephemera Packs, the Sunny Springs cards & Envelopes; the Frog Friends Kit and the Rainbow Adhesive-backed Dots.  

I have used Azure Afternoon ink, card-stock and Stampin’ Blends Combo in my card (below).

I remember that not too long ago, I looked up at the sky and it was such a beautiful blue - it was an Azure Afternoon blue. And what could I have soaring through a bright blue sky other than a plane from the Adventurous Sky bundle. My thoughts also went to a stamp set that was yet to see ink - my Fields in Bloom stamp set.

I started with a piece of Basic White card-stock and stamped it with the 2-step meadows stamps in Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight Classic inks - and wow, it was so effective and so simple. I’m sure you will be seeing this stamp set again soon. I love it. To colour the sky, Azure Afternoon ink was used with a Blending Brush, ensuring it was darker at the top, lightening down to nothing near the meadows. A little Daffodil Delight ink was blended on the meadows near the skyline and a little Granny Apple Green ink was blended near the bottom of the meadows.

The larger plane from the Adventurous Sky stamps was silver heat embossed. It was coloured with Stampin’ Blends, that is Azure Afternoon, Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate and a little Pebbled Path combos together with the Colour Lifter to help with highlights. Some clouds from the Adventurous Sky set were white heat embossed in the background sky. More clouds were stamped in Azure Afternoon ink on Basic White card-stock. White Embossing Paste was dabbed onto the clouds with the finer of the Palette Knives and put aside to dry. The separate clouds were fussy cut as I didn’t want the embossing paste to be squashed. (Next time I would die cut the clouds first and then add the Embossing Paste.)

A mid-sized circular label was cut using an Everyday Detailed die. The label was added with Dimensionals and the two larger clouds were tucked in and around. The die cut plane (cut with a coordinating die) had some Dimensionals added to the back. A piece of Silver Trim from the Gold & Silver Trim Combo pack. The piece of trim was deconstructed with silver threads pulled out and the threads were wrapped around my fingers and then adhered to the Dimensionals before the plane was added to the circular label.

A sentiment from the Adventurous Sky stamps was white heat embossed onto Azure Afternoon card-stock and cut out with the long thin label die from the coordinating die set. The final touch was the addition of some Industrial Trinkets embellishments. As they are fairly solid, a couple of the embellishments were partially tucked under the sentiment and label.

The card inner was a piece of Basic White card-stock edged with a strip that had been cut off the background. A different sentiment was stamped in Azure Afternoon ink. A small cloud and plane were adhered to the side.  A C6 Basic White Envelope was stamped with a couple of planes.

Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope you found something to CASE (Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit) or inspire.

To continue with the Azure Afternoon blog hop just click the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of my lovely friend, Christine BlainI am looking forward to checking out Christine’s creation(s). I do love seeing everyone’s' projects - there is always so much inspiration.

I do hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Balmy Blue as we continue the weekly 2024-2025 Colour Creations Blog Hop series

Stay well, stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Andrea 💕🐾

If you find a broken link or would like to view the full list of participants, then go to Catherine Proctor’s blog @ What Cathy Made. Cathy is our wonderful Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Coordinator.  She is a special 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 the Stampin' Up 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue, then let me know and I will be delighted to send it to you.  Please don't hesitate to make contact with any other queries about this project or Stampin' Up!. 

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  1. Andrea, your combining of the Adventurous Sky bundle and the Fields in Bloom stamp set is simply prefect! I had totally overlooked the Fields in Bloom stamp set but I'm seriously considering purchasing it after seeing your card. And the deconstructed Silver Trim is the perfect finishing touch!

  2. Such a great card, Andrea! It's really good to see Fields in Bloom used, as I haven't seen any creations with it around the traps (I've used it for next week's card!). Great combination of stamps, and blending of colour. I really like your choice of the Everyday Details circular die, for the slightly industrial/mechanical look, behind the plane. Lovely use of Azure Afternoon!

  3. Rachel Woollard12 June 2024 at 20:55

    Beautiful card Andrea, Adventurous Sky works perfectly with the Fields in Bloom set. I hope we see some more Azure Afternoon skies soon, I'm over winter already

  4. Theresa Gerrard13 June 2024 at 11:56

    What a fabulous idea to team Fields of Bloom with Adventurous Sky. They go so well together as you can imagine like a crop duster going over the fields. Great idea to carry the outside theme to the inside with the leftover strip.

  5. A wonderful card using the planes and I love the effect you have achieved using the Fields in Bloom stamp set. I've been admiring this in the catalogue for way too long now. The treatment to the clouds is also super effective!

  6. Great idea to combine the two stamp set. They are a match made in heaven.


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