Wednesday, November 8, 2023

AWOW Blog Hop - Colour Challenge

Welcome to this month's Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop! Each month, a group of demonstrators from all over the world create projects based on that month's theme. You will be able to hop around below to see all the wonderful inspiration!

This month, the theme is a Colour Challenge using the beautiful fall colours in this photo of Paris!

When I go for my morning walks in the fall, I LOVE seeing the fall coloured trees against the blue sky on a sunny day! I thought I would try to recreate that colour combo! I knew I wanted to use Azure Afternoon cardstock to capture the colour of the sky but knew I couldn't just stamp on it with fall colours as the ink would not be very vibrant on the bright blue. Shimmery White Embossing paste to the rescue!

I mixed the white paste with 3 different ink refills, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Garden Green. Using the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks, I spread the embossing paste over the leaves to create this awesome look right on the Azure Afternoon cardstock layer! The photo really doesn't do it justice as the leaves are very bright and sparkly!

The card base is Azure Afternoon and the mat is Copper Clay. I also stamped the sentiment from Happy Labels in Versamark and heat embossed it with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder from the Metallics collection. I cut the circle with the Stylish Shapes 3rd smallest circle die.

I took the copper ribbon from the Copper & Natural Ribbon Combo Pack, cut it in half lengthwise,  pulled out some fibers and wrapped them around my fingers to create the look under the circle label.

Please enjoy hopping around below and you can click on the daisy to go to the next blog post by the very talented Teri West!

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  1. Gorgeous card. I love the strength of colour and the shimmer that you've generated x

  2. Magnificent card! And the work you've done is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Stunning!! The blue background makes the leaves stand out!

  4. The shimmery embossing paste is fantastic coloured, isn't it! I just started experimenting with it and these masks and I'm having a great time with them. I love the way you've used a blue background, just as if they were falling through the sky. :-)