Welcome to week six of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!

This week we are showcasing a brand new colour in the Brights family: Azure Afternoon. Azure Afternoon is gorgeous blue that sits somewhere between Tahitian Tide and the recently retired Pacific Point, the perfect colour for both a summer’s sky or the ocean.

Today’s card uses the the On the Ocean stamp set and the coordinating On the Ocean dies as well as the Fresh as a Daisy DSP, which is one of the selected Designer Series Papers on sale at 15% off for the entire month of June (you can see the entire list of papers on sale here).

My colour scheme for my card was inspired by this DSP.

There’s a couple of wave dies in the On the Ocean dies – I’ve used the border wave die to cut Basic White cardstock waves and then layer up an ocean.

Waves are given dimension and colour by alternating between plain white die cut layers (for the foam) and waves coloured with Azure Afternoon, using one of the small blending brushes to blend the colour from the ink pad to the card stock.

The top background sky layer is from this pattern sheet in the Fresh as a Daisy DSP (bottom left) as are the sails on the boat (top middle stripes).

For the background sky I’ve stamped Early Espresso seagulls from the On the Ocean Stamp set directly onto the background DSP. The “happy birthday” sentiment is also from the On the Ocean Stamp set, stamped onto a die cut cloud.

I’d originally die cut the sail from Crumb Cake card stock, however as soon as I swapped the crumb cake sail out for a sail die cut from the Wild Wheat striped DSP the whole card really came together as the sails reflected the background layer.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Christine Blain – I can’t wait to see what Christine has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Christine Blain

Christina Barnes  

Kate Morgan   

Andrea Sargent  

Rachel Palmieri

Tina Gillespie

Amie McIlroy

Sharon Davern  

Ros Davidson  

Theresa Gerrard

Rachel Woollard

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

Next Wednesday we’ll showcase another brand new core colour, Bubble Bath.

I hope you can join us then.

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