Wednesday 9 August 2023

On the Ocean for AWOW August


It's already time for another Inspiration Hop with Around the World on Wednesday. On the second Wednesday of each month, the team put together a thematic hop to give you some inspiration for your own crafting. We love it when you try out something new or CAS(E) one of our projects. The team is truly international, with members from each time zone of the world that Stampin' Up! operates. You're with me, in New Zealand - the first place in the Stampin' Up! world to change the date. 😀

Our theme this time is one that will let your imagination soar.... never ever grow up.

My mind took a bit of a convoluted trip at this point. Never grow up...Peter Pan... Captain Hook... Pirate Ships... adventure...imaginary worlds... dreaming big and ended up with this, with my ship sailing through the clouds and the starry sky.

I've used a slimline format for this card which is on a Crumb Cake base with a Balmy Blue mat. 

I do love the pirate ship from On The Ocean, although in this case it's less a pirate ship and more a ship of the mind. In any case, it's fun to construct with the various layers. I used the cross hatch embossing folder from the 3D Basics embossing folder pack from Online Exclusives to give some texture to the sails. 

I lightly stencilled a 'sky' background with one of the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks. The lovely stitched detailed clouds and stars comes from the Give It A Whirl dies and the lettering comes from the Alphabet A La Mode dies.

I like the way the ship really looks like it's sailing through the night sky. Never grow up, never stop dreaming. 

Next up on the hop is the ever wonderful Leonie Stuart in Australia. 

If you get lost on the hop, or want to revisit someone, here's a roll of all the participants.

Jan Clothier - NZ - You are here

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Tricia Butts - US

Theresa McEntee - US

Bree Renwick - US

Lori Willcox - CA

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

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  1. Oh this is a gorgeous card Jan! So many fabulous elements, love the texture in the ship's sails. xxx

  2. Oh I really love the journey your mind took you on Jan. What a fabulous card x

  3. Amazing card, Jan! Yes, nothing like Peter Pan!!! Love all the little details bound to make anyone smile and want to run their fingers across every amazing element. Love your blended sky! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

  4. I love this card! Adding the clouds and stars was brilliant!

  5. what a beautiful interpretation of the theme, I love the floating ship. So many textures and little elements really elevate your card, I love it!

  6. I love your interpretation of the theme. Awesome card!

  7. Love your interpretation and the wonderful elements and layout!

  8. Love your interpretation and layout!

  9. Yes! I've been thinking so much about this outfit for the jump, boats and pirates after all, it's always something to dream about, isn't it? Excellent creation, I love the addition of the pleat on the sails, it adds so much texture!