Wednesday 13 September 2023

Tropical Leaf for AWOW September


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 for this month is.... "Let's go for a walk." Tricky one, right? We were allowed to think about any kind of walk, anywhere and with anyone, literal or figurative. I kept coming back to a walk I took with my husband when we were enjoying warm escape from winter in Samoa just before the pandemic. It was a blistering hot day and we'd gone to visit a local swimming hole. Along the way, the vibrant colours of the trees and flowers really made an impression. 

So I included some of those bright colours with the Tropical Leaf bundle. I stamped and cut some large and small leaves in various bright colours and stamped some directly onto the card front. I sponged a Daffodil Delight background to recreate some of the warmth of the island, and to remind me of the bright yellow flowers we saw too. 

Since the finished  arrangement of leaves was so very bright, the sentiment from Cheerful Daisies seemed appropriate! 😀

I used Garden Green for the base and some of the leaves to help ground the bright colours. I feel warm and happy looking at this card because it reminds me of our walk and our holiday, before the world went crazy. 

Next up on the hop is the fabulous Leonie Stuart who will surely have more stunning inspiration for you. 

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  1. I love how you captured those beautiful Samoan colors in your card!

  2. Oh my, such a riot of coloured flowers Jan. And I love how you have envisaged the beautiful colours in the tropical leaves. xxx

  3. Love the vibrant colours of the leaves Jan x

  4. Great colors in your card. They definitely match the beautiful floral photos. Lovely story.

  5. WOW, Those colours are truly vibrant. What beautiful flowers for your inspiration and what a beautiful card you have created from this inspiration x

  6. Tricky indeed!! Your flowers are so pretty!! Great inspiration!!

  7. Those bright and colourful leaves are so cheery Jan - such a wonderful way to brighten someone's special day!

  8. Such vibrant inspirations for your leaves, Jan! Love those blossoms! And you definitely picked the perfect sentiment for such a cheerful card. Love it! x