Saturday, 22 July 2017

PA topic #9 Aqua

what a brilliant topic on the Paperartsy blog see here for details and inspiration  - as blue's my favourite colour how could I miss it. Can't believe how long it's been since I had my fresco paints out - been MIA for a while........to be explained later in this post.

As a lover of blue I was amazed that I only have 2 paints I'd call aqua Captain Peacock which I used for the background and South Pacific for the stencilling.

I've made myself a promise to cut down on new supplies and use some things that have never been out of the packet - we'll see how long that lasts !! I think I won these fish minis on the PA blog a few years ago.....








The blue obviously conjures up "sea" and was the perfect background for these two skeleton fish stamps. Everything was looking at bit flat - a quick rummage through my bits and bobs and found an organza bag, this was cut into strips and adhered around the page.  I then cut an few weed shapes from some scrap and added a touch of stunning calypso WOW embossing powder.





I've started a few entries this year and either never finished them or not had time to blog them. Spare time has been taken up with my daughter Lauren and new son in law Ben's wedding prep.  This was back on 10th June  - here's the newly married couple




 

Myself and husband Tony




The reception was in a marquee we decorated- loads of bunting, vintage china and beautiful flowers arranged by the grooms mum.




Invites




And my card to them





And two days before this was our son Jacks 18th 😊 - this was taken at a family meal on the 3rd.



Thank you looking and will hopefully be taking part more often now.

17 comments:

  1. Oh wow Sarah, where do I start! First of all your challenge entry is fab, i love that white embosssing and the underwater scene you have created. And your daughter looks so happy and beautiful. Wonderful photo of you and hubby and your choice of dress is perfect. And congratulations to your son on his special day. The groom's mum did an incredible job, the tsbles look amazing! So pleased for all of you,

    Lucy x

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Lucy xx

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  2. How fantastic your aqua and beautiful image of the ocean floor. Happy wedding for your daughter and look so happy all too!! xx

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  3. Well your aqua entry is stunning, I love the "feel" of being under the sea. So creative.
    I also loved the pics from the wedding. Congrats to the lucky couple, and I love the invites and your card to them.
    Great post!

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  4. Wow you have had a busy time! I love your underwater scene, and you and your family all look so happy. Congratulations to you all xx

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  5. Love your white-embossed fish fossils swimming in the aqua sea - gorgeous! And what a summer of family celebrations. Belated birthday greetings to Jack, and many congratulations to Lauren and Ben. Lovely smiles all round, and some very special wedding stationery there. Love your fascinator!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you Alison - sounds like you've had a busy few month too xx

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  6. Congrats first of all ! love your project ! xx

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  7. So nice to see some wedding pics! They seem too young don't they!! Beautiful!!!

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    1. Lots on my own fb page. I agree, hard to think I was the same age when we were married xx

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  8. A great project Sarah and beautiful wedding photos!

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  9. A wonderful sea scene Sarah! Love those fish stamps, and great family pics too! You must feel so proud! Xx

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  10. thank you Hazel - we sure were xx

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