Around the World on Wednesday – Monochrome Rainbow Challenge

Around the World on Wednesday – Monochrome Rainbow Challenge


Celebrate Sunflowers is the stamp set featured my my blog post today. Welcome to Around the World on Wednesday. The theme for this month is a fun one … “Monochrome Rainbow”! We have all been allocated a colour according to our time zones …and my colour is “yellow”.

Welcome once again to Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, travelling around the world through every time zone. You may be starting here or you may have come from the fabulous Rochelle Laird-Smith’s Blog.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop is the brainchild of Angie McKenzie, a wonderful friend and amazing paper artist. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to be a part of this varied and talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

Celebrate Sunflowers for a Monochrome Rainbow …

Now, I must admit … I was stumped as to how you could have a monochromatic rainbow! That seems to be a good example of an oxymoron! 🙂 But what it is really happening is that each one of the blog hop members is creating a monochromatic card in order of the colours of the rainbow, depending on what time zone we are in.

My colour is “yellow”, so I can use all the shades of yellow in the Stampin’ Up! range. And there are a few.
And of course, the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set just screamed out to be used!!

Celebrate Sunflowers all in yellow

I was a little worried that all this yellow would be an assault on your eyes, sort of like looking directly into the sun.

So I added a little bit of Crumb Cake to break up the expanse of sunshiny goodness! Which is within the parameters of the challenge I believe ….

Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Bumblebee – Celebrate Sunflowers

Celebrate Sunflowers Close
  • The background is created using the Bricks and Mortar 3d embossing folder and Fluid 100 Watercolour paper. I applied Daffodil Delight ink, So Saffron Ink and some Crushed Curry ink directly onto the inside front of the folder and then spritzed with a Stampin’ Mister. I also spritzed the Watercolour paper before putting it in the folder and running through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine. Some of that sunshine leaked out of the embossing folder, so make sure you clean off the plate before using again!
  • The Sunflower is second generation stamped onto Fluid 100 Watercolour paper with Crumb Cake ink using the stamparatus, and then I watercoloured in yellows over the top without moving the paper in the Stamparatus. Of course the outline ran quite a bit, but that was the plan. Once I dried with a heat tool, because I hadn’t moved the paper or the stamp, I could then re-stamp in Crumb Cake over the top.
  • The designer series paper is a little SNEAK PEEK of the new designs in the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper which comes in all the colours in the range, so I pulled out Crushed Curry.
  • Some paper tearing adds to the country feel, as does the Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon.
  • The sentiment is from Celebrate Sunflowers and is party fussy cut. And the foliage die cuts are from the co-ordinating Sunflower dies.
Celebrate Sunflowers

I am so excited to see how all my fellow AWOW Team Members interpret the theme this month.

Next Blog

Around the World on Wednesday Next Blog

Next up, you are heading over the Nullabor Plain to Melissa Gifford’s blog in Western Australia, a long way in distance, but just a click away in our AWOW hop …. I believe Melissa is working with yellow also.

The full blog hop list is below. How exciting to check out what inspires our team, all around the world!

Around the World on Wednesday Designers
The AWOW Design Team

Jan Clothier – N
Tatiana Tobin – A
Leonie Stuart – A
Rochelle Laird-Smith – A
Cheryll Miller – A
Melissa Gifford – A
Satomi Wellar
Pia Gephardt – D
Ximena Morales – D
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Mary Brown – US – Special Guest
Connie Babbert – US – Special Guest
Wendy Lee – US
Shel Anderson – CA
Chris Smith – US
Lisa Martz – US – Special Guest
Tricia Butts – US
Wendy Weixler – US – Special Guest
Elaine de Montmorency – CA
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US
Teri West – US
Cheryl Hamilton – US



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