March Blues – Around the World on Wednesday Colour Challenge

March Blues – Around the World on Wednesday Colour Challenge


Thoughtful Expressions Stamp Set and Die Bundle is product from the Stampin’ Up!® Jan-Apr 2024 Mini Catalogue … available bundled for 10% discount. I am using this bundle along with a selection of March Blue inks for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop.

Welcome once again to Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop, travelling around the world through every time zone. You may be starting your trip Around the World here or you may have come from the blog of amazing artist Rochelle Laird-Smith. Always excited to see what Rochelle has created.

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.

This month, we are working with a Colour challenge … and it is a March Blue Monochrome colour challenge. Not just any blues, but five selected blues … Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy.

Thoughtful Expressions Bundle …

I am using the delightfully light and airy line art images from the Thoughtful Expressions Bundle today. I love these loose, scribbly florals, and bonus is that there are co-ordinating dies.

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The blended strip of cardstock on which the florals sit, has been created with all five of the blues (although most of the Misty Moonlight ink is covered). Left to right is Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, Boho Blue, Balmy Blue and then Pool Party inks blended on Basic White cardstock using nk Blending Brushes. To make things easy, I created this blended strip and trimmed to size, so I could adhere it to the card front after I did the background stamping.

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I stamped the splatter from Notes of Nature Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight ink and the sentiment with Night of Navy ink onto the folded white card before adhering the blended strip.

The flowers are stamped with Night of Navy ink, and then the petals are given a few licks of of Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight with Stampin’ Blends … the leaves are coloured with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. All the floral images have co-ordinating dies to cut them out, and they are adhered to card front with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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For me, this is a relatively simple card … and I love the combination of blues Angie has chosen for us to use.

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xxx Cheryll

This is the Around the World on Wednesday design team! I am very excited to see how everyone has combined the blues this month.

Click through each team member’s blog for loads of inspiration ….

Next up we are are going to take a trip all the way across the ocean to Ximena Morales in Germany, that’s quite a hop .. can’t wait to see what Ximena has created. I am going to grab a cuppa and check out all the projects … always so fun to see who everyone has interpreted the challenge.

Jan Clothier – NZ
Leonie Stuart – AU
Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU
Cheryll Miller – AU
Ximena Morales – DE
Aurélie Fabre – FR
Mikaela Titheridge – UK
Annette Ball – CA
Angie McKenzie – US
Kelly Taranto – US
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US
Chris Smith – US
Tricia Butts – US
Theresa McEntee – US
Lori Willcox – CA
Cheryl Hamilton – US

Thoughtful Expressions Bundle …

The Thoughtful Expressions Stamp Set and die bundle is another one of my favourites. The stamp set has fabulously delicate fine line drawings in a scribbly style which are so easy to colour, and the dies not only have co-ordinating dies to cut out those lovely images, but some amazing, elegant dies which co-ordinate with so many other stamp sets.

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