Hello and welcome to our March Blues Monochrome Colour Challenge with the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop team. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month our lovely team from all parts of the world share inspiration using Stampin’ Up! products in a collective effort to inspire you with creative ideas.

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The Stampin’ Up! blue palette is varied and today our challenge is centering around Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. Although I didn’t plan on it, I managed to use all of these on my card.

The first element in this card I created was a sheet filled with ombre blue embossing paste. Using ink refills, I coloured the embossing paste in sections using Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Misty Moonlight and layered it with a palette knife. At this point I had no idea what I was going to create with it but it was just a lot of fun!

One tip I have is, when inspiration is lacking just start playing with colours, create backgrounds, colour in images. That way you are still creating AND you will have something ready for your next project.

I tossed up with the idea of creating a card with a cake because the embossing paste reminded me of icing but beach won through. Over the paste I have stamped some of the texture from the Of Art & Texture stamp set which is part of our Online Exclusives collection. This provided a sea foam look, adding an extra layer of depth.

The surfboard image was my next ‘must have’ on this card. I added some little leaves on it from the Country Bouquet stamp set with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker. Contrary to what the colour blue generally suggests, I went with a girly card and added some flowers to embellish the surfboard. A bit of Wink of Stella adds a sunkissed glisten to the flowers (although a bit hard to see in the photo). Wings punched out using the Draongflies punch made cute leaves.

I couldn’t resist adding a die cut wave behind the tag – one of my favourites and I think it just makes the scene.

I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have been inspired by what I have shared to get our some of your products and have fun creating. Please leave a comment as you hop on through to view Cheryll Miller‘s project. Make sure to go around all the team’s blogs and see their designs which are going to leave you feeling anything but ‘blue’.

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