A touch of the blues - a team challenge

Part two of my challenging week - this time set by Narelle, a member of my 'A Klass Act' stampin' team, on our online forum.

Narelle issued a challenge to use three different shades of the same colour - a monochromatic type scheme - for which I chose to focus on blues, specifically Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue and Night of Navy...

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It looks for all the world as though the focus is out on my camera in this photo, and truth be told, it may just be, but the blur is kind of magnified by the shadow stamping effect that I used with two different colours of blue ink...

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This card gave me an opportunity to use some of the soon to be retired colours of cardstock in my stash - a stash that has been relocated to my stamping desk, right in front of my face so as to remind me that I really must use them as much as I can in these next few weeks.

Some of the retiring colours are already sold out, and many more are heading out the door in large numbers, so if you have yet to load up your stores with cardstock, ink and refills that are on the fond farewell list, be sure to get in touch to order some soon :)

"Upsy Daisy Blues" Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Sanded Paper: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Brilliant Blue, Very Vanilla Ink: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals