Sunday, April 10, 2011

Monochromatic Blog Hop with DeNami Design!

Hi there and welcome to your next stop on DeNami Design's Monochromatic Blog Hop!!! If you're on track you've arrived here from the ULTRA talented Paulina's blog. If not, no worries, you can start at the beginning by clicking HERE and heading to the DeNami Design Blog. I absolutely LOVE participating in these blog hops!!!! It's so inspiring to see everyone's creative takes on the various blog hop themes!!

Here's my monochromatic creation:


Color Box Queues make it super easy to achieve a monochromatic look! I used a Queue (seaglass, aqua, sky blue, cyan) and the Harlequin Border N112 (DeNami Design) to create the pattern on my focal panel. The "Just a Note" sentiment is part of a DeNami Trifle (All Occasion Stamp Set TR16)---such a great set to have on hand!


The Robin's Egg Blug Grosgrain ribbon from DeNami Design was a perfect match, and I finished my bow off with a button from DeNami's Aqua Boutique Buttons Collection!


I hope you like my card and are enjoying the hop so far! Remember to leave a comment on each participant's blog because DeNami is giving away THREE gift certificates to their on-line store (one to a random participant and TWO to random commenters)!!! You have until April 11, 2011 at 11:59pm PST to leave your comments!!!!

AND...there's an extra challenge going on for a GUARANTEED spot on the next blog hop AND some free stamps!!! Check this out:

Extra Challenge: This blog hop filled SO quickly, so we thought we'd bring an additional opportunity for those who weren't able to get on the list, and also those blog hoppers who had additional monochromatic projects to share. We will have a link widget on the blog hop post where you can upload additional monochromatic creation(s). We'll choose one winner to be guaranteed a spot in the next blog hop AND they'll get to choose a few stamps of their choice!


Next stop on the hop...AYANA!!! I always LOVE Ayana's creations! She's so incredibly talented!
Thanks for hopping with us!!!
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Supplies:
Stamps: Harlequin Border N112,  All Occasion Stamp Set TR16 (DeNami Design)
Cardstock: Stampers' Select White and Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Clothesline Collection (Little Yellow Bicycle) 
Ink: Color Box Queue
Ribbon: Robin's Egg Blue 5/8" Grosgrain (DeNami Design)
Button: Aqua Boutique Buttons (DeNami Design)
Floss: White (Janlynn)
Punch: Upper Crest Border Punch (Fiskars)
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)
Glue Dots

57 comments:

Andrea M said...

Lisa!!! This is so FABULOUS!!! I love the hues of blue - it is so WONDERFUL paired with the harlequin stamp!!! And a beautiful blue bow to top it off!!! GORGEOUS! So pretty girl!!!

Pat Quinet said...

That robin egg blue ribbon is one of my favorite colors. I love how you used it with different faded colors. Very pretty card.

...:::Paulina:::... said...

OH MY GOODNESS> Lisa, will you ever not amaze me?! I am utterly IN LOVE with this stunner. I love all the shades of blue that you used, and the REB ribbon at the bottom looks fab! Way to rock out this theme, girlie!

Jess said...

Wow...the way you did a change in the blue colors as you went down the cards really grabbed my eye. Beautiful!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love your CAS Monochromatic card!!! The colors are perfect for this time of year. Gorgeous! ;)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the simple and clean design of your card, and your gradient is beautiful!

Carol said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

I love how the blue colors gradually change going down the card. Very pretty!

Kim said...

Love your card. Very pretty.

Diana said...

Nothing catches my eye more than gradation designs. Love this color combo. It reminds me of the ocean. Beautiful!

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, I am AWESTRUCK at how PERFECTLY you lined up the harlequins and graduated the hues! STUNNING! LOVE the border edge and the sentiment! AMAZING card!

diana said...

Simple but amazing!! TFS ;-)

Amy Smidebush said...

Oooooooh, one of my all-time favorite stamps! I used it on my card, too! LOVE the shades of blue, too! BRILLIANT card!! LOVE IT!

Karen said...

Great card! The colors are great and you did a such a good job with the background stamp. I love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fabulous! Love how these harlequins look in the blue color ways.

Cyndi S said...

Love your card. Simple yet elegant.
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Julie Ranae said...

Really great project and a wonderful idea to use shading for the monochromatic look!

Jo Muscutt said...

Love these shades of blue!

Heidi said...

I love the transition of the blues - I am going to have to check out the Color Box Queue's! Love that ribbon and button, too, with the cute little border peeking out underneath!

Karen McAlpine said...

I DO like your card. The rows are so straight! Graet idea for a different way to use border stamps.

Annette Holleger said...

Using the color box ink set was a great idea. Now I'm thinking about the Kaleidoscope ink pads. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that is GORGEOUS and so eye-catching! What a great monochromatic card. :)

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Beautiful shades of blue and a lovely card!!! TFS!!!

rhogan18 said...

Great way to incorporate the monochromatic theme. Love the colors and the simplicity of the card.

Darla said...

Very lovely card and a great way to achieve the monochromatic look!

~Tammy~ said...

Ok, I want to know the trick to line those babies up right and perfect! It may look CAS, but I know it wasn't! As always, you rock!

Janet said...

You did a great job matching up the pattern...as well as choosing the colors....did you use a pen to ink that stamp?

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful Lisa, that subtle shift of colors is so pleasing to the eyes! Love the design and the fabulous ribbon, too! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Reloza said...

I love the colors you've chosen here. It is such a great combination. I love it. I would like to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Cutiephinphin said...

love the color combi and the overall design. Thanks for sharing.

Michele Gross said...

LOVE that gradient stamping!! Wonderful CAS card and the Harlequin Border makes such a cool statement! :)

Stacie said...

Love the graduated colors!

Pam said...

This is fabulous! I love all the blues, very pretty.

brrck said...

Awesome...

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

Lin said...

My favorite colors!! What a great job you did - soooo cute!

imaginethat said...

FAB-U-LOUS! I love the way you used the "monochromatic" in your card.

Pam Wendt said...

I love your beautiful blues - so peaceful! And your ribbon and bow add a lovely touch. :o)

Kristy Smith said...

Lisa just WOW here! This gradient look is amazing and the border is stamped perfectly! What a fabulous card! =D

Libby Hickson said...

Wowza I loooove this - completely gorgeous!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty. I love how the color fades and softens.

Wendy said...

WOW! You always do amazing things with this stamp, and this card is no different. AMAZING Mono. card.

Karen B. said...

I think this is my favorite card of the hop! Love the colors and the design!

Laurie said...

Your argyle is perfect! You did a fantastic job with this!! Love it girl!

Lisa R. said...

Great card, love the diamond pattern. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Mary said...

This is lovely. Nice, nice job on the stamping. And lovely job tying that ribbon! :)

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

All those shades of blue ink... so pretty! Never would have thought to use varying shades of ink! Love it!

Dana said...

Oh Lisa, this is truly stunning. WOW. I love the serene feel of all those blues and the light sentiment at the top!

Tambo said...

Cute card. I like the colors.

scrapalajen said...

You rock Lisa with this card!

Kimberly said...

Great card. Love the design. Thanks for sharing!

Nicki S said...

Wow, this is sooo cool Lisa! Such a great idea to use that stamp over and over with different shades! They are so perfectly aligned too! Great finishing touch with the ribbon and button :)

BTW....thanks for your wonderfully sweet comment on my blog hop card! :)

Sheryl said...

How in the WORLD did you line up those rows so perfectly! Yowza! That's fabulous.

Bonnie said...

I love the blue card. Inking the stamp must have taken a while!!!

Kimba's Kreations said...

I love the blue card!!!!

Shirley said...

Wonderful stamping and inking work! Love the different shades of colours!

chubmoma said...

Love your card! The shades of blue are beautiful!