Sunday, April 10, 2011

DeNami Monochromatic Love

Welcome to the DeNami Design Monochromatic Blog Hop!  I thought for some time about what hue to choose, and ultimately let my buttons make the decision for me.  Paulina Nakamura of DeNami sent goodies to our Design Team a while back, and a bag of buttons were in my package.  I've used about half of those on my card today.  I really like them:  they remind me of sea glass. 

I stamped the large Love Heart three times on white cardstock, in these ink colors:  Brilliant Blue, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze.  I thought they matched the buttons pretty well.

Then I cut each of the hearts into three sections and re-aligned them on a separate piece of cardstock.  I trimmed around the image, and attached the buttons with Aleene's Tacky Glue. 

The card base was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder from the Love Is In The Air set, which I got for Christmas. 

I kept the card simple, letting the image and buttons speak for themselves. 

Details from the DeNami Team that you need for Hoppin' around:

When: The blog hop starts on April 10 at 6 AM,PST. However, you have until April 11, 2011, 11:59pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).
Why: To be inspired by beautiful creations featuring DeNami Design stamps and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!
Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!
 
List of Participants:

    1. Michele Gross http://studiomsg.blogspot.com
    2. Laurie Willison http://www.soapboxcreations.blogspot.com/
    3. Wendy Elliot http://wendyelliot.blogspot.com
    4. Andrea Matthews http://workinprogress-am.blogspot.com/
    5. Paulina Nakamura http://prettypinkposh.blogspot.com
    6. Lisa Petrella http://bellalistona.blogspot.com
    7. Ayana Posadas http://ayanaposadas.typepad.com/
    8. Sue Lelli  http://suelelli.blogspot.com/
    9. Pat Quinet http://patqcards.wordpress.com/
    10. Melissa Tousse http://www.studio-m-crafts.blogspot.com/
    11. Kristy Smith http://kbsmith34.blogspot.com
    12. Ruza Rebel http://ruzascraftcorner.blogspot.com/
    13. Anne Marie Davis http://marriedtotheempire.blogspot.com/
    14.  Dana Seymour http://kismetartlife.blogspot.com
    15.  Linda Nomura www.scraphappylin.blogspot.com
    16.  Debbie Marcinkiewicz www.debssimpletreasures.blogspot.com
    17. Ruby McGuire www.ruby2shoesdesign.blogspot.com
    18. Julie Ranae http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com/
    19.  Lori Gunderson http://www.imaginethatbylori.blogspot.com/
    20. Nicki Scheck http://idreamcreateinspire.blogspot.com/
    21. Colleen Dietrich You Are Here!
    22. Karen McAlpine http://www.dreamingncreating.blogspot.com
    23. Virginia Larsen http://doyoureallywant2know.blogspot.com
    24. Samantha Mann http://www.samsscrapcandy.blogspot.com
    25. Kimmy Kowalik http://www.stampscrapnmore.blogspot.com
    26. Pattie Goldman http://pattie-g.blogspot.com
    27. Danielle Pandeline http://girlracerscrap.blogspot.com/
    28. Andrea Ewen http://www.ewenstyle.com/
    29. Libby Hickson http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/
    30. Amy Smidebush http://amysmid88.blogspot.com/
Thanks for joining me and have fun looking at all of the creations!

Colleen

Stamps:  Large Heart by DeNami Design
Paper:  white by Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Brilliant Blue, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze
Other:  Cuttlebug embossing folder from "Love Is In The Air" set, Big Shot, Aleene's Tacky Glue, buttons from DeNami, dimensionals

60 comments:

Andrea M said...

Colleen, what a fantastic button heart!!! Love the soft, cool monochromatic palate and the pieced, color gradient heart! So clever girl! This is GORGEOUS!

Jess said...

Beautiful! I love how you changed the color of the stamping inside the heart. That really made a difference. Also, I love your use of buttons.

Linda Callahan said...

The buttons do look like sea glass - what a beautiful effect! Love how you did the panels inside the heart!

Carol said...

I love how you used the buttons! What a great idea! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Marisa said...

Yummy mix of blues, Colleen :) Great heart adn the script and EF in the BG are perfect. Lovely card.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! I agree that the ink colors go well your button colors. I love how the button heart jumps out at you, and draws the eye to the stamp. The embossed background is perfect with the ribbon at the top. Gorgeous!! ;)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute, love the colors and all the buttons!

Tina said...

Ooooo ...buttons... I love buttons. Yes, the colors do remind one of sea glass! So pretty with the love sentiment inside! You did good!

Kim said...

Very pretty card. The buttons and ink colors work perfectly together.

Sue Lelli said...

Colleen, the buttons DO look like seaglas! So PRETTY! LOVE how you embossed the heart background and cut the big heart into three pieces so you could put it all back together again! FAB idea and FAB card!

Ruby said...

Such a pretty card Colleen, love your embossing folder, so sweet! Great job with the monochromatics, I LOVE buttons :)

Karen said...

A very pretty card and great use of buttons! I'll have to try this. Great job!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love all of your buttons! Such a cute idea, and it looks great

Julie Ranae said...

Another one of my Play Date teammates 'rockin' the hop! Just a gorgeous and fun design, Col!!! xoxo

Pat Quinet said...

I love the buttons and also the colors you chose. They go so well together.

Cyndi S said...

Very pretty card.
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Heidi said...

What a sweet button heart - love that cuttlebug folder, too. Beautiful card - thanks for sharing!

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

This is such a pretty card, Colleen! So fun to see this stamp used in colors other than pink and brown. :) Also, the addition of the buttons on the outside is super awesome!

Karen McAlpine said...

Very pretty. Great use of this stamp. Love the soft colors.

Amy Smidebush said...

That was BRILLIANT to outline the heart with the buttons!! SO FABULOUS!

Emily Keaton said...

What an absolutely adorable card, Colleen! You are right--the look of the buttons and their colors really do make them look like sea glass. I really love the concept behind this utterly creative monochromatic card. LOVE it all. :)

Annette Holleger said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love the three pieces inside the heart and the embossed background. Great touches. Thanks for sharing.

Bev J. said...

I like buttons so really like your card-like the embossing folder you used.

Tenia Nelson said...

This is awesome Colleen!!! tfs!!!

rhogan18 said...

Very pretty card. I like the way you used the buttons and coordinated the colors.

~Tammy~ said...

Those buttons are beautiful and remind me of sea glass too! Very pretty card!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card!!! TFS!!!

Janet said...

The buttons do look like sea glass...they are one of my favorites and I love the soft colors on your card.

Darla said...

Great card, those colors do remind me of sea glass! Pretty!

Stacie said...

Love the button heart! I think I need to get more buttons!

Pam said...

Great button heart! This is gorgeous.

brrck said...

Awesome...

Rebecca
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Maria said...

Lots of button fun...how cute, Colleen! Love all the colors of the buttons! Great colors of the stamp in the center also! A great card...love it!!! Take care and hugs!

imaginethat said...

What a fantastic use of the buttons!

Andrea Ewen said...

This card is simply lovely Colleen! Adorable button adorned heart and I love how you stamped the sentiment in similar inks. A wonderful design and beautiful outcome!

Kristy Smith said...

Super WOW Colleen! This is absolutely amazing! I love the buttons and the stamping and just everything! =D

Jo Muscutt said...

What a creative idea with buttons! And the colors are gorgeous!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Lovely card Colleen! The button frame is so much fun. Thanks for following my blog - I am following yours now too! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card--love the panels of colors and the buttons! This almost matches our PDCC colors this week:) LOVE!

Wendy said...

Love your button heart - SO pretty!!

Karen B. said...

Fabulous idea to let your buttons do the talking! Love your design, the heart is so beautiful!

Lisa R. said...

Neat card. Love the embossing and the paper piecing. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful heart design---I especially LOVE the way you outlined it with buttons---AWESOME!!! GREAT work!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh, what beautiful buttons!
Lovely job!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Hope you are well. What a lovely card and those button colours are gorgeous.

Take care

Tina
X

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

What a fabulous use for buttons! Love it!

Dana said...

What a clever way to create a multi-hued heart! I love this to pieces.

Benzi said...

Your embossing folder is great with the heart of buttons. Really pretty card in great colors. Yes, the ink colors and buttons are a wonderful match.

Kimba's Kreations said...

JUST GORGEOUS!

Kimberly said...

Very pretty. I love what you did with the buttons. Thanks for sharing!

Tambo said...

I love this card and the use of the buttons.

scrapalajen said...

Cute one Colleen!

Nicki S said...

THIS. CARD. IS. GORGEOUS! It is just amazing! LOVE how you did the three colors in the love stamp, AND made the border around it with all the yummy buttons! Genius! Thanks for sharing your work :)

Bonnie said...

What a great card. Hearts everywhere! Love the button heart.

Shirley said...

This is such a creative and pretty card! Love how the embossed background coordinates with the foreground stamping! The button border is fabulous!

chubmoma said...

Adorable card! I love the buttons!

Pam Wendt said...

Oooh, love the buttons! And your colors are perfect together! :o)

Janny said...

Very pretty card. Janny

Loli said...

Hello my friend, sorry not write you but in my family we have a big problem and i don't have to much time, sorry.
Thank you for yours comments, i feel very happy.
Good job Colleen, what beautiful crads, i love all of them. the card of hearts is a really great idea, and your emboss resist...FANTASTIC!!!.
You are a great artist
A BIG HUG from Spain.
Sorry for my english.

Stella said...

Colleen blue is my favorite color and I you probably know what that means...this is a piece of heaven!

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