HSS Monochromatic Challenge #82

Today at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are asking you to stay close minded, to color that is. It is our monochromatic challenge. I saw this layout by Mary Fish and loved it. I had a lot of fun creating this card. I really like the different hues and tones of the various blues and how they complement each other. I simply used Island Indigo and Pool Party card Stock  (with a little Naturals White to add some contrast). The ink is Island Indigo as well. I actually used the "stamp off" effect to make the images appear softer. A Fun Flower die and ruffled Island Indigo ribbon completed the look along with a designer button and linen thread. My favorite thing is the added sparkle. That's our new Dazzling Details, available Sept. 1... LOVE it!!

And where did I create above shown card? Why on my newly completed craft table! Woo Hoo! My husband has been busy. Isn't it so pretty?! {sigh}. It took a lot longer than planned but it's done. He built it and I painted, sanded, stained it. You can get the details here. It's a Pottery Barn knock-off, minus about $1,000. Here it is without the drawer pulls.

Here is a basket I bought to see how I liked it. I do, so I'll be getting more of these from Target:)

I had originally ordered 12" pulls from Lowes for $27.00, they were a special order so they haven't come in. But this weekend we were at Ikea and found identical pulls for $7.99. That's $7.99 for 2! SOLD! I immediately came home and installed them. Perfect.

We were at Ikea getting more of these hooks,

for this. This is how I store my ribbon. LOVE it!

Here is a wider view. My punches are stored on these, also from Ikea.

Here are my punches on the opposite wall. I love being organized.

Please stop by and see the incredible projects from the other designers at HSS an come play along.  Until then...

Paper: Island Indigo {122923}, Pool Party {122924}, Naturals White {102316}Stamps: Artistic Etchings {118517-wood; 120573-clear}, Bliss {Sale A Bration} Ink: Island Indigo {122937}, Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker {123002} Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine {113439}, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die {121812}, Color Spritzer {107066}, Stampin' Pastels {120962}, Sponge Daubers {102892} Embellishments: Designer Buttons {119745}, Linen Thread {104199}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}, Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon {122974}, Dazzling Details {124117-Available Sept. 1}, Mini Glue Dots {103683}


stampinbygenny said...

Shannon, I'm so loving your craft space. How do you do it all? I love the table. Your space is beautiful. Congrats!!

The card you created this week is awesome. Love the color you selected and the images in the blocks coordinate so well. Love it, love it, love it.

Krista said...

Wow...your stamp room is coming together. I can't wait to see it and stamp in it. :) Love the card, too. Great color choice and I really like the blocks and all of the textures. Isn't it fun finding inspiration around your house?!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very nice! Works really well as a monochromatic design! Love all the sparkle too! Very nice craft room...if I had my hubby build me things I'd be waiting 70 years or so, lol!

inkedx2 said...

This is a beautiful Card! Love that stamping table! You have a very talented husband!


Joan said...

What a fantastic card! Love all the little tiles! And your crafting space is wonderful too. I have my punches hanging the same way - but not the new ones - didn't think of keeping them open to hang them - duh!!!

Anne Marie said...

Shannon, you have a very crafty hubby! Love your new desk! :)

Awesome card! The colors are beautiful together and that pop of sparkle is FABULOUS!! So many wonderful details.