Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 Monkey Fun (2sketches4u) #18

I have to take my girls to a birthday party...So, I'll be adding details later. Finally..... Here's some deets. This FUN summery card is a little out of my comfort zone! It took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to incorporate all the elements together to create a tropical theme. I had just bought this new Autumn Leaves (Mindy's Zoo) set and wanted to try it out. As I looked at the sketch. The idea to use the Palms hit me. I stamped them in brown Stazon, colored them with a blender pen and stampin' pastel chalks. Cut them out. Then added brads for the coconuts. Somewhere in that same thought process. The idea to use raffia ribbon to create the side panel emerged. To do that. I cut a piece of CS and applied red sticky tape vertically to the CS. Next I cut and added small pieces of raffia ribbon pressing it down firmly to ensure that it didn't fall off. I then trimmed the edges to fit. To add extra texture to the raffia panel. The sewing machine came in handy. I straight stitched over the panel. I made three straight vertical stitches. The raffia below the monkey was adhered the same way minus the stitching. Mr. Monkey was colored with blender pens and pastel chalks. I cut him out and hung from the palm tree. The buttons were added last. Raffia ribbon is threaded through the buttons.

Just a a close-up of Mr. Monkey

Sketch # 18- You still have until midnight Jan. 24th to enter
Paper: Stampin' UP Card Stock (riding hood red, white), Not sure about the PP
Stamps: Autumn Leaves (Mindy's zoo)
Accessories: raffia, brads, buttons, epoxy word sticker (miss elizabeths)
Tools: sewing machine, blender pen, chalks


Pam January 23, 2009 at 7:48 PM  

Great card, truly a work of art - and I've enjoyed looking at all the cards on your blog!

Kazan Clark January 24, 2009 at 12:45 AM  

I love this card! It is cute, funny and so well made. You did a fantastic job on the sketch Lori
Thanks for playing
:) Kazan

rae January 24, 2009 at 7:12 AM  

How fun is this?! Absolutely adorable take on Kazan's sketch!

Ellen January 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

Wow, very nice and funny card!

Ellen XX

Amarins January 24, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

Very beautiful, what a nice card!

Lea L. January 24, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

This is SO adorable! I just love that cute little monkey and the palm trees! Great job with the sketch!


**Nancy** January 25, 2009 at 12:43 AM  

OH mY!! This is just way too cute!!! I just love it!! The brads for coconuts....awesome!!!

Heidi Van Laar January 26, 2009 at 2:50 AM  

OMGoodness! This is absolutely adorable! I love all the texture!

cheryln January 26, 2009 at 11:50 AM  

oh how cute and fun!! this is just fabulous!

Lil' Inker January 31, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

This card is so funny and adorable! I just love it. I like the brads in the trees as the coconuts! That's very creative. I am really liking your blog so much; your work is great and your blog is so pretty to look at. Laura P

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