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


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