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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Blue and Tan Floating Monkey

This is the first time I've used a digi stamp image and what a great image it is. It's one of the lovely freebies from the Dustin Pike blog.

I needed to make a card for my cousin and decided to have a go with this image, which you can find here.

I started by colouring the image using my Copic sketch markers:
  • Monkey: E00, E21, E35, E51
  • Balloon: B00, B12
  • Sky: B00
  • Clouds: N1
Once the image was coloured, it was then trimmed up and Anita's 3D Gloss was added over the balloon.
The image, once dried, was then matted onto tan handmade paper and a panel of blue card that was embossed using the Moroccan Screen embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

A strip of the Crunchy paper, from the Basic Grey Granola paper pad was matted onto the tan handmade paper and the blue card and then across a panel of the Natural paper from the same paper pad.
This was then matted onto larger panels of the tan paper and blue card.

The sentiment, from the Woodware Jane's Script Sentiments stamp set, was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Archival pigment ink and trimmed. The panel was then coloured using Copic markers:
  • Panel: B00, E13
This was then matted onto the tan paper and embossed blue card and matted onto the card below the image panel.

Here are the challenges that I am entering this card into:


Patsi said...

wow this is great, what a fun image! I love it xx

Tine said...

Hi Kathleen. Fun image and your card layout suits it perfectly. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Julie said...

Great card,Kathleen - love the colours you've used! Juliexx

Marjo said...

Your card is super cute, thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo

kay said...

super card kathleen,think you will end up using more digis now,x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wonderful cute card, thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion.
Tamara GDT

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card Kathleen.

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow what a cutie little card ... well done ... love the image and the colours you have used ... happy crafting Sandy xx

Anonymous said...

Great fun card, love it. Tricia-1 (docraft)

Tammy said...

WOW this is adorable! Love the image and the long style! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!
Tammy x

nessy said...

oh i just love this card (never used a digi image myself) ~what a fun image and love how you have used it!!
vanessa xx

Teresa said...

Hi Kathleen,
What a cute card and a lovely image, the shape of the card really suits the image, its great! Teresa xx

Fiona said...

Hi Kathleen
Great card. Colours are fab and the image is really cute.
Fiona x

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathleen, This is a great image and a brilliant card.I'm off to grab an image for myself.
Karan (Craftynannan)

Eisbärin said...

Wonderful card, Kathleen! Love your layout and colours, makes a great male card!
Lots of love, Alex

annies place said...

Lovely card, nice to see something different, really cute monkey.
Off to see the wedding tutorial
Ann x

gina g said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Linda said...

So sweet. I love the monkey image.Thanks for joining us at SSCS.

marsha said...

Too cute! What a sweet monkey, love your colors, embossing and fabulous papers! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

Anne-Marije said...

What a nice card!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

Spyder said...

Definitely a different take on the challenge!(Love those Dustin Pike images!)Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge, pop back later today to vote for your top three and ask your blogging buggies to vote for you!!


Donna said...

Great card and wonderful image. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time.
Donna x

The Little Stamper said...

This is a lovely card and that monkey is really cheeky.

Thanks for joining us at the Little Claire's challenge.


Anonymous said...

Very cute! I love what you did. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs.

Little K Smith said...

Love this! Such a cute lil monkey and love the fab papers too!
Thanks for joining us at Fuzzy Wuzzy :)

Padster said...

Beautiful card - thanks for doing it for the first time with a digi & joining our challenge at OSAAT this week
Debbie xx

Colleen said...

Such a cute image, cute card and I love all the textures! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Amazing card ………. Great idea ..............Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine....


stephanne said...

This is really cute, I love the shape of your card and that image is adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges!!
hugs, stephanne

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