Mickey Monkey!!


Yesterday was the perfect day!!! I got to stamp two cards early in the day and then Al and I got to spend the day together out on our deck and in the pool!! Aaahh!! Of course, it would have been better had Emileigh been here, but being a teenager and all, she preferred to spend it shopping with her girlfriend!! Hahaha!! Well, and they studied for their exam which is today, too........at least they SAID they studied!! (It hasn't been that long since I was a teenager....I know their tricks!!)

Anyway, I was very inspired by Julee's sketch that she posted yesterday. It's a simple sketch that is easy to work with and so I played with it TWICE!! Cathy mentioned my Changito Monkey stamp, so of course I HAD to ink the little guy up!!

I stamped Mickey Monkey (that's what I call him...*giggle*) in Archival Versafine Black Onyx ink on shimmery white paper and coloured him in with Close to Cocoa and Old Olive Stampin' Up markers. I cut the smallest circle out using my CM cutting system and then used my Mega Circle punch for the Old Olive layer and my Giga Scalloped Circle punch for the Chocolate Chip layer. The card base is CC and the next layer includes some DCWV patterned paper and the Old Olive piece is stamped with the leaves from Sketch An Event. I stamped the sentiment, 'Hang in there' with two sizes of my Casual Karen Foster Snap Stamps in black on shimmery white, then I added the CC strip in the middle and added the polka dots with my white gel pen!!



And that one whipped up so quick, I made another one!! This time the patterned paper was from We Are Memory Keepers and the rust colour is the flip side of the pp. I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Circles embossing folder and sponged it with CC to make it look kinda dirty. I added an extra matting layer on the main part and also some green organdy polka dot ribbon that I got at Michael's. The sentiment on this one says 'Let's Hang Out'. Now I spent a little more time on this one because I chose to add a little 'bling'!! I got this package of small individual rhinestones in the craft department at the dollar store and there are 6 different colours in it, but one of the colours is brown and I thought...ew, I'll never use those....but there ya go!! I used 'em and I think they look fab!!!

Now don't forget about my little Black and Pastel Challenge!! You still have until midnight tonight!! I will draw the winner and post it tomorrow morning!! I've already had several awesome entries!! Such fun!!

16 comments:

chelemom said...

I am totally loving both of these cards....that little guy is so stinkin cute!

Michelle said...

Both cards are great but I love the colours and paper choice of the first one!

Tanis said...

Awwww! He's TOO cute! Love this one! Going to post my card now!

Flossie's Follies said...

What great cards, love that monkey.

Leigh said...

Both fabulous cards, that monkey is gorgeous.

Colleen Schaan said...

Girl!!! These are just so cute! I used Julee's sketch too, but my card didn't have monkeys...(insert sad face here)...

I LOVE the colors in the first one and I ADORE the brown bling on the second one...how cool!

mum on the run said...

Great cards, that monkey is too cute!

Quilt Nut said...

very cute! love the papers

Shadowcatcher said...

Oh, these cards are just fabulous! I love them both! And your sentiments are just too cute! I NEED those bigger Karen Foster snap stamps now! You definitely rocked this sketch, sistah!

Rochelle W said...

Both of your cards are so cute.

KIMBERLY said...

These are just tpp stinkin' cute! TFS!

Donna B. said...

These cards are so cute! I need to get me a few Changitos too!

Dede Rhodes said...

I loved both of your cards. I need to get some of those scallop punches and of course the monkeys.

Ida said...

What FUN cards! I love them both but leaning towards the one with red color scheme. Thanks for sharing. Ida

lacyquilter said...

Those are both darling cards.

GinaP said...

oh my goodness, those monkeys are just too cute! I love them, and the cards are just great!

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