Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wanna Monkey Around?

Okay, is this little monkey cute or what?!? He is part of the new Itzie Inkies set Monkey Love, which will be released by C.C. Designs this Saturday at 10 pm. There will also be three new backgrounds released -- hearts, plaid, and polka dots! Here I used the hearts background. The image and sentiment are stamped in Basic Black ink, and I colored the monkey with Prismacolor Pencils blended with Turpenoid. I added Sakura clear Gloss Glaze Pen to his eyes, nose and mouth. I used a corner rounder on the image panel, bottom corners, and to make the scallops.

Now, let me show you my happy accident! I used the corner rounder on the image panel, then had a senior moment and clipped the same corner again (I'm over 40 -- those things happen quite often now). What I got was this cool decorative corner! I think I'll be using that little trick again! :) The sentiment is layered on circles and an oval, and I added some brads for more interest. Some of my favorite Chocolate Chip grosgrain finishes the card.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow to see the other monkey in the set -- he's just "hanging around" waiting to meet you! ;) Also, stop by the new All That Scraps Blog -- check out the first post to see how you can win a Marvy punch! Thanks for stopping by -- have a fantastic day!

Stamps: Monkey Love (C.C Designs) Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose (SU!) Cardstock: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Hey Sugar (Cosmo Cricket) Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Turpenoid & blending stumps, lg oval punch, circle punches, corner rounder, Rich Regals brads, Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain, sponge, dimensionals

9 comments:

Susie said...

This is such a sweet card. Can hardly wait to try out those images and backgrounds. I've done that same thing on corners - thanks for the tip on how to salvage it!

Lesa said...

Christina,
This turned out so adorable. I wish mine were here. Mail has come and gone for today so maybe tomorrow!

jenstamps said...

I just LOVE this little guy!!! The heart back ground is just perfect too. I can't wait for the release, just in time for my birthday!

Debbie said...

He is soooo cute!! I love all the little details...like the corners and all of the coloring.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that is such an adorable card

shel9999 said...

This is absolutely adorable, Christina!!! I love how you colored the monkey!!

Carolyn King said...

This card is beautiful and oh so adorable wrapped into one! I love it....what a cute image and he is colored beautifully!
Great job!

Mercy said...

cute, cute, cute!

Christi said...

Oh, this card is adorable!!! I love everything about it!! :)