More Little Birthday Monkeys

Hello there!  Since I needed another birthday card and I couldn’t resist playing with those cute little monkeys again, I made this fun little rainbow birthday card.

 

 

First, stamped the monkeys on X-press It paper with Copic-friendly black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching dies.  Used a label maker for the ‘HB2U’ sentiment.

 

 

Next, die cut a grid window from Whisper White cardstock and trimmed down to six squares.  Cut a rectangle piece also from Whisper White cardstock the same size as the grid and blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks using a mini blending tool.  Overlapped the colours to get secondary colours for a fuller rainbow effect.  Lightly spritz with water and blot with a paper towel to add some texture.

 

 

Adhered all elements onto a stitched A2 Whisper White panel based on the sketch #336 from Freshly Made Sketches.  Attached the panel to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to finish.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Freshky Made Sketch#336 Sketch by Jen M
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC169 Charlotte’s All About Ocassions
Always Happy Birthday — Birthday Anything Goes optional Flowers
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes Birthday optional topping It’s Just a Number

 

 

 

 

 

Little Birthday Monkeys

Hello there!  So after three weeks (gotta love the US-Canadian postal service 😝), my Mama Elephant order finally arrived and I couldn’t wait to ink up the Little Monkey Agenda stamp set to create this CAS birthday card.

 

 

To start, stamped the monkeys on X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies.  These little monkeys were a bit challenging to colour due to their small size, but I persevered. 😉  Next die cut the stitched rectangle panel with the trio of peek-a-boo windows from Whisper White cardstock.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

For some colour behind the windows, ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueorint Sketch distress oxide inks on a piece of Bristol smooth paper with a mini blending tool.  Spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel for a bit of texture.  Adhered the monkeys, then mounted the panel with fun foam on a white top folding card vase for some dimension to finish.

 

 

 

These monkeys make me smile and I have other plans for them. 😂   Thank you for dropping in.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges: 
CAS Colours & Sketches — #271 Sketch
CAS on Friday#132 Cute
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC169 Charlotte’s All About Ocassions
Always Happy Birthday — Birthday Anything Goes optional Flowers
Sweet Stampers — #20 Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #359 Birds or Feathers

Hi there.  It’s a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  The theme this week is Birds/Feathers.  Our guest designer is our talented October winner, Michelle Wallace from Seashell Creations.  We also want to welcome again this month’s generous sponsor Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEACEFUL DOVE

 

This came together after I saw the current challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches was to pick a previous 2017 sketch and make it seasonal.  I chose sketch challenge #235.  A stitched rectangle was die cut from regular white cardstock.  Stamped Peace on earth  with VersaMark and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder (ep).

 

 

This ep is more light gold than it is platinum.   Heat embossed the dove next with Silver Pearl ep.  The rays were created by inking VersaMark through a Focal Point stencil and heat embossed with clear glitter ep.  Kept it really CAS and skipped adding any embellishments.

 

 

 

My team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can see them on the LIM blog post HERE.  It’s a busy time of year, but we would love to see how this week’s theme inspires you.  Thank you for dropping in. Happy holidays!

 

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Playing over at the following challenges:
CAS Colours & Sketches#253 Seasonal Sketch (used sketch 235) 
Mix It UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+heat embossing+die cutting+stenciling+glitter)
STAMPlorationsDecember Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Gold
AAA Cards#105 Sparkle
Penny Black and MoreDecember CAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #358 Candles

Hello there.  I’m back this week with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It’s one layer card week and the theme is Candles or Light.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEARY CHRISTMAS

 

 

On a top folding Mixed Media card base, black heat embossed the bear, Santa sleigh and sentiment.  Masked the bear and die cut a reverse dome mask from copy paper.  Blended Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks for the background.

 

 

Mixed Perfect Pearls with water and splaltered to create the stars.  Repeated with acrylic white paint.  Removed masks and coloured the bear image with Zig markers.

 

 

Linking to:
AAA Cards#104 Christmas
CAS Mix UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+heat emboss+resist+masking+sponging+splatter+watercolour+perfect pearls)
CAS WatercolourDecember Anything Goes
Penny Black and MoreDecember CAS
Uniko#44 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More#271 Anything Goes

 

 

Hope you will join us this week.  For more fabulous inspirations from my team, click HERE.  Thank you for visiting and happy holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #421

 

Hello there.  I’m back with my final post as the November 2017 guest designer for Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge.  It’s been an honour and these challenges were so much fun.  For photo week, it’s a Christmas theme.

 

 

I was inspired by the tree and the turquoise / red colours.  Here’s my card.

 

 

Stamped the tree on Neenah cardstock with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Masked the tree and hand cut a couple of hill masks then sponged Tempting Turquoise ink to create a wintery scene.  Wiped off excess ink with a tissue.

 

 

Next, it was spritz whith water and dabbed with a paper towel to for a snowy effect.  Quickly dried with a heat tool and added snowflakes with a white gel pen for a more complete winter scene.  Can’t have a Christmas card without some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the snowy banks.

 

 

Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base. Added clear Crystal Glaze to the ornaments for dimension, and finished by shading the right side of the sentiment with a gray pencil to make it stand out more.

 

 

So that was actually the second version to more closely align with the photo inspiration.  My first version (below) included a bear and of course, there’s no bear in the photo 😂.  I like both versions, but I think the bear just makes it cuter, don’t you think?

 

 

Thank you JUGS team for having me this month.  Be sure to check out their beautiful creations on the JUGS blog HERE.  There are lots of elements in the photo to be inspired by.  Hope you will join us this week.  Love to see what inspired you.  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy holiday crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Naughty or Nice#45 Wintery Scene
Mod SquadBuild a Scene
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag
Uniko#44 Christmas