Saturday, March 8, 2008

Monkeying around

Just for the record, I don't have time to be sick. With six kids and a busy husband, I have to be well! Unfortunately, somebody didn't get the memo. I have a very annoying head cold. I've tried sleeping it off, guzzling OJ and taking meds and it just isn't budging. I haven't even felt good enough to do laundry! I did manage to slip in some stampin time tho. ;o) I was thinking of my baby sister so of course, monkeys came to mind. I know this set is not in the current Stampin' Up! catalog, but I just had to use it! I love these little guys! My card base is Garden Green with ruby red and whisper white layered over it. I stamped the vines with Garden green, the monkeys with Chocolate chip, and the heart with Ruby red. I cut the heart out and stuck it on with a dimensional. I sponged the edges of the white with more garden green to soften it up. I really wanted a shadow under the girl monkey, but my head wasn't up to concentrating like that. Besides, I am shadow challenged. My Kindergartener on the other hand, draws shadows under everything. It is so totally cute. He usually starts with a shadow and builds his other stuff on top of it. You gotta love the sweetness of a kindergarten artist! I wanted some green ribbon but, didn't have any so I used my garden green marker to dye some white taffetta. It looks like velvet ribbon in person! Very cool! I added two vintage mini brads in the corners to balance it all out and a heart on the inside of the card. OH and the best part! The little 'grass skirt' on the girl monkey is actually a small daisy from the Pretties kit that I colored with my garden green marker, folded in half and stuck on with a mixture of glue dots and crystal effects. Isn't that cute? Yes, I was feeling pretty clever......

Hopefully I will be well tomorrow and able to do more stamping! I'm off to find more meds....

1 comment:

Jeannette said...

This is just too stinkin' cute! Great job. That cold must be working for ya!