Friday, 2 July 2010

Birthday Monkeys!


I love these cheeky looking monkeys ('Birthday Monkeys' by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie)...they're just perfect for boy's birthday cards. I watercoloured them to match the fab stripey paper (from the 'Offbeat' pad by BasicGrey)...adding some Glossy Accents to the balloons. I used my Cuttlebug 'Stars' folder to emboss the panel behind the image, and added a little star cut using a Nestie die. The sentiment is from the 'Critter Party' set by Penny Black.
I followed the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp...although I did stick the embossed panel on tilting the wrong way...but I'd pressed it down before I realised...and then it was too late to try and unstick it! lol
I'm also going to enter this card into a few other challenges: PaperPlay 'Card for a child or teenager'; Paper Sundaes 'Birthdays'; Stamp with Fun 'Birthdays'; and Stamptacular Sunday 'Stars & Stripes'.


11 comments:

Claire x said...

This is just gorgeous Helen - my daughter is mad on monkeys and would just love this! LOL. Thanks for playing along this time with SS&S. Hugs, Claire x

Squirrel x said...

Fantastic hun! Those two are definitely cheeky - and that paper is stunning. Brilliant. Hugs, Sxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen,i love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

cindy said...

WOW! Awesome card. Love the design and colors you used. The stripes look amazing on this card. WTG!

alicaz said...

adorable! I love the colors you used and your coloring is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Andrea said...

Very nice card - great motiv and wonderful color and design. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Hugs and have a nice weekend
Andrea-Emmi41

mommy2lou said...

very cute. Great colors too! What a fun card... Thank you for submitting this unique creation at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Shana said...

Fantastic shading, great detail and love the embossing! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

Heather Maria said...

This is such a cute and fun card Helen! I love the little monkeys and your colouring is wonderful. The Glossy Accents on the balloons is a brilliant touch.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Whisper said...

The image just gave me the giggles, how cute are they !!, love the card, Luv Sam x

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous card. Great coloring, too. Thanks for joining us at Paper Play Challenges. :)