Jan 15, 2016

Lovely Sock Monkey (Craftin Desert Divas)

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today I have another card for you that I made with a digi stamp from Craftin Desert Divas. I just love this sock monkey. I printed him on Neenah Solar White paper and colored him in with Spectrum Noir markers (monkey: blender, BG1, BG33, BG4, BG6, BG7, scarf and ear muffs: CR10, CR2, CR6, CR7).


For the background I used Canson mixed media paper. I pressed Cracked Pistachio, Pine Needles, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed Distress inks on a slick surface, spritzed them with water and pressed my paper into the ink a couple of times, drying it in-between. For the splatters of color I used Gansai Tambi watercolor #30. But somehow I wasn't enjoying the background in combination with the monkey. It was far to bright. So I decided to put some vellum over it. I cut a circle from both the background and the vellum and adhered it together.


I didn't have a sentiment to go with the monkey so I just wrote down the phrase "You're loved" in a nice font, switched the color to a dark red and printed it on vellum. And I really love that look!  I cut it into a thin strip and cut out a triangular shape on one side.
To assemble the card I adhered the circle in the center of the card and the sentiment below it on the left side. At first I wanted to place the monkey directly in the center of the circle but it didn't look right for me. When I moved him down a little bit it somehow looked much nicer. For finishing touches I also placed some red enamel stickers on the card.



Craftin Desert Divas „Sock Monkey with Ear Muffs“ - http://goo.gl/kj8wxA
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  http://goo.gl/n91NUi
Vellum 12x12 (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/Bj27Ta 
Canson Mix Media (Amazon US) - http://goo.gl/AzQ8Zn
Canson Imagine (Amazon Germany) - http://goo.gl/lPWRsf
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Pine Needles" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/Wyr91b
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Pine Needles" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/MPd8NE
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Cracked Pistachio" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/g4npn0
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Cracked Pistachio" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/f5X9QA
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Mustard Seed" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/48CYzo
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Mustard Seed" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/7L9Qmb
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Peacock Feathers" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/aWtHxL
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Peacock Feathers" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/iR4c6b
Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 (SSS) - http://goo.gl/Wv8jU2
Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/a0VGqA
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (SSS) - http://goo.gl/jvvHIZ
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/l9EkXc
Create A Smile „Snow Dance Enamel Stickers“ - http://goo.gl/eXCEP6
 







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