Friday, March 20, 2015

Monkeying around

My card is made for the current “anything goes” linky party going on over at Anya, Oddies, and Others. Lawn Fawn just did their spring release in February, so you know I had to grab a few of the new goodies that came out.  The first one I am going to focus on is the Critters in the Jungle set that you see here.  I just fell in love with the monkey, so I decided to make a little scene of him just hanging around.

For his background I wanted to do something other than airbrush, trying to keep from falling in the trap of same old same.  So, I decided to do some puddling using Ranger’s alcohol inks (lemonade and sailboat blue).  I put a few drops on my craft sheet, sprayed it with some alcohol, and then pressed my piece of Ranger Specialty Paper (cut at 4.25 x 5.50) in it and continued pressing it in until there was little white space left. 

While I let that dry I started working on my images by stamping them with Memento Tuxedo Black and then coloring as listed below.  When I stamped the vine the monkey is hanging from I stamped it first the correct way and then again in the opposite direction but touching to give the appearance of a single vine.  When it came time to put the card together I used the rectangle from the MFT Blueprint 18 for the background and to cut a piece of green.  The green piece was then cut using the grassy borders die and different heights.  I then cut all of my images out using their coordinating dies to include the vine piece.  For the vine I had to do partial die cutting on both ends leaving a small piece in the center uncut.  The uncut piece I cut by hand which ensured it was all one piece and no need for glue to hold them together.  The monkey was cut using the die, but then I also cut the center area around his tail out, so I could loop it around the vine.  I then put everything in place added some true blue stickles to my parrot and then put the sentiment in the upper right corner. 

REMEMBER it is anything goes this month at Anya, Oddies, and Others, you have until April 20th to submit your project.  That is four weeks to prepare your entry, so we want to see what you create. 

Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah #110 for base, Ranger Specialty paper for background, Hammermill #100 for images, Recollections green for grass;
Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things Blueprint 18, Lawn Fawn Critters from the Past and matching die, Critters from the jungle and matching die, script sayings, grassy border
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Alcohol Inks Lemonade and Aqua, Versafine Black;
Copics: Parrot: YR15, YR16, YR07; W3, W5, W7; and B12, B14, B16
              Monkey: E51, E53, E55; E23, E25, E27
             Palm Tree, Loose Leaves, and vine: E71, E74, E77; BG93, BG96, BG99
 Everything else: True Blue Stickles                         

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