For my DT card I wanted to do something different, while going through my stamps I came across the Sugar Nellie Pirate Monkey... just staring at me... "I have never been inked....." it was saying. Well that was just sad, so I gave him a chance and while stamping I remember the fun sock monkey paper I had gotten a while back.
I colored this cute guy with my Copics and doodled the edges of the Nestibilities cut oval with a Sakura Red Glaze Pen. and then inked the edges to give an appearance of a mat behind it. I cut a circle for the Hero Arts Sentiment and did the same for it. The blue bands are embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Everything is stitched down with a zig zag stitch with fabulous Red Metallic Thread! I so wish you could see just how cool it looks, that thread is awesome. I think it is fun looking... and I have a perfect idea of who I will be sending this one to!
And lets just make this an all Katharina Sketch day!
I got a chance last night to play with another sketch from her. Now if you haven't heard Katharina is starting a new stamp company! A Whiff of Joy is going to be one of those companies that everyone is going to be running to get all of the new releases, stores will sell out quick just from seeing the few samples she has shown on her blog I know I will be one with my nose stuck to the screen waiting impatiently for the "open for business" sign to come on!
The sketch is a challenge for a guest DT spot! Wow can you image how cool that would be! The DT was named this past week and it truly is a dream team, to join even for just a couple of months would be a dream as well! Make sure to check out the fabulous ladies that have been added to that team.
For my entry into her challenge I went with one of my all time favorite Sweet Ebony stamps. It just makes me totally happy and smile the entire time I color this adorable little lady. She is colored with my Copics, white gel pen and Glitter pens for her locket and buckle.
For my pattern paper I had this wonderful Bo Bunny floral paper, love the country look of it and perfect for the image. I then used a piece of Coordination's red paper and ran it through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder. I sewed everything down, zig zag stitch for the backgrounds and then a blanket stitch around the image. Then in a my masses of ribbon I found this checked ribbon that matches perfect.
The sentiment is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and I know I have used it a few times this last week... can't help it I love it! But I did just get a few more from the LSS... so there will be different ones coming. I punched it with the smallest Fiskar's Circle Squeeze punch, I placed that on a red Prima flower, and the with the medium Squeeze punch cut a slightly larger circle out of the card base green so the red flower would pop off of the red card stock.
I love how it came out. The country feel, and the fact that she is one of my favorites is surely why! Make sure you check out Katharina's blog for more details of all the fabulous news she has been sharing!
Today is catch up day... catch up on laundry, housework, and of course some time to catch up on my favorite blogs and find a few new ones too!
And as for Donkey update... we are still on standby.... but with soon to be Hurricane Dolly coming they are sure to deliver at the most wonderfully fun time to be outside with them! =)