Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #33

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Happy New Year! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! This time our hostess is Kerri and she has a great sketch for us:

Here's what I came up with:

I used the adorable Monkey Gone Bananas set and papers from Echo Park. I stamped the monkey on brown cardstock and added some extra color with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Then I cut him out, shaped him and added some foam boosters.

The leaves and sentiment were paper pieced and I did a little shading on the leaves with pencils and OMS. Lastly, I finished off the sentiment piece with a button tied with Timeless Twine. The frame and sentiment are also popped up with foam boosters. Here's an angled shot so you can see some of the dimension:

You may have noticed that I'm missing the thin horizontal strip that goes across the middle. Well, I took a little artistic license and left that out because you'd see it behind the monkey in the frame and that just didn't look right!

This card is also for Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes.

We hope you'll play along with us! One lucky participant will be drawn at random to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks!! You don't have to use YNS images on your card, but if you do you'll get a double entry in the draw!

Also, the challenge hostess will choose her favorite card, and that winner will get the YNS Challenge "Top Pick" blinkie to proudly display on their blog PLUS $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks! You must use a YNS image to be eligible to be chosen for Top Pick.

Full details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog. TFL!


  1. oh my goodness.. this is so sweet! LOVE what you did here. The circle 'window' is such a great idea! Great work!!!
    {hugs} Sylvia

  2. Really great card! Just love that banner across it! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week and hope to see you for our next challenge. Jill

  3. This is just darling Maureen!! I love the cheery colors you used and that sweet monkey. The window was a perfect touch.

  4. OMGosh!! You totally rocked this challenge Maureen!! Love how you put the monkey in a frame. Just adorable!! Love LOVE it!!

  5. Oh Maureen I absolutely adore you card for this sketch the leaves off to the side are so dun!

  6. AWWW Oh my word this is sooooo CUTE!!!!! I LOVE this cutie!!!! ADORABLE take on the sketch!!

  7. super cute monkey ~love the fun bright card!!
    vanessa xx

  8. What a fun card! Love the papers and fun card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!


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