February 1, 2010

Monkeying Around

The EtsyInspired Challenge this week is too cute! We were supposed to find an inspiration image from Elie's Happy Hats. Here's mine:

I'm not totally thrilled with this card, but I think it turned out pretty cute. I think it just wasn't what I was envisioning when I saw the cutie pa-tootie in the photo. Here's my DEEsign:


1. I've been wanting to use my new Fox and Friends set, but just wasn't sure what to do with the cute little critters, but when I saw this adorable hat, I knew just where to start!

2. I'm sorry that the photo is not so great. The colors aren't showing up too well. I wanted to use Barely Banana to match the monkey hat in the photo and it doesn't seem to be picking up the pale yellow color. I stamped the little monkeys and punched them out. (hehe sounds funny!)Then mounted them on scalloped circles punched out from Real Red and a random pink scrap that I had (it's not an SU! color).

3. I gave each of my monkeys a DMC needlepoint floss bow in red and pink to match, of course!

4. I used a Very Vanilla ribbon and embellished it with red and pink buttons from my stash and coordinated needlepoint floss.

5. I mounted the monkeys on Very Vanilla paper, then layered my card stock - pink scrap, Barely Banana, Real Red, and more Barely Banana.


  1. Very cute! I think it turned out nice! The colors are amazing together and those images are too cute!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  2. How cute! I love this! The bows make it super cute! Thanks for playing along with the EtsyInspired challenge this week, it means a lot to me!