Saturday, February 25, 2012

Make a Wish Monkey Card

Hi Everyone,

I have another really bright card to share with you today using some Home Made paper.
Yes I’m Using it UP! I’m also using the Mojo Monday Sketch #229 for the layout.


This paper was made in a creative moment at Trish’s place last summer, with her and her daughter. I can’t remember the exact process, but I do know we used oil paints floated on a white spirit of some sort (perhaps mineral turpentine?) and dropped the cardstock onto the patterns created by swirling drops of the paints together. Looks fantastic doesn’t it?

I have also embossed the whole background with a swirly embossing folder and swiped it with ink.  I was inspired to do this by the inspiration photo at 4 Crafty Chicks , check out the ceiling of the room in the photo…
4craftychicks inspiration It’s just reminded me of that particular embossing folder.

I have used Monkey B, which was a Freebie from Dustin Pike quite some time ago and I’ve coloured him with copic pens and a little glitter glue. Gotta have sparkle somewhere!


The ribbon is from Kaiser Craft and the sentiment is a Stampin Up
 sentiment from the set ‘So Many Sayings’.

I’ll be entering the following challenges with him :-

Thanks for popping by and checking out my card.
p.s – blog candy is HERE 
only 50 more followers need until it is drawn 
Yay, thanks everyone Smile



Super cute card! It is interesting to see what inspired you from the picture. I never looked at the ceiling..way to go, it was the perfect embossing folder for it. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tammy Ortiz

How exciting this card is adorable thank you for sharing!
Hugs tammy


oh lol I love your funky Monkey! what a fab little card and I love your blog title!
Thanks for joining in with Sandra's Lots of Layers this week at MAWTT and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx


Your painting technique is fantastic! I really like how it turned out with the embossing! Very cute monkey and yes all birthdays deserve some sparkle!

Rose Petal

Hi, what a great card. Love the layers with all the bright colours, fantastic. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck. Love Sandra xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)

So creative ... this looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'


Wow! this is beautiful ! what a cute monkey! and the sentiment is perfect with the image! I love the paper that you have made - it's really pretty! and the embossing is gorgeous - it's a really sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!


LOVE the textures and colors on this!!! That monkey is so cute, and the paper you made is AMAZING! :)

Trish and Treasure

Great idea how you used our homemade designer paper!! A real treasure!!!


Awesome card! I love your take on the inspiration photo! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)


Super card, such fun! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

Sally Cranney

Very cool card! Love how you embossed it after adding the strips of pp. Thanks for playing at Sketches in Thyme!