March 18, 2016

GD - Peggie Sue: Not my circus, not my monkeys

Howdy Ho Neighbor!! Peggie Sue here  from Maxx & Boo and sadly, today is my last guest DT post for So Suzy Stamps. It's been fun and I really appreciate the privilege of being able to create using her fab-u-kitty images....

So here he is! Squeeee, I've fallen in love with this little guy. And may I just say this sentiment is (of course) simply perfect! It's been super hard to hold on to these 3 images and to make them the last card, but I'm happy I did. 

Images used:  Monkey, Palm Tree, Not My Circus

For the base of the card, I used your simple 5.5" x 4.25 white. I added the dark brown and layered a flower print strip at 2.25 x 5 1/8, the yellow polka dots was cut to 3.5 x 3" and I cut the last white layer to 3.25 x 2.75. I also used my paper cutter to emboss a few stripes down the flower print paper, but in hind-site, you really can't tell.

I stamped all my images on white Neehan. I colored the tree and little monkey with my Copics. The monkey: E50, E33, E34 & E35. The tree top and grass: YG61, G21, YG63 & G94. The tree trunk: E23, E25 & E27. For the coconuts: E71, E74, E77 & E79. Oh, a little helpful tip. I am not the most talented of Copic users, and I cannot tell you how many times I've gotten all the way down to using my 100 black to color the outline of the cut image to hid what white may be left and to give it a nice finished look and my hand totally slips! And then there it is a HUGE black line across my wonderfully colored image. POOP - then you have to start all over if you can't find a way to hide it with an embellishment of some sort..... may I suggest?? I use my Stampin Up GRAY marker. It's a much thinner nib and therefore much easier to maneuver and much less juicy. I've been much happier with the out come.

I decided to stamp the sentiment and then cut it apart. I like to use scraps for everything I possibly can to save money for wonderful things like So Suzy's stamps!!

I decided just the white words got lost, so I mounted them on the same dark brown I used as the card base layer. Since I've already packed up a large majority of my craft room (moving in just 2.5 weeks!!) Since I've been doing a lot of  quilting, I had DMC floss out and used it across the bottom on the and then up through a button.

So, there you have it! My little monkey card. I love this little guy, did I already mention that??

Images used:  Monkey, Palm Tree, Not My Circus

 Happy Friday to you all and thanks for your support!

Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Hugs!

Peggie Sue 
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  1. Very cute! Love this, Peggie Sue and it was fabulous having you a Guest Designer this month!

  2. Super adorable card Peggie! ^__^ I completely agree, those three images were created to combine and make it into a card. Thank you so much for also sharing the Copic tip! *Big Panda Hugs* <3


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