Sunday, July 3, 2016

Monkey Appreciation - Color Throwdown # 399

Helloooo. I am back with another card for the Color Throwdown Challenge. It features a sweet baby monkey sitting on a balloon holding a present. 


This is my first time entering the weekly challenge. This week's colors are red, pale yellow, chocolate, and kraft. The photo for the inspired colors looked so sweet and delicious. If you like to learn more about the challenge you can click on the photo below.

I started off with die cutting a white card base. Then I stamped the images with Memento ink and colored it in with copic and spectrum noir markers. I use red embossing powder on the monkey's hat. I did the same to the balloon but it's on watercolor paper instead. I used distress inks to color in the balloon letting it dry in between each coat as to achieve the layers look. Then I fussy cut them all out leaving no white outline. 

I worked the distress ink squeezed lemonade in circular motions to create the highlighting effect behind the images. Then I stamped the sentiment and balloon string and adhered the stamped images with 3D foam squares to prop it up. I adhered the base to a top folding printed cardstock paper and stamped the mini hearts. Lastly, I covered the hat, present and hearts in glossy accents. This card is complete :) 

Materials used on the card:

- Mama Elephant - Lunar Animal stamp - for the monkey and hat
- Mama Elephant - Carried Away stamp - for the balloon
- Lawn Fawn - Party Animal stamp - for the present
- Lawn Fawn - Blue Skies - for the mini heart
- Double Stitched Rectangle Die from Aliexpress
- SimonSaysStamp - Handwritten Borders - for the sentiment and string
- Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Candied Apple, Barn Door
- Memento Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black Ink
- Versamark Stamp Pad
- Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
- Copic Markers: R29, E74, E79
- Spectrum Noir Markers: BG1, LY1, LY2
- EK Success Powder Tool
- Zing! Rouge & Clear embossing powder
- Craft Smith Typecraft Paper Pad
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Artist's Loft Watercolor Paper 90lb
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Wink of Stella - Clear
- Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
- Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

I hope you enjoyed this. Thank you for stopping by!




  1. Sweet monkey perched on that big balloon!! Great card! So glad you joined us at CTD!

  2. What a darling little card and I'm so glad you joined us at Color Throwdown! Hope to see you in the gallery again (I'm hosting the new colors that will be up tomorrow).