Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Go Bananas!...


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It's been over a week since I've created anything, mostly due to the fact that my folks have been in town for a visit. It was nice for them to get to spend some time with our little rugrat, whom they had not seen since he was 10 months old! To get back into the "swing" of things, I thought I'd try out this week's Friday Challenge: Kid Time. This is also a great chance to make a summer card with Julee Tilman's Sizzlin Summer Fun challenge!
My little boy loves monkeys, so for this card I was inspired to use the adorable monkey face image to make a birthday card. The sentiment on the stamp says "Go Bananas," and I really took it to heart. To create my little scene, I stamped the monkey image three times, cutting around the face and the banana after coloring with Copics. I hand-drew a body, tail, and arms so that my monkey could swing from a paper-pieced palm tree, complete with popped out coconuts. I thought it would be fun for the little guy to be reaching for a giant cupcake sprinkled with some sparkly glitter. I added in some punched waves and die cut the first half of my computer-generated sentiment, sponging around the inner inverted scallop circle. I put the remaining sentiment inside a nice puffy cloud and I was left with a fun, cheerful card for my own little monkey.
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Let's Celebrate and Cupcake Center Stamps; Copic Sketch Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie Classic Dye Ink; SU Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, and Pink Pirouette Cardstock; Two-Way Glue Pen; EK Success Dotted Wave Punch; SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Spellbinders Inverted Scallops Nestabilities; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic)
HAPPY BEANS: Copic 0.5 Multiliner SP

15 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Completely ADORABLE!!!

Patti MacLeith said...

Regina, this brought SUCH a huge smile to my face! Thank you!!

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Regina, this is such too cute! My little rugrat is 20 years old and still loves monkeys! This card certainly made me smile!

Kathy Martin said...

LOL! OMGosh, how fun is this?!?! Love how your trees go off the card base! :)

Carla Bazhenow said...

I'm smilin' too!!! How fun, clever, unique and completely you. *smile* Girl, where on earth does your inspiration come from? Hugs,

Sharon Harnist said...

Absolutely fabulous, Regina -- thanks for playing in the JustRite Challenge!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just wonderful, Regina! I cannot believe you hand drew the body.. it is fabulous! Love it all! Congrats on winning the challenge!!

leenda said...

What FUN! Very clever, creative & downright delightful!!

Mary Fish said...

I'm totally bananas about your card. Always impeccable details. Hugs, M

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is fabulous...great summery fun creation...have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Jackie Pedro said...

This is ADORABLE, Regina!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is just super adorable Regina!! Love those cute little coconuts and that you hand drew in the monkey body!! Fantastic!!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Regina, this is absolutely DARLING!

Kim said...

Regina, this card rocks!! Awesome details, so fun!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Too cute! What a fun little card!