Saturday 13 August 2016

Come and watch us sing and play…

Today I’m sharing a CAS card featuring a Cheeky Monkey from Clearly Besotted.

I’ve made up this card following the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, using ink to create the various elements.  I stencilled the two stripes and then used stamps from the Clearly Besotted set for the rest of the elements.

I tried some mirror image stamping, while it wasn’t an epic fail it wasn’t the best result either.  I just couldn’t get a good clean imprint of the stamp on my flat stamp to then transfer to the card.  In the end I had to outline it again with a marker to give it the same black outline as the right way round monkey.

My colour scheme comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments, I just swapped out Tim Holtz Distress inks for the Stampin’ Up! ones as I don’t have any of the latter.  I am not loving watercolouring with Reinkers, I am clearly not patient enough to let things dry as I have a lot of colour run!

I’ve gone with CAS and non-feminine images as this card is heading out to a male friend, a big kid at heart who tends to go a bit bananas even when it’s not his birthday.  Over at Creative Craft Cottage they are looking for projects for men or boys so I am entering my card there.

Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
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Archers Paper ~ Smooth Watercolor
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So cute! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  2. I love your CAS card, the cheeky monkeys are so cute and like your border. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  3. This is cute! Purple monkeys....who would've thought they could be that fun! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  4. Oh, this is adorable! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  5. lovely! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Very cute card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

  7. What an adorable card! The monkey's are too cute! Thanks for playing along at HSS!

  8. What a fun card! Those little monkeys are adorable. Whomever gets this card will love it! Thanks for playing with us at HSS for this challenge.


  9. Super cute monkeys! I love how all the images are on the right side of the card. Such a modern layout! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


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