Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Goin Bananas!!!

.....so I thought I would share this today!

I created this card using some adorable images from High Hopes stamps. Lotsa masking going on---I stamped the banana image first, then masked it and stamped the monkey over it. Then, I masked the monkey and stamped the banana peel pile over the mask. Finally, I masked the monkey and peels and stamped the palm tree.

Tip: When masking an image, stamp the image on cardstock and then stamp off on a thin piece of paper (like printer paper) to create the mask. The thin paper will allow the overstamped image to meet the edges of the image you masked.

I colored the scene with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. Brown buttons and fun twine were the final touches to the card.

Materials used: All Stamps (High Hopes); Brilliance black ink; Copic markers; Prismacolor pencils; Odorless Mineral Spirits (Gina K Designs); buttons (SU!); twine (May Arts); circle punch (Stampin' Up!); cardstock-olive, banana, white (SU!); My Mind's Eye designer paper; dimensionals (SU!).

Thanks for stopping by! Back to packing!

34 comments:

Lynn said...

This is adorable! I love the colors and the twine you added, perfect touches!

Jennifer said...

Too CUTE! The buttons and twine really top this off perfectly!

Niki Estes said...

I love this, Cammie!! Love the coloring and twine. I have this set and have not had a chance to use it yet. Their stamps are so cute!

Ila said...

Fabulous card Cammie!! I love the scene you've created here. Your coloring and accents are wonderful!!

Amy said...

Darling!!! Great striped paper to go with this image!

Gabriela said...

Holy Cow! That is a great deal amount of work but as evidenced by your end result, very well worth the effort. Superb!

Shelly said...

Too cute, great job on the masking and coloring!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awww........this little monkey is just precious!!! I love the coloring.....but I seem to have issues with masking....I gotta keep trying as you make such wonderful scenes!!!! I hope you're not goin' tooooo bananas!!!!

Pinky Roth said...

Cammie, I love this adorable little card!

Pinky

Christina Fischer said...

This is adorable! I can't believe you have time for projects and blogging and packing, too! :)

Erin... said...

Cammie, this is fantastic!! I love your coloring! the buttons look too cute!! just adorable!

Donna said...

EEEK! this is so cute! my thoughts are with you, moving is NOT fun but once you get in your new home the memory will quickly fade. stay strong!

Rae said...

How cute is that?! Love the twine you added too!
Happy packing ;) ~rae

Patsy said...

This is so cute. I love the monkey and the added embellishments. Good luck with the moving. Last time I moved I had to go out of town and my housekeeper and husband packed everything and moved while I was gone with the kids. Still have not found everything!!!!

Mandy said...

This is awesome! I absolutely love what you did with the twine. :)

Dawn Easton said...

So stinkin' cute Carolyn!! Love the buttons!

Deb said...

This is adorable Cammie!! Love the layout, colors and twine. I loved these stamps so much, I went back and ordered a bunch more, they just came! YAY!!

peanutbee said...

Totally fun card, gorgeous coloring, and great masking (and patience). :)

~ Maricel Fabi said...

Oh, this is awesome! Nice image and coloring.

shel9999 said...

That is SO cute!!! And your coloring is fantastic!

Libby Hickson said...

This is so cute! Sorry you're going bananas, hope you get settled in your new home soon! (I'm jealous though, our house has had VERY little traffic, I don't know if it will ever sell!!)

Jennifer Love said...

This is super-fun! All that masking...wow!

Image masking SBL said...

Cute Monkey. Nice!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh is this so stinkin' CUTE! Your coloring is amazing!

RaeAnne said...

amazingly beautiful

Anita C said...

This is just too cute!! The monkey is adorable and I love the twine. Good luck with packing!

Theresa said...

That card is too cute. A lot of masking, but so worth it.

Christi said...

This is adorable!! Your coloring is fantastic!!

stampmonkey said...

What a cute card, Cammie! Your coloring is great, and the twine just sets the stage perfectly!

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute!! I love your coloring and twine!! Good luck with your packing!!

Carolina said...

So cute Cammie - your coloring is amazing and all the little touches with the twine and buttons is just perfect

Jennifer Buck said...

Oh my! This is sooo adorable! :) TFS...hope you are doing well! :)

Elaine said...

Fun card! I like the twine decor and how the image extends past the top of the card.

Image coloring services said...

Wow! Beautiful Cammie...
Love the attractive coloring and like the cute monkey....