Monday, 10 August 2009

Whiff of Joy #42!

Hello! I hope you're all enjoying this grey Monday! I don't work Mondays so I'm loving it! I've just come back from buying my bridesmaid dresses actually! It's so exciting!
Anyway, on to my card! I've had a go at the lovely Jacqui's sketch for this weeks Whiff of Joy challenge, except I had to make the oval into a square and move the flowers around a bit, but I loved it all the same! I've used my cute new monkey stamp too! I experimented with a technique I learnt on a Copics blog, colouring an area grey and then using another colour over the top to create a darker tone, to let you see how it worked, I used the same browns for the monkey as the branch but with grey over the branch first - good idea huh?! Thanks for dropping in!

Stamp - 'Lou Celebrating Monkey' from Whiff of Joy
Colouring - Copics and a white gel pen
Papers - Sweet Shoppe 'Some like it hot'
Flowers - Sarah's Cards & EK Success 'Retro Flower' punch
Gems - Create & Craft
Border - Fiskars 'Threading Water' punch
Sentiment - Murray & Ethel stamp set


Kari said...

Wondeful card!! Gorgeous colouring and the image is so cute!!
Lovely colours on the paper:)

Have a great monday evening:)


Dragonlady said...

Hi Beth

What a cute little monkey. Love the shading you have done.

Ali x

Jeanette said...

Wow, Beth! This card is so pretty. I love your coloring of the image. One of my new fave's from the new collection. :) Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sarah said...

Fantastic colouring Beth! Still trying to get to grips with my copics! Love the image too! How cute is he!

Rach said...

such a sweet card, love the papers and the image. hugs rachxx

Stephanie said...

What a fab card & the colouring is spot on! (thanks for the tip on using greys) Hugs, Steph x

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Beth great card love the image and papers:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Alex said...

WOW - like your card! Your Coloration is great!
Hugs, Alex

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, love that monkey and the fab papers too.

Lorraine Robertson said...

Fab card honey & super duper colouring too... loving the papers a lot.

Lorraine xxx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Beth. Love the cute image you've used and the colouring also. Pretty papers and fabulous details to. Hugs Michele x

Liz, said...

Hi Beth, not long now! You have done a great job with the copics, I must try that. Think I have watched every you tube vid on copics and managed to miss that one!

Liz x

nessy said...

what a cheeky monkey ~gorgeous card ~love the papers ~just perfect!!
vanessa xx

Janet said...

That's interesting about coloring with grey first - the tree & monkey look like completely different colors. If I ever get my hands on some Copics I'll have to try that! Please drop by my blog if you get a chance :)