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!

Supplies-
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

14 comments:

Kari said...

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

Have a great monday evening:)

Hugs,Kari:)

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.
luv
Debby

Lorraine Robertson said...

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

Hugs
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 :)

Thanks,
Janet