Friday, 14 September 2018

M is for Monkey

Good Morning all, i hope you are having a good week. 

Its time for a new challenge over at Alphabet Challenge   with the theme being


So I dug out the Tim Holtz hipsters animals stamps and just my old brusho's.

I first made a background sheet with green and orange brushos and sprinkled in a little pixie powder, i then added lots of chunky sea salt and left to dry overnight.  It leaves this amazing pattern, this works better when the brusho's are really wet, if you add the salt when its beginning to dry you only get a slight pattern as the salt needs to draw the water into it to get the effect. 

I die cut a Polaroid frame from white card, mounted it onto black card to frame.  I die cut the centre from my brusho card.  I then stamped and hand cut my monkey and added him to the frame.  I cut out a second head and decoupaged it with glue gel.  I kept the monkey white as i wanted him to stand out against the colourful background.  I just added some glossy accents to his glasses. 

I added a panel of white mounted onto black onto the card base.  I added a panel of my background paper at a wonky angle and added the Monkey topper on top. Stamped sentiment and black enamel dots to finish. 

Close up, you can really see the pattern the sea salt leaves.  

Items Used:
Tim Holtz Hipster Animal stamps
Sizzix Polaroid die set
Brusho's - leaf green & gambage
Pixie powder - red
Chunky sea salt
Crafters companion sentiment stamp
CraftUk White Hammered Card
Black card - payper box
WRMK black enamel dots

So if you fancy joining in and see what everyone comes up with using Monkeys please do hop over to alphabetchallengeblog

I hope you all have a good weekend and see some sunshine.  Hugs Emma

Id like to enter the following


Alison59 said...

Love this Emma, the background is fabby :-)

meg said...

Fabulous background for your rather grumpy looking monkey(reminds me of hubby)

Basslady said...

a very cool card, dearie!

hugs and kisses from germany
silvi xoxo

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Love the image brilliant card Ginny x
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gwen70 said...

Fab card love it

Darlene said...

Awesome background Emma but this guy always freaks me out! He looks like one of the nasty apes from Planet of the Apes! LOL Great job on your card teamie!

ALI said...

Perfect card!

Pam said...

The monkey looks so miserable he makes me laugh. I really love the background and the salt effect is amazing. Great card Emma.
Pam x

Debbie Mageed said...

There's no one on earth that wouldn't have a big smile on their face if they received this card. OMG too funny! Thanks for the tip to use sea salt on the brusho. I'm going to have to try that because I love what it did to your background. GREAT card, Emma!!

Kirsty said...

Fabulous card Emma and thanks for reminding me about the sea salt technique, I have tried it before but the old brain seems to forget easy at the moment, must be my age!! Love the monkey stamp, did make me chuckle. Big hugs Kirsty. x

kate Jeffery said...

a fantastic card Emma
Kate x

Carole Pollard said...

Brilliant that's certainly made me smile great card Love and hugs Carole x

StephW said...

Fabulous card, sea salt with brushos is a technique I've not tried yet it's a great effect ... such an apt sentiment to put with the grumpy monkey ... Steph x

Janice said...

This monkey always makes me smile when I see it on a card! Fabulous design.
Janice x

Linda said...

This looks so cool .... Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

shirley-bee said...

Fun card! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!