Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wicked Monkey

I don't really think this monkey looks all that wicked but the colors are! :) This weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge is to make a Halloween inspired card with the following WICKED poster in mind. 

After pulling the following colors from the Wicked poster:
 Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Whisper White & Real Red
 I started out with a Basic Black base, then layered Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White on top of each other to create the background, which I topped off with a REVERSE cut out of the Top Note Die on RETIRED "Night & Day" DSP. My little wicked monkey was stamped in Black & then paper pieced with more "Night & Day" DSP. He of course needed a little hat, so I improvised and turned the party hat from the Sock Monkey set into a little witch hat, by coloring it in and adding a brim. It seemed to blend into the card too much so I layered it with some Pear Pizzazz. The pumpkin was cut out using the small oval punch and I edged each piece with So Saffron to give it a little dimension. I found the stem in my RETIRED pile of stamps from "Carved & Candlelit". A bit of black hemp twine, a sentiment from "Teeny Tiny Wishes", dimensionals & a bit of RED to finish it off!
I combined this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketch with PPA and I LOVE how the colors & sketch worked really well together.


Christina... said...

This is cute!! You are a creative machine lately! I finally had sometime this afternoon and have so far pumped out a couple of cards and I'm in HEAVEN!!!

Melissa Craig said...

This is great! I loved that book. You did a fantastic job on your card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Anne Marie said...

Oooohhh, what a WICKED little monkey! HeeHee! Love the little witch hat! I actually worked on the same sketch this morning, too funny! Great curly pumpkin stem, too! :)

Linda Callahan said...

What a great layout - and I love the witch hat on the monkey! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Ann Schach said...

Love your wicked little monkey! That is just too cute! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Stampin' Diva said...

Only you could make the cute wicked!! That hat on the sock monkey was such a refreshing take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us @ PPA!