Wednesday, 19 February 2020

* Monkey Banjo Band


It's a wet and miserable day today, so I've been having a play with stamps and inks. 

I like to try and enter the challenge at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and this fortnight the challenge is Monkey See, Monkey Do. Yay!!!!  
 I actually have a new monkey stamp! I used Carmen's Veranda's stamp, Monkey with Banjo, for my card. If you haven't visited Carmen's Veranda - you should hop on by and take a look. She stocks all manner of quirky stamps and some fabulous (and often wonderfully snarky) sentiments.

Here is my card:

I wanted to create a monkey banjo band, so I set about masking and repeat stamping my monkey. I used two shades of purple Distress Oxides for the background monkeys (Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet) and Versafine Onyx Black for the main monkey who was fussy cut and adhered to the card. I added some random music notes to the background using a KaiserCraft stamp called Sheet Music and inked the edges of the background with Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord.
The sentiment, called Overdose of Satisfaction, is also from Carmen's Veranda - I cut it into strips and arranged it so that it would fit onto my card. Finally I matted the background onto black card and popped it onto a 5 x 7 inch card base.

I hope my monkeys made you smile today!

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Always Fun #150 Animals 23/02
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2007 AG 23/02
A Perfect Time to Craft #23AG 27/02
Love to Craft #43 AG 28/02
MMM Challenge #116 Critters 28/02
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #93 Monkey See, Monkey Do 29/02

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Hi Carole this is a fantastic card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh my this is just awesome. I love your band of banjo playing monkeys. What a hoot!! Fabulous design. Love it. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  3. This is just the best! Love how you have stamped the monkeys repeatedly with different ink colors. Great background and love the sentiment. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  4. Love your banjo monkeys. Such a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Always Fun Challenges. Tristan DT.

  5. OMGoodness! That image is so cute and I love the way you used it on your card. Precious sentiment too! LOVE! Thanks so much for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.

  6. I just love how you’ve stamped the monkeys. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

  7. This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's February Anything Goes challenge! We hope you visit us often!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  8. Hi Carole. Yes ... your monkeys did make me smile today.
    Great card!
    Dot x

  9. haha,,, What a fun card!! Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
    Tina dt


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