Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A New Card for SoS Challenge 52 and Some Wild Animals!

I just got the cutest SU set ever by doing a marathon swap on SCS! I found this adorable Sock Monkey set for trade, but the owner wanted current SU CS that was NIP to trade for it. Well, I don't have any current, NIP. So, I found someone else that DID, and traded them for a set I don't use anymore, then I turned around and traded the CS for my Sock Monkey! Cool, eh? I thought this card would work well for the Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge #52, which is to make a "Celebration" Card because they just turned 1 year old! YAAAYYYY!!!

Here is the card I made...I think he turned out pretty good, but I am still working on how to get that "heathered-brown" look for the color. I colored him with Copics, added Glossy Accents and a Bow Tie with some SU 3/16" Red Gingham. I trimmed him and popped him up on foam dots. The brown and red ribbons are from Stuffmart, the buttons and brads are from my stash. The sentiment came with the set. The CS is Real Red and Chocolate Chip from SU and the DP is from a DCWV stack called "Classic Carstock and Prints."

I followed the theme onto the inside and added the "man-bow" in the gingham.

Isn't this little guy too cute? He is a week old! We went to the Greek Fest in town and they had a petting zoo. I will post more pics later in the week of the kids with the animals...and speaking of animals....

Get a load of this pair of wild animals! hehehehe



kisatrtle said...

Love the kids in the cage pic...too funny. You card is really cute. I've never seen that SU set. I really like it.

I posted pics of my invitations for the swim party. Let me know what you think.

word is cediscro: which is medicine for an ailing back. I better go take some.

sharon said...

hehhehee....I have to laugh because I have pictures just like this with my son and grandson!!! Sharon

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shannon,l love the image and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

debra said...

Hi Shannon
Glad you left a message i couldn't find you on my blog list (lol) but now i have, thanks for your kind comments and some great looking cards you have been doing. Loving the animals especially the lambs i have just finished hand raring threee baby lambs from one day old as there mummy died after birth, it was a great experience and my first.
take care hugs Debra

Cindy E said...

How stinkin' cute is THAT?! I love that SU sock monkey set! Sounds like you got a great trade. Your color combo works really well, too.

Kids in cages are always a good idea. ;-)

Jenners said...

You are so adorable ... and the cage is great time out spot for kids! HAHA!

And I don't know what you are talking about with the card, but I know I like it! Sock Monkeys rule!

Anonymous said...

Your card is absolutely adorable!! You did such a terrific job coloring the monkey, and I love how you continued the theme on the inside.