Friday, April 17, 2009

Monkey under tree

Wanted to create a scene with this little money from Melanie's "Just so Hippy". I created the tree trunk by cutting 3 narrow strips of Creamy Carmel cardstock and spraying them with water to soften them. I then used a clip to hold all three pieces together and started braiding. To create the top of the tree, I used a leaf stamp from SU Daisy set. I stamped seven and alternated layers. The monkey had to sit on sand, so I tore a piece of River Rock cardstock and stamped some sand hills using one of Kittie's scene sets. I then tore a piece of sky blue to add for water and mounted on a piece of Bordering Blue for the sky. I used Sky Blue, and a new large sponge dauber I ordered from GinaK, to create the clouds and waves. The monkey is colored with chalks and colored pencils. I did not use OMS because I wanted it to look like hair on the monkey. I cut three very thin strips of green cardstock for stems then attached the little flowers from that set. The Miss You is also from the Just So Hippy set and cut out with an oval nestability. I used the piercing tool to punch holes around the oval. Two black gems were added on the upper corners.


Sharri said...

Selma, This is just adorable! I love the palm tree!
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Dianna said...


You are so clever. I would have never thought of braiding a tree looks so realistic. I bet this Little Monkey is Shannons favorite little guy.

Very cute card.



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