I went downstairs to get some laundry tonight, was hit with inspiration, and here it is 1 a.m. And I still left the laundry downstairs. But look what I found!
I have an awesome group of kids who stamp with me once a month after school. One of them, in addition to being a great stamper, is a very good dancer. She’s incredibly focused — especially considering she’s so young. I saw a sample of a "girl monkey" on another web site, and while I was supposed to be collecting clothes for tomorrow, I saw the Pretties kit, glitter and brushed silver card stock in my stamp room- and this is what I came up with.
Here’s what I used: (Click for a larger picture)
Stamp sets: Sock Monkey, One of a Kind
Ink: Basic Gray, Regal Rose, Real Red, Jet Black StazOn, VersaMark, Whisper White Craft
Paper: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Real Red, Going Gray, Brushed Silver
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Fine Cosmo glitter, Crystal Effects, Chunky glitter, Pretties Kit, Aqua Painter, Scallop Border punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stipple Brushes, Boho Blossoms punch, 2-Way glue pen
When we had sock monkeys as kids, the socks were kind of a mottled gray, so I tried to duplicate that. I stamped the monkey 4 times – once on white card stock, once on Real Red, once on Going Gray and once on Naturals Ivory. I stippled Basic Gray and Whisper White ink on the Going Gray monkey. (What am I going to do now that the Stipple Brushes are discontinued and sold out?? Maybe something better is coming.) After thinking a little more about it, though, I think stippling gray and vanilla on the cream card stock might work better. I’ll try that next time.
Back to the monkey…I cut the monkeys apart and pieced them all together on top of the one stamped in white, then cut it out. I cut one of the flowers from the pretties kit in half, colored it with an aqua painter and Regal Rose stamp pad, and used it for her tutu. I finished it off with some Real Red grosgrain. The headpiece is half of a Real Red flower (from the Boho Blossoms punch) with 2 way glue and Dazzling Diamonds. Her earrings (look closely!!) are Crystal Effects and Fine Cosmo glitter (every monkey ballerina needs rubies!), and the sequins on her tutu are Crystal Effects and Chunky glitter (I think it needs a little more….When in doubt – add glitter!). The wand/flower is another Boho Blossom stamped in VersaMark on Silver card stock and embossed with Iridescent Ice. (If I could have found another sparkly thing in my stamp room, it would have been on this card!!) Finally, the background on the white card is a small flower stamped in VersaMark and embossed with some more Iridescent Ice.
So that’s it! She doesn’t look at all like Ryanne, but I’ll bet they’d have a great time giggling together!