Saturday, May 7, 2016

Little Monkey...

Here's my plaid creation:

Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Crushed Olive.
I was inspired to make this project by the current challenge at Addicted To CAS: plaid.  I think it turned out cute!  A friend of mine found out that she's pregnant-- unexpected but welcome!  I saw this sentiment and thought it was just right to pair with this cute little monkey.

I'd also like to enter this into the color challenge at the current Colour Q Challenge #340... though my original interpretation of the poppy color was more California poppy than the Oriental poppy...

Supplies and notes:
  • I made my plaid by using a Martha Stewart stencil with four Distress Inks, pictured above.  Thanks to the water-reactive properties of DI, I splattered the plaid with water and added a little interest, rather than just the soft lines, though those were nice,
  • I edged this panel with ColorBox Chalk in Creamy Brown
  • I also splattered some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Vintage Photo across this panel
  • The monkey stamp is from Prima, and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado, both stamped in SU! in Chocolate Chip
  • I added Pebble Chalk, Inc. chalk on the cute little monkey
  • The orange seam binding is vintage
Happy Saturday!  


  1. Mimi so fun the way you created your plaid. Thank you for sharing with us at the colourQ this week!

  2. Wow great way to make your own plaid paper. Lovely card too. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  3. Great job making your own plaid paper with different colored stripes. Using inks and stencils is a great tip for doing color challenges, easier than finding DPs with colors that match... Cute!

  4. Yaayyy Mimi made Plaid and sweett great plaid Mimi...cute monkey too...sweet card you made...luvvvv this...she will luv this too...hugs

  5. so pretty and fun card. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!!