Sunday, May 1, 2016
Hang in There!
I spend quite a bit of time in the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans FB Group and the 2nd round of the Progressive challenge just ended. The theme was "Circle or Square with a Ribbon and Tear." Isn't that cute? I had loads of ideas for this one and hoped I could enter more than once, but my Birthday Week sort of crimped my crafting (not that I mind, of course) so this is the only one that got made.
Here's a closeup of Hanging Around Monkey. To tell you the truth, monkeys have never been in my Top 10 animal faves, but this little guy totally stole my heart. He's colored with Copics in regular monkey colors, but I can't wait to try him in girly fantasy colors. Wouldn't that be cute?
I think it's hard to see the tears in that first pic, so here's the side view. The DP's are from the ancient DCWV Safari Kids Stack and are not double sided, so I cut a circle with my Spellbinders in the (approximate, LOL) center, tore it into 6 pieces, and attached them from the back after inking with Distress and curling them a bit. I was going for a more masculine look so the cool May Arts ribbon was just attached at the sides and I've added 3 corduroy button brads to the corners and a computer generated sentiment.
Be sure to check out Sandra's FB Group. There's new releases to her Etsy Shop every Monday and "sneaky Sandra" comes up with all kinds of fun games and contests, many that don't even include crafting (like suggesting names for new digis or offering suggestions for what you'd love to see in her shop). It's a fun and supportive group for those who love Sandra's quirky images. Hope to see you there.
I'm entering this in the DL.Art May Linky Challenge, 613 Avenue Create ATG challenge, the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #33 ATG, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, the Outlawz Monday Greeting Cards ATG Challenge, The Ribbon Girl ATG, A Beautiful Mess ATG, Creative Fingers ATG, Art Impressions Creative Critters, TTRCD April 26-May 2 ATG, Jade's Sparkling Butterflies Add a Sentiment and Aud Sentiments Animal + Sentiment.