Just monkeying around!

After a lovely holiday in the wilds of Scotland – no internet and intermittent phone signal – it’s back to the inevitable washing, ironing and trying to catch up and, of course, soggy Bank Holiday Monday weather.  Having been away for most of August it is going to be a mad scramble to complete some of the challenges I had my eye on but I did not want to miss this one, so it is first out of the blocks.  It is the wonderful Deedee’s Digi of the Month Progressive Challenge.  This month the images she has provided are of monkeys, I chose to do the one with the barrel of bananas.


Materials used:
Deedee’s Monkey Business digi collection
white card
Neenah card
Spectrum Noir pens
X-cut scalloped circle die
Adirondack Butterscotch ink pad

I printed out the image 3 times, the sentiment and the backing paper. Using Spectrum Noir pens I coloured the images then cut them out and 3d decoupaged them. I matted the base image onto backing paper then onto the front of the card blank. I used the die to cut out the sentiment, coloured the banana then brushed it lightly with Butterscotch ink. I cut a ‘ribbon’ from a piece of left over backing paper and glued it to the sentiment before attaching it to the card.

Thanks for visiting.  Take care.




About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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2 Responses to Just monkeying around!

  1. Carol L says:

    I just love what you’ve done with these images! The 3D look is so much fun…….almost as fun as a barrel of monkeys! Thanks for playing along with Deedee’s August challenge! See you next month 🙂

  2. Judith W says:

    Hi Pipa hun awesome colouring love it – thanks for joining the challenge at Deedee’s hugs Judith DT x

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