Sunday, September 13, 2009
CCEE Monkey Business
Hello!! It's time once again for a CCEE challenge that I do with a group of 7 stamping friends. This month Frances (StampOwl) is providing the challenges for us. Now, normally, I would say Frances (who I affectionately call *Hoots*) is the one who always has my back. She's always on the ball, very organized, and sticks up for me when the other group members get ornery. And believe me...most in this group are just plain stinkers!! Well, this time, she joined forces with the enemy!! (That would be the ornery ones in the group) Now, we've been doing these challenges every Monday for over 2 years. And we pretty much know each others strength, weaknesses, and dislikes. So, knowing all too well that I don't like working with monkeys, Frances still went ahead and chose the CNFS (Catchy Name Featured Stamper) copsmonkey. Grrrrr....so, this card is so out of my comfort zone on many different levels. 1. It had to have a monkey on it. 2. Have any of you seen an elegant monkey? Vintage even? Nope...neither have I, and whimsical is waaaaaaaaay out of my comfort zone.
Before you start thinking I have anything against Jeanna (copsmonkey), I should clarify that she's married to a cop and he calls her his *monkey*. Thus the name. So, in my opinion, they're tops!!! They both serve people. How could I not step out of my comfort zone to feature Jeanna. I mean, I so respect the sacrifice they both make to help make our towns a better place.
So, I have to appologize for the fact that this isn't my best work. I really did try. Blame Frances!!! LOL
Cheers to you Jeanna and hubby!!! Thanks for all you do!!
Okay, now that's enough whining for one day, doncha think? For this card I used Stampendous's Changito Cheer image. He's actually coated with some Coffee Brown, and Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff. I used a Quickie Glue Pen to adhere the fluff so the coloring will show through. I also added some sparkle to the pompom with the Quickie Glue Pen and some Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. I created my own sentiment by using the Harmony Rectangular Stamper set with the 50 pt Upper and Lowercase Trompe Script, and 15pt Times Roman (JustRite)
For the cardstock bases and matting, I used Rose Dark, and Intense and Iced Kiwi. The decorative paper is Colorful Christmas (My Mind's Eye).
Finally, I added a few embellishments: Sizzix diecut tags, Making Memories Ribbon and Button, Heidi Swapp brads, Zva Creative Multicolored Mini Rhinestones, a Martha Stewart lacy eyelet border puch, and some ink distressing with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress). I also added some piercing to frame it up a little more, with my Making Memories Piercing Tool.
eta: In my haste to get this card uploaded to my blog, I forgot to include some pertinent info. The sketch is from Week 3's Viva La Verve Sketch. The twist was to make this for a special person. Isn't a CNFS cop's wife special? Oh YEAH!!
Whew...that's finally it. If you want to see what monkey business the other gals are up to, head on over to the CCEE Stampers blog. We'd love to have you play along with us also. Just follow the Frances' directions on the blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by!!