Monday, May 14, 2018

Monkey Birthday

Monkeys make me happy . . . monkeys make me happy. . . .  These are adorable and will pair so nicely with my other Little Agenda images (bunnies, peoples, cats, dogs--and I hope someday, a variety of jungle and/or farm animals plus accessories like different hats and such).

I started by sponging the background in ombre greens. I then laid a stencil down and used one of my handy dandy Costco baby wipes to remove the ink by pressing and holding it on the stencil until I liked the results. All jungly but not too jungly.

The cover plate and included sentiment diecut make for an easy design layout so I just added a few monkeys, monkeys, monkeys and a mini sentiment from Celebration balloons.

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday without optional number topping, Simon Says Wednesday For the Boys, Watercooler Wednesday #169 All About Occasions, Addicted to Stamps and More #291 Anything Goes

The Details:  Mama Elephant Little Monkey Agenda, Tri Window Cover, Celebration Balloons, Newton's Nook Tropical Leaves Stencil, Distress Oxide Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Lucky Clover, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics


  1. Beautifully sponged background for your card Toni. It sure sets the tone for your cute little monkeys. I love the frame and how it divides up your card. Those monkies are super playful and cute. Thanks so much for joining our All Occasion Anything Goes challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  2. Very cute and sweet. The monkeys are adorable. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

  3. This is so sweet Toni and I love your technique for stencilling the background - I'll have to give that a try.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

  4. Fabulous card! The background looks really fabulous, and I love those little monkeys. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  5. This is absolutely adorable. I love those little monkeys. And that pic of your kitty is just too cute!! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. If those monkeys are not just the cutest thing ever! Love the layout and the different tones of the backgrounds! Such a terrific card Toni! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday!


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