Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Go Bananas!

Hello To Everyone!
For my post today, I'd like you to meet "Large Monkey Mike" from High Hopes Stamps! Isn't he just a sweetie?!! When I saw Mike I knew I wanted to have him swinging from the trees.
I used my new MFT Interactive Swing die to make "Large Monkey Mike" appear to be swinging in the palm trees. You need to cover up the swing element and allow room for it to "swing". I decided to cut some palm leaves in two sizes using my Cameo and a svg file. Then I took a piece of the same colour as the leaves and glued them on top to hide it. This way I had a piece I could mount with foam tape to hide and allow the swinging action. I created the background using some water-colour paper and Ken Oliver Colour Burst powders. I inked all the edges of the card and palm leaves with some Vintage Photo ink for added dimension. I used the HH "Swinging Birthday" sentiment and masked it off to only use the top half of the sentiment.
On the inside I used more of the Ken Oliver Powders and a straw to make it match the outside colours. I love the fun HH sentiment called "Go Bananas" that I used on the inside. I also fussy cut out a banana from it to add to Mike's hand on the outside.
Here's a short clip of "Large Monkey Mike" in his swinging action!
Copics Used:
Monkey: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
Banana: Y32, Y35, YG93, YG95

Thanks for "swinging by" today!
Happy Stamping!