Saturday, 2 May 2009

Dustin's Monkey meets Sketch Saturday

I bought these great images from Dustin (link in my sidebar) the other day and just couldn't wait to use them. I just love these cheeky monkeys! I have followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and also decorated the inside so I could use the second image too.
I am fast becomimg a huge fan of Dustin Pike's
work and I love working with his images, they are great to colour and can be used for lots of different occasions.

I wanted to use some bright fun papers with this images because the images themselves are so much fun and I think they go great with bold colours. I have had the stripy Basic Grey paper for ages but have never been brave enough to use it so I thought I would just go for it today. I have followed the sketch just as it is on the front of the card except cut my image out instead of using a circle.

I have showed all of the inside of the card because I decorated all 4 sides but didn't take a pic of the back because it's just plain. I haven't really followed the sketch through to the inside but i have used some of the same elements to tie it all together, like the same papers and the flower arrangment. I didn't want to make it too fussy because I think these images should be the main focus so I just used a couple of flowers on the inside and stamped a swirl just so it wasn't really plain.
I think I will have to make a few more cards with these images. I have so much ideas for them :)

Designer papers: Basic Grey Lollypop shoppe (fruit punch), Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie
Stamps: Dustin Pike Digital Images, Inkadinkadoo swirl from the Gem Stone Jewels set
Colouring: Copics, inkksentials pen for highlights
Embelishments: Prima flowers, gems, tiny flower embelishments and ribbon from stash.

Hope you are all having a fab Saturday.
Hugs Lora x


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Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lora,l love the image and colours.
So beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Lora this is brilliant inside and out, I got these as well also bought the multi buy the other day, he's great isn't he I have several of his images now and his freebies that he does on a Wednesday. I love your idea of putting the other image inside hope you don't mind if I pinch this idea. I love your colouring of the images and the papers just perfect.

Lorraine x

JanJ said...

That's a great card, the papers look fab & I love the way you've decorated the inside too

Jan x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

This looks soooo professional! I love it!


Brandi said...

Your card is too cute!!



Linda said...

Great cards in your blog :o)
I just found Dustins images and I'm in love ;o)
Have a great day

bastelkueken said...

wow - your monkey is so great and sugar... your card is perfect styled.. wonderful

Bev said...

Oh this is gorgeous hun! Love the adorable image and the fabulous choice of papers. xx