Monday, July 5, 2010

Let's Go to the Beach

I don't know where the heck the idea to put a bathing suit on the monster came from, but it was in my head and it had to be made.  I tried to stop myself but it just wasn't happening.  So here she is, she looks pretty cute in her pink maillot.  I hope she has some sunscreen.
I made this card for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club challenge to use three ribbons.  I was already feeling a little whacky from putting the monster in the swimsuit so when I was figuring out what to do with the ribbon I decided layering them would be too mundane so I for the hot pink ribbon I folded it and ran it through my sewing machine.  I cut a piece of cork with the rick rack die-namic and decided to bunch some green ribbon (it's just about the same shade of green as the monster) there and after I did that I thought it needed some pearls to dress it up so I just planted a couple here and there.  You probably can't even see them all in the photo but I know they're there.
 For my third ribbon I had a pink MFT button with big holes so I figured I'd put some ribbon there instead of thread and that's where I decided to hang my charm using the new twine from the Cat's Pajamas.  Lord only knows what came over me but at that point I decided I'd throw a little more of that orange ribbon on, so I bunched some of it on top of the hot pink ribbon.  By the way,  I love that hot pink ribbon, and if you do too and can't find it in the stores, well it's May's ribbon and I got it from Michele, the Enchanted Stamper, that's not what I call her that's her blog.  If you're interested in that or other fun ribbons leave her a comment or PM her at SCS she's Delfinaus.  But I digress...I've been doing that a lot lately...
In order to get the image on the card over the ribbon I had to prop it up on dimensionals, in fact it's on three layers of dimensionals.  I don't think the photo of the card front really shows that or srunchyness (I made that word up, and had to use it here - don't try it in Scrabble).  So I took a photo of the side of the card so you'd get an idea of the scrunchyness.
So here's the deets:
Stamp - My Favorite Things "Monsters Ink"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Spiced Marmalade
Paper - Stampin' up card stock; Me and My Big Ideas "Destination Paradise"
Miscellaneous - ribbons; MFT button; charm; Cat's Pajama's twine; Queen & Co pearl stickers; MFT die-namic rick rack; nestibilities; cork
Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club - Use three ribbons
Sketch Saturday Week 110 - the sketch
Paper Play Challenges Week 26 - Card for a child or teenager
The Shabby Tea Room - Week 16 - Inspiration photo of pinwheels in hot pink, turquoise and green
Stampin' B #65 - Summer Vacation - (yeah a monster vacation at the beach)
Crazy 4 Challenges - use 2 or more ribbons
Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again. 


  1. Hee hee I love that bathing suit, tooo CUTE!!! Way to use the ribbon.

  2. What a cute idea!!! I love how you used all the ribbon - terrific!

  3. What a fun card! LOVE the little pink suit on the monster... LOL... and so much lovely ribbon :)

  4. Too adorable Chris! I love the way your mind works girl! The bathing suit on the monster is just brillant! Love how you used the ribbon too!

  5. Well, that little monster looks adorable in that swim suit. Too cute! Thanks for joining the StampinB's again this week.

  6. Super cute. :) LOve all the bright colors

  7. Wow, amazing details, love it. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

  8. That is fab, Chris - you're right - the monster needed a swimsuit!!! Love the side view too - so much dimension.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  9. Such a wonderful card!
    Thank you for joining us at SS,
    hugs from Maya :)

  10. too cute & i LOVE LOVE those ribbons & the swimsuit!!


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