Sunday 26 July 2020

Zen Birthday!

It's my eldest son's birthday today and this card fits some of his interests!

I spritzed some distress oxide inks onto white card and then blotted up some of the colour with a paper towel. You can just see some of the ripples from the towel!

I used my misti to stamp the monkey as I thought it might need a couple of stampings, then clear embossed it.

There were a lot of ink blotches in the monkey's body so I tried to paint over them with a white Neocolour II crayon and a water pen but it didn't work. 
Next I tried a white prismacolour pencil and that at least gave the monkey some definition.

I coloured the diecut numbers with peacock feathers distress ink and clear embossed them.

It's not perfect but I had fun making this one!

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Cardz 4 Guyz, no patterned paper.

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

Mix it Up Challenge playing along with the anything goes option


Distress oxide sprays - faded jeans; peacock feathers; iced spruce and cracked pistachio.
Distress oxide ink, peacock feathers, versamagic ink & clear ep
Katzelkraft jungle animals stamp; versafine clair ink & clear ep; Kaisercraft numbers die;
birthday sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Loll said...

Very cool birthday card for your son, Cathy! Love the texture from the paper towel blotted background. And what a cool image. xx

Claire said...

How awesome, I'm totally in love with this Zen monkey he's super duper and fun. Great inky background and bless you for popping back to let me know about Color Throwdown, I'll get on it. Thank you Cathy xx

Helen said...

I'm sure your son loved this very special and fun birthday cared, Cathy! You have created a wonderful background for that super relaxed monkey! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Pat said...

There is great texture in the background Cathy and love that monkey, and the highlighting did work well with the white pencil, and the Peacock Feathersfor the numbers tones in nicely with the colours in the background. I'm sure you son will have love this card. x

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colours and one fabulous image....very cool and your son will surely love it x

Brenda in IN said...

I love the paper towel ripples and that background is a great one for the monkey.Your son will be thrilled you made a card with his interest in mind.

sandie said...

Cathy-way too critical on yourself!! This is a perfect card and full of fun. I love the way you added the definition to the monkey-it really worked and having him rest on the numbers-such a fun idea! Thanks for joining Time Out x

Tristan said...

Great card Cathy. Love the texture with the spray and blotting and that image is one of my favourites from Katzelkraft. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

Helen said...

A great card - love your background.

Thanks for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This image always cracks me up, and I love the way you used it. The things you see as flaws make it unique and wonderful and I am sure you son loved it. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out.

roffeycreations said...

Holy Moley - 30 - already !!! Love the card :)

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

I'm so sorry too late to comment. This is a great card! Thank you for your lovely entry at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Lynn said...

Love the background you created! Fun card!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!