"Hey Jude ... take a sad song & make it better!" - the Beatles

My goal is to turn my disabilities around to abilities using art therapy as a means of stroke rehabilitation on my hands & arms. I want to also use cards to spread kindness, show different fun card techniques, bring awareness to issues that are important to me, and to just spread joy in general!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sock Monkey Goodness

Sometimes you get stamp sets and you know that they will be used for lots of reasons - and then sometimes you just have to have that one particular set for that one particular person - it's a MUST!  Don't get me wrong, I do love sock monkeys - they are the cutest!  But, I don't love them as much as my one friend does; I mean she LOVES sock monkeys!!!  So, I knew I just had to get this Ellen Hutson set when it came out - just for her.
Who doesn't love a sock monkey?!!!

So, I started with copic friendly paper in the A2 top folding size.  I used momento black ink and I made this little guy into a birthday card by stamping him holding the little kite so I could add lots of colors.  I used my copic multi liner to extend the lines a bit to make sure they connected to his hand and the edge of the kite.  I added the bow for more color and then proceeded to color the image in with my spectrum noir alcohol inks.  I love these inks so much!  I'm sure, when I am able to get some copic inks, that I will love them too - but for now, I'm really into the spectrum noir inks.  I have listed all of the colors I used below.  I used glossy accents on the kite to make it shine bright!  I added the little box to the inside and colored that as well - a nice little added touch I think.  I added the sentiment with Avery Elle Cherry ink and we were good to go!  Love it so much!!!!

Inside of card

Glossy accents on the kite

Items used

There is just something about a little sock monkey that makes a gal happy!  And, that is the goal - spreading kindness and happiness!  There is too much evil and sadness in this world - lets spread a little bit of this good stuff around!  Have a great day!  Jude  :-)

Sock Monkey Set at Ellen Hutson.  Click Here!

Inks used:  Purples - PL4, PL2; Greens - LG4, LG2; Reds - DR4, CR8, CR6; Feet - IG2, IG1; Body - GG4, GG2, BG9, BG5, BG4; Box - EB6, EB3, EB2.

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