Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Monster Pyramid

Hi!  This is the end of my short 3-day break from work.  I've had some fun in the craft room as well as spending time with my boys.  This card was made for Lesley's monster/birthday themed Challenge and also the "M" challenge at Cardz for Guys.  My "M" words are monsters and masking.




I started my card by cutting masks of all six monsters using Eclipse masking paper.  I then arranged them in a pyramid on some X-Press It cardstock and carefully removing masks as needed, I stamped each monster.  Once that was complete, I colored with Copics in a semi-rainbow fashion.  To create a background, I masked the monsters again and sponged Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass distress inks.



For the sentiment banner, after I'd embossed and die-cut it, I carefully cut around the feet of the bottom three monsters and tucked the banner under their feet - giving them something to "stand on".  Blueprints dies came to the rescue with layering as did some Reverse Confetti banner dies to tie in with the inspiration picture.  I quite like this little card which I think would be suitable for a young boy.  My favorite monster has to be the teal one in the center bottom.  I wanted to color him red because I think he looks like the red M & M :)

Thanks for visiting.  I'm also linking this to Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge to use a stamp.



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Products used:

Stamps:  Out of this World (Clearly Besotted), KIS Birthday (PTI)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass
Cardstock:  White, black, X-Press It
Accessories:  Copics, Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax (MFT), Blueprints 20 and 21 (MFT), Double Banner Garland (Reverse Confetti)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at The Challenge.

18 comments:

Hannelie said...

This looks like a winning card to me Karren! Wow... master masking job! A real eye catcher.

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute card Karren! What a fun image! You colored all the little creatures brilliantly!

Lesley said...

Wow girl! This card was a labor of love! I cannot believe you cut masks for all six monsters and also sponged the background AND then colored all the monsters-perfectly I might add! What makes this card super adorable is the small crisscrossed bunting at the top! It really ties it all together and makes for a bold statement! Absolutely fantastic! XO

Claire Broadwater said...

Karren, this is AMAZING!!!!!! I LOVE it! All those bright, little monsters made me smile! The sponged background is fabulous! So happy you joined us at The Challenge this week! XX

SonjaK said...

Oh wow, these monsters are SO cute!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your rainbow monster pyramid is absolutely adorable!

Jane Willis said...

What a fun card, I love the rainbow of monsters! Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz
Jane

Cazro said...

Fabulous card, super result with your masking. I love your card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz.DT

Julie B said...

What fab 'M'onsters, love the masking you did to create the mound!
So pleased you joined in at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Mac Mable said...

What a great card. Wow on the masking and wow on the card, just love it!

Brandi said...

This is absolutely adorable!

Bobby said...

I came here from The Challenge blog to see this darling card up close and personal. What a wonderful job you have done with the masking and coloring. I declare a winner, Karren.

Team Clark said...

Oh I totally love this!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Wow, such a wonderful card! Great masking and sponging! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally LOVE this!!! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge! ---please check out our NEW Sketch challenge tomorrow!

JayBe said...

What a cute fun design - just perfect for our 'Something beginning with M' challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz, thanx for sharing.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Aileen (mum) said...

Brilliant card, love your stack of monsters. Fantastic

Karen Rogers said...

fantabulous