Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Barrel Full of Fun - JAI12

This week the team at Just Add Ink have given a wonderful sketch challenge.  There are loads of possibilities with this one!

When I first saw the "Fox & Friends" set being used on US sites, I knew I just had to have it as soon as it arrived here.  All the animals are just so adorable!

Anyway, the monkeys reminded me of the ones from the classic game "a Barrel of Monkeys" (but they are much cuter) so I put a simple pop-up barrel inside the card & lots of linky monkeys.

Here is both the inside & outside of my card (plus another shot of the monkey chain):-

All the monkeys are individually cut out & raised on dimensionals. The sentiments are computer generated.  The barrel was cut using an oval template, then bands were added & it was all chalked for extra dimension.

Edited to add:

The lovely ladies at JAI made this card a top pick, thank you!  Thank you to everyone who left lovely comments!  :)

Card Components
Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White
Stamp Sets:  Fox & Friends
Inks:  Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, Kiwi Kiss
Other:  Dimensional Adhesives, Ribbon, Chalks


Lynne Armstrong said...

Such cute monkeys, love, love them...and the pop-up barrel :) The whole card is fantastic! Good luck for the challenge.

delysc said...

Wow wow wow I just adore the barrel of monkeys idea Helen!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

So clever!!! What a fun card.

Danielle Daws said...

Awesome! I used to play with that game (Barrel of Monkeys) as a kid. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Amanda said...

Oh My Goodness. What a clever little card. I hope you will let me case this for the next lot of kids birthday cards I need to make! xx Amanda

alittlelessuseless said...

I love this. How cute and what a great use for those monkeys. congats on your top picks too.

Fiona Harrison said...

That card is phenomenal, what a fabulous idea. You are so patient, cutting out all the little monkeys! I used to love that game as a kid.

Jillian Hargrave said...

Hello! I just saw your absolutely delightful card over at JAI and had to come and comment. How clever and original with a totally awesome result. I love it, reminds me of these on the Disney movie Toy Story! Fabulous job. Jill:)

TrishG said...

This is such a creative card. I really love the barrel of monkeys idea! Great pop ups!

Liam said...

This card is like truly amazing.

Love it.


Caroline Colgan said...

This is SO clever - I absolutely LOVE it!

daniholland said...

I just got the Fox and Friends stamp set, and I love what you've done with the monkey! I've got some little boy birthday cards I need to make, so I hope you don't mind if I CASE it! (I might not cut out so many monkeys though - don't think I'm patient enough!)

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness, I love this card. This took me straight back to my childhood with my brother in our lounge room!!!! TFS Cheers Donna Zammit
PS I love your blog!