Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Monster Party

Happy Monday! Yesterday I spent the day in New York City with one of my dear friends, Rachel, and her lovely hubby J.B.... gorgeous day to walk around the city, even if we did get reallllly lost on the subway (ended up in Brooklyn).  I saw a part of the city that was brand new to me and we got to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge woohoo :) I hadn't seen her since her wedding last fall so it was a lot of fun to catch up in NYC of all places!

This morning there was a special Monday 90 Minute Scramble over at the Hero Arts flickr group. I also took the opportunity to make a card for the October Hero Arts month long challenge. So we had 90 minutes, I had my coffee, and I attempted to use a digital stamp for probably the first time ever (where I spent the majority of my 90 minutes).

The sketch I used...

hero arts card sketch for October
I used the digital stamp kit called 'Monster Party' that I won in a previous 90 minute scramble (woo!). One of the challenges is to create a Christmas card using non-holiday stamps. Monsters are not usually associated with Christmas, so these guys are all I used!

I printed out a few of each monster from the kit in black and white. I (quickly) colored them with colored pencils in traditional Christmas colors (shades of green, red, and gold) and then just punched them out with my 1" circle punch. Added a shit load of red and green twine and it's all finished!
Just a quickie for today. Have a lovely Monday. Please visit this Hero Arts page if you wanna play along in the contest as well!

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. Great card. The little monsters are too cute.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. LOVE your take on the sketch! The pencil coloring gives such a cute effect on the card!Looks like you are having monster load of fun playing with the digie! Keep playing with them and you'll be a pro before you know it! Thanks SO VERY much for voting! I can't believe that you made hubby vote for me at work ,too! You are the BEST!!!!!!! xoxo

  3. Definitely a Monster Party going on! So cute! I join you from the linky party at "You Had Me @ Craft"
    Have a great day!
    Robin :)

  4. That is a great card! I think my grandson would get a real kick out of it :D

  5. Very cute card. Love all the monsters.

  6. That is adorable! Almost too cute to even give away. :) The monsters are so fun--and I love the twine!

  7. Very cute monsters Rachel - love your coloring!! Great take on the sketch. Good luck in the challenge!!

  8. Sweet little monster card.. thanks for sharing on you had me at craft...

  9. I love this!! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party! Have a wonderful Halloween weekend! XOXO!!

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  10. Too cute!!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!