Thursday, February 4, 2010
Inspiration for Sock Monkey!!
Hello all!! I created this card using my Sock Monkey set for the second Be Inspired challenge on the Stampin' Connection site. This little guy is just too cute and I haven't stamped with him much lately.
For this week's inspiration challenge I used the Kara Mia Sophia Etsy store we used on a recent GCA. I just love that store and the fabrics which are used for the items.
For some reason I had a desire to use the pink/brown combo and searched through the Etsy store until I found just the right item. You can see it here for comparison.
Of course I used the pink/brown colors, but I also used the twill fabric for inspiration for my flower.
Sock Monkey is paper pieced with Chocolate Chip dsp and Afternoon Tea dsp (for the pink). I used the new Sweet Pea dsp stack in the Occasions mini for the larger background panel. The rest of the colors used were Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink card stock.
My scalloped circle matt was created by using my Buttons #5 sizzlet and my Big Shot!! (I used the largest button and the 1" circle punched layer fits perfectly.)
The twill flower was made with the medium width twill from SU! (of course!) and then I put a simple basting stitch along one edge. I think it is called that!
If I am wrong, please someone let me know!! Once I had the thread through, I just pulled it together in a circle. The brown center was cut from felt with the smallest circle in Circles #2, 1/2" circle piece of Pretty in Pink and one of the yummy new Chocolate Chip epoxy brads!! These are also available in the Occasions mini!