1.0 Sarah's Stamping Style: Raise Your Paw - Monkey Challenge #54

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Raise Your Paw - Monkey Challenge #54

I have been very quiet on the challenge front lately, but the Challenge over at A La Card Monkey this week inspired me. It is a sketch/animal challenge. You can use an image of any animal you like and pair it with their sketch.

My card was inspired by Maureen Merritt over at Mama Mo Stamps. I loved the colour combination and image/technique that she used. I have been admiring the Upsy Daisy stamp set for some time now, but only just purchased it this week. This is its first inking!

I have seen the shadow stamping technique done many times using the Upsy Daisy image and have been wanting to give it a go.


I first stamped the image in Crumb Cake and then in Early Espresso. I tore the edge of a piece of card and sponged the edge using Marina Mist ink. I moved and rotated the piece of card across the image as I sponged in a circular motion. I then added a strip of  card, using the Square Lattice embossing folder and the scallop edge punch. I finished it off with some Baker's Twine and a Big Designer Button from the Sweet Stitches range.

I added the Butterfly from the Bliss Sale-a-bration set. I think it adds to the peacefulness of the colour combination and shadow effect. I haven't used a sentiment. I'm not sure if I will. I'm also not sure of the occasion of the card as yet, so I may add one at a later time.

The very generous ladies over at A La Card Monkey are once again giving away some SU! product as part of this challenge. Please head over and join in or leave some comment love for the participants.

I will be back shortly to share a card using the very generous prize I won in the very first A La Card Monkey challenge. These are two very generous ladies , let me tell you! (Hi Terry and Shirley!!)

(All SU unless otherwise stated)
Stamp sets: Upsy Daisy, Bliss
Cardstock/ DSP: Marina Mist,  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Big Designer Button, Baker's Twine (own stash), Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Sponge

Please contact me if you require any info and feel free to leave me a comment, I love reading them!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Sarah! It's good seeing you participate in our challenge again. That's a very pretty card, and a great technique. I love those colors! Have a great rest of the week/weekend.


    A La Card Monkey

  2. What a calm and serene card! Maybe a "Thinking of You"? Love all the small details you put in for this card!

  3. Very beautiful and calming. I just love it, tfs.

  4. Gorgeous, Sarah. These colours look great with Upsy Daisy.

  5. Wow, you did a perfect job on the shadow, it looks like you cut it out when you first look at it. You are going to really love this stamp set, I have had it for a while and use it a lot and it always makes a great card. Thanks again for having fun with us at A La Card Monkey!!


  6. Lovely shadow stamping Sarah! You've chosen the perfect stamp to highlight this cool technique and I love your colors. Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog today! I am a new follower! :-)

  7. Lovely Sarah - your shadow stamping looks fantastic! :)


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