May 29, 2009

BC101 - Bonzo Goes To College...


and Apparently Graduates! Sorry I couldn't help myself, I've never actually seen the movie (It was made in 1952) but I've heard of it and since our Blogger's Challenge theme this week was, "Graduation" I couldn't resist the title.
At first I hadn't planned to participate since I have (or thought) I had zero graduation type stamps. I just don't normally have any use for them so they aren't stamps that I typically purchase. I did however remember that I had the SU Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey accessories stamp sets which included a Graduation Cap. Voila...I now had something to use for the theme.
Then I remembered that somewhere in my file folders I had some printed paper with a Graduation theme and I dug one out and found this Turquoise patterned paper that was perfect for my card. It's so old that I have no clue where I got it from.
Next up I picked out a sketch and chose this one from Mojo Monday
week 84. I don't always play along every Monday but I save the sketches and refer back to them when I need some inspiration.
I actually watercolored Sock Monkey with SU Watercolor Crayons on some water color paper that I found stashed at the bottom of a draw.I then cut the image out with a Nestabilities die and added 3 Turquoise brads and rolled up some printer paper and tied it with Turquoise thread that I cut off the side of some Grosgrain ribbon. I glued the "Diploma" down with Crystal Effects. I mounted this onto a square of Chocolate Chip card stock and used another pattern piece of DP (DCWV) and layered that onto Whisper White and tied some Chocolate Chip Twill ribbon around it before mounting onto my card base. The sentiment was computer generated and then layered onto a Tempting Turquoise scallop and pierced. I mounted this with foam mounting tpe and added the bow with a glue dot to complete my card.
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18 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Super job Ida! Love the bg papers you found in your stash, and your layout is terrific. A really fun card...

Lisa said...

Way to go, Bonzo! Great card!

Joan B said...

absolutely adorable!!!

Nikki Bond said...

This is sooo cute! Love the bright colors too! {SMILES}

Chrissy D said...

Very Cute Ida!!! I love how you attached the small diploma too! TFS!

Lisa Somerville said...

Sock Monkey looks great as a graduate! Love the matching DSP.

Julie Koerber said...

Too cute for words! I absolutely love sock monkeys!!!! I haven't bought this set but each time I see a darling card, I think it **needs** me!!! You might just be enabling me dearie!!! TGIF!

Robin Merriman said...

I feel your pain Ida - no graduation stamps here either! My daughter even said to me "If you had the Sock Monkey Accessories, you could use that!" From the mouths of smartypants tweens! Sheesh!
Your card is super cute, I love the little diploma in his hand!

tonistamps said...

I love it Ida! I totally forgot about that monkey set...I could have borrowed it from a friend. I really like that Nesties set too.

Jamie Fisher said...

Adorable as always! I love the rolled up diploma! Too cute!

Barbara said...

How creative! GREAT card....and so fun! LOL......Sock Monkey goes to school.....just love it!!

Elena said...

Wow! Absolutely adorable card! Love this monkey stamp! Really love how you put a diploma in his hand!!! You are so creative, Ida!
Thank you so much for giving an inspiration to all of us!!!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Ahhh, Sock Monkey is an adorable graduate! Love that he's holding a little diploma--very cute!

Lori said...

So creative and cute, Ida!

Patti Chesky said...

I am not a huge sock monkey fan, but this card is SO STINKIN ADORABLE!!! I love the rolled up diploma....perfect finishing touch!!

StampingSelene said...

This is so adorable. I would have never thought to use the monkey for graduation! So clever! LOVE IT!!!

Rachel Hope said...

Such a fun card!

Rachel Hope said...

Ack...so cute!!!