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Jan 13, 2010

CIC41 - Monkey Love

Are you ready to be "inspired!"  Take a look at these delectably delightful cupcakes brought to you by Snowy for this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge over on Hope Stamps Eternal.  I just love the wonderful color these cupcakes have so I pulled my inspiration from the colors and the lines in the frosting/cupcake wrappers.

I wanted to use another of the cute $1 stamps from Inkadinkado that I found at JoAnn's.  Isn't this Monkey just adorable!  The paper I picked is from S.E.I.'s Mimosa line.  I think the colors in this pattern (Margarita Glitter) match the colors of the cupcake's icing pretty darn close. 
I chose this TESC sketch as my starting point. 
The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Prisma Colored Pencils.  I raised the monkey's head up with dimensional tape for some added interest. 
At the bottom I added 3 small punched hearts and 3 gorgeous pink gem hearts (Annabelle Stamps).

I hope you'll visit Hope's blog and take a try at this fun cupcake challenge (Use of cupcake stamps not required) and be sure to leave some comment lovin to those who participate as well. 


  1. Darling image :D Love the punched hearts with the bling along the bottom and your use of that sketch is perfect. Great DPs adn colour combo too. Wonderful job with the challenge and card.

  2. You got the colors perfect, Ida! I'm getting the biggest kick out of the monkey and sentiment! Love this!

  3. Very cute card, and I agree with Leslie - the colors are perfect for this challenge! Love the fun Monkey stamp and dimension! Hearts you added is a very nice touch!

  4. Super Ida...this sketch is perfect for displaying this image. And the color palette can't get any better!

  5. So cute! Adorable little monkey! :) Thanks for playing along this week!