Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Your Top Banana With Me!

Here is my card made with "Monkey Mike".....just one of High Hopes Fabulous New Stamps.

I also used the "Your Top Banana With Me!" ..... "Single Banana" and "Banana Tree". All are from High Hopes recent New Release of stamps.

Here's the recipe.....

I used Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's to deepen the shading on the Monkey and Banana.

I stamped the banana tree on a light yellowish paper with Old Olive.

I cut around the Monkey's hand with an exacto knife to hold the banana.

The basic grey paper is a Xmas paper ....but I think it worked well here.

The Cute Monkey and sentiment are on foam pop-ups.

Stamps: All High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Paper: whisper white, always artichoke, costco, basic grey, micheals

Ink: black stazon, versafine green, bashful blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, garden green, old olive

Accessories: firbre, cord, hemp, eyelets, stitching, foam popups, acrylic paint, su marker-old olive.

You can find Tutorials to color this Monkey here......

Prismacolor and H20 Tutorial #1

Prismacolor and H20 Tutorial#2

Backgrounds Tutorial!

Thanks for looking Everyone!! ...Have a Great Day!!

50 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing the creative journey with us. It was very helpful to see how you colored and shaded.

LaurenceB said...

Thank you very much for your tutorials and your card is gorgeous and funny , I love it !!
:-)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

The finished card is fantastic Ila and thank you for all your advice. I just can't wait for my new stamps to arrive from High Hopes and they should be arriving any day now... Hugs, Nikki x

Nixe07 said...

Oooh this is sooo cute and very pretty. Great work with great papers and colours :)

Hugs
Moni

Lia said...

great card, lovely stamp and your coloring is fantastic

Han said...

This is sooo cute I love that stamp xx

Jo said...

This is fabulous! He looks so realistic :)

Frances said...

this is brilliant and made me smile. Fascinating tutorial too, you're tempting me to get some H2O's now! :D thanks for sharing x

Kelly Schelske said...

Soooooooo cute, I love it!! Fantastic work:-)

Kelly

Claudia said...

my gosh ila,
this card is amazing.
well.. all your cards are gorgeous! the monkey is soo cute low that the banana sticks out a bit.

sent mail to you today :-) hope you will love it

hugs

Deborah said...

Each card you make is a materpiece! I am in awe of your artistic capabilites! I looked at Michael's today for OMS, didn't see that exactly written on any bottles. I saw the Mona Lisa products, but not that. I bought a product by Windsor & Newton, called blending medium (slows drying) is this something I can play with or not? IF not I just as well return it before I open it up. Thanks Ila, De

Alexandra said...

OMG Ila, that is stinkin' cute - I know I am going to have to buy these now!! Love this little guy, and your card is totally adorable! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Carolyn King said...

ADORABLE>>>i just ordered these stamps so i am excited to play now!

sophia landry said...

This is awsome Ila!! You can really see the love that you put into this card! You Rock!!

NormaJ said...

He's the cutest little monkey I have ever seen. I think I will have to get him, for sure. Lovely
job Ila, and great tutorial too.

Shary said...

gorgeous, your colouring always looks so brilliant!! That monkey looks so cheeky!!

huntla1 said...

Hi Ila! Wow what a great job you did with your tutorial and your monkey card is pretty darn cute (as always) too! Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to walk step-by-step through your process. I have saved it forever in my craft file and one copy on my desktop for easy access. You did a fine job of walking through the detail and how you lay down color etc. (I am just not sure about the statement "everyone can do it". I might prove you wrong! ;-) ) I have wanted to try using my H20's, but I get almost paralyzed with fear (how silly am I what's the worst that could happen -- Ila I could fall into a moist vat of H2O's and die! no drama here!) Anyway, I have to take the child to the orthodontist and then my day is mine. I have some new High Hopes stamps that I just mounted and I think I will give it a go. Sorry for my long response, but I wanted you to know how successful your first (hopefully not your last) tutorial was!!!

Katharina said...

This is such a stunner Ila!! Your colouring, the stiching, the layout and the paper, everything. You are a real artist!
Thanks so much for the tutorials on colouring, I am really tempted to get some Twinkling H2Os :)
Have a great day!

Beth Norman said...

Oh my gosh, I love it!! The fibers are so perfect because it sort of resembles the hair on the monkey. What do you think? You rock!

bastelzauberin said...

Thank you very much for your tutorials and your card is great.
I love your colouration.

Nina Grann said...

Very cute!!
Nina

Karin said...

This is sooo cute!! Love the monkey and your coloring.

Leonie said...

Beautiful card! And you really sewed!! I always do the fake-sewing LOL!
The old-paperlook borders, how do you do that? I've tried with a nailfile but it didn't get that beautiful like yours!

~ Leonie ~

I'm sorry I have to many questions but your cards are so stunning, I want to do that too!! :)

Kristine said...

SOOOOOOO CUTE!! Love this one Ila. You're the coloring Queen for sure. :D CUTE CUTE!!

Suzanne said...

Thank you for such a detailed tutorial wish I had just a little of your talent!!! The card is gorgeous. I have left you an award on my blog!! Sue :o)

Joani said...

My goodness, I just stumbled across your blog and it's amazing! You are quite the artist!
Can't wait to "stalk" you each day!
Hugs,
Joani

moralia said...

Wow Ila! This card is a masterpiece, and your tutorials are amazing.. you put SO much work into your creations.. no wonder they're the best of the best!!!

Thanks for sharing!! :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi there Ila. Check my blog.. you have won an award! Hugs, Nikki x

Tracy.H said...

Amazing!! Love the effect with the banana...very cute! :0)

Aud said...

WOW! Such a great card!♥
- And I loved to see your awesome tutorials! Thanks a bunch! =D

Andrea said...

WOW - all your card´s are so great!!!!!
Many greetings, Andrea

Claudia said...

hi ila :-)

thank you so much for your kind words on my card it really means a lot to me.
hugs

dpkennedy said...

Your finished card is gorgeous! The pp you created, the layers, and the fibers used are perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your technique! Can't wait to give it a try!

Joan and Amy said...

This is breath takingly adorable!!!! I love it. Joan

MichelleO said...

Oh I am just "ape" over this card. Seriously it is really too cute! The tutorials are great, and the finished product is just GREAT!

Debbie G said...

This is adorable!!

Sanna said...

This card is great. I like Mike very much. He's cute. :-)

Cardmaking Galore said...

Such a lovely card! Well done!

Corie said...

This is just adorable!!

Alexandra said...

Hey Ila!! I nominated you for an award on my blog, check it out!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Michelle said...

What a cute little monkey!

Katie said...

I am joining the long list of devotees!! You art work is truly stunning and your cards are amazing!! The tutorial was great, good plain English easy to follow with fab photographs too.
I think I am leaving you award number 3, which is on my blog. All 3 richly deserved by you.
Congratulations!

Katie
x

Val said...

Such a cute card and I love the background. Thanks for the tutorial on the background and on the Prismacolor and H20's. They were great!

Dee said...

This is so adorable!! I can't wait to try your tutorial! I can color I just can't get the image to come to life. I totally love everything you make!!
Thank you so much for the tutorial
Dee

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Awww how cute is that???? I love it!

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malieta said...

OMG....what an awesome card Ila! I love all the the details that used on this card. You are a true artist Ila!
I also want to thank you for your kind and warm words during my time of sorrow. I am truly blessed to have met you.
hugs
malieta:)

Monique said...

what a sweetie he is !!!! Gorgious card !

smallcity said...

Just found your blog and it looks wonderful, this card is adorable.
Beautiful coloring.

smallcity

~ Brenda (aka iowagean) ~ said...

Way neat.. Love the tutorial.. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me and letting me know about your tutorial.. I will be trying this..

Thank you!..