Monkeying Around...

It's another Heartfelt Creations new release Wednesday!
Have you already seen the sneak peeks of the Monkeying Around Collection?
If not, you're in for a real treat!

Here's a little about the newest collection...

Are you ready for an adventure?  Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and safari hat and join us as we explore exotic jungles taking in the lively and entertaining antics of the new Monkeying Around Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Filled with amusing illustrations of ever so charming monkeys, this newest collection is sure to have you “going bananas” with excitement!  Four entertaining cling stamp sets supply you with an assortment of fun filled, mix and match monkey images to create just the right amount of monkey mayhem for any of your paper crafting project needs, while various sized palm tree fronds, floral accents, bananas, coconuts along with lush palm tree die cuts add a dimensional tropical feeling to your projects with ease!  Trek through a paper collection filled with deep jungle greens, sunlit yellows and ocean like blues, accented with balmy breeze teals, pretty floral pinks and a hint of sunset reds creating just the right tropical color palette to showcase these adorable apes on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces.  So, come along with us as we join in with the monkey chatter, swing from vine to vine and take part in the shenanigans of the new Monkeying Around Collection! 

I'll be quite honest...I had no idea what kind of project I was going to make with this collection...until I spotted something I could alter while on a crafty shopping trip with Liz to Hobby Lobby while we were on our little CHA adventure in Phoenix!  I saw a tropical tiki style hut windchime set that I thought had some potential for being inhabited by monkeys! 

Want to see how it turned out?

I will admit that trying to photograph these windchimes was a tad difficult, so I apologize for the poor photography!  It was hard to prop them up, I had no nice place to hang them and the sun refused to cooperate by coming out so the picture would be well lit!  LOL

As you can see I've covered the roof with palm frond die cuts from the collection.  I stamped the images in various shades of greens and then used different combinations of green inks to color them to try to give them each a bit of a different coloring.  (Doesn't show up very well in the photo!)  I've used palm trees for the top of the chimes and the adorable relaxin' monkey for the main focal point at the door.  I've added a floral touch to the project using the pretty floral border stamp also found within the collection.  

Here's a close up of this fun loving relaxin' monkey...

I've colored the image using a Dove Blender Pen and ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inks (you can find all the color details in the instructions following this blog post.)  I've used different shades of browns to color the monkey image to try and give him the look of being hairy!  LOL  I've popped him up off the base of the windchime using 3D pop dots and kind of curved him around the hut!  I think he looks pretty awesome sitting out on his front porch enjoying a cold drink!

...and of course there are always some shenanigans when monkeys are involved, so I decided to have some playful primates added to to the top of the project swinging from palm tree to palm tree using vines...

Again, I apologize for the poor photography...the colors look so much nicer on the real project!
For the finishing touch, I've added Stickle centers to all of the flowers, and daubed some stickles onto each of the palm fronds to give the project some sparkle and shine.

I do hope you've stopped by the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out the fun and creative projects the rest of the team has created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration with this fun collection!  
I'm sure there are a project or two you'll go "bananas" over and want to try yourself!
As for me, that's all for today!
I do hope you come for a visit again soon!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Palm Tree and Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3777
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3778
Relaxin' Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3780
Palm Tree and Monkeys Die, HCD1-7132
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCD1-7133
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Brown, 71035
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Harvest, 71082
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Lime Pastel, 71026
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Rouge, 71015
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Creamy Brown, 71036
Dove Blender Kit, 241159

Other Products Used: BigShot die cutting machine, white card stock, VersaFine Black Ink, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Mint, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Chive, Stickles - Patina, Glossy Accents, Stickles - Tickled Pink, tiki hut windchimes, pop dots, sponge daubers

Stamp one relaxin' monkey image onto white card stock with black ink and color using inks and Dove Blender Pen.  Shape and adhere to windchimes as shown using pop dots and glossy accents.  Stamp multiple images of palm tree fronds  to cover top of tiki hut roof.  Color using several different combinations of green ink and then die cut with coordinating die.  Shape and begin layering leaves on  top of roof.  Stamp two palm tree images and one of the monkeys swinging on vines.  Die cut using coordinating dies, color and shape.  Adhere first palm tree to windchimes using glossy accents.  Trim down second palm tree and adhere to windchimes as shown.  Position monkeys to appear as swinging in the trees and adhere using glossy accents.  Stamp several inkings of vining flowers onto white card stock, color and die cut using coordinating dies.  Shape slightly and adhere around tiki hut roof as shown using glossy accents.  Adhere three cut apart flowers to the base of the palm trees as well.  Adhere several palm tree fronds and flowers behind relaxin' monkey and one in front of monkey image.  Lastly, apply pink Stickle centers to flowers and using fingertip apply patina stickles to all palm tree fronds. 

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