Happy Saturday everyone! I had a wonderful day today, my Friends Sandee & Sue treated me to the first annual Stampin Palooza event in Toronto! It was a full day in a room filled with many talented stampers.
There was a name badge contest and both Sue & Sandee encouraged me to make one! Okay so needless to say I was up way too late trying to come up with the perfect badge, funny, unique, etc. So I had 2 ideas, flowers, or sock monkey hmmmm..... well I started with the flower from 'Pretty Amazing' stamped it 3 times on so saffron & embossed with clear emobossing powder. You know when you play around waiting for that aha moment, which often comes when not expected? well I didn't get it with the flower, and time was running out, so I moved on to the monkey!
First I stamped a piece of kraft & a piece of natural (cream?) with the canvas bg stamp & creamy caramel. Then I stamp Ms. Monkey on both with close to cocoa. I also stamped the monkey on a plain piece of Kraft so I could make it a bit thicker. I then cut out the lighter pieces and glued them in place! Then I cut along the inside on the arm near the bottom. My husband then cut a piece of a flat kabob stir stick thingy for me and I attached a small piece of rubber scrap, and voila Ms Monkey has her own stamp! I attached the stamp under the arm with a glue dot.
The sentiments were computer generated. Then of course you need gems, because what's a party without sparkle, and this stampaholic loves sparkle! I added a brooch pin on the back with crystal effects.
My badge didn't win, and even though it took awhile to get the aha momento while making, in the end...I'm really happy with it!
Have a great evening