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Friday, June 24, 2011

Peachy Keen LFIF Challenge Old School

Our challenge this week was to create a project that reflected the year we graduated from high school.  While the other gals went totally retro with the cool 70's vibe, I went totally abstract.  1992 was the year of the monkey, so this is why I did a monkey card (care to see some other fun facts about 1992? see below picture).  Be sure to hop on over to the PKS Challenge blog to see the other groovy projects.  If you have some PKS face stamps, you can play along for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

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Fun Facts from 1992:
Year of the Monkey
Bill Clinton elected president of the United States
The largest mall in America opens in Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America)
DNA Fingerprinting is invented
TWA declares bankruptcy
Riots break out in L.A. after the Rodney King trial
Prince Charles and Princess Diana separate
Winter Olympics in Albertville, France
Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain
Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer sentenced to life
Windows 3.1 released
Cost of a gallon of gas is $1.05
All major Oscar awards awarded to "Silence of the Lambs" (excellent movie BTW)
Top musicians include Natalie Cole, Bonnie Raitt, Van Halen, Metallica, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith), Boyz II Men, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, R.E.M.

Monkey Card Instructions
Punch out the following pieces with Stampin' Up! punches:
Owl in close to cocoa - BODY
1-1/4" Circle in close to cocoa - HEAD
(2) Medium Oval in close to cocoa - FACE & BELLY (this is a write-in punch from mini catalog)
(2) 1/2" Circles in close to cocoa - EARS
(2) small circles from Owl punch in creamy caramel - INSIDE EARS
(4) small flowers from Boho Blossoms in creamy caramel - HANDS & FEET
(4) curved pieces punched with Large Oval in close to cocoa - ARMS & LEGS
large oval punched then wide oval punched over top of punched hole to form ring - TAIL
small heart from Owl punch in real red - CHEST

Trim feet and round out top of head on owl.  Clip away 1/4 of the ring to form tail. Trim petals off boho blossoms to form hands. Sponge edges of all pieces with chocolate chip ink.  

Attach belly to body with dimensional.  Glue hands and feet onto arms and legs.  Glue small circles together for ears and attach to back of head.  Stamp face on medium oval using the Peachy Keen PK-140 Teddy Bear and Reindeer Face Parts stamp set and Black Staz On ink.  Add blush to cheeks with regal rose ink and highlights to eyes and nose with white unibal gel pen.  

Attach face to head with dimensional.  Attach head to body with dimensional.  Glue arms, legs, tail and heart onto body.  Hand cut a tree limb out of wood grain print paper.  Punch small leaves from Blossom Petals in certainly celery and pear pizzazz and glue onto limb.  Hook monkey tail onto limb.  Die cut grass and clouds using dies from My Favorite Things.  Stamp greeting from My Pink Stamper.

Create bananas by punching 6 curved sections of so saffron cardstock with Large oval punch.  Punch 6 jewelry tags. Clip off the tops and sponge with chocolate chip. Sponge edges of bananas with more mustard ink.   Glue rounded part of tag to top of banana.  Bunch bananas and attach to card with dimensionals.

Base of card is 4 1/4 x 11 Wild Wasabi cardstock.  Fold in half and then fold one of the halves in half to form base of an easel card.  Cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Soft Sky card stock for card front.


Glora said...

This is SO cute. What a great idea for this challenge! The year of the monkey huh? I will have to see what 1995 was... Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs- Glora

Ruby said...

I wish I grad from highschool in '92... oh well! Great card and wonderful punch art. I love the bananas and would not have guess it was the large oval! tks for sharing.

Carrie K said...

What a cute monkey!! Love that list of 1992 events. Brought back memories like it was only yesterday! Wish the gas price WAS only yesterday!!

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Hi Kim!

I already told you on the PKS site, but your card is so cute! You make the most amazing punch art!

I graduated from college in 1992 and reading everyone's lists, it's amazing how fast time flies and much we forget. This was a fun challenge.

Ruthie :)

Tami B. said...

I've got to admit I was puzzled at first by your card. How clever of you, now it makes perfect sense! Great card and great post!

craftystamper said...

Very cute Kim. Thanks for the tutorial. I will be making him for sure. Your punch art is amazing.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Kim, this is so stinkin' cute!! :)

Carla said...

Oh Kim, this is just the coolest card. I love it. The monkey and his bananas are fabulous!!! Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Just absolutely addorable as usual. Thanks for sharing. Blanche

Unknown said...

so pretty!!!


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