WMSC#77-Nordic Winter Sock Monkey

I bet that title surprised you, didn't it?  Today I made a tag for Waltzingmouse sketch challenge #77 based on this cute sketch:
First, a picture.
This my one year old niece and her mom.  Isn't that the sweetest little sock monkey you have ever seen?  Natalie loves sock monkeys.  Her whole room is decorated with a sock monkey theme and she was a sock monkey for her first Halloween.  When I saw my new Waltzingmouse stamps Nordic Winter stamp set, one of the stamps totally reminded me of the pattern in the body of a stuffed sock monkey and decided to try making one.  Here is what I came up with:
I was able to find a sock monkey svg file somewhere on the internet (sorry, don't  remember where) and cut it out twice on my cricut.  I used Papertreyink Linen and Canvas impression plate on the rustic cream hands, feet and tail and stamped the body with the Nordic Winter set.  Since I was going to use this as a tag to tie on her Christmas gift, I added a little Santa's hat with some white flock on the brim along with a pom pom ball on the end.  That cute little monkey looked kind of bare, so I gave him a little banner using Waltzingmouse stamps Bitty Banners and the words Ho, Ho, Ho are from Waltzingmouse Sewing Box Christmas.  The patterned papers in the tag are from Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas and the diecut behind the monkey is a Spellbinder Ironworks diecut.  I added some punched snowflakes and red sparklies along the bottom and tied it all  up with a gingham ribbon.  I love how this turned out and hope her mom saves it to put in her baby book scrapbook, a little reminder of Christmas, 2011.



24 comments:

Jeanne J said...

Gosh Cathy - this is the sweetest tag ever! I love the bitty banners the bright colors and all the layers. You totally nailed this! Perfect!

Joyce said...

Oh my goodness. This is the cutest thing I have seen in forever. It completely looks like a sock monkey! It's just perfect. I love every little detail, and I'm sure her mom will save this for her. This project is a sure winner.

So cute, both your neice and your tag.

I'm Renee said...

This is so stinkin' adorably precious...
I die!!
Cathy how incredibly creative...
and she is just going to love this...
her and mom because I bet mom takes it and keeps it! :)
I just love it...
there's so many things about it to love I can't name them all...
that stamped background for the monkey...
perfect!
Those banners...
perfect!
The Santa hat...
aawwwww!!!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh my word. This is just the cutest sock monkey tag ever! Brilliant use of the Nordic Winter and banner sets! Your sister (and niece) will LOVE it! Love the gingham bow and the sweet papers in the background. So creative, what an awesome use of this week's sketch!

OMG Cathy, I almost screamed when I saw that adorable sock monkey lol!! My Ali LOVES monkeys, and I bought her the cutest sock monkey ornament for Christmas. I'd love to have this pattern, although I got rid of my Cricuit so an SVG file wouldn't do me any good ;)

luvin this cute card and the photo is even cuter, such an adorable baby...hope you have a fabby day!

enjoy *~*

Oh my goodness Cathy! Your sock monkey card is waaaay too cute! I love how you stamped him using a WM image and that banner looks fabulous! Your inspiration photo is the sweetest thing ;)

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous, what a sweet tag! Love the monkey, and all the texture you created! A very creative tag!

Marybeth said...

This is the most adorable tag, I have seen. So perfect for your niece. I sure hope her mom saves it, Im pretty sure she will . I love all the detail and love you put into this. Love the name Natalie, that is my second daughters name, they both look adorable.

Kim said...

Cathy, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Not being a big fan of scok monkeys but after seeing your creation, I may have just changed my mind! He is just too adroable.

This is wonderful. I love the humour in this - the monkey looks amazing!!! Brilliant work.

Sharron said...

OMG Cathy, this is the MOST ADORABLE tag! What a creative idea!! Your use of Nordic Winter and the Linen Impression plate is just so perfect! And I love the little banner and that gorgeous gingham bow!

OMGoodness!!! This is soooo cute! Fabulous use of Waltzingmouse Stamps!!! Anyone would LOVE to find this on their gift!!! Thanks for sharing this with us at WMSC! :)

This is adorable, Cathy! I love it!!

Lenet said...

I Just LOVE you sok monkey!! it's sooo cute!!Gorgeous label!!
Thanks for joining us at WMSC

Gerdine said...

This one is so adorable! Just love it!! Beautifully done!

This is just the cutest tag ever. It put a smile on my face when I saw it on the Waltzingmouse blog this morning. Congrats on your Top Mouse award - it's well deserved!

Jeanne J said...

I knew this one was just too cute to not win! Congrats on Top Mouse! Well done!

Vickie Z said...

How adorable is that monkey....LOVE it!!! Fabulous pic!!!

Jen Adcock said...

Oh Good Lord! Cathy this tag just takes the cake! It is beyond stinkin' cute! If you don't win there is truly no justice! Ho! Ho! Ho! yourself! ;-) I can't even remotely stay my regular Scrouge-like self around this tag. You are so clever. Genius!

Oh my gosh, Cathy! I LOVE sock monkeys, and I don't know what I'm gushing over more right now...your niece is such a cute little sock monkey, and your tag is absolutely amazing! That is seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen! I bet is was a huge hit!
Also thank you so much for your sweet comment on my card...it really made me smile! :)

Mommy said...

Oh my goodness this is just the cutest thing i have seen in ages! Absolutely positively 1000% adorable!!!!!

Tu Js said...

Is this the website you used?

http://tujs.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/sock-monkey-svg/

-Lea

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