Monday, September 23, 2013

Friday Mashup (FM128) - Sock Monkey Halloween

Here's an early Tuesday post...

Tomorrow I have to give my presentation to my class. It has been a very long time (6 years or so) since I have had to get in front of a group of people and talk. I hope I can slow myself down and talk calmly or our presentation will not be long enough. 

After seeing what Friday Mashup was doing for their challenge this week I realized I have very little fall stampsets. In fact I have only two; Lovely as  Tree and Magnificent Maple (from the current Holiday catalog). For their challenge this week I had to go into my retired stamps and this is as close to a Paper Piecing harvest stampset I had. I love this technique but depending on how detailed your stamp is it can take you a while. 

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with a "Fall/Harvest Food Theme (Preserves, Apples, Pumpkins etc.)."
  2. Create a project using "Paper Piecing."
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Fall Food themed project with some Paper Piecing "

In order to paper piece the sock monkey I stamped him once on each of the following cardstocks; Smoky Slate (already stamped with the canvas background stamp in Smoky Slate), Real Red, Whisper White. I also did the same thing for the Pumpkin on; Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar.

Then I cut out the full Smoky Slate monkey and Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin. Then you cut out your smaller pieces in Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive and Baked Brown Sugar and I glued them on top of the full cut out image of the Monkey and Pumpkin. 

One trick is to make sure you are cutting right on the outside line of the stamped image. This way your lines will still appear on your smaller pieces.

Stampset: Seasonal Sayings, Sock Monkey (Retired), Canvas Background (Retired)
Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Black Staz on
Markers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar
Bigshot: Magnetic Platform, Squared Collection Framelits
Tools: Paper Snips
Accessories: Basic Grey Corduroy Buttons (Retired)


  1. Very cute! Perfect images for paper piecing. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  2. SOCK MONKEY!!! OMG I haven't seen him in ages.. He's perfect for this challenge. I love how you did the paper piercing. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.