Tuesday, October 22, 2013

'Going Ape' Over The Paper Players 168

I was curious to see what The Paper Players had in mind for this week's challenge, and when I saw that it was a CAS challenge (with a masculine birthday theme), I was quickly discouraged because CAS cards don't come easily for me!  But....I took on the challenge anyway and glad I did :o)  

I don't have many masculine stamps to choose from, but I did have 'Camilla the Gorilla' (and for the purpose of this challenge, let's pretend that she's a he) that I thought would be fun to use. Here's my card:

I coloured the gorilla in using Copics, fussy cut him out, and glued him onto a pile of leaves that I cut out with my Lorelai Leaf die using various green papers and then layered.  I then stamped and coloured a banana image, cut around it leaving only the skin so that it looks half eaten, and glued it onto the pile as well.  For the tree, I simply cut out the trunk from a piece of patterned paper.  The grass was cut out free-hand and touched up with a Copic marker. The branch is also cut from the same die that I used for the leaves, and the vine is made with a strip of kraft paper that I twirled using my quilling tool. Speaking of vines, excuse my ignorance, but I just wasn't sure if gorillas actually swung on them!? My son insisted that they don't and so I should remove it.  Well, there was no way I was going to get rid of it - after all, it's my favourite part of the card! - so of course I Googled it, and lo and behold, they do! Well, mostly the little ones.  
And so, the vine stays (yay) and please do consider the gorilla a baby :o)

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH Kraft, Colonial White, Black; Graphic 45; Recollection Autumn Designer Paper & Green Faux Canvas
Stamps: High Hopes 'Camilla Gorilla', 'Go Bananas'
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Poppystamps Lorelai Leaf die; Cuttlebug; Copics; Quilling tool; 3-d foam tape


  1. LOL, this card cracks me up---very clever indeed! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players challenge this week!

    1. Lol! Glad I could put a smile on your face LeAnne! I had a lot of fun with your challenge this week :)

  2. This is adorable! What a fun card and I bet you had fun making it! Hmm maybe the Gorilla can be Carmine instead of Camille? So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players, Tania!

    1. Thank you Sandy! I did think of calling him Cam, but Carmine definitely has a better ring to it ;)

  3. Tania this is delightful and made me smile. I love the vine that you created - genius! So glad you joined the Paper Players this week


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