Julia is killing me with her Bold and Bright challenges. Today’s Way to Use it challenge dares you to use YoYo Yellow. I can’t even remember when I used it last. It has to have been over a year at least!!! It’s so bright, I never reach for it.

I really didn’t think I would participate in this challenge. It’s just too much out of my comfort zone. BUT…I had my latest order from Eclectic Paperie on my table. I had ordered the super cute Changito images. One of them is a monkey with a banana. I thought I might be able to work YoYo Yellow into a card with that image.

I tried to make it into a rectangle card, but in the end, the chocolate chip card base was cut back down to  4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. I just can’t help myself. I love square cards.


I stamped the little cutie pie in Black Palette ink on shimmery white cardstock. I started by coloring the banana with my YoYo Yellow marker. Then I added some Summer Sun and More Mustard so you could look at it without sun glasses. I went over it with an aqua painter to blend them a little bit.

The monkey was colored with creamy caramel Marker. I added several layers over most of his body part, just colored the lower face region only once to make it look lighter.  I then punched  a small oval out of a post it note and used the negative image to color the shadow under the monkey with aqua painter and Bordering blue ink from the ink pad. Next I went all around the monkey with bordering blue.

I layered the image first on More Mustard, then on Chocolate Chip cardstock. I use the small oval punch to make the two tabs out of chocolate chip cardstock and added More Mustard brads.

The background started out as a 4″ square of YoYo Yellow. I added circles with my sponge dauber and More Mustard and Summer Sun ink. then I stamped the Palm image in Summer Sun over the dots.

The horizontal strip is a scrap piece of Au Chocolat Designer paper I had laying around. I added Summer Sun and More Mustard ink over it with my daubers.

The saying is also from Stampendous. The stamp comes as “Hang in there”, I used the stamp-a-majic to make the Hi on shimmery white cardstock. I punched it out with the 1/2″ circle punch, cut a chocolate chip mat with the coluzze and adhered it overlapping the main image just a bit. Then I stamped there from the saying on the bottom right.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

37 Responses to “Put your sunglasses on!”

  1. Awsome! Love the yellowed designer paper and your altered sentiment. “Hi” on it’s own layered circle looks perfect.

  2. Super cute card. Didn’t even need my sunglasses- something I was afraid of upon reading todays challenge- chuckle, chuckle! I’ve been considering the little monkeys… The kids have kept me hoppin’ today so my contribution for today’s challenge has turned into a all day project! Hope to post before midnite CT.

  3. This is REALLY cute! I love it! I might have to get some of that paper! It goes really well with the main image! How fun!

  4. This is super cute. I really like the playfulness of the monkey with a banana on it’s head. Wish those stamps were acrylic though.

  5. Very adorable! Love the bright colors, they go so well with the monkey.

  6. Too cute! You’ve done extremely well with this challenge! Love the backgrounds and your coloring!

  7. This is so cute Beate! The Yo-Yo Yellow looks great with the Chocolate Chip and I love how you toned down the Yo-Yo with Summer Sun and More Mustard. Love the way you used the Au Chocolat too.

  8. I love the brightness of this card, it is just so fun!!!

  9. This little guy is so cute. I just bought a monkey stamp from Great Impressions and haven’t used him yet. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas I can use with him. You’re so creative. I especially like the idea of only using one of the words from a stamp and mixing and matching them.

  10. Too darn cute, Beate! Who would have thought YoYo could be so pretty! You did an awesome job with the challenge and that monkey is adorable!!

  11. You might not use the color often but this card is great, love the background and that monkey is too cute

  12. Beate, this is just TOO cute! I love it! Now you’re gonna make me want the monkeys! 🙂

  13. I never would have thought to use browns with Yo Yo Yellow. I only think of black and other brights with yellow. I love your card! Cute monkey too!

  14. I am SOOOOO jealous. i ordered these from my “stamp dealer” *lol* about 3 weeks ago but she can’t get them until July sigh… They are SUPER cute images!!! I will just stop by your blog and admire them until mine arrive. Fantastic card Beate!!!

  15. You did a good job with it. You are so talented

  16. way to push yourself outside your comfort zone! you should be pleased at the result–I’m “ape” over it! hey, a question: when you were a new stamper and loved EE, what color family did you go to next? i’m having a hard time envisioning myself liking anything as much as i do that set of colors, but i know i need to branch out. suggestion? thanks…

  17. i love this monkey..changa’s are a huge thing in my house!!! I wish I had them for a card i need to make for tomorrow! Traysea’s class is called the monkeys! But between you and jenn..i think I want EVER image!

  18. Super Cute, those monkeys are adorable!!

  19. Not all of us live in the land of sunshine and blue water so we have to brighten our days artificially. Thus, Yoyo Yellow is a wonderful color – my personal fave even. But, I still love you even with that attitude of yours. (grin)

  20. Oh my goodness! You most certainly DID make that yellow work! Super cute!!! And congratulations!! I tried and couldn’t do it. LOL.

  21. This is totally super cute!!!!!

  22. I think you’re single handedly going to give yo-yo yellow newfound popularity with this darling card.

  23. What a cute monkey. I guess something similar could be done with the SU set Monkey Business, you think? I think I will try that instead of buying more stamps. 🙂

    thanks for the great and darling idea!


  24. Oh I think the prize goes to you! Love the cute monkey, you rocked this challenge baby!

  25. Beate this is so fun! Love the oval punch tabs.

  26. What a cute card! I love the matching swirls on the monkey’s tail and on the text. The colours are perfect!

  27. OH my Beate this is Darling GF sooo cute the way that monkey is peeking out from under the bananna… Great card ..
    Dawn Griffith

  28. I never use that color either! I love it with the brown, tone’s it down a bit. Great job. Very cute!!

  29. Too adorable. I love everything about it!


  31. OMG!!!!!! Beate, I can’t tell you how much I LOOOOOOVE this card. So stinkin’ cute! You absolutely rock my world!

  32. Aww! How cute is he??? Love it!!! 😉

  33. I love how you toned down the yellow with the “flowers”… that’s a great card! And, what a cute changito!! LOL

  34. I love your Monkey stamps! Cute, cute, cute! Very excited that you are going to make the sketch challenge a regular thing. Here’s mine for this week:

    Entry #4

  35. The chocolate chip and yo-yo yellow work perfectly together here, and that monkey is WAY too cute! What an awesome card!

  36. Oh My Beate!!! Yo Yo Yellow never looked so Yummy!!! What a sweet sweet little fellow is he!!!!!

  37. That little cutie pie looks like he’s full mischievous fun! You did a wonderful job as always. TFS.

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