Monday, April 11, 2016

We're not in Kansas anymore ATC

Howdy all, for anyone who follows our Events and Challenge Blog, the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, you will know that we recently had a Wizard of Oz themed event.

Who is your fave character in the Wizard of Oz ? Dorothy ? Tin man ? The Wizard ? There are so many great characters to choose from. But there is one group of critters who don't get much airtime, so I decided to honour them .... The Flying Monkeys. Here is my ATC : 

This is one of the monkeys from Three Monkeys by Lost Coast Designs. This one is the speak-no-evil. Its open to interpretation obviously, but I personally think he's laughing about all this freaking people out business ... LOL.  He is stamped in Memento black ink and coloured with copics and gel pen, then I fussy cut him.

The tremendously large and imposing wings (arent they gorgeous) are from Carmen's Veranda. I stamped them onto velum with stazon and clear embossed them. I coloured the back of the wings white with a faber castell artist pitt pen and fussy cut them. And finally glued them to the monkey.

The background was painted with acrylic paint using an old credit card, then I added white lines and dots, and edged it in white. I glued on the flying money and cut off the section of wing that overhung the ATC. Finally I typed the words on my typewriter.

Hope you will pop over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and visit Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda online stores to get a better look at these stamps :)

Have a lovely day, Nikki x


  1. Love our monkey. Beautiful ATC. Hugz

    1. Thank you so much, he was lots of fun to create :)

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    1. Lyneen, The flying monkeys are great aren't they :) Thanks for the comment x

  3. I can not find the words to express how much I love your Flying Monkey ATC! The FM have always been a favorite of mine, and are often featured in special curses I fling at unruly children and other folk.

  4. Your sentiment totally cracks me up and it is so true Nikki. I loved watching my grandchildren when they saw the monkeys for the first time... they were petrified!!! BUT... I just have to say - your little monkey is adorable and just too sweet to cause fear. He must have gone to work for the good witch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Xj.

  5. I am sooo in love with this ATC it is soooooo fun and hysterical! Brilliant!


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