Not my Circus by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today with a funky monkey from Katzelkraft, isn’t he just a cutie?!

What to do:

Apply a thin coat of Gesso to the larger That’s Crafty! MDF heart, dry thoroughly.

Stamp the monkey onto the heart using black Archival ink and then proceed to smear a selection of Gelatos around the monkey.

Place a Dinky stencil over the Gelatos and start removing some of the colour via a moist baby wipe gently dabbed through the stencil.

Next step is to colour in the monkey using a selection of Distress Markers, add some Stickles to his belly for a little bit of bling.

Stamp randomly on the background with some Carabelle stamps.

The 2 smaller hearts were painted with a red Fresco paint, stamped with a Katzelkraft circles stamp, edged with Stickles and the fab Tim Holtz sentiment added…..appropriate I thought!!

Mount the smaller hearts to the larger one, stamp the Carabelle stamp under the monkey so he has something to ‘sit on’, then draw a couple of black lines so it appears he’s holding the small hearts, use a white pen for the little highlights.

Love this little Zen monkey, peace and love with attitude!

Supplies Used:

Katzelkraft Stamp Sets – Les Jungles and Les Rondes
Carabelle Sudio Stamp Sets – Follow your Heart, Bloom and Dancing in the Rain

Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. Now how did I know that you and I would just LOVE those Junglies? This is great. Really must break mine out of their packet. Lx

  2. Tee hee! This really made me smile Donna and that monkey sure is a cutie. Fab heart.
    Fliss xx

  3. That's just brilliant Donna! Love the crazy stamp and your wonderful style of making the most of it.
    Hugs, Lynne x

  4. You can't help but love him, fab creation. I need to get mine out again!
    Amanda x

  5. Fab fun Donna - really made me chuckle :)
    Love the expression on the quirky monkey with one eye closed, one eye open. I went and looked at those great stamps and almost forgot to come back..
    Cool project - love it! Gill xx

  6. Donna this is fab so bright and humourous love it

  7. Love that Zen monkey, and the doodling and the fab colours.
    Alison x

  8. This is brilliant, I love him! xx


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