Andy turns 50 today (yes, Andy - not me, you cheeky lot, LOL), so of course I had to make him a card - in some respects this helped me get back in the craft room :-) You will be happy to know that Andy came home last night and is home here with us for a week! Yes a whole week - whoop whoop. Also, Andy's brother is coming out to visit for the week so it will be a great time for the whole family.
I have been wanting to use this Bugaboo image ever since I got it. Isn't Gus just so perfect for this monumental birthday. And I love this sentiment, don't you?!
My base layer is a textured paper from old stock, as are the patterned papers. Doesn't it feel good when you can use up stuff you have had for years (and I mean years). I used three little blue brads to finish off that right corner.
I used a mix of Copic markers and Spectrum Noir markers to colour Gus.
Hair - BG2
Cloak - BG5, BG6
Blade - GG1
Gravestone - IG1, IG2
Glasses and outline - C1
Skin - E000. E00, E11
Grass - YG03, G07
Staff - E15
Flowers - Y15, Y17
Balloons - B21
All the layers were inked around the edges with Stampin Up Marina Mist. Popped up the sentiment on some foam dots, just to add a little depth to the card.
For the inside, complimentary layers and an added balloon, which I masked and then stamped a second time.
I thank you all for continuing to come visit my blog - even though I have had a quiet spell. Hope you are all well and I, at least, have been trying to keep up with my visiting, so I know what you have all been up to :-)
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
Just Keep on Creating - May Link Up: Anything Goes (closes 26 May)
3 Girl Jam Challenge - May 2014: Anything Goes (closes 30 May)
Sisters of Craft - Challenge #1: Always Anything Goes (closes 31 May)
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday Link Party (closes 17 May)
Scribble and Scrap Challenges - Challenge #18: Always Anything Goes (closes 22 May)
Through The Purple Haze Challenges - Challenge #41: Anything Goes (optional twist for a male) (closes 17 May)
Digistamps 4 Joy - Challenge #92: Anything Goes (closes 27 May)
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