I chose a Bugaboo image, because so many of them are really funny. And I love this one for my BIL's birthday. He should appreciate the humor--I've known him for 50+ years, so I'm pretty sure he'll like this. Especially the fart part. Sorry, but that's the truth. So help me, Hannah. (Who is Hannah, anyway? I don't know her--do you?)
Yes, this is Gus Birthday - Old Fart. I wondered, when I was young, why they called old people "old farts". I have since grown old, and I now understand the concept. Puzzling that people use the expression as a term of endearment. And, by people, I do mean me. Yes, I call Gary "you, old fart" quite often. I could tell you that he's really earned the name, but that would be disrespectful--something I never am. (And, yes, he has earned the name, but then, what person over 50 hasn't?) OK, I guess I should get off the topic before it becomes odiferous.
I printed the geezer on MICBC and colored him with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: T0, T1
Hat/Robe: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG45, BG49, BG72, BG75, BG78
Pipe/Slippers: E40, E42, E44
I added Diamond Glaze to his glasses. And then, of course, I had to make several die cuts. I used the following dies:
Cheery Lynn Steampunk Clock
Cheery Lynn Steampunk Pocket Watch
SCACD Alice's Clock Statement Corner
SCACD Classic Timepiece
I finished the card with a bottle cap, two chipboard clocks, Tim Holtz Game Spinners, a Tim Holtz Long Fastener, and a clock charm. My DP is from the Basic Grey Oliver collection and is paired with Stampin' Up CS.
Before I go, I have to tell you that we are in search of an espresso machine. Which I keep wanting to call "expresso". 'Cuz I am a dork. An uncivilized one at that. Anyway, we have looked high and low for the perfect machine. On the internet, that is. I am getting blisters from typing in so many searches. Egad! I have no time to read, make cards, sleep, exercise, or
eat. (I always make time to eat.) I am too busy learning about all the different machines there are available. At the present time, it appears we will be purchasing a semi-automatic heat-exchanger. I would prefer a double-boiler, but they are more money, and Old Moneybags doesn't think that we need two boilers. Yes, I could push him, but it isn't a battle I deem necessary to win, if you get my drift. So, if any of you could enlighten me on the "perfect espresso machine", please feel free to do so. And soon, as I feel that Gary is about to make the leap.
Do check out all the fab creations by my always-talented teamies, and then color up something funny and join us. (No, you don't need anything with "potty humor" like mine. Which reminds me, did I ever tell you about the time I passed gas in fourth grade and blamed it on the kid in front of me? Too bad. It was a funny story. At least at the time.)
Have a great weekend!