We want to see your Big Birthdays celebrated in your projects this time around. So that’s the important milestones in our lives, 18, 21, 50 etc. We are sponsored by Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps and More with a choice of three of their lovely digital stamps.
My big birthday is for my BIL who will be 75 later this year. At first I was going to do down the route of somehow depicting the year of his birth on the card, but when I worked out that was the year the second world war started I didn’t think it would make a good design! Instead I have gone for one of my favourite old codgers, Gus.
I coloured him with my copics to match the Basic Grey Curio papers I used for the background, which I distressed a little and also added faux stitching to. The buttons and numbers are from my stash.
I also altered Gus’s Jumper from G to J so it has my BIL’s initial on it.
I glazed his glasses. Oddly he does look a little like my BIL, but if you had to live with my Sister you would look glum too! Only joking…….. love her really.
I am entering Gus into the following:-
Anyone for Anya – Masculine or Grungy (mine is a little of both)
Craft for the Craic – Mar: Something Green
Craftitude – #60 Add a Little Green
Crafts Galore Encore – Use a Stamp or Digi anywhere on your project
Flat Friends Challenge – #18 Cards for Men
Fussy and Fancy – #109 Birthdays
Open Minded Crafting – #5 Use Something Green
Opus Gluei – #178 A is for Aphrodite (or apple, or arachnid or ANCIENT!!)
Scrap It Girl Challenge – Mar: Birthdays
Sentimental Sundays – #197 Cards for a Boy/Man