Tuesday 7 July 2015

A Guy Named BORIS + Win a Dog Drinking Lemonade

Hello.  Welcome.  A couple of weeks ago I was over at Claudine's blog looking at her altered puzzle pieces and I started a couple of my altered playing card backgrounds based on this post.  Then they got lost on my desk.  Today Claudine posted two more puzzle pieces HERE and I was inspired to dig out my part finished cards and get them finished.  

I started by painting this one with black acrylic and stenciling in white acrylic through Stamplorations Flutterby stencil.  Then I filled the wings with iridescent glitter glue.  Yummy

I doodled around the edge with my white gellyroll pen and stamped and embossed the celebrate sentiment from Stamplorations Celebrate Artsy set.  

For my second card I stained the gessso with distress Frayed Burlap.  I die cut patterned paper with a sizzix die and added it to my card.  

This was another thing I started a while ago and couldn't work it out.  I made these eyes using Stamplorations Celebrate Artsy and Retro Mod shapes sets and various embosssing powders.  

I couldn't find a puzzle piece the right size so I cut my own, painted it yellow and added some wool as mad hair.  The overalls are painters tape with some gelly roll doodles.  I added a 'B' to his overalls cos he looks like a .......   Well, I haven't decided, but definately somebloke with the initial B.  Maybe you can help me??

So, my two cards.  Only 2 more and the jokers and my pack will be complete.  Hurrah

Now, on to the problem of a name.  Leave a comment with your best suggestion of blokes name beginning with B and I will pick my favourite.  I have already discounted Bob, so forget that.  Also, I will be picking my favourite so please check no-one has already suggested your choice.  As a thank you for playing along I will send my favourite pick a unmounted rubber stamp from VLVS.  I have a double of this one and the small umbrella from the same plate.      I chose BORIS.  Thanks for playing along ladies.   

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations 2nd Birthday Linky  - inspired by bright masks on dark backgrounds
Stamplorations - Anything Goes Challenge 
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Something to do with Playing Cards 
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge - Use a Stencil, No Cards
Addicted to Stamp Challenge 151 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz


Tanja said...

love those glittery butterflies - thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

Larisa said...

I love the colours and the image is very cute! the butterflies are SO pretty !!!

Neets B said...

Two great cards, love the glittered butterflies and great doodling. And how about Barnaby for your little friend? :)
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

ionabunny said...

Hi Anita, that's a good one. Thanks for playing along. Hugz

Craftyfield said...

I suggest Bert as this is who he reminds me of. That's Bert from the muppet show...
Love the butterfly card and Bert's of course...

kaybee said...

Such fun cards - and he looks like Benson to me!

ionabunny said...

I can see what you mean Craftyfield. Thanks for playing. Hugz

ionabunny said...

Ooh, that's another good one. Thanks for playing. Hugz

Jane said...

Oh this is great, very colourful! And very different! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge. It's a bit late but I think he is a Bartholomew, Barty for short haha!
Jane x

maggie said...

The butterflies are so pretty and the little guy is such fun.

TangledBlueRose said...

Love your sparkly butterfly, so gorgeous! So many fun things you made here. LOVE your altered playing cards. Your "B" guy is so funky fun :) I would say he should be a Benedict beacuse I am so into Sherlock, but your guy strikes me as Boris.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge! So happy to see you :)
~DT kim

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Oooo, what a stunning cards Gail, I love Boris (he looks so cool) ~ awesome puzzle idea! Thank you for playing along with us ar STAMPlorations July Mixed Media Challenge. Join us again this month Gail and happy creating :)
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