Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Make Us Laugh

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 60
Make Us Laugh

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

So what sort of thing makes me laugh, well somebody walking into a lamp post would do the trick so long as it was not me :) :) :) I also have a wee giggle to myself when I know somebody is stretching the truth and I know the truth, it just seems so pointless to me.  So when I saw the challenge Make Us Laugh I remembered an occasion at a drinks night out with friends (mainly men folk but a few wives too).  If I remember correctly the men were bragging as usual and the subject got round to the colossal size of their hanging bits :).  On of the guys, who always reminds me of Barney from the Flintstones and that happens to be his nickname too, he is a wee podgy guy who puffs out his chest and struts around joined in the discussion.  His wife looked at me and stuck up her pinky finger and wiggled it about hahahaha - now when she and I meet up that tends to be our greeting, a private joke between us.  And so, now you know the when the idea for this card was born and I hope I have given you a chuckle too.

I designed the background paper on Photoshop and added my text, I drew the 'dangly bits' and added the hand and magnifying image from IKEsART.  Once printed I made a stencil using my die cutter and an acetate sheet and then used the stencil to add the black ovals on the right hand side and the left ovals using clear texture paste.  The image was then coloured with Promarkers and the magnifying class frame heat embossed with Silver Dollar.  I make my rulers and airbrushed them with Promarkers and added them with foam tape.

  • image - Magnifying Glass from the Greek Crisis series by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Promarkers
  • from my stash - my own stencil, gold glitter spray, Silver Dollar embossing powder, transparent texture paste
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  1. Hahahaha - EXCELLENT !!! I knew a few blokes like that :-D
    Thank you for making this card for me at IWC :-D

    IKE xxx

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  2. OMG!!!! HILARIOUS! I had to come right over and make sure I wasn't mistaken. Almost made me spit out my coffee. YOU ROCK! xxD

    1. Ah bless you Donna :) it did make me laugh too, maybe something to do with a warped mind and my not so brilliant maths ability hahahaha


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