Friday, July 8, 2011

A Day At the Beach for Gus

Don't you just love ole' Gus with his sunburn face, chest and feet.  He's all dressed up in his new "duds" and headin' out for a fun day in the ocean.  Looks like he didn't learn his lesson yesterday, because I still don't see any Sun Screen in his bucket.  I guess he hopes he'll find some good lookin bikini wahini to thrown his beach ball too.

I made this card for a customer who celebrated his 65th Birthday today.  He owns a restaurant/bar on the boardwalk here at Myrtle Beach and he sees plenty of men who look like Gus everyday!  He got a kick out of the card portraying him as "Gus".  If you're ever in Myrtle Beach, stop in at Starvin Marvins for a fabulous burger or wings.  Tell him you saw his card on my blog.  Tell him Linda said to  give you a discount.

You can find the image over at Bugaboo's.  Jodi has some hilarious images to make some snarky cards with.  I colored him with my Copics and used Paper Glaze on his glasses.  I forgot about the Paper Glaze being wet when I snapped the picture so his glasses look a little foggy.  I think it looks like he stepped out of a air conditioned room into a steamy hot summer day.  My glasses always fog up when I do that.   DP is DCWV "The Green Stack" and the cardstock is SU.

I am entering Gus into the following challenges:

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge 74 - The Beach

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog:  July - Anything Goes Challenge 


  1. How can you not love Gus! This turned out super cute! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge.
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  2. Linda, Gus is a hoot. I have actually been to Myrtle Beach when we were stationed in North Carolina many moons ago. Beautiful part of the country. Thanks for always being one of the first to stop by my blog and leave some love, it really means a lot. Always love your work and stories.

  3. Oh Linda, Gus is too fun, love his sunburn and the bright colored DP you used.

  4. Thank you Linda for joining in with us at Catch The Bug for our Anything Goes challenge.

  5. I just love Gus! He's so adorable. The brightly colored paper and the buttons are a nice touch. Great card! I think I have eaten at Starvin Marvin's, but it was years ago.

  6. Ha ha ha! What a funny dude...and I love the coloring job. Nicely done, Linda.

  7. Ha - snap - Great minds hun - gotta love Gus - fab job - Thanks too for joining in at TPC this week - fingers crossed
    Sarah x

  8. This card is hysterical. I love old sunburned Gus, but the bikini wahini had me LOL. Fabulous card and love your sense of humor.


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