Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lost Penguins

If you grew up with Bugs Bunny and friends, you'll recognize the head penguin's excuse for leading his friends astray as Bugs' laconic line whenever he popped up from a hole to discover himself in the wrong place.
I miss Bugs and his pals, Yosemite Sam, the Tasmanian Devil, the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote--I always rooted for him--and all those other Looney Toons characters who gave me, and eventually, my sons, such wonderful moments of joyful laughter.
My sons and I still know dialogs from our favourite Bugs cartoons by heart. If that says something about us, I hope it's positive.
 Apparently, a lot of people learned to like classical music through episodes such as, "What's Opera, Doc?", and the masterful imitation of a Wagner opera, in which Elmer Fudd sings "Kill the Wabbit." The cartoons which now haunt the Saturday morning TV channels are, for me, sad substitutes for Looney Tunes.
This ATC will be entered in the "Anything Goes" part of the two challenges on Art With No Boundaries. Here's how I put the penguins in the desert:
Penguins stamped with SU Basic Black and masked (unfortunately, there's no identity on this unmounted stamp),
Sand (All Night Media) stamped with SU Creamy Caramel, then sponged with SU Marigold Morning,
Sky sponged with SU Marigold Morning,
¾" circle punched (SU) from sticky note for sun, then
Sky sponged again with SU Tangerine Tango.
I hope you don't make any wrong turns today, but if you do, just stop and ask for directions.

7 comments:

Ellis said...

Wonderful ATC you made for the Anything goes challenge at Art With No Boundaries! =)
Hugs, Elenor DT

Margaret said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment. I love your card. I miss those good old cartoons also. They were the best!

Chris / CS Designs said...

Oh, Kathleen, this one made me laugh. Great ATC, you always have a way with these and it is funny to see penguins in the desert. Thank you for sharing this with us in our Anything Goes / Fit to be Tied challenge on Art With No Boundaries.
Always such a pleasure to visit you.
:) Chris / CS Designs

2amscrapper said...

ah yes, Bugs Bunny! great ATC--love the color palette

Bonnie Irvine said...

This atc made me laugh. Great reminder of the Bugs Bunny cartoons. Your background is absolutely beautiful and provides a wonderful contrast to the penguins. Fun card!

Sharon said...

LOL so cute - love those little penguins! Thanks for joining us again at Art With No Boundaries - always love your wide range of creations!!

CTgirl said...

Delightful!! Gave me a good giggle!
Just love your stories!
Yes, I also miss those Looney Tunes. Fabulous Classics!
The stuff that's aired nowadays are not worth watching!
Thank you for joining us at the Art With No Boundaries challenge and thank you for sharing your lovely creation!
Hope you'll join us again!
Rene

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