Thursday, August 23, 2012

In the workshop

     Did ya miss me?  LOL  Been quiet around here hasn't it.  The Kraft Journal is on vacation this week and I didn't have a Mabelle card to post this week so it's taken til Thursday for a scheduled post from me.  I spent the extra time getting ahead on some projects and preparing for a big announcement next week.  Can't tell you anything yet so you'll just have to wait and see.  :-)
     Oh boy was this card fun to make!  Our wonderful Iulia chose "Distressing" as our challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil so I broke out all my fun Tim Holtz goodies.  :-)
     I started with a card base of kraft matted with black.  I pulled out a sheet of self adhesive cork from Kraft Outlet and used my Crop-a-dile Big Bite to punch holes in it to create faux pegboard like you'd find in a work shop.  I added a little Black Soot Distress Ink here and there to make it look dirty.  In the top corners I cut some grunge board to make brackets.  I covered them with silver embossing powder.  After I melted it I covered it with some black paint dabber and then wiped off the excess.  Lastly I added some Vintage Photo Distress powder to the edges to make them look rusted.  I also added some to the brad heads.
     The center panel is four layers of chipboard glued together and covered in Picket Fence Crackle paint.  I edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and added some brads.  The next panel down is E-Flute Corrugated Kraft Paper also from Kraft Outlet that I also dabbed with Picket Fence Crackle and some Black Soot ink.
     Little "Fixer Boy" is all set to go with a piece of Tim Holtz ruler tape to give a hand to a friend in need.  You can find him and a girl version in Mo's store.  I think I covered the distressing theme.  Don't you?  LOL
     Distressing is also our theme this week at The Catered Crop where Linda wants to see distressing techniques or products on your projects.  So come play along and you can join in the fun of both challenges.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafty--masculine
Anything Goes--make your own background
Jackson's Digital Expressions--use your fave coloring mediums
Papelitos Stamps--masculine
Creative Mondays--kids
Make It Monday--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show--anything goes
Sketch Saturday--sketch

     Have a great Thursday!


Supplies
  • Paper:  Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock, Chipboard, Cork Sheets and E-Flute Corrugated Kraft paper, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card, My Mind's Eye "On the Bright Side--One"
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital pencil "Fixer Boy"
  • Ink:  Copics, Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress ink, Versamark
  • Tools:  Crop-a-dile Big Bite
  • Miscellaneous:  Ranger Silver embossing powder, Vintage photo Distress embossing powder, Black Paint Dabber, Recollections brads, Picket Fence Crackle paint, Tim Holtz ruler tape

51 comments:

  1. Your card is stunning!
    Beautiful colours and design:)
    The image is so cute.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  2. This is just amazing what a perfect boy or Dad card just love the image and the detail is just fabulous I just love this cork think I need some of this! Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

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  3. Beautiful Card. Love the design and image.

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  4. WOW!! Your card is fabulous Tracy. I love the image and your attention to detail is wonderful

    Hugs Sue

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  5. Fabolous card Tracy,curious about your news!!
    XXX Heidy

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  6. Really cool..

    Have a great day, Tracy!
    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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  7. Outstanding work, Tracy! I thought I'd try a new work...cuz I'm running out! lol As for your good news - just type it here in this space...

    ...I won't tell anybody! I just don't like waiting for these things! haha Have a happy day, my friend! :o)

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  8. I Missed 'ya! But it was worth the wait ... LOVE this ... the cork looks amazing and ties in so well with your image which as always is beautifully done ...

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  9. Tracy this is great! I love those details on the card....they go perfectlty with the theme :) Great design as always!! :)

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  10. Perfect choice of elements here, Tracy! And he's adorable! Awesome card!

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  11. Fabulous card, Tracy! Love the design and the adorable image! As always, your coloring is awesome!

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  12. love this card Tracy, that little boy is so cute and your colours and layout are fantastic!
    Kim x

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  13. Oh Tracy...I love, love, LOVE this card. You should frame it, girl! I just love the cork and all of the Tim Holtz goodies!! Your coloring is brilliant...as always! I tell ya, you totally rocked this challenge, girlfriend! Love it! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  14. Tracey, such a cute little boy who's beautifully colored. Great embellishments too! Wonder what your news will be? Can't wait.:)
    Kim

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  15. This is absolutely adorable, Tracey! Another sweet image! And all your papers and trimmings make me feel like I'm right there! The perfect theme!

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  16. A beautiful card! The cork back ground is just perfect for the little, adorable carpenter! All the details you've added are so well thought of, great work! hugs, Marlies

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  17. Good to see you again Tracy and with a card as beautiful as this you're back in business girl ;-) Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow! A gorgeous card and the little boy looks great! Love your design too:)
    Have a nice friday!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  19. what a wonderful card, fabbie colouring Tracy
    hugs and best wishes

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  20. This is fantastic Tracy. Love that cork background and all the brilliant details.
    Cute image too!!
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  21. ADORE this card Tracy, love the little measuring strip and the way you have done your sentiment! as always your colouring is just stunning. Joey xx

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  22. Love, love, love this Tracy! Your "pegboard" is awesome...you never cease to amaze me girl! If my house looks like the cabin you rented for Thanksgiving maybe you should just come here!
    Hugs, Renee

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  23. This is astounding! I just love this little fixer upper! Wonderful colouring and I love the added tape measure!

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  24. Stunning card and colouring Tracy...Loz... I saw this on MIM..

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  25. Will check tomorrow if my comment appeared Tracy... acted a bit strange!
    Hugs Mau xx

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  26. This is a wonderful multi-layered design. Your varied distressing techniques and embellishments add up to make an outstanding masculine card. Thanks much for sharing with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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  27. Oh my gosh, Girl....you 'nailed' the distress theme to a tee. I love the faux pegboard. Great idea! (where do you come up with all these cool ideas? LOL) Love all of the distressing & texture on this card. Well done!!!! I couldn't stop looking at it. LOL
    Happy Huggies coming your way ~
    Sharron♥

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  28. Oh I love this! Too darn cute! What an awesome design and the coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

    Kathi
    DT Member

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  29. Oh yes, I've already missed you, Tracy - I'm always looking forward to see what you'll create next. This card is so cool! Love how you've colored this cute boy and how you've used all that Tim Holtz stuff. Can't wait to hear your news ;o)
    Hugs, Anja

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  30. Gorgeous!! Your a master at making boys cards!!! ( I find them so hard to make :()

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  31. What the stinkin' cuteness! I can't believe you actually made this at your craft table. It honestly looks like your rummaged through your garage to put this together. I was certain that a section of the peg board would be missing from your tool shed! That's an incredible idea and the brackets and the layering and the distressing...ALL amazing. What a super fun background you've designed for this adorable little image.
    Nicely done my friend!
    hugs to you,
    Lisa xxx

    OOHHH, almost forgot...thank you for entering this at Make It Monday also.
    Have a great weekend.

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  32. Glad to hear everything's ok, as I was wondering where you were, girlfriend! LOVE this card! Reading your details just makes my jaw drop. You pour so much creativity into every project. I love the cork board you created, and those brackets, too. Such fabulous distressing and such a fabulous image. Love it all!

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  33. Ooh so great this boy's card!! Love the image :) so cute!! Hugs Anneke

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  34. I love this card and how you've used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday to make it. Thanks for joining in the challenge this week. Best wishes, Trish x

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  35. Tracy, your talent really blossoms with Mos images. This is a perfect example. Wonderful, wonderful work. :)

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  36. Oh wow Tracy! This is utterly stunning!! You go girl!
    Everything about it is just perfection, the corkboard, the measuring tape ribbon, the corners...... I could go on and on, I am going back for another look, I seriously love it
    Hugs
    Kat xx

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  37. Tracy this card is fantastic and I just love your colored image. He is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing your creative process too. You're so talented! :D
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa

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  38. This is awesome. Your colouring and layout is astounding. I spotted you over at MIM.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  39. I love this card, Tracy! The cork idea is brilliant...looks just like peg board! I may have to steal that idea! LOL!

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  40. What a wonderful card!!! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! - Ashli

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  41. Amazing work Tracy what a stunning card and fabulous details well done Hugs Elaine

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  42. AWESOME!!!! Love it, love it, love it. This card is certainly a great start to building your memories. Thank you for sharing your card with us at JDE.

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  43. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  44. Great card Tracy!

    I love the background and the sentiment very much, so original!

    Hugs,Franz.

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  45. EEK! This is totally DARLING! He is super adorable, awesome design.

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  46. This card is fabulous for any male. Love what you have done and the image is just darling. Thanks for playing with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

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  47. This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Penny' Papercrafty, and good luck..

    Caz xx PP DT

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  48. Tracy - You just knock my socks off every time I come visit. You are amazing!

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  49. Tracy!
    How creative is that? I love the way you did the did card stock with the holes using the Crop a dile. How creative is that? I would have never thought of that. Very cool. Amazing card.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  50. Absolutely stunning work, Tracy! I love everything about it. What a great idea to use cork on a card and it fits so perfectly to the little fixer boy! Fantastic card!

    Hugs, Anja

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  51. This is so cute. Beautiful design with the perfect order of color. I have worked at the Plastic Card printing company but no design inspire me like this one.

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