Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tim the Toolman?

     Now if you trade out his hammer and drill for a broom and dustpan this would be me.  LOL  For some reason the spring cleaning bug has hit me in the fall.  I have been doing some major de-cluttering of my house.  I don't know, maybe it's because I'm almost fifty, but I'm ready for a streamlined, easy access, easy clean house.  Wish me luck!
     This guy is so much fun.  He's the "Weekend Warrior" from Art Impressions Stamps.  He had all those tools so I gave him some note and graph paper, and a ruler to help him along.  It's kind of hard to see in the photo but I inked the hinges with silver and then distressed them a bit with some Vintage Photo Distress ink.

Copics Used:
skin E00, E11, E13
shirt G99, BG93, BG96
pants B93, B95, B97
hat E71, E74, E79
gloves E33, E39, E95, E97
tool belt E31, YR21, YR23, YR24
shoes E53, E55, E57
tools E08, E95, E97, R24, R39, E21, E23, E25, E27, N1, N3

     Here's the inside of the card.

     Hope you enjoyed this hard working guy.
     Be blessed!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Adventure", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Weekend Warrior", Verve "Graph Paper and Notebook Paper" stamps, Precious Remembrance Shop "Positive Thoughts"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo Distress ink, Brilliance Starlite Silver, Memento Summer Sky, Colorbox Scarlet, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink
Tools--Verve Rounded Rectangle die, Spellbinders Double Ended tags die, Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Perfect Layers tool
Miscellaneous--Recollections brads, Tim Holtz ruler tape


  1. Your cards are so vivid,adorable. Love them all!

  2. Your cards are always so amazing, Tracy! You really bring your characters to life with your fantastic coloring job. I really love this guy fussy cut and popped on top...give him great movement. And you always find the best goodies to match up with your designs. The screw heads and ruler are perfect. Love the notes, too. And all those layers are fabulous!

  3. I adore this card... the background papers with the arrows and the wood grain are perfect, the elements of the hinges, measuring tape, grid paper sketch & shopping list [with coffee rings!] are all perfectly thought out for this image! And then of course there is your marvelous coloring - well done Tracy!

  4. Love it Tracy! A gorgeous male card with great colors and fab design!
    hugs Kjersti:)

  5. Fabulous card Tracy. Such a fun image and your attention to detail is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Good luck with the de-cluttering, that is something I really need to do too!
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Tim the Toolman is awesome Tracy! Wow, you sure know how to put a card together. I love all the details, over and beyond what I would of come up with. You have such an imagination and it really shows in your cards. Your cards always tell a story. Again fabulous colouring!
    And good luck with your de-cluttering. Hugs,

  7. Love this very much such great colours <3

  8. Wild Tracy, love this awesome tool man, quiet a hunky fella.xxxThe Journey is the Start

  9. I love this Tracy. Love the ruler and screws. Awesome coloring. I love the white border around him.

  10. Fabulous, fun card, love how you have him standing on a tape measure.

  11. Such a great and fun guy card Tracy. From the fabulously coloured image right through to the details and embellishments this is fantastic.

  12. Tracy this is just so fun and a stunning masculine design. Just adore those little work sheets.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  13. Tracy
    All your elements that you put into this design are just perfect. You know some of us have it and some of us don't and Girl - You Have It!!! Just great designs all the time!! Hugs

  14. Love this guy! Your cards are so fabulous. Just love them all.

  15. fabulous card - and just love this weekend warrior image (another one added onto my list...). fabulous layout and details as always.
    Kim x

  16. Oh, this is perfect! great papers and manly embellies for this cute warrior! Love it!

  17. You have such great images. This one is no exception!!!

    Love the papers, note pads of "facts" and overall design you have made to go with this fab image!

  18. This is fabulous!! Wonderful composition!
    How I wish I were approaching 50 again ....

  19. Oh my, such a gorgeous looking male card Tracy! Love this chap, that look on his face ;-) Your papers/embellishments are perfection! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  20. What a card!! I love the guy, the details, the colours... Really, all of it! I wish I was a guy and I could receive this. :)

  21. This is simply fabulous!! He is just and awesome dude but most of all, I love the complimentary embellishments you added - the perfect touch :)

  22. How adorable...lol Love all the wonderful layers and embellies. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  23. What a great card! Love that ruler ribbon and the little extra details you always include on your cards!


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