Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jack of all trades

Don't miss out on my birthday candy!  It's yummy Mo goodness!

     Oh my gosh!  I broke out of my OCD perfectionist mode! Do you see it?  Do you?  The screw heads aren't all perfectly aligned! Bwahahah  Just kidding!  I'm not quite THAT bad.  :-)
     My intention was to make this card for my hubby for Father's Day to let him know what a great dad I think he is.  The image, from Mo's Digital Pencil, is called Mr. Fix-it and it's such a blessing to have a hubby that not only is handy with mechanical and construction things, but is pretty darned good at fixing just about any kind of problem you can think of.
     I had been surfing through some blogs one night well before I started this card and he came in as I was switching pages and accused me of trying to hide his Father's Day card.  Poor guy.  He looked so heartbroken when I showed him that wasn't the case.
     After I got it made I decided I would give it to my daughter to give her pops.  She got mad!  Can you believe that!  Do you know why?  Cause she's a BIG mush.  LOL  She told me she hates buying cards cause they always make her cry and now I'd given her a card that she was going to have to supply the mush for.  LOL  Let's just say her mush blessed her dad's heart---and made her cry.  :-)
     Besides being my hubby's Father's Day card this is also my DT card for this week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  Our theme is "Masculine" and we'd love to have you come join in the fun.
     I really wanted those wood grain panels to be more like real boards so I layered two pieces of thin chipboard together and put the DP on top.  They're like planks now and look more realistic with the screws in them.  I also decided to "frame" Mr. Fix-it".  I cut a square of kraft paper slightly large than the image and then cut out the inner part.  I sandwiched the image between the frame and another piece of kraft to make it a little more stable.  I had marked the mitered corners and just clipped them before adding glue.  Then I added the tiny brads.  I think it turned out fun and rugged enough for my manly man.  LOL
     On a sad note we're saying goodbye to one of our team mates. Sheila will be leaving the team after three years of wonderful inspiration.
     We have been having some of the most awesome entries.  I think that's why the winner is randomly drawn.  It's just too hard to pick!  That means everybody has an equal chance to win so why not play the odds.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card in to the following challenges:

Oozak Challenge--two papers and embellies
Crafting For All Seasons--for men
My Mum's Craft Shop--about the boys
Ribbon Carousel--heavy metal + spooled item
Make It Monday--anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint--Father's Day
Dream Valley Challenge--for that special guy
Card Makin Mamas--Father's Day
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge--dashing dads

     Be blessed!

  • Paper:  Cosmo Cricket "Wanted", Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft and chipboard, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Mr. Fix-it"
  • Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress inks
  • Tools:  Crop-a-dile
  • Miscellaneous:  Spare Parts brads, Kraft Outlet Hemp Cord, burlap


Kathleen said...

Just love your fab card. Great image for my big boys next birthdays. Love the screws effect.
Thanks for the chance to win, now to put candy on my sidebar.
Kathleen x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
What a great card,love the image,fab details and design :) x

Sue said...

Wow this is fabulous Tracy. I love that image and the design, papers and embellishments are wonderful
Hugs Sue

Jane said...

Hello Tracy, yet another fab card!

Nancy said...

Fix them, Tracy! Fix those screw heads! haha What a fabulous card! Those Mo images are just so great, and you do such wonderful things with them! Thank you! :o)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Fabulous card and I think you can let the screw heads pass!!! Love the wood, so very realistic and the colouring is gorgeous :)
(Will add candy info to blog)

Carla S. said...

Fabulous masculine card, Tracy! Your wood planks and screws are brilliant as is your coloring of Mo's fun fix-it guy! Just an awesome card all around!

Jinny Newlin said...

Sometimes one's own mush tops off anything a store-bought card could say ;). LOVE this to pieces, Tracy, especially all that fab hardware! Yum!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Tracy, this is amazing. of course it turns anyone to mush...

the fabby screw heads were the first thing I noticed on this, and NOT because they didn't match up. I didn't even notice that until you mentioned it in your post... silly thing you! ;)

guess I had better add this image to my wish list, too. grins!

hope you have a wonderful day!

Lisa Minckler said...

OCD??? Noooo, not you! Mine was fine until you pointed out the wonky screws...LOL. H, I think your card is superbly Man-tastic! The method you described to make the planks is wonderful. It all looks so well designed. I'm sure any carpenter and Mr.Fix It would think it's Aces. :)
OHHH, and thank you for linking at MIM as well. We love your inspiration.

Trina said...

I love it! Perfect manliness going on here!
*glad your daughter had her own mush to share; I'm sure it was super sweet!

Denise said...

This is such a great card - love the screw heads and fab Mo image.
Denise xx

Dorcas said...

Love it Love It LOve it! Where do you get your ideas from, GF? They're amazing! I love the screw brads and wood backgrouns, just stunning!

Geri said...

This is AWE-SOME!! (please insert high pitch music notes all around the 'awesome'! ;)

Billie A said...

I saw your card on MIM.. I love it I am so glad I got to see your card. Love the details and coloring is great. Masculine cards can be hard but your right on it.. My cards are 125 & 188 on MIM if you care to stop by.
Really enjoyed your card

heidy said...

Stunning card Tracy!!
XXX Heidy

Unknown said...

Well if this isn't totally masculine I don't know what is Tracy! Your guy looks perfectly cool and I love the way you embellished your card with the screws and everything, you've got such a good eye for detail!! Hugs, Ira

Sara H said...

=) this is cool!And I didn´t notice anything wrong with the screws =D Love it!

Ivonne said...

Wow Tracy! What an amazing card! Love the papers and the screws!! Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Jill said...

gorgeous card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Marlies said...

A fabulous card!! I love the wood with the screws in! A lovely design and image as well! hugs, Marlies

Alina said...

absolutely beautiful card, Tracy, I love all your embellishments!
hugs, Alina

pinky said...

Brilliant card. Love the nail heads. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

Heather B said...

Such a cute image!! I love how you didn't align the screw heads...adds to the "authenticity" of "dad's" work. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!!

Debbie said...

As always Tracy, this is beautiful, a perfect masculine card... And I am sure your daughter filled it up with lots of mushy stuff for her Dad.


michele said...

Fabulous card Tracy thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Awesome Tracy! I love the screw heads and LOL I can't even really see that they are misaligned! :P You know I am real bad wit hthat too...last night I tried to skew one of my lers and just couldn't handle it hahaha. Love the timber paper and how cute about the mush! :)

{Eka} said...

Super cool! Love the brads and burlaps. Soo perfectly masculine. Love the stamps as well.

Wonderful card indeed!
Thanks for playing at Use It Tuesday!

Sandy said...

Fantastic card, love the image and those fab planks! All the extra embellies are great too!!!
Thanks for linking up over at Make It Monday this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Sandy DT

melsanford said...

Fab male card! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Brilliant card and the addition of the screw heads (although not perfectly aligned lol) is the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas hugs SUsan x

Audrey Pettit said...

Such an awesome manly man card, Tracy! That image just makes me smile. LOVE the wood panels and the mitered corners you created. Such perfect details!

Paper Panda said...

Saw your card on MIM for challenge 94, and had to come and take a closer look. Great male card and image!

My card is no 238 this week if you'd like to take a look :-)

Mandy x

Unknown said...

Amazing.. This is such a cute card. Love the fun image..


Iulia said...

This is the most amazing time I've seen in a long time!!!! And, yes those screws are perfectly I totally love this , I'll surely be back for inspiration when I need a male card.
Have a great weekend sweetie!
Hugs, Iulia

Susie said...

A fantabulous card - love the image and all the "bits" go perfectly! Thanks for joining our For A Special Guy challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

jessica said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love all the details and your coloring is amazing!!
Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Creative Inspirations Paint~ Inspired by: Challenge. Hope to see you back for a brand new Inspired by: Challenge starting on Sunday

Pat said...

Hi Tracy...I love this card! Your embellies are perfect!! Those brads are such fun!! Love 'em!! Great "guy" card! Hugs. Pat Frank

Carrie said...

Excellent male card!!

Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week! x

Paolchen said...

Great card!
Your coloring is gorgeous.


Jodi Collins said...

This is STUNNING! LOVE the mitered edges and your amazing coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at The Ribbon Carousel!

Sandy said...

WOW! Gotta pick my jaw up off the floor. THIS is FANTASTIC! Another great entry for Oozak, thanks!!!