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!


Supplies
  • 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

42 comments:

  1. 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

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

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

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  4. Hello Tracy, yet another fab card!
    Hugs
    Jane

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  5. 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)

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  6. 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)

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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. :)
    Hugs,
    T
    OHHH, and thank you for linking at MIM as well. We love your inspiration.

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

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

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  13. 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!

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

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  15. 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

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  16. Stunning card Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  17. 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
    irascreacorner.blogspot.com

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

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

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  20. gorgeous card thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

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

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

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

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  24. 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!!!

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  25. 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.

    Hugs
    Debbie

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

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  27. 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! :)

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  28. 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!

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  29. 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

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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!

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  33. 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

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

    Hugs~

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

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  36. 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

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  37. 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
    Jessica
    CIP~DT

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

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  39. Excellent male card!!

    Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week! x

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  40. Great card!
    Your coloring is gorgeous.

    Hugs
    Paola

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

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

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