Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Man and His Grill

I love a man who will do the cooking as the kitchen and I don't like each other very much hahahaha - yep, chef in the house is the perfect handy man to have around!!!! :) :) :) And so, that leads me onto my card, the ideal chef in the garden cooking some wonderful burgers, sausages etc. on the BBQ - I can smell it now and my mouth is watering :)

To begin with I coloured the image with Promarkers and  Faber Castell Polychromos
For the design paper used I rummaged through all my freebies from magazines which I hardly ever use, I remembered seeing in the past a great arty leaf paper in dark browns and greens which I hoped would be perfect.  Luck was on my side, it was not my imagination and it worked perfectly.  I also used one of the sentiments that came with the free paper ' My Hero'.  To mount the image I used some black paper which I corrugated with a machine which I bought on a whim but really don't like much :( :(, the second matting used is a dark red hand made paper.  Black peel off line stickers and corners were used to finish off the mount.
For the My Hero sentiment I die cut some silver metal foil using the Tim Holtz Vintage Lace border die and then coloured the metal with my black Promarker.
Here is the inside of the card using the same dp as the front and then adding a writing area with Spellbinders Adorning Squares.
I made my sentiment and mounted it on the the red hand made paper.  For the leaves I used die -Crafts Too Leaf Flourish.

  • Image - 'A Man and His Grill' by Lynne Stansbery 
  • Colouring Medium - Promarkers and  Faber Castell Polychromos
  • Dies - Tim Holtz Vintage Lace border, Spellbinders Adorning Squares and Circle, Crafts Too Leaf Flourish
  • From my Stash - dp, metal, peel off line and corner stickers
I am entering into the following challenges:-
Thank you for stopping by today and hope you have a happy crafting time ahead of you :) xx


  1. Wonderful card - I love all the great details you've added!!! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations!

  2. Mimi, And you're back with another great masculine card for our W2SB challenge! This is another great use of texture and dimension. So glad you shared both cards with us at Words 2 Scrap By. :)

  3. Interesting card !
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers !
    Good luck
    Vania x

  4. Fabulous image for masculine card .Love the design and embellishing too . Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

  5. Amazing colouring, I'm impressed! What a super male card, and a handy fellow to have! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us this week at OohLaLa, Jx

  6. What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  7. Very nice card. Great card for the man in your life. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  8. Mimi, coloring is just fantastic and I love the added leaves. Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  9. Great male themed summer card Thanks for entering our 'Here Comes Summer' Challenge at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

  10. Wow great male themed card and your colouring is awesome!. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.


  11. Fantastic masculine card, I love a man with a BBQ! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'For a Man or Boy' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  12. Wonderful coloring and it doesn't get any better than a man cooking! Great card and perfect for the W2SB Challenge!

  13. Perfect man card and I like your man leaves too. hee hee Thank you so much for joining our "Masculine" challenge this month at Southern Ridge Trading Company! Hope to see you back!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi