Saturday, July 21, 2012

Grease Monkey

Welcome to my corner of blog-dom, and thank you for visiting.

The title of this post is a slang term for a mechanic, and implies that they are not well qualified - it is not a popular name, and I risk offending some, but it is an attention grabber for a title.

I needed a masculine card for a mechanic, so could not resist using this image from Bonibleaux Designs/Dudetime Doodles

I coloured the image with chalks and sponged the edges before mounting it on the layer of gray card stock.  The stripey boarder was a scrap on my desk, left over from a workshop, but it fitted beautifully here.

The sentiment was silver embossed and then had ink sponged over it, and wiped off the embossing for greater contrast.  The homemade tag was attached with a brad, and three matching brads were placed at the base of the panel.

The whole was then mounted on a cream card, and the card edges swiped over the ink pad as a finishing detail.

I am linking this to:
Simple Create Too Challenge #18 - Use it two times (at least)
(The gray card as background and tag, the brads)

Thanks so much for visiting - may your day be blessed, and thank you for blessing and encouraging me with your comments.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Undercarriage Craig by Bonibleaux, Hero Arts Little happy Birthday
Card stock: Cream and grey
Paper: SU, name unknown
Ink: Vivid Cobblestone
Accessories: Brads, Chalks


  1. Great masculine card Maxine! Fun image and I like that sentiment... sort of a 'guy and metal' thing happening.

  2. Great male card, love the image and your colouring is Fab..
    Thanks for joining in with us at Fatpages and Cards with Attitude, and alsp ATCs and Cards with Attitude xx

  3. Maxine: Your card is so cute--beautiful job--perfect for a mechinic. Glad you joined us for Challenge #18 - "Use it Twice"

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  4. wow what a crate male card thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

  5. Don't you just love it when you have the perfect image for a card when you need it? This is a great masculine card!

  6. Great card Maxine. Just perfect for a guy card.

  7. great card...
    thank you for joining in the challenge at ATCs and cards with attitude this week
    Debbi x

  8. Great card! Love the papers you used! TYFS


  9. what a fab card ,love the image and papers
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  10. What a perfect card for a mechanic Maxine - great details! Your papers are perfect!! {{{hugs}}}

  11. This is just as beautiful as can be, even for the masculine side of card making! Your soft coloring is just lovely! Blessings!

  12. I love the DTD images- this is a great card- and the absolutely perfect image too!

  13. Great masculine card Maxine. They can be so difficult to make for! Looks fab. Luv, Trish x

  14. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with Poodles Parlour 'Use a Digi' Challenge. Good luck.
    Diane x

  15. LOL this reminds me so much of my Dad - perfect blokey card! Hugs, Shannah xox


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