Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's a man thing - Crazy 4 Challenges #28

It's another Crazy 4 Challenges Day! Today, I'm asking everyone to make a masculine card. I have a hard time making masculine cards so this will get me to at least have ONE in my stash, LOL! And I hope it will encourage lots of you to join in the challenge with us.

This week we're again being sponsored by DRS Designs.

For my card, I pulled out this little MFT Love Machine set that had never seen ink. If it's not a masculine image, I don't know what is, LOL. So, I stamped it on a Cream Perfect Paper Panel and colored it with Copic markers. I'm using Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #64, but had to tweak it a bit to accommodate the longer length of this image. Again, I "stained" the twill tape with Distress Inks and laced it through some large grommets and tied it in a knot. LOVE how that turned out--I'll be doing that again. The rest is pretty simple--I stamped the sentiment on DP and cut it out with a Classic Inverted Scallop Nestabilities die and matted it with another to resemble gears. Lastly, I added a few brads for balance and a few baby braddies to the robot's front. I'm liking it :)

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)

Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Joycelyn Turner
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Robin Willis
Vicki Garrett

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C28.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Stamps: Love Machine (MFT)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip (SU!); Cream Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Homeroom 8 x 8 pad (TCP Studio)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Weathered Wood, Old Paper Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Inverted Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, grommets, brads (craft store); Copic markers; twill; sewing machine; Crop-o-dile (We R Memory Keepers; medium scallop die (PTI)


  1. What a great layout and design elements -- colors, image, the Nesties for the sentiment -- all perfect for a guy card!

  2. this is fantastic, barb! love that image, the dp, and the fact that you used my sketch challenge for your layout! LOL! awesome job!

  3. This is great, Barb...that ribbon detail is AWESOME!!! Thanks for another fun challenge!!!

  4. Hello Barbara! This card is just perfect! Great colours and composition!

  5. Oh My Goodness this is awesome! I love the way you did the twill tape (not ribbon on a man card) LOL. It looks so manly.

  6. You definitely rocked the manly, Barbara! Wonderful design and detialing!

  7. This looks awesome, Barb. Love all your sewing and the way you threaded the ribbon.

  8. love all the detail work on this masculine masterpiece....and it is fun, too

  9. I love this Barb, it is PERFECT for any man, young or old!!! Great job!!!

  10. Oh my gosh! This is fabulous! I love what you did with those big eyelets and the colour combo is perfect!



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