Sunday, September 25, 2011

Manly sketch for the Mashup

Here's my manly take on this week's mashup over on The Friday Mashup.
It's the first time I've had the chance to ink up this set. I've been wanting it for awhile and finally bit the bullet and bought it!
I started with a base of Almost Artichoke. Then I added a layer of Chocolate Chip that I embossed using a wood grain embossing envelope. Next I added the strip of artichoke that is also embossed. One of them is embossed with numbers, the other is embossed with gears. On all the embossing, I sponged a bit of black ink to help the design stand out a bit more.
On this one, I added a thin strip of basic gray, the same color I used with my blender pen to color in most of the tools.

But on this one, I used a strip of Daffodil Delight, another color I used to color in various parts of my array of tools.
I tried to put my "screws" (the circle from the tiny trio of punches with a line drawn down the center in black) along the edges of the large circle in the center, just like the sketch suggests, but that just looked too girly to me! So I added my accents in the four corners, as I'm sure a man would do to attach the wooden plate down.
I'm very pleased with the results! Thanks for looking!

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Great job on both cards. I like how you made screws and I like the embossing you did. These are great cards to give to a guy!

Thanks for playing along with us again at The Friday Mashup!

Holly said...

Great job on that embossed background it's perfect with that tool set! This is a perfect Man card I love the screws in the corner.. You must of Channeled your inner Tim Taylor..

Kasey said...

LOL, Great to see you playing along with another attempt at the challenge. Love your masculine card.
Thanks for playing @ the Friday Mashup.
Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great manly card Lisa, I have that set and haven't used it, I guess I need to think about it more. LOL
Thanks for playing Friday Mashup.
Cindy GD

Lesley Croghan said...

Another great creation, love that you used a circle. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Kim P said...

I amlate commenting on this card...but so glad I stopped by! I love it! The wood grainis perfect with those tools! Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!!