Welcome to another Twisted Thursday!! Our challenge this week was to make a MASCULINE card. Which was easy because in the Shirley's 2 Girls store, there are several new masculine images that are now for sale. I had to use this one because it reminds me of my Dad. I remember when we got our first gas grill. He was so proud of that thing and every dinner for months was cooked on it. We have pictures somewhere of him grilling out in the rain holding an umbrella. And then he decided he needed that hand so the next time it rained he rigged up some plastic sheeting so that he could grill in the rain and still use both hands!
My card uses Barbecue Dad and it was colored with Copic markers. I liked these papers from The Paper Studio, they just looked like a barbecue to me. The stars came from Jo-Ann's and they are from the button section.
I also decided that I wanted to make a little something else. My craft supplies are still packed away but I was able to find my Bind it All and my friend Angela had given me some coasters. I love making little mini books with those, especially mini cookbooks. I wasn't sure about the cookbook idea for my Dad, until I came up of the idea of compiling some recipes that I have for different types of rubs. Perfect for my barbecue theme! I inked the edges of each coaster with blue ink and then I coved each of the coasters with the red gingham paper. I printed out a smaller Barbecue Dad image and colored him with Copics and cut him out. The words were cut out using Sizzix dies, I added some plastic star beads on my O wires before binding the book.
Here is the inside of the book. Since all the recipes are for dry rubs and had basically the same directions, I added those inside the front cover. Each recipe was typed and then printed on it's own page, cut out and then mounted onto the coordinating blue paper. For these, I used regular copy paper. To decorate the pages I used some cook out themed stickers.
We would love to see your MASCULINE themed project, just link it to the Challenge site. Stop by the rest of the Design Team's blogs to see what they have created! Ann, Anne, Carlie, Cat, Deanne, Debbie, Georgia, Jane, Jeannie, Judy, Lisa
I will be back next Monday with semi-regular posts. Thanks for all the well wishes and for all the people that have checked up on me over the past couple of weeks. Your friendships and concern mean so much.