Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Boys and their Toys ... with Dude Time Doodles

June is busting out all over, and that means it's time for the Dude Time Doodles First Wednesday Challenge, when one of the DT chooses the theme. This month, Kevin McCrafty chose "Boys and their Toys", and since most of the "boys" in my life aren't so much into sports and cars, I chose a Cooking theme:

My husband is a great cook; We have a similar style of knowing what we want to do and just doing it, but I tend to pretend to stick to a recipe. He usually doesn't bother with that, and the results are always delicious! He doesn't remind me at all of Chef Burly Becky here, although I bet he could juggle a whisk & a knife if he put his mind to it!

My color combo was inspired by a photo of the front of the Real Maestranza in Sevilla, taken by a dear friend... I don't have her permission to publish the actual photo, but you can see some different photos of it here.

I couldn't find a tutorial for the marble effect that I wanted, so I adapted the Cracked Glass Heat-Embossing Technique, starting with a layer of white, and added an extra layer of clear after cracking & inking it.

The black, heat-embossed design is from an Annabelle Stamps set

Dude Time Doodles: Boys and their Toys
Di's Digi Designs Challenge: Male-inspired
Dream Valley Challenge 33: Humour
Fetch-a-Sketch Challenge 25: Sketch (rotated)
Here Come the Boys Challenge #28: Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious Challenge: Funny

Update: I won one of the prizes for Fetch-a-Sketch Challenge 25!

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  1. Love that cracked glass/marble technique you did. Looks fantastic behind the Chef! So cool that your husband loves to cook.

  2. I love the marble effect too! Thanks for joining in the Here Come The Boys challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  3. oh this is just fabulous!! I love how you turned the sketch to make it do its thang for you!!! perfect card hun!
    thank you for playing along with us over on the FAS challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  4. Brilliant card CG, I like the design and the colours.
    Kevin xx

  5. Terrific card, love the crackle background!

  6. Brilliant card CG. Just loving the marble effect and the fab colours.

  7. Loving your marble! Great work with Chef Burly Becky!
    Dawn xx

  8. A great card - I love your recipe - very clever!

  9. Great guy card! I hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup this week!!

  10. Brilliant chef card! Thanks for joining us at Di's digi designs challenge. xx

  11. Love the marble look. Isn't it wonderful when husbands know how to cook! Thanks so much for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week.

  12. How clever is that marble effect! Great use of the sketch too! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch! x


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