Sunday, 2 July 2017


This is the card I made for my husband's birthday as he really fancies himself as a bit of a BBQ expert!
We have several barbies in our garden, one which looks pretty much like this one, plus a smoker, a gas barbie and a chiminea. He began his association with them when we lived in the USA many years ago and his enthusiasm hasn't waned in the interim.
For this card I used a stamp from Hobbycraft, (I bought a whole set just for this stamp!) I coloured it with watercolour pencils and a water brush, but I wanted to get the sheen of the real barbie and wondered how to achieve it. What I came up with in the end was to put a little Versamark reinker onto a craft mat and used it to paint over the image using a fine brush, I simply sprinkled over some clear embossing powder and heated it. Bingo... a shiny BBQ!
The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers!
The challenge  for the Happy Little Stampers CAS  this time is Birthday!

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  1. Great idea for the BBQ look and love the CAS design x

  2. CAS to the max as ever Chrissie ... i'd expect nothing less!!! LOL! A brilliant idea for those guys too and beautifully coloured.

  3. I love this!! How clever you are to get the little Weber kettle shining like the real thing, Chrissie! Phil must have been so tickled with this! Happy Birthday to him - I didn't know we shared the same birthdate!! Hope the cruise is amazing!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. I love a good barbie. Nothing better (and it doesn't dirty the kitchen). Perfectly CAS too. Hope you are enjoying your holiday xx

  5. Fabulous your adorable BBQ!

  6. CAS perfection and a perfect Phil card :)
    Happy holidays

  7. Your little BBQ is adorable and how perfect for your husband! Sounds like he has quite the assortment of BBQs and I imagine you're treated to some mighty fine dining as a result!

  8. Aren't bbqs fab! Just like your card. Love the stitched panel and the perfect simple placement of the image and sentiment. Good technique for the glossy effect too x

  9. Very nice birthday sentiment.


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