BBQ and Brew

Summer is here and its BBQ time once more, my hubby is a top chef when it comes to BBQ. At our house we BBQ American style with a smoker, adding wood chips to the charcoal to create a wonderful flavour. What’s better on a hot summer’s day then to spend time in the garden having a BBQ and a (home brewed) beer.BBQ and Brew - Art Journal Page

The background is diluted Distress ink, smooshed onto the page using an acrylic block. Next I added yellow and red acrylic paint splatters and left them to dry overnight, they turned out rich and glossy, just like I had spilt mustard and ketchup onto the page. The images are such fun and came from Hunkydory, I bought them last year and have been waiting for BBQ season to begin so I could use them. The menu is a greaseproof paper sheet that you can buy in a home store to serve your BBQ items on. I stuck them to the page using UHU Stic and outlined them with a black marker. To finish I added a pint of beer, this image was taken from a magazine, and the sentiment.Sign

The title for this page was inspired by a sign we have in our kitchen.Ribs

BBQ at our house is a splendid affair, my hubby loves BBQ and cooks mouth-watering and delicious food, and his specialties are Apple Wood Smoked Ribs, Pulled Pork and Beer Butt Chicken – yummy yum yum!  All served with home brewed beer of course – although occasionally we have happy accidents and the beer doesn’t go quite to plan.Beer

This beer is what you call ‘Lively’ but once it settled down, tasted delicious as usual!

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m saying a big hello to all at  the T Gang, Happy T Day! And also linking to the “In my Garden there is …” theme over at Art Journal Journey.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Cracked Pistachio)
  • Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium Hue/Lacquer Red)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet black)
  • Docrafts A5 clear stamp set (Alpha Folk DCE907115)
  • Hunkydory Magnificent Men Luxury Card Collection (Grill King & Nice Buns)
  • Home Bargains (The Original BBQ King – greaseproof paper sheets)
  • Magazine
  • UHU Stic

31 thoughts on “BBQ and Brew

  1. How mean to show that wonderful food and make me drool over the keyboard! Wow, it looks so great. Love the idea of a BBQ in the garden, and I am sure the home brewed beer is lovely too, What a fantastic page for AJJ, thanks! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. I’m with you. Those ribs looks delicious. We made some the other day too. BBQ and beer are the perfect combo. And I think your page is great. I love the big apron. Does your husband use one when he grills? Your page feels kind of retro and I LOVE that. have a great T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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    • Yes I love the retro feel of this page, it was fun to create! My hubby doesn’t wear an apron when he grills, but as the page was in homage to him he did actually chose the one I added to my page, he liked the mustard and ketchup splatters. Happy T Day Erica! J 🙂


  3. Oh my gosh! I would love to come to such a BBQ — that sounds just heavenly!!!!
    Thank you for sharing – simply to read about it and see this yummie ribs makes me happy and feeling good!
    The page is just SUPER! What a great idea for the garden theme at AJJ!
    Thank you very much dear Jo!
    Happy T-Day!!!
    oxo Susi

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  4. I may have the only husband on earth who DOESN’T use the grill. It’s all up to me- but I don’t mind. Lucky you to get some cooking days off tho:) LOVE your BBQ inspired page-perfectly wonderful imagery. Happy T day!

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    • Yes it’s nice my hubby is good at BBQ and I am so glad as it takes dedication – some meats take 18hrs to cook so he will start the smoker at 11pm if we are having a party and as he has wireless themometer with alarm he has been known to get up during the night (2am once) if the temparature drops. Happy T day! J 🙂


  5. Your husband and I have something in common. We both like to barbecue, even though I’m a vegetarian. Apple wood is wonderful, but my favorite is cherry. A friend gave me logs from a felled cherry tree one year and I cherish it because I have very little left. I also use various juices in the water pan which also helps infuse the meat. I would love to cook with your husband some day, but he would probably win since I haven’t cooked barbecue in several years.

    LOVE that journal spread. You always put so much work into your art journal pages. That smoosh technique is one I tried on an IC that failed. Yours turned out perfectly.

    I might be able to keep up with your husband’s barbecue, but he is the genuine winner when it comes to beer making. So glad you shared this and your art and barbecue ribs with us for T this Tuesday.

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    • I love that you BBQ too, and my hubby can definitely wax lyrical with you about wood. His favourite woods are oak, apple and hickory, although he has never tried cherry, so it’s now on his wish list. The apple and oak wood he uses was given to him and he also uses juices like you do in the water pan :-). I find the smoosh technique works really well when I use a small acrylic block, that way I have more control on the placement and can build up the colour gradually by adding several layers. I also apply the ink directly to the block, spritz it with water then smoosh onto the page. It seems to work every time :-). Thanks so much, it’s always a pleasure to speak with you! Happy T Day! J 🙂


  6. I think the internet swallowed my first comment-so here goes again. I LOVE your BBQ page and all that sweet imagery that pulls it together perfectly! how nice that hubby does the BBQ. I may have the only hubby on earth that doesn’t do the grilling but I don’t mind although it IS nice to get a break from cooking now and then. Enjoy and happy T day!

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  7. I can almost taste the delicious barbecue food an can just about imagine the aromas. The page is awesome and a great take on AJJ’s theme. Your husband is a talented guy with his cooking and brewing.
    Happy Tuesday.
    Yvonne xx
    I have added you to my bloglist on my side bar as this seems to be the only way I can follow WordPress blogs.
    I hope you don’t mind.

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    • Thank you for your lovely comments! I do not mind at all, it’s a shame the software aren’t more compatable … I have the same problem with blogspot. I am very honoured to be added to your bloglist, thank you! Happy T day! J 🙂


  8. Oh my…everything you shared today has me oh-ing and ah-ing. I made ribs on the grill this weekend and they weren’t very good…bummer. Your’s looked amazing. Two thumbs up to hubby!
    Happy T day….a day late!

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