For the man in my life

Over at Try it on Tuesday our challenge for the next 2 weeks is For the man in my life.

I created this masculine page using a recycled magazine image and lots of leftover papers and stamped images. I hope that you like it and are inspired to join our challenge too; it would be lovely to see you there!

I started by adding the pocket watch image which was recycled from an old magazine. Then I collaged lots of leftover papers some of which had been stamped using black Archival Ink; they were all edged with some Rusty Hinge Distress Ink before sticking them in place using a glue stick. Next I stuck some silver border stickers alongside some of the papers to straighten their edges and match the silver of the pocket watch image. Then I added three small Victorian tags and some black brads. To finish, I added some wording which were Small Talk stickers from Tim Holtz.

For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look you at the wonderful For the man in my life creations from my Design Teamies too (grin!).

As T Stands for Tuesday and some of the T Gang have been asking about the beer that we brew, I thought I’d share one of my hubby’s favourite hobbies to wish you all a very Happy T Day!

My hubby tends to brew beer every couple of months and as well as trying out new beers we also have some old favourites, like this pumpkin beer served with sugar and pumpkin spice around the rim of the glass – so yummy!

We brew Pumpkin Beer every October and start by roasting the pumpkin in the oven to make the puree.

The grains (malted barley) are weighed.

Then the water is heated in a Brew Devil which is an all-in-one microbrewery and once at temperature the grains and pumpkin puree are added to the water where they release their sugars.

Once the natural sugars from the grains and pumpkin have been released into the wort (as it is now called) it is drained and then boiled with different hops and spices being added at different times. After the wort has finished boiling the cooler goes in.

When the wort is cool enough it is poured into the fermenting vessel and the yeast is added. Once fermented (around 2 weeks on our beer fridge which keeps it at a consistent temperature) the beer is bottled and left somewhere warm for 2 weeks to carbonate and then somewhere cool for 2 weeks to condition. It is then ready to drink!

Hope that you’re all staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

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

  • Old magazine
  • Pritt Stick
  • Leftover papers
  • Leftover stamped papers
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge)
  • The Works (Victorian Style Tag Stickers)
  • Docrafts Anita’s Outline Stickers (Silver Borders)
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Sticker Book (Small Talk #TH93193)

As well as Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:

Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #145 – Anything Goes with my masculine page.

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and their No Rulz 4! theme where their are no rules and you can create anything, so I’m joining in the fun my art journal page.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Masculine challenge with my masculine journal page.

MIUCB #50 – Anything Goes + Stamping challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog as I used collage techniques with stamped papers on my page.

21 thoughts on “For the man in my life

  1. Brewing beer looks very interesting, and your results must be fun to drink. I love the ancient Egyptian pictures of how it was done a few thousand years ago — it hasn’t changed much except for the modern temperature controls, and the addition of some new ingredients. I think they often used barley as well as other grains.

    best… mae at

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Your journal page is awesome. I like how you chose magazine images in addition to old papers. I’m loving your recycling and how you make such great art from it.

    I am in awe of your beer making. You have some great equipment and I think that is a very impressive hobby. I bet it was expensive at start up, but now that you have the equipment, I suspect the costs are nominal to make your favorite brews. Thanks so much for sharing the process with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Good morning Jo, Loving your masculine page-and I really enjoyed learning about your beer brewing. in our younger years we made allot of different wines and enjoyed the process. we looked into beer but just never got making it-such a very fun hobby that you can share together.
    Happy T wishes Kathy

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Your masculine page is wonderful Jo. I like that big clock. and all the leftovers you used. They work together really well and the result is perfect for the new TIOT challenge. And your brewing is very interesting. That Brew Devil looks a cool piece of equipment. And it must make the process easier too. I bet it is a lot of fun to play with different flavors and see the results you get. Your pumpkin always sounds so tasty, and it looks that way too. Hope all is well and you have a great week. Hugs-Erika

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I always have trouble with what makes “masculine” and “feminine” in art, but I like how you did this. I have a friend whose husband brews his own beer. His hop growing is my favorite part lol Y’all have quite a set-up. Nice! Happy T Tuesday!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. My husband used to make beer, wine and Sherry but from kits, one when it was bottled we stored it in the spare room in the wardrobe/closet, we came home and the caps had burst off and it had poured down the wall on the stairs, the mess was awful and the smell, we had to paint the stairs, LOL
    Happy T Day


  7. Wonderful page. I especially like the pocket watch. I’m not a beer drinker, but the process was fascinating and reminded me of my dad. My dad used to make homemade liqueurs like Anisette (my favorite), Creme de Menthe, and an Italian one called Strega which means witch. Thanks for a happy memory. Happy T Day!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Loving your composition on this page. The colors and theme are wonderful and definitely masculine. I have never tried beer but the process looks similar to brewing kombucha? Except that doesn’t need a microbrewery. But the flavors sound delicious and creative.
    Happy Tea Day,

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Gorgeous page Jo, I love all of the different elements and that beautiful pocket watch! Pumpkin beer with a pumpkin spice rim sounds delicious! YUM!
    Take care and enjoy the rest of your week, Tammy

    Liked by 1 person

  10. A fantastic page Jo you added such interesting pieces and detail, I loved that watch you used.
    The photos of the beer making looked great, I’m sure you enjoy the results of this hobby especially on warm days, perhaps sitting in the sunshine.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

    Liked by 1 person

  11. This a fabulous vintage page as well as being a great masculine page. The brewing process is really interesting even though I don’t like beer. How many bottles do you get per brew?
    Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

    Liked by 1 person

  12. A real vintage vibe to this Jo with that statement pocket watch laid upon the map, beautifully executed with every layer and colour matched. The small talk stickers are a great addition.
    The pumpkin beer sounds very nice my hubby would be so interested in this but i’m not showing him hee hee.. Hugs Tracey x

    Liked by 1 person

  13. You have me over in a minute, with my Hubby!
    Long ago he used to brew beer, too. The smell was not good and as he only had a small apartment… But it was yummy.
    He certainly didn´t have such a pro-thing you have… Brew Devil, LOL!
    Wow, this really looks very professional (and yummy).
    Love your artwork, too)

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Great page! I always find it difficult to know what consists of a ‘masculine’ page, but you’ve nailed it. If this should be about the ‘man in your life’ and I’ve just read all about his beer making hobby, I’m asking: where is the beer?
    Seriously, I am mightily impressed with this beer making. Thank you so much for explaining the process. So interesting. And you have all the equipment too of course. I think many of us older ones have brewed beer from a kit, as they were very popular back in the day. But you have taken it to a whole new level. Kudos!
    Happy belated T-Day,

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Fab page Jo, love how you have integrated so many diverse pieces and the quotes are great. Love you beer brewing too. We used to make beer many years ago, also wheat whiskey which was very potent!


    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.