For the man in your life

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

My page showcases a tag with a wonderful quote from Alan Turing which reads “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of, who do things no one can imagine”.

I started by covering the background with some Hickory Smoke and Tea Dye Distress Ink and then I applied Liquitex matte gel medium to reactivate the ink so I could drag the colours horizontally across the page. When dry, I stamped the grid pattern over the top using black Archival Ink and a homemade stamp, and then I added lots of Remnant Rubs by Tim Holtz. Next I cut a large cog of design paper, which was from Kaisercraft, into pieces and added them around the page, this included creating a pocket for the tag.

The tag was die cut, using a Tag Collection Framelits set by Tim Holtz, from the remains of the cog paper. The quote was printed using a Dymo label printer and when stuck in place, I edged and coloured the tag using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added some of the Remnant Rubs and to Finish, I added a eyelet using a We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile punch and eyelet setter.

My page is a tribute to Alan Turing, founder of computer science and cryptographer, whose work was key to breaking the wartime Enigma codes.

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing a pint of Strongarm beer brewed by Lion Brewery (perfect for Henry!) that we had at a local Micro Bar, it’s a North East Ruby Red Ale and tasted out of this world – Happy T Day everyone!

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.


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

Paperbabe Stamps and their #168 – Anything Goes challenge with my butterfly page.

Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my art journal page.

25 thoughts on “For the man in your life

  1. This is a fantastic page Jo. I love the tag and the pocket you made in the gear. Very cleverly done. And a great page for A Man in Your Life. I’ve seen the film about Alan Turing. It’s too bad his life ended so sadly. And that beer sounds great. Right up my alley. I hope you have a lovely T day and week ahead. Happy end of May. hugs-Erika

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    • Yes he was a brilliant man and his life story is heartbreaking, isn’t it! The way he was treated is appalling, harrowing and unjust 😁. It touched my heart so I wanted to create a page in tribute to him! Happy T Day wishes! Hugs Jo x

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    • He was a brilliant man and saved so many lives during the war with breaking the enigma codes! His story is heartbreaking so it was an honour to be able to create this page in memory of him 😀. Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x


  2. A great tribute to Alan Turing! And the cogs and wheels reminded me of the enigma machines. It was such a great injustice done to that man.
    Oh and the beer looks delicious!
    Happy T-Day,

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    • It was so unjust the way he was treated and makes me very sad that we could treat another human being this way. I’m pleased that I got to create this page in tribute to him 😊. Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x


  3. I am so glad you featured Alan Turing who died long before he should have. You gave him a great tribute and paid a wonderful homage to him. The gears are so appropriate, too, since they could represent the Enigma Machine code he cracked. He was truly a man ahead of his time and a man from an unjust society.

    This looks like good beer, but it may not be “dark” enough for me. I like the Strongarm name and very manly symbol, though.

    Thanks for sharing your journal page and your beer with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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    • Thanks so much E! Alan Turing is a hero and should have been recognised for his work, the way he was treated makes me very sad, it was so unjust! It was wonderful to be able to pay homage to such an amazing man 😁. Happy T Tuesday wishes! Hugs Jo x


  4. Hat’s off to Turing, another magnificent inventor and a well deserved Pardon for his lifes works. Love all the cogs and gears in the background Jo the quote is one I will remember always. Fabulous words. Hugs Tracey xx

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