Crafty Boots Sketch Challenge Reminder

Don’t forget to play along with our current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, here is the sketch we are using for our projects:

I have made a masculine card which is a little removed from the original sketch in that I have used a large rectangle instead of the half circle at the top, but I hope you can see how I have used the sketch to design my card.

The patterned papers were all from my stash, and I have stamped directly onto the papers using the fish from By 
The Tide stamp set, and the words come from Boys Will Be Boys stamp set.  Have a look at more awesome projects using this sketch at the Crafty Boots blog.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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“I’d like to be, Under the Sea…”

It’s time for our new challenge at The Male Room.  For the next couple of weeks we have a theme challenge – your masculine style project must be based on a SONG TITLE.  Be as creative as you like, but please tell us what about the song title inspired your project.  You can make a card, ATC, scrapbook layout, 3D project, but it must be made for those every special folk in our lives – our men, young and old.

Yes, you guessed it! My card is based on the Beatle’s song “Octopus’s Garden”.

I have been singing in my head for the last few weeks…. “I’d like to be, under the sea, in an Octopus’s garden in the shade!”
Anyway….. my card uses some of the fabulous new Corrugated Paper, great for those masculine cards.  The background has been sponged and stamped using the By The Tide stamp set, which is also where the Sea Horse stamp comes from, and the cheeky little octopus is from the Sea Street stamp set.
I hope you will play along with us, I can’t wait to see your Song Title ideas.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Under Water Challenge

This week’s challenge at The Male Room, is “Under Water”.  Hmmm too many ideas…..  🙂
I decided to keep this one quite simple today, and play with some new toys products.

MascShellCard

I have used ink with an Aqua Brush and gone very quickly over the white cardstock to give a nice washy watercolour look for the background, and then stamped the lovely shell from By The Tide stamp set.
The sentiment is made using a bundle currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue – the “Happy” from the Hello You Thinlits and the stamped “Birthday” from the Crazy About You stamp set.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Dynamic Duos # 48

Ok I will admit, I struggled with this week’s Dynamic Duos colours…. a lot!

The first card I made started with some ideas and then didn’t turn out anything like I had intended it to.  The lovely ladies on the Design Team told me they liked it, but I am really unhappy with how it turned out.  However… I promised them I would post it here so that you can see both the cards I made with these colours.  So without further ado……..

I have used some of the Delicate Details Lace tape over strips of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, along with a doily, and the circle image is from Serene Silhouettes stamp set.  There are also layers of the Creped Filter Papers which have been punched out and then sponged with Bashful Blue ink.

The second card using these colours is a masculine one.  I have seen this idea on Pinterest, but unfortunately the card didn’t have a persons name attached to it so I can’t credit them with the idea.  As per usual though, I have changed it and added a few my own favourite techniques and ideas to it.

Firstly, I have stamped the sentiment from Wacky Wishes, then added the strips of coloured cardstock to the base (I have used some Crumb Cake along with the Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie).  I have then stamped in Versamark ink, the seaweed image from By The Tide stamp set, over the cardstock strips.  It is a little harder to see it in the photo than in real life.  The shell image, also from By The Tide, is stamped in Crumb Cake and then cut out by hand. And of course, I had to add some faux stitching!

Please feel free to leave a message and let me know which one you like best, and make sure to check out lots of inspiration from the Design Team.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Dynamic Duos #41

This week’s Dynamic Duo‘s colours are:

Yum… another gorgeous combination!
The colour reminds of a beautiful clear ocean, so I made my card using the new By The Tide stamp set.

I have also used the French Foliage set to add some “bubbles” in the background along with the Square Lattice embossing folder and some sponging around the edges, and paper piercing and faux stitching of course! 🙂

You can see what the rest of the Design Team have done with these colours here.  Please join us and share your wonderful creations.
Happy stamping!
Chris