This fortnight at The Male Room we have a paper piecing challenge.
I have come across a few different ways of doing paper piecing over the last few years and thought I would do something a little different with my card this week.
I have used this gorgeous Butterfly Die, and cut four different butterflies in four colours, firstly with the black as my outline, and then one in each of the different shades of green and blue. Instead of using the shape of the butterfly, I have used the small pieces that have been cut from inside the die shape and stuck them into the spaces of my black butterfly, creating the colourful butterfly.
It was a little time consuming, but worth it in the end.
I hope you will share your projects with us at The Male Room.
I do love a sketch when it comes to card making and scrap booking. The only issue I have is trying to narrow down all the ideas that spring to mind.
Today I am playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. And, I’ve made a Christmas Card!! It seems too early to be making Christmas cards, but perhaps I’m just putting it off.
I have used some pretty baubles which I found on a piece of gorgeous patterned paper from my stash. I cut the baubles out and sponged the edges for a little depth. Aren’t they pretty?
The strip of silver along the side and the silver in the ribbon hasn’t shown up sparkly like it does in real life, probably because we have had days and days of overcast and rainy weather which has made my photos turn out a little dull. Not complaining though, we need the rain here.
I hope you like my first Christmas card for the year, I wonder who I will send this one to.
I finally get to share my exciting news with the world!! I have been accepted back as part of the wonderful Design Team with The Male Room.
I was a member of this great team in the past and needed a break, but it is wonderful to have been accepted back and I look forward to lots of fun challenges coming your way.
So without further ado, lets get into the challenge, which is, to use a Silhouette on your project.
My card uses that typically Australian image of a Windmill. I love this stamp from Kaszazz, so many great masculine ideas for it.
For the background I have used some Distress Oxide inks, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. Distress Oxides are designed to react with water and are awesome for creating this type of background or watercolour effects. So much fun!!
You can check out the rest of the Design Team’s ideas for this challenge at The Male Room, and we look forward to seeing all of your projects.
The beautiful patterned papers from the Kaszazz Heartfelt range make papercrafting so very easy, whether that’s scrapbooking or in this case, a very pretty card.
I have combined this gorgeous paper with the card sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, and come up with this,
Not the best photo, the papers are soooo much prettier in real life. I have sponged the edges and done some faux stitching with a paper piercer and white gel pen.
Here is the sketch:
I wonder what else I can use this pretty paper for?? I do have lots of ideas, and I’ll share them with you soon.
The current challenge at The Male Room is to use the colours Red and Blue in your project, and add one other colour. I chose green, I like this lovely bright colour combination for masculine cards.
I chose to keep my card fairly simple this time and have used one of the gorgeous papers from the Serene Scenery paper stack as my background. Very serene! 🙂
The cute sailing boat is part of the Swirly Bird stamp set. I have coloured the stamps of the different parts of the boat with markers, and then fussy cute them. The sentiment is an old one from a retired stamp set, again I have inked up the different letters with different coloured markers.
Come over to The Male Room and check out the rest of the inspiration from the Design Team, and share your projects with us, we love to see your ideas.
And just on that note, I made another card a few weeks ago using this sailing boat, and somehow I completely missed posting it up for the buttons challenge a few weeks ago. So my apologies for that, sometimes life gets a bit crazy! So, here it is:
A new challenge at The Male Room today, is to make flowers masculine!
“We want you to use flowers and make them masculine! I guess this could be seen as something of a challenge! Oh yes, it is!!!! Remember you can make any type of paper craft project – card, ATC, tag, scrapbook layout, 3D – it’s entirely up to you. But it must be masculine in style and feature FLOWERS.”
Hmmmm yep, definitely a challenge!
My card uses the flower image from Butterfly Basics stamp set, which I have inked up in Soft Suede, and then mounted on some masculine coloured layers.
So let’s see what you can come up with. And make sure you check out all the inspiration at The Male Room.
This week’s challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is to make a Masculine project. Ah hah… my specialty!
Yep, I really enjoy making those masculine cards, although I know plenty of you find it a challenge, so I hope you will find some inspiration this week.
I wanted to use these gorgeous new papers, I thought this particular one looked a little “spacey”.
So I combined it with a now retired stamp set, called Blast Off. The papers come from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.
I hope you will forgive the slightly blurry photo, we have had so much rain over the last week or so, that it has been difficult to get a good photo, but you get the picture!! Haha…..
I hope you will join in with the Crafty Boots Masculine challenge, and….