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….
The current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is to use a Butterfly on your project.
Anyone else love Butterflies?
I do. And I certainly love using them on my cards and papercraft projects.
This card was fairly quick and easy to make up, and again, uses some of the gorgeous new Stampin’ Up! products about to be released.
The lovely embossing folder which is framing the sentiment is called Floral Affection, and comes as a set of two folders. I just happen to love my embossing folders, so they are always top of my wish list!
This card also uses my favourite of the new In Colours, called Sweet Sugarplum, and the butterfly is die cut from the new Playful Palette paper stack.
That’s right, the latest challenge at The Male Room is to create a project that moves!
For my project, I decided to make this cute Four Fold Card. The middle part where the octopus is, spins around.
I found the tutorial for how to make these cards here:
For my card, I have used the Sea Street stamp set, and Crazy About You stamp set for the sentiment, and used some of the Sale-a-Bration papers called Perfectly Artistic. I thought they worked “perfectly” as swirly water.
Here a more photos of the card from different angles……
I hope you join in with the fun, heaps of ideas from the Design Team at The Male Room.
We have a Monochromatic challenge at The Male Room for the next fortnight. You can choose any colour your like, just make it all blues, or all neutrals, and of course, all masculine!
My brick wall embossing folder has been a little neglected, so I thought I should get it out and use it for the background of my card. I have then sponged the raised areas.
I have used a combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for my colours, with white, which has been sponged –
The train image is from the Traveler stamp set, and I have gone through my stash of old buttons and brads to find the hardware!
We do love seeing your wonderful projects, so please share them with us at The Male Room.
This really was a challenge! But I like a challenge…. I do, really…….
This fortnight’s challenge at The Male Room is to make a masculine project with an “Oriental” feel.
Mmmmm…… I found some oriental rice papers at a local craft market and bought a sheet in these lovely colours, perfect for a masculine card. And because the colours are so lovely and vibrant, I thought it would be nice to keep the rest of the card clean, simple and just black and white.
I have used the stamp set called In The Meadow, with black Memento ink, a strip of red cardstock and some Gold Cording Trim, and that is pretty much it! Quick and easy!
I wonder what the rest of the Design Team have done with this one? You can have a look here.
PS. Sorry about the photo, we have had so much rain and heaps of stormy weather that it has been quite difficult to find a spot and the right light to get a decent photo. Typical Australian summer!! 🙂