It’s been a very long time since I joined in with a cardmaking challenge, so what better way to get back into it, than to join in with The Male Room. At one stage, I was member of the Design Team with this great group of ladies, so it’s lovely to join in again with them.
The current challenge is to use Dies on a project, and I have chosen a simple card, using the Kaszazz Hexagon Dies.
The fabulous patterned papers are a collection, again from Kaszazz, from the Industrial collection, the background looks like an old Aussie traditional tin roof! The Hexagons are cut from another piece of patterned papers, and they have just been sponged with black ink.
Here is a close up of the hexagons:
Well, that’s me done for today, it is good to be feeling creative and have some mojo happening again, and I have more to share with you real soon.
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.
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.
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!! 🙂
This fortnight at The Male Room, we are celebrating Thanksgiving with a Thank you or Thanksgiving masculine project.
Thanksgiving is another of those celebrations that doesn’t happen here in Australia, although personally I would like to see it being celebrated more, I think it is a wonderful tradition.
I have made a thank you card for my project.
It uses The Wilderness Awaits and Endless Thanks stamp sets, fast becoming firm favourites, and backed the image with some unfortunately, retired, Stampin’ Up! patterned papers. The image has been roughly coloured using inks and blender pens, and I say roughly as I was trying to make it look, well… rough. 🙂 Textured.
Hoping to see all your wonderful masculine projects at The Male Room again this fortnight.
We are having an Autumn Challenge this fortnight at The Male Room.
And while the weather over in the Northern Hemisphere is cooling down for Autumn, here in Australia it is definitely feeling like Spring. Not quite warm enough for a swim at the beach, but I don’t think it will be long 🙂
My card for this challenge is a Clean and Simple (CAS) card, featuring one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets….
Lovely As A Tree – yep, an oldie but a goodie, it has been around so long, and it is so very versatile. And the splodges of colour are a stamp from the Work of Art stamp set.
Lots of Autumn inspiration from the rest of the Design Team at The Male Room, so make sure you pop on over and have a look. And why not join in and share your Autumn projects with us.
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.
The challenge for this fortnight at The Male Room is to make a masculine project using Fruit!
I have to admit that I am struggling to find some creativity at the moment, possibly because a large portion of my stamping stash is still packed inside those big brown boxes. So I had to find something to do with fruit, somewhere……
I have used some cards from one of my Project Life kits which I have layered, stamped on and done some faux stitching around the edges of both card layers. It ended up being a pretty simple card to make and I quite like the apple.
Hope you will find some “fruity” inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and make sure you share your projects with us.
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.
Just a quick reminder to share your masculine projects with us this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.
My card uses the Traveler stamp set from Stampin’ Up!, and I have inked up the steam train in Chocolate Chip ink. The papers are (unfortunately) retired ones, but I loved the colours and thought it worked well with this particular image.
Hope you have a crafty week. Happy stamping!