Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Challenge #42 - Technique

Morning! We're well into summer and over half-way through the holidays and it's time for our new challenge here at The Male Room - TMR#42. We have a really fun technique for you - use SHAVING FOAM to create backgrounds for your projects.

It's a simple, and messy, technique and one that is fun too. If you want to get your children involved, it's easy to learn. There are a few videos at the end of this post showing the technique. You can use reinkers, food colouring, acrylic paints, alcohol inks, anything with colour and make sure you get plain simple shaving foam to use. Just remember that your finished project must have a masculine feel.

Here are some examples from our design team:

Deborah - made it!!

Hello - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Deborah - take 2!

Joy - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You have plenty of time to join in the fun - deadline for submission is midnight Tuesday 30th August, that's 7.00pm EDT. Our linky is below the videos.



Friday, 12 August 2016

Winners - Challenge#40 - Colours

Oops! I've done it again and am rather late with the winners from our Colour challenge #40. It's summer and like many of you, I've been away for a few days and only just got the chance to do this post. The thumbnail display for our colour challenge was really bold and bright with lots of red and blue and splashes of, mostly, yellow and green. It was tough, but we've picked our winners.


Red, blue and green racing cars - just perfect for a guy card!
Love the sentiment stamps too. And it moves as well!
Great work.

(in order of submission)

Love the grungy, yet CAS card!
The bold, bright star and sentiment are just fab!

Another card with yellow added to the palette. 
Great nautical theme for a new baby. Lovely!

Love the number balloons in red, blue and green! 
Great die cut detail in the background and lovely layering on the word happy. Fab!

Congratulations to you all.  These are superb. Please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, a quick reminder of our current challenge. Our theme is OLYMPICS/SPORTS - which really does give so many possibilities.

As I type this post (8.30pm, 11th August) USA top the medals table with a total of 35 medals, 13 of them being gold. I am, however, delighted to report that Great Britain have moved up the table and now in 8th with a total of 16 medals, 4 of them gold. I hope you're enjoying the games.  Here's a link to the Medal's table at the BBC website.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Challenge #41 - Theme

Hello! We have a theme challenge for the next couple of weeks - you won't be surprised to see that our theme is - THE OLYMPICS/SPORTS - TMR#41. This really should give you lots of options as there are all sorts of sports played at the Olympics, or you can look at the history of the games right back to Greek times, or even the cities that have hosted the games. Just explain your take; if it's not obvious. Remember, you can make any type of paper craft projects - ATC, 3D, card, scrapbook layout, canvas, mixed media, art journal page - it just has to follow the theme and be masculine! Have fun!

Here's some inspiration from the team:


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Winners - Challenge#39 - Theme

Oops! I'm running a bit late again. I was so tired last night that I just didn't get chance to write the post. I'm here with the winners of our Masculine Flowers challenge - you all created fabulous projects and really did make flowers masculine. I have it on good authority that guys quite like to have flowers too! Anyway, the winners are as follows:


So nice to see a tag! Love the grungy, mixed media look.
The colours are just right for a guy card.
The flower is perfect - simple, clean and just fab!

(in order of submission)

Lovely grungy effect on the flowers, and some are metal too!
Great texture and super colours.

The sugar skull works perfectly and shades of blue make is just right!

This is a really fun card - the cow with the flower in her mouth!
Love the clean, simple layout and bold colours.

A simple design with lots of super grungy background stamping.
The simple flower with stud looks super.

Congratulations to all our winners. Please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, just a quick reminder about our current challenge. We want you to use colours on your masculine projects. You MUST use RED, BLUE and ONE OTHER COLOUR, which must be different not a shade! You've got until midnight Tuesday 2nd August to play along (that's 7.00pm EDT).

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Challenge #40 - Colours

Hello! Looks like you all had fun with our last challenge to make flowers masculine. And now it's time for our new challenge here at The Male Room - TMR#40. This time we've gone for a colour challenge. You must use the colours RED and BLUE and one other colour. We're going to be strict here - it's not a shade of red or blue, but a completely different colour. Black, brown, grey, white, silver and gold all count as neutrals. So have fun and be creative with your masculine projects!

Here's some inspiration from the team:






Deborah (made it!)

You've got plenty of time to play along with us - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 2nd August - that's 7.00pm EDT for those in the States. We're looking forward to seeing your creations - have fun!


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Winners - Challenge#38 - Stash

I'm still busy catching up with so much stuff since coming back from our holiday in the UK, and I must apologise that this post with the Stash winners is late. We had some fabulous submissions for our Buttons stash challenge, but sadly many of you only used one button, when we wanted to see buttons!!!


Super colours and lots of buttons!
Fun vintage feel.


This is a super clean, simple and fun card.
The shape is just brilliant!

Thank you ladies, please pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blog.

Finally, you've still got a little time to join in with our current challenge to make flowers masculine - deadline is midnight (BST) tonight - that's 7.00pm EDT!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Winners - Challenge #37 - Theme

First of all, I must apologise that this post is so late. I've been away on holiday in the UK and was planning to write the post last week, but I was poorly!!! So I've not crafted or done the blog admin! Sorry!!

We had so many submissions for our Father's Day challenge - thank you all for taking the time to play along and causing us all a real headache! However, we finally came up with our winners and they are as follows:

We've got joint winners this time - both fab!

This 3D project is just fabulous. Love the gardening theme.
The little die cut tools are just fantastic!

Lovely vintage look to this coffee themed Father's Day card.
Love the tag and gears! Great work.

(in order of submission)

There's so much texture here with the background and all the cogs and gears.
The wall mounted tools are just super!

By far the most clean and simple of our winners this time.
Super image and we like the use of vellum for the greeting.

Another card with lots of die cuts for texture and dimension.
Love farming theme on this Father's Day card. The red tractor is so eye catching!

Congratulations to you all - please pick up your badges from our sidebar and display them on your blogs.  We'll be back soon with the results from our buttons stash challenge.

A quick reminder that our current challenge is to make a masculine style paper craft project that uses flowers and makes them masculine!!  Have fun!

I finally managed to make a card for the current challenge! I think it's quite a fun one too!  Here it is: