Good morning! It's the last day of August already and almost time for the kids to go back to school. As this month has three Wednesday we have three August challenges at The Male Room. For the next couple of weeks we want you to use the theme of MUSIC - TMR#43 for your masculine projects. It's entirely up to you how you interpret this one. I think the options are endless!
Remember you can make any type of paper craft project for or about the guys in our lives. Here are some examples from the team:
Good morning all! I hope that you all enjoyed the Olympics as much as I did. Here in the US coverage of the games was provided by NBC - it wasn't at all bad. We saw amazing medal achievements from men and women the world over. Our theme was Olympics/Sports and we had some fabulous interpretations. Voting was tough and we ended up with Joint Winners.
Another project using cycling as the sporting theme.
Love the texture and use of the Olympic rings!
Congratulations to all our winners - please pick up your badge from the sidebar and display it on your blog. Thanks to all who playing along with this theme - the thumbnail display was super!
Before I go, a quick reminder that we have a technique challenge. We want you to create some background papers using the SHAVING FOAM technique - TMR#42. How you use the paper you create is up to you - it can simply be a background, or you can die cut it to use. Whatever you do - have fun.
You still have a week to play along with us - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 30th August (that's 7.00pm EDT).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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).
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!
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!