Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Challenge #45 - Theme

Hello. Welcome to The Male Room - TMR#45. If this is the first time you've found us, let me explain a little. This is a fortnightly (every two weeks) challenge that focuses on creating something wonderful and crafty for the men and boys in our lives. We are a very inclusive challenge - you can create any type of papercraft project - scrapbook layouts, Project Life layouts, ATCs, tags, bookmarks, 3D projects, mixed media, digital, and, of course, cards. All we ask is that your project follows our theme and is masculine in style.

So, that's a bit of explanation. Now it's time to let you know what we want on your masculine projects for the next couple of weeks. We want to see

LEAVES AND/OR TREES


This gives so much scope and here's some inspiration from the Design Team:




Faith






Thanks - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems




It's the last challenge of September and it's now officially autumn (fall) so you should have lots of fun with this one. You've got until midnight BST (7.00pm EDT) on Tuesday 11th October to play along with us.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Winners - Challenge#43 - Theme

Morning! It's time to announce the winners of our Music themed challenge. We had some really fun submissions. Thank you all for playing along.

WINNER


Really fun card. So many super details.
Love the red and black, the little cogs, the screw head brads and the gingham guitar!
It rocks!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



Super choice of colours and patterns.
Love the drum kit silhouette! Great work.



Really clever take on the theme. Love the guitar shaped card.
Making it a shaker was such a good idea. Fab!



Lovely crisp design and the shimmer on the mirri card is fab.
Love the way you've used the musical die cut. Nicely done!

Congratulations to you all. Do pick up your badges and display them on your blogs.

Don't forget there's still time to join in with our current challenge. The theme is STAR TREK (or any other space series). We don't have many entries as yet, but this really does give you so much scope - do play along:



Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Challenge #44 - Theme

Hello. It's time for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#44. For the next couple of weeks we have the theme;

STAR TREK (or any other space series)

Why Star Trek? Well, it's because I'm a huge science-fiction fan and because the franchise is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. I started watching the show as a kid in the 60s and I love it. I've just seen the latest Star Trek movie by JJ Abrams and highly recommend it. And because many guys really like sci-fi programmes.


You don't have to stick to Star Trek inspired ideas - and there are thousands from the various TV shows and movies - you can base your space series (science fiction) project on any series from Star Wars, Stingray, Dr Who, Twilight Zone, Stargate, Falling Skies, Six Million Dollar Man, Superman, Quantum Leap, Arrow - and this list goes on!! If your inspiration is not immediately clear, do tell us what show you've picked.

Here's some inspiration from the team:






A couple of video clips with the theme music from the original Star Trek and also from Star Trek The Next Generation:





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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Winners - Challenge#42 - Technique

Oops! I was almost back on schedule, but last night I went to a local choir meeting - first time since I left school and it was brilliant. However, I was shattered when I got home and didn't get this post done. So here I am, late again! It's time to announce the winners of our Shaving Foam Technique challenge. I think this really proved to be a challenge as our numbers were down, but those who played along rocked it!

WINNER


The marble background is super - the colours are just right.
Love the little car charm hanging from the button.

HONOURABLE MENTION


Another gorgeous marble background. The blues really make it look like a sky.
Love the vintage hot air balloon too!

Congratulations ladies, do pick up your badges from the sidebar and display them on your blogs.

Before I go, I'd like to remind you of our current challenge. We have a theme - we want you to feature MUSIC - TMR#43 on your masculine projects. How you interpret the theme is up to you. But, if it's not obvious, please tell us how you've been inspired.



You have plenty of time to play along - deadline is midnight (BST) Tuesday 13th September (7.00pm EDT). Have fun!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Challenge #43 - Theme

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:

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Winners - Challenge#41 - Theme

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.

JOINT WINNERS
(in order of submission)



We really like the way the Olympic rings were incorporated into this card, with the black ring as the cycle wheel!
Love the cycling theme too - great work.



A brilliant interpretation of the Olympic rings with a 3D dream catcher mobile.
Silhouette representations of various sports, along with gold, silver and bronze embossed circles.
Fabulous work!

HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(in order of submission)



We love the circular shape of the card. Great image and beautifully coloured.
Fabulous take on the theme!



A really great scrapbook page - super photo!
Love the brick texture and cycling is one of the most popular Olympic sports.



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).

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.

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