Wednesday, 3 January 2018

TMR - Theme ....

.... Hello! I hope that everyone has had a really enjoyable holiday break and a great new year. We got back from the UK on 30th December - it was a super holiday and we had a lovely time with all the family. Sadly, Jonathan and I also came back with a stinking cold!! We've had a rough few days and spent most of our time just chilling in front of the TV.  We also came back to some of the coldest weather we've had for some time!

Anyway, I'm here this morning with my card for the new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#76. I had a break from the challenge at the end of last year, and am back now with my mojo intact and full of enthusiasm for all our upcoming challenges. It's also great to be working with our new team members. We have a really fun theme for the first challenge of this year - NEW BEGINNINGS. This gives you so much scope, but for me, I think that a New Year is always a time for new beginnings. Here's my card:

Happy New Year - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - It's A Celebration
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn; Gina K - Black Onyx; Versamark
Dies: Die-namics - A2 Stitched Rectangles Set 2 #9
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Tim Holtz Water Colour Card; Zig Clean Colour Brushes; Shimer Spritz - Frost; Clear Embossing Powder

I stamped some of the firework burst in Versamark and heat embossed them with clear powder. I used my Zig Clean Colour brushes to lay down the colours of the rainbow and went over them with my water brush to blend. Once dry, I stamped on some more firework burst in Distress inks and finished the front with a greeting in bold black. I die cut the panel with a stitch edge die and added a touch of black to the edges and adhered it to the card. As a final touch I spritzed the card with some frost shimmer spray, sadly you can't see it in the photo!! On the inside, I cut a panel of white card, added a greeting and stamped a lot more firework bursts all over.

Happy New Year inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy New Year sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I opted for rainbow colours and fireworks as so many cities around the world see in the New Year with wonderful firework displays. I'm safe to share this card today, as I posted this card to Ben yesterday, and I don't think he's going to see this post!! I'm submitting this card to TIME OUT challenges - TOC#99, as they also wanted to see New Beginnings!

Now, don't forget to visit The Male Room blog to see more inspiration projects from the rest of the team. You've got plenty of time to join in with our challenge, deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 16th January. See you again soon.



Daffodil Cards said...

SUPER card and colours perfect for the theme.
Good to hear your better too.

Rocky said...

Good to have you back on board, love the fireworks inside and out.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a happy rainbow card! Thanks for having me as GDT!

Andreja L. said...

What a fantastic cards you made for new start ... I like your fireworks :-))
Happy New Year! Hugs, Andreja

Nonni said...

This looks fantastic! I haven't tried using my zigs this way but I definitely should! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us at TIME OUT and I hope to see you playing along in our current challenge where we challenge you to be Thankful!

Lady Joyful said...

Such a fun card, Deborah! Love those fireworks.

Cathy Frailey said...

Love this, Deborah - so colorful & fun!

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