Wednesday 15 August 2018

TMR - Wild and Free ....

.... Hi! Before I get to our new challenge at The Male Room, I'd like to say a HUGE thanks to everyone for playing along with our 5th birthday challenge - so many cards to comment on - I'll get there!!

Now, it's time to tell you about our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#92. For the next couple of weeks, we want your masculine projects to have a WILD & FREE theme - can't wait to see how you interpret the theme. I decided to make a very clean, simple and bright card for my son:

Brighter - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Altenew - Hello Sunshine, Parrot Paradise
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Slate, Moonlit Fog
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! DP - Smoky Slate; Nuvo - Shimmer brush; Copics; Clear Embossing Powder

I've had this parrot stamp set for a while and I decided to show it some ink!! I stamped the parrot on the card, masked it and then stamped the outline leaves - I didn't add any colour as the parrot is the focus. I used the sentiment from Hello Sunshine as it works perfectly with the bold parrot. I used my MISTI to stamp the parrot on white card, coloured it with Copic markers, returned it to the MISTI and restamped using Versafine and then heat embossed with clear powder. This gives a lovely clean, crisp, raised line on the image. I don't have the dies for this set so I simply fussy cut the parrot. I adhered it flat to the card (so much easier to post) and then added shimmer all over the parrot with my clear Nuvo shimmer brush. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of design paper and on the white panel stamped the parrot off the edge and added a message. I've left lots of space for my message to Ben.

Brighter inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsBrighter sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I got inspiration for the colours from the challenge at Sunday Stamps - SSC#185, and as this is a masculine card I'm also submitting it to Addicted to CAS - ATCAS#142 - it's been a while since I joined in with their challenges!!

Don't forget to visit The Male Room to see much more inspiration from the rest of the design team and also from our guest designer, Steph. You've got plenty of time to join in the fun - deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 28th August (that's 7.00pm EDT in here the States).

That's all for now - do drop by again soon - I've a few sneak peeks from the upcoming Uniko release! See you soon.



Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love the way you spotlighted the bird. Looks fantastic, Deborah. Love the added shimmer too. Thanks for playing with us at Addicted To CAS.

Heather said...

WOW! Your coloring on this bird is flat-out gorgeous! What a great way to use our colors! Love that pop against the black and white... Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Linby said...

Beautifully coloured and CAS too, love it.

Martina said...

Beautiful card! Bird has beautiful colors ...

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW WOW WOW a stunning card, with fab colours and colouring Deborah!

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