Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Racing Ahead at The Male Room

     A new challenge at The Male Room begins today, it's a sketch. You may make any style you wish as long as we can see the basic sketch in your project and it has a male theme to it.
     I wanted to use a film strip for this one, I thought of holiday snaps...not masculine enough, I've got lots of vehicle photos.....but detail is lost in a tiny picture.....aha, got it....car mascots and badges. After several visits to Beaulieu, Haynes and Brooklands motor museums I have a lot of photos to choose from.
     I spent a while getting to grips with my photo package and printer, after a few hiccups I got six small pictures on one 6x4 and printed in black and white. The film strip is a Sizzix long plate cut in black card. I used the dinning room window as a light box and drew through the aperture on the back of each picture, not all the holes are the same so I had to number them to make sure they would fit once cut out.
     The rosette is another Sizzix long plate cut in pearl green card, edged with gold (didn't have British Racing Green....sorry). The middle is stamped and embossed, as is the phrase along side it. I have also added a small stamp at the bottom which I felt fitted with my theme. I chose to put all this on a red 'leather' look card.
 My father used to go to Goodwood motor racing regularly many years ago, I can still remember the little cardboard tags he had hanging in the car years later, I'm sure they're tucked away in a box somewhere now.
     You don't have to love classic cars to join our challenge, just follow our sketch and make something for the man in your life. Pop over to The Male Room to see lots more inspiration.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - No Balls Allowed (sport)
Make My Monday - Die Cuts
We Do Doobadoo - Something Masculine

16 comments:

  1. Absolutely brilliant!!!! Love the way you made the film strip from your photos (an idea I may steal), such a good idea to focus on car badges and mascots! The rosette and sentiment are perfect embellishments! I love this card. xx

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  2. Very clever idea to make the film strip - perfect for a car enthusiast!

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  3. Fabulous filmstrip!! You rocked that for sure~

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  4. Fabulous idea, so creative, loving your card. The film strip is so good. Love the rosette too. A perfect card for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, thanks for sharing with us. Caz

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  5. Your hard work on this one paid off, fab card for any man. I love filmstrip for cards but never thought of using photographs, fab idea
    Louise xx

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  6. Back again in my official capacity at Make My Monday!! I still think the filmstrip is clever!

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  7. WOW! I love how you used your own pics for your filmstrip, what guy wouldn't love this. This is very creative!

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  8. What a great idea - and the first time I've seen a rosette successfully used on a man-card, it's perfect for the job. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz
    Jane

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  9. What a great idea for a male card - the filmstrip looks fantastic with the photos in it. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

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  10. A great idea - love teh fimstrip

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

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  11. The rosette and filmstrip look awesome. Terrific masculine card. So glad you shared your creation at Cardz 4 Guyz.

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  12. Love this card! so clever - love the film strip idea..I have used that a few times too. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week, at Cardz 4 guys - Vic, Guest designer for this month. x

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  13. A really great card - clever idea behind it.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guys.

    Helen x

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  14. really clever to print out your own photo for manly card I love that idea with car mascots...clever and manly...and love the badge 1st with green..lovely long card....I am amaying with your idea...but I dont have similar picture like yours also I must think another Idea :) I just join the sketch challenge at TMR..maybe if you have time would you like as DT member to visiting me back..I would be so thankfull if you like to leave me some love too...big hugs, Monika (I love to make manly card and can not stand to following manly card challenge :) )

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  15. A great card - love the rosette - Jacqueline xx

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