Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Male Room Trees

     There is a new challenge over at The Male Room today. The theme is trees and leaves and it will run for the next two weeks.
     My tree is a Chocolate Baroque stamp from the Tall Trees set, stamped in Olive Green Archival ink and clear embossed on white card. I have then used various shades of green distress ink to colour my card, then spritzed and flicked water over the card to get the mottled effect. I have also spritzed another tree from the set with water and stamped with it, this lifts some of the ink off and leaves a ghost type effect.
     The image panel is mounted on a thin layer of gold paper and then a wider layer of dark green before being mounted on the card blank.  It was a white card blank before it was coloured with distress inks and water stamped with a tree stamp to give it a pattern. This means that the background colours will always match the image panel because the same inks have been used, no more hunting for the right shade of card which never seems to be there!
     I like to make my cards with no greeting, unless I have a specific occasion in mind, as it can always be added later and sometimes not at all, like this one.
     Our challenge will be running for two weeks at The Male Room so please come and join us with your tree or leaf creations. Remember it doesn't have to be a card, we also accept scrapbook pages, tags, gift boxes, anything related to our theme as long as it's for a man or boy.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Make It Monochrome
Top Tip Tuesday - Monochrome  (tip in italics)
Cardz 4 Guyz - 1,2,3   (1 tree, 2 mat layers, 3 shades of green)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - One For The Guys Big or Small


  1. Fabulous! What a fantastic effect the inking and spraying creates... and the 'ghost' tree... so atmospheric! Thanks for sharing your art with us at LCI!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love the treatment you did with the paper. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  3. Oh I love this Rocky. So much depth to it

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

  4. Very cool tree - love the background too

  5. Super Design, as always it is a pleasure to see your Creations, and thank you for sharing them with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, it is much appreciated...I hope you will join us again for another fun challenge next week, and good luck in the draw for this week...
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's

  6. Great card Rocky - love all your inking and spritzing!

  7. This is so lovely - it glows beautifully - Jacqueline xx

  8. A wonderful card with gret atmosphere. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  9. Smashing card. Love your background effect

    Thanks for following my blog, Rocky, I've just nipped over to reciprocate!


  10. WOW; love the background; that's amazing! Very elegant!

    Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!! ~Michele, DT

  11. Beautiful colour. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 30: for the guys - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  12. Such an artsy card, I really love it, so much mood in it, if you know what I mean. Awesome creation for The Male Room

    Louise xx

  13. Fabulous card love that it is Monochrome greens, I can not see your Tip can you please highlight it thanks,
    Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    1. I have put it in italics, hope that's OK.

    2. Thanks thats Great! xx

  14. Love the image! Your monochromatic card is so pretty and that's a great tip Rocky! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  15. A very striking card - love all the inking you've done.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  16. I think this is fabulous! I think the tree is really beautiful and the colours you've used are so rich. The subtle patterns give great depth!

  17. Very striking card! Your technique is amazing

  18. Oh this is beautiful. Love the design with the embossed image and love that background as well. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx


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