Wednesday 21 January 2015

The Male Room Blues

     This time in The Male Room we are looking for anything masculine created in shades of blue. For me this whole card started with a new mask/stencil from Memory Box, called Style.
     I wanted to use my new mask and thought it would make a great sky if I only used half of it, so I masked off the lower half with some copy paper and got out my trusty Distress Inks. Working with Broken China first I inked over my mask, then added a little Faded Jeans around the outside.
     I removed the mask and gently coloured the lower half with Broken China. Once happy with the look I went around the outside of the image with Faded Jeans to draw the eye to the centre.
     The main image is a stamp from a set called Down By The Seaside by Inkadinkado, this set has been in my stash for at least six months waiting to be used on some scrapbook's still waiting! I have used Archival Ink Cobalt to stamp the image in the centre of the beach scene.

     The tiny shells are made with air dry clay and a silicone mould of seashells. The finished card is an A6 size so you can tell the shells are tiny. I haven't painted them, just left them white as they dried.
     The image is mounted on a layer of dark blue and then on to a white card blank that has been distressed with Broken China.
     Please come and join us at The Male Room with your creations, we would love to see you there.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping - Something New
Sentimental Sundays - New Beginnings
The Artistic Stamper - New Beginnings


  1. This is lovely - what a gorgeously peaceful scene, love the little shells too - Jacqueline xx

  2. Fabulous sponging! Really looks fabulous

  3. Wow! This is so well done...really like the colors you used and the technique you used...

  4. You are right, it is perfect for a glad I saw it on the NBUS challenge.

  5. Such a fabulous masculine card..... love the shells...

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...
    Sandy S

  6. You have a wonderful way of describing your process, Rocky. I can follow along as you flawlessly execute every step in the process and you make me feel encouraged that I could recreate a similar card myself! That's a wonderful skill to have in addition, of course, to the natural artistic talent that you have! This card is utterly charming and I love all the depth that your various shades of blue have created!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3 again!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thank you Darnell, you are so very kind. It's good to know that the instructions are easy to understand.

  7. Super card, I love your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges, Jo x

  8. This is just beautiful! Love the blues and the way you've used that new stencil. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

  9. Oh my gosh, this is pretty! I have that stencil and never thought about using just half of it, and your inking is perfectly done. TFS!!!

  10. This is really gorgeous. I love the softly coloured sky, the pretty little shells and that fabulous sentiment. Great work.

  11. Beautiful stamping! love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx

  12. Beautiful card !! thank you for playing along with The Artistic Stamper this month !


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