Wednesday 11 April 2018

The Male Room Symmetrical Challenge

    This fortnights challenge at The Male Room is all about symmetry, there are some great examples over on the blog from our DT.
      I started with a white tag which I coloured with red Distress Ink, making the edges much darker than the middle, this was dried off with heat. The next step was to add some pattern to the background, using a stencil and Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke I worked the pattern on to the tag, this was also dried off with a gentle heat. The next layer was to go over the whole tag with the same grey Oxide ink to dull it all down a little, to finish the tag was spritzed and flicked with water.
      Using a Sizzix die I cut the Dapper gentleman in black card and then the bow tie and hat band in dark red. The black card was taped to the tag to use as a guide because I wanted to use the cut out parts, this helped me place the die cuts in exactly the right place to build the picture.
     Once removed the black card can be used to make another project, it could be a card to match the tag for a birthday.
     I have kept the ribbon simple by staining some cotton ribbon with the same Distress Inks used on the tag.
     Please come and join us at The Male Room with your masculine symmetrical projects, we would love to see what you make.

I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:
The Paper Girls - Masculine Birthday   (F)
ARTastic - Black, White and one other   (M)


  1. Beautiful tag! I love your background and colors!
    Thanks for joining us at ARTastic! :)

  2. Brilliant use for creating your own stencil with your dies, I love how this tag turned out. Thank you for joining us Paper Girls in our masculine birthday challenge!

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  4. Love your tag! Thank you so much for joining in with ARTastic this month.

  5. Wow, simple but stunning. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Artastic

  6. Gorgeous tag. Thank you for joining us at ARTastic this month.

  7. Cool tag! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month x


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