Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The Male Room Challenge #28

A new challenge at The Male Room begins today and the theme is ORIENTAL.

http://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2016/02/challenge-28-theme.html

Well that theme had me stumped for a while. I don't have any oriental stamps and I couldn't get my head around it needing to be a male themed oriental card anyway. Then I had a blast from the past and remembered teaching about the Chinese New Year and all the animals involved in the story and I do have animal stamps!


So this year I believe it's the turn of the monkey, so that's what I went with. I chose lush reds and golds as my colour scheme - seem to rememebr they are considered happy colours.


I embossed the gold circle stamps and coloured in the monkey using promarkers.

Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Sunburst, Wild thing
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, real red; Versamark
Embossing: Personal Impressions, mirror gold
Promarkers: vanilla, mustard, burnt orange, caramel, umber

Go take a look at the inspiring cards of my team mates at The Male Room, clever aren't they?

Thanks for your visit today, your time is much appreciated. And keep crafting!

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6 comments:

  1. How cute!! LOVE the monkey!!

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  2. Super duper card! Love the cheeky monkey, so clever to think of using the Chinese calendar. I just love those circle stamps too. Red and gold, a very oriental colour combo.
    Louise xx

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  3. Brilliant! I think the little monkey is perfect for an oriental themed card and the colours are fab. Love the way you've got him swinging through the circles. xxxx

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  4. This is very clever Jane, it looks great. Lucky colours and a monkey, what more do you need?!

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  5. Yes, this one certainly was a "challenge" for me too. Perfect colours and I love that gorgeous monkey! :)

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  6. Jane- you really banged out this challenge. Talk about making do with what you had! An inspiration to our readers! BRAVO!

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