TMR 101 | Pawsome Birthday | Blue

It’s time for our final challenge of the year at The Male Room, and it’s the colour blue. This challenge will be an extra long one, running through until January 8th. We also have a new team member joining us. Be sure to head over to the challenge page to greet her.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of blue is water. That’s what I went with as my inspiration for this card. I started by masking off a portion of my white card base and ink blending over it with a combination of Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxides.

I wanted to add some texture and interest to the blended area do I used the Open Weave Fishnet stamp from Blank Page Muse and stamped over the blended area in a rough and random fashion using the same Distress Oxides. I then blended it out again without adding more ink to the blender just to soften it.

After removing my mask I placed the card base into my MISTI to do my stamping. I chose an image and sentiment from Your Next Stamp’s Cool Cats stamp set and stamped them with Altenew Jet Black ink.

I then stamped the same cat image again with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink onto a snippet of white card. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour the image in. I then fussy cut it out. As I’d already stamped the image onto the card base it didn’t matter that I cut off the fiddler areas such as the whiskers. Once I’d finished cutting out the image I adhered it onto the card base over the image I had stamped there, completing my card.

I’m pleased with this card and I had fun creating it. I could have made it a one layer card by stamping the image first and masking it, but I decided against that this time. I’m glad I chose yellow-orange shades for the cat as it’s complementary to the blue and helps the cat to pop against the background.


Lady Joyful

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Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

Digi Choosday Craft Challenge – Anything Goes

Fun Friday – Anything Goes

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Use Snippets

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Party Time and Optional: Your Next Stamp

Simon Says Work It Wednesday – Try Something New (the stamp set, and the way I added texture were both new to me)

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge – Anything CAS

The Male Room – The Colour Blue

Uniko Challenge – Celebrate


Check out what the rest of the DT made:



Crafty Linby



Lady Joyful (that’s me!)

Lise Mariann



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