Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Male Room Challenge #95 - The Great Outdoors




Hello everyone!  I'm excited to be guest designing this fortnight over at The Male Room (TMR) challenge #95 The Great Outdoors.   


Summer is over and I am not big on fall cards, so Christmas it is!  I couldn't think of anything more Great Outdoors than the Northern Lights.  Normally, I would make it multicoloured, but because this is a masculine card challenge, I stuck with the all green type.  Here's my card.


Started by trimming a piece of mixed media paper down to 4.5"x3.25".  Heat embossed the trees using Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.  Used a mini blending tool to add streaks of Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn distress ink to the sky.  Black Soot distress ink was applied last with a sponge dauber.  Excess ink was wiped off with a paper towel.  To give it some shine like the  true Northern Lights, spritz it with a DIY shimmer spray.  


Adhered the piece to a black A2 size panel, then mounted it to a white card base.  Added a black die cut deer to finish.



There are wonderful inspirations from TMR team, and you can see them HERE.  Masculine cards are always handy to have, so hope you will play along.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week.






Linking to:
SSS Stamptember - Gina K Designs (Christmas Greenery stamp)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - #37 Anything Christmas Goes
STAMPlorations - Summer Thame & Sketch (Stamps & Anyrthing Goes)
Watercooler Wednesday - Heidi's All About Holidays

 









17 comments:

Susan said...

Trina, that is a fabulous masculine card! Love how you did the Northern Lights all in green - beautiful shimmer from your spray too. The die cut deer is the perfect finishing touch.

Linby said...

Stunning card - just love the effect you've achieved.
Thanks for being a GDT at The Male Room.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful Northern lights card! On my bucket list to see them in real life.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful and masculine, Trina! Love how you've done the lights and the peaceful forest scene!

Loll said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE your northern sky ... I have seen it on TV when it is all green, so this is perfect. Great masculine Christmas card, Trina. Congrats on being GD at The Male Room! xx

Jane said...

Just awesome! Spectacular sky, really spooky, but then the little deer softens it and turns it into an awww! Thanks for being such a wonderful Guest Designer at The Male Room.

Birgit said...

I love this! Your really brought in the northern lights and the peaceful scene is just beautiful and serene

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Norther lights card, so pretty with the green flying through the sky.

maria f. said...

Girl, this turned out absolutely perfect!

Ana A said...

Absolutely AMAZING card Trina!!! Stunning!!! 👏👏👏

Mac Mable said...

Wow this card is amazing. The 'Lights' are stunning and so very effective in the green. Love the addition of the shimmer, the die cut deer and those black embossed trees. Congratulations on guesting x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the gust designer spot at the Male Room Challenge, Trina!
I love this awesome masculine card! Your northern lights sky is amazing!! Twisted Citron beautifully glows against the black background.
The die-cut deer brings life to the calm forest scene and it's the perfect finishing touch! Hideko xx

Heidi Weaver said...

What a stunning card, Trina! You've captured the Aurora Borealis beautifully with that gorgeous sponging. Love the forest scene and that lovely deer silhouette. A truly beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Wei said...

Wow! This is amazing! Love how you created the Northern lights. Thanks for the inspiration and guest designing at The Male Room. You deserve the honor!

StarSpry said...

This is an awesome card! I love how you created the Northern lights! :)

Tinstar said...

Wow Trina that is a stunning background. It really does glow and highlights those trees beautifully. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

Gail said...

Awesome Northern Lights technique! The colours really glow against the black silhouettes. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.