Friday, March 20, 2015

A Manly Under Water Card and An Umbrella Card plus one Paper Piecing Lady Card

As you maybe know I love making Manly card and the challenge at The Male Room #6 (and they have also DT Call), called me again to make the card with theme Under Water.

I first make my Bokeh Background (I love to made bokeh recently its a cool technique and the result is wonderful I think) I choose two different blue ink from Distress Ink, smear at the white paper and gave much water on it and then after the color dry, started to sponged the circle, I made by my self (with circle puncher) the circle stencil and make two set one set for blue circle and one set for white circle.

The Image I have bought at Etsy store and colored with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi in orange. The meaning of the sentiment is (its in German)  Happy Birthday.

Challenges for my first card are:

The Male Room #6 (and DT CALL): Under Water 

Come and Get it Challenges: Make Your Own Background (sdh a. p.)

Use Your Stuff: Create your own background (sdh a. p.)

Creative Corner Challenge: For A Boy  (blm a. p. see 3 April)

Brown Sugar Challenge: #138: Anything Goes (sdh a. p.)

Crafting By Design: Masculine Projects (sdh a. p.)

Stamping Sensations March Challenge: One For The Guys (3/3) (sdh a. p. I am one of the top 4 yayy)

Happy Little Stamper (March Challenge): Sponging



For my second card I inspired with the color combo from Waffle Flower Challenge: Inspiration Photo.

Waffle Flower Challenge-20150309

I was really stuck at the time I meet Kraft color on these color palette...hmm which Image I should choose...I decided first to punched some circle for my background paper:

Then I choose the umbrella from the cute stamp set from Create a Smile named Bad day.

Here is my idea with that photo inspiration...I choose the color combo pink, light blue, light green and kraft paper.

I colored the Image with copic marker and try to choose nearly the same color...because my copic are only small amount, excused me if the green and pink not same as the Photo Inspiration.

The sentiment also from the same set. Hope my card full fill the criteria from the above photo inspiration :)

Challenges I love to join with my second card are:

Waffle Flower Challenge: Photo Inspiration see above (sdh a. p.)

Sister Act Challenge #98: Anything Goes (sdh a. p.)
Stempel Sonne Challenge #137: Anything Goes (Until 02 April)(sdh a. p.)

Crafts 4 Eternity R218: Pastel Shades (sdh a. p.)

Crafty Catz #271: No Design Paper (sdh a. p.)

Uniko Challenge #19: Anything Goes


As I dont want to write a new Post, I put also this card on this post :)

I love the theme at Amusing Challenge: Paper Piecing and I think this time I can used again my collection of Batik Paper :)

I stamped two times the lady on the white paper and on the batik paper, (I am sorry with the photo, its already dark in Munich :( ) The keft side is the complete paper I have used.

Then I colored the lady (Stamping Bella named: Uptown Girl Sunny is Stylish) with copic marker and put the same sentiment from the same set, here is the card I made:

I Simply put the white panel on the brown card stock and stamped the Sentiment. Finish my card then :)

Challenges for my third card are:

Amusing Challenge: Paper Piecing


Art By Miran Challenge #28: Anything Gos (sdh a. p.)

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #135: Girly

Craft your Passion Challenges #253: Always Anything Goes (sdh a. p.)

Inspiration Destination Challenge #25: Anything Goes(sdh a. p.)

Addicted to Stamp and More #136: Anything Goes (sdh a. p.)

Time Out Challenge #27: Clean And Simple

C.R.A.F.T Challenge #303: Mother´s Day/ Female (sdh a. p.)

Thanks for looking and happy friday :)




  1. Oooh, fabulous cards! Love your background on the first cool! And great us of the circle punches! ;)

  2. Hi Friend, I love seeing the Bokeh tech again and it looks awesome with the seahorse. I love that it looks like water. Fantastic. (I posted a bg card and saw your card by mine.)
    I like the blue circles and the umbrella. Cute card. Hugs.

  3. I just love your bokeh background. Wow. The dots background is so cute with your umbrella Monika.

  4. Love the bokeh effect! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!
    Sara ( DT )

  5. Very pretty cards Monika. The bokeh background is lovely.

  6. Die erste Karte hat einen wunderbaren Hintergrund. Du hast super Ideen!!!
    die zweite Karte gefällt mir auch sehr gut, der Spruch passt super zum augenblicklichen Wetter.
    Liebe Grüße,

  7. Youre underwater card is very beautiful as is its background.
    Very nice. Thank you for joining us in our challenge. Veerle DT CreativeCornerChallenge Blog

  8. Love both of your cards and isn't the bokeh technique fun - great background for the sea horse. Love the umbrella card too.

  9. Two marvelous water-themed cards! Your seahorse is quite eye-catching, especially with the under-water scene you've created. The rain and umbrella card is so sweet, especially with that sentiment! Impressive!

  10. Fabulous card Monika! Like them both. Have a good weekend.

  11. Both cards are terrific. I love the bokeh effect you've used for the underwater theme and that seahorse is just fab. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week! Good luck with the DT Call.

  12. Two great cards - I love the background in the first card.
    Kath x

  13. you really rock Monika at making your own backgrounds. Love how you used the bright orange, it really pops. Good luck with the DT call x

  14. Look at that fantastic bokeh background!! I don't think you could make a more perfect water scene for this sea horse!!
    You know I love kraft, don't you? And I love spots! I think the use of punched circles is really clever and the color of the spots look beautiful with kraft.
    Nice work as always, Monika!

  15. These are both beautiful! I love how you made your own stencil for the bokeh look - I have been wanting to try this technique myself and I think I will make a template using my circle dies as you've done with punches. Lovely underwater card! The second card is cute too! I like the punched circles and the cut umbrella and clouds! Great sentiment! Hope you have a nice weekend, Monika!

  16. Love your idea of using the bokeh technique for the underwater card, Monika! The batik skirt is so sweet and sooo indonesian!

  17. Tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an der SsC.

    LG, Claudia

  18. Three fabulous cards Monika..Loz

  19. All of your cards are fantastic!! I especially love your third card. She is one stylish woman and you rocked the paper piecing technique. Her outfit is amazing and love the blue outline around her, very clever. Always happy when you visit us at ATSM and Time Out!!!

  20. Great man card the background is stunning.Thanks for playing Crafting by Designs Challenge Love and hugs Carole x

  21. A stunning gallery of cards as always Monika. Loving the circle background and layout on your Uniko card in particular. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at Uniko Studio
    Sarah x

  22. Great card designs...and I am a fan of the Bokeh technique too. Your card for the Fussy and Fancy Challenge is beautiful and great use of white space...thanks for joining in and good luck...Jo. X

  23. Brilliant set of cards in this one too! I must do some paper piecing, haven't done tht for ages!
    Dawn xx

  24. Love the big circles on the rain card! Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Studio challenge!

  25. Gorgeous bokeh style background on that first card! I am going to have to try that technique! Thanks for playing along with our challenge to create your own background at Use Your Stuff!
    Lori - UYSDT

  26. You've done an amazing job on your backgrounds and your cards are fabulous, Monika! Thanks so much for playing along in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at ATSM!

  27. Great job with the bokeh technique ... love the background you've made for your awesome sea horse. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  28. Very sweet & girly card Monika.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. hugs, Pat K x

  29. Your Bokeh us beautiful! You've been very busy lately. Love all your cards on thus post.

  30. Wow!! So many brilliant creations here my friend!! I really love your bokeh technique on the top card and I love your stylish and fun other cards as well!! Looks like you are enjoying your crafty time!! So happy to see you joining with us over at ATSM my friend! :)

    P.S. Sorry for not being around, my life has been really busy lately!! HUGS

  31. Great Bokah background, Monica! Love all your cards! Good luck in The Male Room DT call & thanks for leaving comments on my blog!

  32. Beautifully executed bokeh technique on the firts card. And the paper-pieced outfit on the second card is so stylish! Love it!
    hugs, Asha

  33. More wonderful creations! I love the background you created on the first card, so clever. Thanks for linking up at Uniko Studio & also at TIME OUT. Hugs Bev x

  34. I just love the bokeh background for your seahorse, what a brilliant way to create an underwater scene! Great male card, thanks for joining us at TMR and good luck with the DT card
    Louise xx

  35. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :) Gorgeous card! hugs x

  36. Hi Monika, The underwater background is so fascinating, it's beautiful as water. So cool sweetie! hugs, Victoria

  37. What a fabulous collection of gorgeous cards. Thank you for bringing the bokeh technique to TMR, it looks fab.


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