Thursday, May 13, 2010

The INKling's First Blog Hop



Welcome to The INKlings’ Team’s first ever blog hop. You may have arrived here from Clare's blog http://craftycowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/05/blog-hopping-across-australia.html or just be visiting my blog, whichever way, once you’ve checked out my creations you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member.

What style of cards do we frequently get asked for inspiration for? More often than not it’s masculine cards, be it little boys or grandfathers everyone seems to struggle with cards for the males in our lives. So as a team we thought we’d help you out by providing you with 20 team members’ fantastic blogs that you can hop through and get lots of fantastic ideas from.

Want to win some Blog Candy? Simply leave a comment on each blog and then email michelle.dyson@bigpond.com and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of 20 handmade cards plus other goodies. Sorry Blog Candy prize not available to SU! demonstrators.

This is my first blog hop and it's a little bit scary. I'm a bit of a novice at adding links and most things 'computer'. So I have my fingers crossed that all goes smoothly and all the links work. Thanks to Sandra and Cliff for their advice. I had a few nervous moments but I think the links are now ok.

Because I have been working on some "Punch Art" cards for my class next week I have been looking at lots of ideas for that, see my previous post. The first card here is as a result of that. Also as I live in a rural area I think that this card would appeal to lots of my regular customers and friends. This tractor is so gorgeous and I could see it easily being used on a scrapbook page as well as a card. I cased the idea from Isaiah40:31 over at SCS.



I sponged the background With Bashful Blue and Kiwi Kiss (used a scallop circle to mask and make the clouds). Stamped along the bottom with a stamp from Pocket Silhouettes using Old Olive ink. Punches used were: Large Tag, Slot, Word Window, medium heart from Heart to Heart, Scallop Circle (punched twice), 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle, 1" circle and the 1/2" circle. The brads are from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Pack, and the sentiment is from Cheers to You. The cardstock used was Whisper White, Garden Green, Basic Black and More Mustard with a little piece of silver for the smoke stack.

The next card was very quick and easy with the whale stamp from Fox & Friends stamped in Ballet Blue and Going Grey, then cut out and mounted onto Bashful Blue cardstock. The bottom section was masked with a torn piece of scrap paper and sponged with various shades of blue ink. The Bashful Blue card was cut out with the Top Note Die and the Big Shot. All that was mounted on Night of Navy card stock.The sentiment is mounted onto a piece of Night of Navy punched out with the Curly Punch Bundle punch. This would be a lovely card for a male of any age.





My final masculine card is made with the jumbo wheel Very Vintage, available in the Autumn Winter mini catalogue. On first glance you wouldn't think that it would be suitable to use for a man's card, but by using masculine colours and a bit of distressing I think it looks good. The colours used were Really Rust, Soft Suede, Kraft and Chocolate Chip. The ink is Soft Suede and the accessories I used were the crimper,distressing tool, jumbo brads, scallop square punch, retired punch Spring Flower Bouquet and sponge daubber. The 'For You' is from Say It With Scallops.



Well that’s all from me. Next stop on the INKlings’ Team Blog Hop is Dani http://daniholland.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/inklings-blog-hop/ Have fun and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to win some great Blog Candy.

Thank You for Looking.

Janice

27 comments:

Crafty Cow said...

love love love the tractor card janice!! very very cool!

Michelle said...

Fabbo Janice! Very cute tractor, now to CASE it in Fergie Grey perhaps? Thanks for the inspiration :D
xx michelle

Fiona said...

Love the tractor, very clever.

daniholland said...

Tractor IS cool, but I think my favourite is the last card - will have to try something like that!

rachelcapps said...

I lurve your tractor - 4 eva! Super card!

stampinground said...

Janice, I love the tractor!And the last card ~ It's just gorgeous!

Lea Lloyd said...

Wow, great tractor. I love the different techniques on all the cards.

Sandybeaches said...

Your are a just inspirational!!! Love it! Love it! Love it!!

Dani Fender said...

Love the tractor, very clever Janice! Loving all this great inspiration...

kari said...

Love the tractor Janice! My son will love it too ;) And the vintage card is great too!

Kylie S said...

Love the tractor card especially! Great cards.

Sandybeaches said...

Have loved seeing all of the Inklings blogs:)have enjoyed my evening of blog hopping!!! Thanks:)

Sue W said...

Ooh great cards....... The tractor is cute but I love your third card though fantastic!!!

Ariane said...

love the tractor one! very cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the tractor. I love punch art.
Joan K

Christie Wallace said...

Love the tractor! TFS.

sharna said...

hi, oh wow, i love the punch art tractor, im a big fan of punch art

my info said...

oh my!! i love that tractor card!!! i bet my dad would love it after spending most of his life on one!
great cards!!
thanks
michelle

Margaret L Crawford said...

Great cards Janice,well done. Love the tractor. On my way again 2/20. Margaret

Lydia said...

Really love the tractor card, I could just see my grandson enjoying it at his next birthday.

Teri said...

Oh, I just love your whale!! He's too cute! And the tractor is awesome too!

Dinky Di said...

Oh your last card is gorgeous. And the tractor card and just fabulous. Definitely inspired

Sarah said...

I love the tractor card. Thanks for this blog hop, it is great!

Christine Blain said...

Love your cards, Janice - the tractor one is gorgeous!

mona99 said...

My son is mad about tractors and I am sure he would love it, if I could make one for him. Thank you for sharing your ideas, it has really inspired me.

Becky said...

I love the tractor, can definately see me trying to copy that :)

Condi Scrappers said...

Love them all so inspirational