Wednesday, May 18, 2011

TE May Blast from the Past Blog Hop Today








I've got two cards to share for today's TE Blast from the Past blog hop using two of my favourite Whimsical Wishes sets and inspiration from Sankari's sketch. Our challenge this month was to make our cards masculine. When I'm aiming for more masculine designs, I either bring out the grunge or add distress ink and minimal embellishments. Having said that, Steven Tyler redefines all of those notions, doesn't he? Bring on the psychedelic prints, layers, ribbon, feathers, sheer fabric...really anything goes!


I've gone with more traditional 'masculine' with this one though and took only the guitar (from You're My Hero) as inspiration from Tyler. 



I shellacked the guitar and inked up the splatter in the background with two colours of ink. I've used shabby shutters distress and SU not quite navy inks together with SU cajun craze cardstock and basic grey wander paper. For my second card, I used the tree, the swinging tire and two sentiments from In the Park:



I've coloured the tree with copics and prismacolors and paired frayed burlap distress ink with SU soft suede cardstock and basic grey marjolaine paper.


Thanks for stopping by along the way!
~Nancy

13 comments:

Karen Giron said...

GASP!! LOVE these - the guitar is just amazing and I love how you have the tire swing in motion. LOVE them!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are awesome! I especially like the first card with it's grunge look and the colors & papers. SOOOO many sets on my wishlist!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

As usual, these are FABULOUS Nancy! LOVE the Wonky REctangle!

Jess Willison said...

LOVE the guitar card....so perfect!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Nancy! LOVE your cards...that shiny guitar is just too much! Awesome...and dare I say... YOU ROCK!

Natalie said...

So cool!! Love both the cards, so many creative elements to each!! FUN!

Stacey Schafer said...

wonderful projects!

Taylor said...

Fabulous cards, Nancy! I love your shellacked guitar! And the In the Park card is super cute yet perfectly masculine at the same time!

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful cards! love that shiny guitar with the circles bg - and the swing on the tree is so cute!

Michelle Single said...

TWO FABULOUS cards!!! LOVE the colors and layout of the guitar one, and the tree one is so soothing... can I sit on that sentiment "seat wall"?

wendy said...

awesome love the guitar

Sandy Ang said...

how fun are these ~!

FibreJunky said...

Those are both *perfect*!! I love the comment about Steven Tyler. He truly does bust every stereotype about masculinity, doesn't he? He sure has made American Idol entertaining this season. LOVE your cards!!