Monday, April 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

Hi there dear friends!!! It's time for the PTI April Blog Hop!!!  This month the challenge was to make a masculine card.  Those of you who follow my blog, know how difficult it is for me to make a card without flowers, bows, pearls and all of those "girly" embellishments.  I am proud to say however, that I was able to get in touch with my "masculine" side and I created a card without using my favorite goodies.  I almost made a bow for the card, and caught myself and used twine instead!  I am pretty happy with my card and I look forward to making many more "masculine" themed cards!

Here's the Challenge:

The-Challenge
This month's blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives!  Now's your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash!  Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!
and here's my take on the challenge:
I used Papertrey Ink's Train Tracks stamps and I had a blast playing with them!!  


This set is perfect with Copic Markers, although I would love to stamp and fussy cut the image at some time too!


Supplies Used:
PTI Stamps:  Train Tracks, Through the Trees, and Fly Away
PTI Cardstock:  Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream
PTI Dies: Spiral Notebook Page, Train Tracks, Fly Away
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Modern Homemaker-Percolator and Party Line
Ink: Stampin Up! Real Red: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Crushed Olive
Copic Markers
Zig Caligraphy Chalk Collection Marker-White
Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by!!!
I'm off to check out everyone's amazing creations!!
Have a great day,
Kristii

47 comments:

Gayatri said...

WOW! Love that train and the coloring is awesome, Kristi! Love your card :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Laurie said...

Ok Kristii you did me in here! The train is going in my cart! Your card is amazing! I love your coloring!

Elena said...

great card and I'm in awe over your coloring - seriously, how do you do that?? great job!

Susie said...

Love your card - you did a fabulous job on the train.

Kara said...

this is so cool!! love it so much!!

Audrey said...

Adorable! Fabulous coloring!

Felicia said...

I love it!! The colors are so rich!! Just turned out wonderful!

*huggles*
=0)

Dana said...

Cute, cute card! Your coloring of that little train is awesome :)

dsood said...

Wow, Love the train. You did a fabulous job. TOO Cute.

Diana

Melissa said...

So cool! I love how you colored the train and the tree in the background is wonderful!

Beth said...

Lookin good Mom! You are so great at those copic markers! I want to try that when I come visit!

kksb said...

Kudos to you! Your card Rules while I sit and drool.

Lisa said...

Fantastic! I just ordered the train stamp set,can't wait to use them.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great cute card. Love the little train and your colouring is fab.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

HI Kristii! Your cards are amazing! Congrats on the guest design team spot at Two Peas! Beautiful work!

Posh Paper said...

Your copic colouring is awesome!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a perfect boy's card! Love your design with all the great details + perfect colors - so cool!!!

Shirley said...

Totally too too cute! I love that train and how your mounted it along with the other layers too! Definitely a terrific male work of art!

Cristina said...

Holy guacamole! That's an incredible card! So much work went into it. Beautiful, beautiful job.

Rosanne said...

This is terrific! Love that train!

Sara Mac said...

Kristii this is perfect! Your coloring is beautiful. Love the scene you created ... and that tree on the notepad paper! LOVE it!

I'm Renee said...

Your coloring is amazing...
looks as though we could hop on and take a ride!
Awesome card!

Vannessa said...

Great card! Love your colouring too.

lynn said...

beautiful coloring on your train!

Suzanne said...

Holy Cow, Kristii!!! So many beautiful details...that tree is the best part! I love how you added it to the background but on a layered piece of paper. Great job!

Itsy Bitsy Snippets said...

Kristii, I love your card. I resisted this train and the die in the last release, but this card changed my mind quickly. I just ordered it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather Jensen said...

Super cute, Kristi. Love the little train. :)

Lindsay said...

Sooo so cute! Love that train, you colored it beautifully!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveee that train! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jen Carter said...

Oh my, this is so cute!! Love, love it!! Great coloring and fun elements!

Margaret M said...

Kristi I love the train on your card and the colors are bright and fun!

Linda said...

So cute! I am really regretting not getting that train set with my release order. You did a great job with the coloring!

Terri said...

Very cute. Love the colors too.

Tracey McNeely said...

Great colouring, love the train.

Diane said...

This is so cute..it has to be one of my favorites!! Love the train tracks...what a cute idea...and your coloring is fantastic!

Crafty Math Chick said...

You colored the train beautifully and I like the notebook paper - cool touch!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Your coloring on the train is amazing and I love the tree stamped on the notebook page! Too clever!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a cute card Kristii. Love the fabulous images you used and the FUN boyish colors. :o)

Diane Jaquay said...

OMG!! How adorable is that train?!!! And I absolutely LOVE the unexpected element of the tree on the notebook paper, uber creative!

Chris Simon said...

Oh wow, I don't think I can find enough adjectives to say how much I love this! Your coloring is superb, love the tree on the notebook paper, and the "track" of striped paper and twine - brilliant. Simply amazing. Wow.

Stephanie said...

Kristii........This little train is absolutely beautiful! Lovely coloring and the way you put the tree on the notebook die......perfect!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Wowweee! This is a KNOCKOUT of a card!!! (shhh, don't tell anyone, it just might be my favourite from the hop). The colouring is perfect and there are so many cool details like the tree on that die cut.

Karen said...

This is just delightful. Your coloring of the train is superb!

Lorry said...

Fun card with Bright coloring!!! I'm just working on Mother's day cards and your thinkin Father's day already... lol I do love all your work though and your inspiration is amazing.
xoxox

Barbara said...

Kristi, what an adorable little scene! Love this!

Janelle said...

I love this, Kristii! The bold colors you chose are perfect and the tree on the little notebook page is brilliant. Love, love, love it all!

Beth said...

Love it - thank you for using my stamp set! YOU ROCK!