Friday, April 15, 2011


Good Evening!!!
Well I was tickled when Janiel asked me to join in with her and the
other ladies! As you know I just adore any thing Elisabeth Bell so this is
a treat for me!!!  You are going to love this month's image ~ and
HE is much needed! Yes it is an adorable boy this time!

If you have stumbled here on your own you will want to
go to the Digi Bells Blog to start as I am at the end! If you came
from Lisa's blog than you are on the right track!
You won't want to miss any inspiration from the ladies!
Here is what I did with TOOT TOOT!!!

I know, I know it is spring and WHY am I doing snow and
Christmas???? LOL Well when I seen this image I thought
of the movie Polar Express and thought the little bell in the gift box
would go so cute with the image!!!!

I have distressed this card every way possible!! LOL
I sanded and inked the background paper. Then added
some distress crackle paint and Snow-Tex. That is what
I also used to cover my snowflakes and box.
Here is a close-up of thee adorable image!
I tried to color it in like the Oshkosh ones with the stripes.
I used distress inks and a white gel pen.

And here is just a better shot of the texture and color! Don't know
why I always have to do weird angles to catch that but I promise
I will work on my photography skills! haha

Here is the box that the bell goes into that I covered with
the snow Tex. To get it to cover I just watered it down
a bit and painted it on.

Here is the hop list in case you may need it:

Kathy Page --- HERE!
Digi Bell Blog

Now ya'll have a chance to win this image too!!
Just hop through and leave comments on all the DT's blogs,
two blogs will be chosen to pick a winner from the comments
on there blogs.  You have until April 22nd to leave your comments!
There is also another opportunity to get the image!!! Just make a card using
your favorite Elisabeth Bell image and post it on the Digi Bells blog. 
This will also end on Aprill 22nd at 9PM Arizona time and the winner will be
posted the following morning along with the comment winners!!!

Right then off to the Digi Bells blog and leave your comments!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you love the sweet image
as much as I do and have a fabulous week-end!


sharman said...

Love this. Love the white. Great job.

Janelle said...

He looks so cute. I really like how you used this image for a different season. It is so hard to find great images for boys and this one will work all year long. Thanks for the inspiration!

CraftinGranny said...

Since little boys playing with trains reminds me of Christmas I'm so glad you created such a wonderful project. Awesome coloring and choice of colors and the design is fab. "Hugs" Carol

Scrappymax said...

Wow what a fantastic creation, thanks for sharing.
Max x

Tara said...

Gorgeous card Kathy and as always it shows off your own unique style, love it!!
Hugs Tara xx

Jenn said...

Fantastic card, I love the distressed look. Thanks for the inspiration.

Renkata said...

Kathy , this card is just breath taken.
The colouring and colours combo is FAB>
The layout amazing.

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Simply stunning and I have to say, very elegant.

Hannah Clark said...

I love all the white accent! This is so cute! Very beautiful card!

jan farnworth said...

very cute love it just white nicely done.

Riet said...

So gorgeous Kathy,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Fleur said...

OH my word Kathy, this is absolutly stunning
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Dena said...

Awe! Your card is so cute Kathy! That Sno-Tex gives it such a neat effect! Super gorgeous coloring on this little cutie!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Mary J said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I love it!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful distressing and beautiful colourwork. Love the soft tones you have opted for. Gorgeous! Hugs, Lesley

Laetitia said...

Breathtaking. This is so nice. I love evrything about it. This is so creative, and so adorable.
Fabulous inspiration, although I know I don't have the skills to do that.
Thank you for sharing your creation,
Have a lovely day,
Laetitia xx

Mary Lou said...

Kathy this is Spectacular!!!!! Love all the texture and your photos are totally Fine :)

Janiel/ janny said...

oh boy Kathy this is OUT OF THIS WORLD BEAUTIFUL!!! The image is so stunning on top of that brown kraft card!

Your style is just so different and I LOVE IT!!!
big hugs and have a great week..

TN Granny said...

This Elizabeth Bell stamp is precious just as your card is.

ellabella said...

Oh my word,this is an amazing work of art!!!! Love, love EVERYTHING about this gorgeous card. Absolutely gorgeous elements on this extraordinary creation...Janine

deesdesigns said...

Love how light and bright the image is colored. LOVE this image!

Ila said...

Absolutely Amazing and so Gorgeous!!..the image is fabulous...your coloring is Wonderful!! the bells too!!...Hugs, Ila

Debbie said...

This is just so cute, love the image, perfect for a little boy. and I love the texture you created


Chris said...

Hi Kathy and WOW what a totally gorgeous creation! Your colouring and design are so beautiful, all shabby chic and utter perfection. Love the little gift too and all your gorgeous details. Also love your new pic, so glam! Have a good week sweetie, hugs, Chris xx

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy, the detail that you have added is fabulous, and I love the image!
Oh and the little box and bell are adorable.
Hugs Tab xxx

Andrea6760 said...

Wow what a fantastic finish to the blog hop Kathy! Although I dont like snow or the cold that comes with it, I adore your image and the Christmasy theme that you used. Its fantastic!!

Thanks for the great inspiration!


Shirley N said...

Just beautiful, love the whites and your coloring of this adorable image!