Friday, May 6, 2011

A tasty read......

Good Morning!
Today I have a digital image from Elisabeth Bell to show you.
I needed a card for my daughter who made her
reading goal for the year at school.
 I wanted to make it special because
they kept raising her goal everytime she made it and
it was very frustrating for her! LOL
Well A Tasty Read was the perfect image to use!
I love this sweet illustration and can't believe this
is the first I am coloring her up!!!!


 Of course I had to do it a little shabby chic! LOL
I just can't break away from that! I just can't get enough of
the white distressed crackle paint and cheesecloth!

My coloring was really bright so I tried to tone it down with
some white details on her clothes and hat.


Here is my texture shot! LOL Really it is me pretending
to be artsy!! haha But it just isn't happening!


Stamps ~ Digital Image ~ A Tasty Read ~ Elisabeth Bell, sentiment ~ PTI
Inks ~ distress inks, twinkling h20's, white gel pen
Accessories ~ Flowers, ribbon and lace ~ WOC,
Cheesecloth, bells and star ~ Hobby lobby

Well that is it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by
and don't forget about the monthly challenge ~
to create something for your mother!

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day this week-end!
:)Kathy

22 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your card is beautiful (and artsy too)! I hope you never do get enough of your awesome shabby chic style because I never get enough of seeing it. Way to go hugs and a big yippee to your daughter from Florida. Reading is so important, it's great she enjoys it at least enough to meet her goals over and over. She will do well in life with those skills. I know you are proud. Connie :)

Therese said...

Sooo beautiful...the image is so sweet! Love the little star decoration. A lot of gorgeous projects since my last visit here. :)

*Vicki* said...

Yay!! So glad to see you as a digibell hun!! :) I know you will just rock these images and this is one of my faves!! Really gorgeous creation!! Thanks for sharing! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

Pysselbus said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!! I had to stop by here as well.... I LOVE your coloring and all the details you put in to your cards, and this one especially!!

Wishing you the best weekend (and hoping it will be better than this morning...*lol*)!
Hugs
Linda

Janneke said...

Amazing card Kathy ;o)
Congrats for your girl ...

Janneke Xo

Karen's Fun Blog said...

How very beautiful! Your daughter will cheirsh it! : )

FairyD said...

Absolutely gorgeous honey...and well done to your little angel for doing so well...xxxx

papirdilla said...

This is so beautiful! Love it:) I really like your shabby chic style. The image is so sweet and the details are gorgeous!
Hugs,
Hanne

Julie said...

Beautiful card and such a perfect image for your daughter's achievement!! Juliex

Fleur said...

Kathy this really is stunning. I bet your daughter loves it. Well done to her
Hugz Fleur xXx

yvon said...

This is so utterly beautiful. Superrrr. And well done for your daughter, she will love this card.
Hugs, Yvon

Rosietoes said...

Congratulations to your daughter on reaching her goal Kathy. What a beautiful keeper of a card for her to treasure. :)

Edna x

Di said...

Its awesome Kathy! congrats to your daughter! she will love this.
I am hooked on the crackle paint too! and its from you i got it as your cards look stunning!
Hugs Di xxxx

Brenda Brown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and I love that it's for your daughter. As a teacher I know how important reading is as a life long skill and great that you are encouraging her.
Well done both of you.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Marion said...

Beautiful card Kathy, Love this colour combo and all the pretty details. I have this digi image but never used her yet. Hmm. She looks gorgeous.
hugs
Marion

Henrikke said...

Absolutely beautiful card! ;-) Amazing colors ;-) Love it! Hugs from Henrikke

Michele said...

Beautiful card Kathy. Gorgeous colouring of the sweet image and wonderful details also. Hugs
Michele x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Kathy this is utterly beautiful!
Such a sweet image and coloured to perfection!
Stunning work she will love it!
hugs
kim x

Camilla said...

WOW Kathy!!! Your card is stunning sweetie! ♥ I love the shabby chic look, and your use of cheesecloth and crackle paint really gets it perfect! Your daughter must be so happy! I bet she is an excellent reader!
Big hugs, Camilla

Julie said...

A very pretty card

Deb said...

just stunning Kathy, love the subtle colours and fabric! Your embellishments are so pretty too!
congratulations to your daughter!
Hope you are having a fabulous Mothers Day!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Ingrid said...

This is so sweet! Lovely congratulations card, would be perfect for my nanny who is about to graduate this month :-) Thanks for your inspiration hun.
Hugs Ing