Wednesday, August 17, 2011

At the Train Station

Vicki Dutcher, as hostess this week of the Stampin' B's Design Team, asked that we do some distressing on our cards this week. I did a little tearing on the cardstock and some sanding on my dp.

This card will go to one of my sons for his birthday. When he was little, he was such a train lover. While visiting my parents, if he and my Dad heard a train whistling in the distance, my Dad would get my boys in the car and carry them to the train station so my train-loving son could get a good look at the trains.  So, this should bring back good memories for my son. While making the card, it brought back some good memories of my Dad for me, too.

Hope you'll join us this week for a distressed look to your card/project. Just go to the link above and use the inlinkz tool to upload.

I am entering my card in Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #68 which calls for distressing.

Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - All Aboard     Mark's Finest Papers-Hearts, Hearts, Hearts (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white and dark chocolate, Stampin'Up! Welcome Neighbor dsp pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cappuccino twine, white embossing powder, VersaMark, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags, Mark Richard gold metal brads, sanding file

17 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

This is such a bright and cheerful card Benzi.. My nephew loves train rides.. prefers it over a flight journey anyday.. Your son is going to love it...!!

Hussena said...

what a lovely card ,the color caught my eye rightaway and am sure your son will like it too the train image and all that distressing is just beautiful.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Benzi this is fabulous. Have to tell you we have a Train depot here in Folkston, GA that people come from miles around to visit to see the trains pass. People bring their lawn chairs and picnic lunches. (That just goes to show there is not much else to do around here)lol Is that Country or what??? This here Yankee still does not fit in so well....I rather stay home and craft cards. hahaha You did a beautiful job coloring the image and I love all the wonderful layers. Super superb! Thank you for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to come visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Julie Hoffman said...

Love this fabulous distressed creation Brenda! The image is gorgeous - beautifully colored. Love the twine too! I know your Son is going to love it too!

Basslady said...

sweety, this image and your colouring is so fabulous!

and your distressing is perfect for this style of card!

beautiful, my dear!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

What a great grandpa your dad was to your son :) This picture reminds me of the train we rode at Fort Edmonton this summer. I'm sure he will love it :) Great card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun train card! I love the sanded dp too!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh I just LOVE this!!~

Winnie and Patty said...

What a pretty card!!! Your coloring of this image is tremendous!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I just loved hearing that story, Benzi. It's so very sweet and touching. I'm sure your son will absolutely have wonderful memories flooding in when he sees this. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week.

Carol L said...

Sharing your memories reminded me of our son and how he too was completely fascinated with trains when he was just a youngster! Your card looks great with the distressing and beautiful orange colors! I'm sure this card will jog his memory too and he'll love it that you remembered :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderful memories to share....fabulous coloring....vibrant framing....a real winner

Ellen said...

Great memory! your son is going to LOVE this fantastic card!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What wonderful distressing on this card! I love the coloring of the image and the orange bg. Fab use of the tag with the sentiment and brads!! well done, my friend!

Lynne in NI said...

Such a wonderful image, and wonderful memories too! Your son's gonna love it too!
(I remember my Dad stopping at a level crossing and getting us out of the car to wait on the train ... it scared the living daylights out of me when it ripped past - Mum still laughs about it LOL!)

Davi said...

Awesome man card and I bet the memories it brings to you son will make it that much more special!

Shirley said...

Great memories, beautiful card to bring them all back! Warm and wonderful again!