Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Next Level Challenge...........


Hello,

I have made a card today for the new challenge over on The Next Level. I have coloured my image with distress inks. The background has been distressed with antique linen and edged with vintage photo. I have stamped the border stamps with vintage photo.


I have made my flowers by cutting circles out of grungepaper. Then, I have inked this with antique linen, then, sprayed them with olive glimmer mist and stamped swirls with vintage photo. I have also die cut my leaves onto grungepaper and glimmer misted them.


I have used my nesties to die cut the aperture and then the scallop frame.

Hope you are all having a great weekend. Thank you so much for looking.

love
kim x

102 comments:

Trish said...

Stunning card Kim! I love it.

Angie said...

Gorgeous card,
Lovely colours,
Hugs
Angie

Heike said...

Wow, Kim wonderful creation with so lovely Details and colors. Love it....

Hugs
Heike

Karen said...

Absolutely gorjus !

Love Karen xxx

doris said...

Fantastically beautiful is your card!

Hugs
Doris xx

Aina said...

All your cards are just gorgeous! I love your stile :O)

alina said...

Wonderful card, Kim, I think very elegant! I love your flowers!
Hugs, Alina

Pascale said...

Wow Kim this is sensational. Such earthy tones to die for, hugs Pascalex

Jilli said...

This is just stunning! Love the colours and your fab colouring. Great embellishments and detail too! Jillix

Cheryl said...

wow kim another stuning card boy you are so talented I use the distress ink too but how you colour your images in so perfectly is beyond me. Do you have a special tool? I use tiny pieces of cut and dry but can never manage to colour my images like you do always have to revert back to my pencils lots love cheryl. I really admire you work hun its always such a pleasure to view. Have a lovely sunday xxx

alcoholinky said...

stunning card Kim. lots of work gone into this! lovely subtle colouring as ever and the flowers are so effective. my grunge paper has been sitting looking at me - you've give me some ideas as to what to do with it now! LOL

Elaine said...

Gorgeous, Kim, as always! Your colouring is fab. and I love all the embellishments!

I really need to pull my finger out and join in with The Next Level challenge...

Mrs Wonka said...

Wow kim, this is simply stunning!

Z x

Vicky said...

Just stunning Kim. Love the vintage / distressed feel!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

helen said...

wow this is absoloutly stunning kim ...i love it
hugs
helen x

papercraftsbyrach said...

Kim this is delish sweetie, the grunge paper embellishments are gorgeous, i am so going to have to get myself some of that stuff.. hugs rachxx

Tab said...

oooooooh Kim your card is gorge hun! Love how you have made the aperture with the nesties and those flowers and pins are de-lish! Enjoy your day hun!
Hugs Tab xxx

Yvonne said...

This is just breathtaking, Kim! Really, really gorgeous colors. Such an harmonic card. Love it!!
Hugs, Yvonne.

Sue said...

Oh this is such a beautiful card, it really would be a delight on the mantlepiece! Happy Crafting Sue xx

Carina said...

Love your colouring! And the flower are so pretty!

Hugs,
Carina

Valerie Deconinck said...

Great card... really beautifull, love it a lot...
I still dont understand how you color your images with distress ink, I can't manage it hahaha

greetings Valerie

Jill said...

ohh Kim another stunning creation, I love the aperture and the SK image is one of my fav hugs Jill xx

All Pink girl said...

WOW WOW WOW Kim xxxx
stunning card ,fabulous colours and detail xxxx
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

Marcea said...

Amazing card Kim, so many wonderful details!!! Have a gorgeous day sweetie whatever you do
-x-

Lil Sis said...

Totally fab card inside and out - loving the distressed look.

Beccy x

Nettie said...

I'm always so thrilled to see a new card pop up on your blog! this as always is wonderful, the colouring you do never ceases to leave me in awe . . have you blended inks before using on this image? BTW: poinsettias grow here as huge trees! {hugs} Nettie xx

Sandie said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!! Love your embellishing and I adore that sweet image.

Nilla said...

Absolute gorgeous card, Kim! Wow! Hugs Nilla

Dena said...

Striking Kim! Absolutely striking! Such pretty coloring for this little girl. I love it! Hugs, Dena

Ellen said...

Wow, Kim wonderful creation, and so many wonderful details, and beautiful papers

Tara said...

This is such a wonderful card Kim and I think you picked the perfect image to appear inside the aperture - love it! xx

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful dear along with all the rest you have uploaded this week, I am always so behind but so love how you do your coloring and distressing dear just beautiful

Nancy said...

OH WOW This is sooo gorgeous, Kim:O)
I love it!!!
Hugs, Nancy.

lisa said...

Just stunning Kim. I love those grunge flowers, they are amazing and your image made me smile. Now there's a girl with attitude!

Lisax

mueppi said...

Wow.... Kim
what a pretty card with ssuch great colouring!
I love it!!!
Big hugs hun Gisela

Tammi said...

Kim, wow, gorgeous! Love your pretty side arrangement. xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Stunning card, love how you have createde an apeture and the flowers look fabulous.
Lyndsey xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Beautiful card Kim, your distressing is fabulous, as always. Love the image and the inside.
I made a card yesterday and followed your distressing technique...worked a treat...and I happened to have a non stick mat in my craft room...lol.
Have a great week.
Hugs
Carole x

Jane said...

This is gorgeous Kim, love the colours, and the stamp is beautiful! x

Valems said...

Stunning card, Kim! Your colouring is perfect, I love that cute Sarah Kay image and all the embellishments. :)
Hugs, Vanja

Suzie Q said...

Fantastic card as always, i really love looking at all your lovely embellies you use, you must have jars and jars and jars full of goodies!!
hugs
Suzie Qx

Anne I P said...

Hi Kim ! Stunning card Kim!
I hope you have a nice time?
Hugs Anne

Gina said...

Stunning card, the image is coloured perfectly and I love the cut out :)
Gina xxx

Kath said...

Oh this is just delicious and I love those grunge flowers...Hugs kath xxxx

Kim said...

Kim another fantastic creation! I just love your distressing! It's always so beautiful and vintage looking! AWESOME card hun! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Great work!
Hugs~ Kim

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, I love the inventiveness of your flowers, the buttons with spacer and brad really make them look stunning. The colouring is so subtle as well. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Georgia said...

Hi Kim,
I absolutely love your card! I really like the way you've put a hole in the card and the image inside, it looks great! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Kimba-Slydog said...

So wonderful. Great coloured and so gorgeous.

Xoxo,
Nicole

Pia said...

Wow, Kim wonderful creation with so lovely details and colors, sooo pretty.
Hugs from Pia

Sue said...

Gorgeous card as always Kim, brill colouring, great embelis, sue.x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Kim, i hope all is well your end hunny. I am so sorry i have not been by before now, its that Bear of mine, he is taking so much of my time. I have missed visiting your blog, you have been busy with so many gorgeous cards, i love this sarah kay one especially its stunning. Love all your work the colouring is always fab and such lovely added detail too. Hope you have a good evening, big hugs Linda x

Cass said...

Stunning card Kim.Love your coloured image and those gorgeous stamped borders.Love the flowers too,never tried them with grungepaper,just PP,must look out for it.Love the little spacers to finish them off.
Cass xxx

Riet said...

Wowwww Kim,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So beautiful papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Treacle said...

Totally Gorgeous

xXx

Sandra said...

Stunning card again Kim,
San x

Bev said...

Oh wow! This is really fabulous sweetie - such gorgeous colours and details and of course the distressing is utter perfection! x

Paola said...

OmG Kim, you work gets more beautiful each day. You always manage to outdo yourself. It's just so beautiful. I love looking at your work.

Lilian said...

Wow Kim! Another beauty! I agree with Paola, I love looking at your work :) Just dreamy. Will check out the new challenge blog :)

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fantastic Kim, gorgeous colours and image and I love all the little details you add to your cards

May-Bente said...

Oh my, Oh my what a gorgeous card, Kim!!!
Love the papers you have used and image is so perfect coloured:=)
The details is stunning as always.

Hugs:))

Fern said...

Beautiful card Kim,
I have something for you on my blog.

Fern xx

maxine said...

wow fantastic card Kim, I love it.

Aud said...

This is stunning! Love how you made the card front into a frame! Your coloring and all the details are just perfect!♥♥♥

Hugs,
Aud

joey said...

Hiya Kim, beautiful beautiful card, adore the colour. Theres a little something on my blog for you.xxx

sylvia said...

Woww kim,what a beautiful card,l love the image and papers.

cats whiskers said...

Stunning, Stunning work dear Kim as always a truly sensational card
Hugs Jacqui x

Suze said...

Hi Kim what a beautiful card with such beautiful paper.
I do love the vintage style and the image
Your card is just perfect.

Hugs Suze xx

Scrapmumur said...

Oh...Kim, your card is very gorgeous!!!
Lovely Sarah Kay and great colours used.
Your colouring is superb!!!!
Big Hugs, Mumur

BA said...

hi kim
thi is stunnung, absolut fantastic!! I love the distress inks.
xoxox BA

Christine said...

Wow Kim another stunningly beautiful card just love it all...
I have left you something on my blog please take it with Gratitude.


Hugs Christine xx

Zehavit Shaked said...

Gorgeous card,
love the colours

hugs

zehavit

Chris said...

Hi Kim, it was brilliant to see you yesterday and have a lovely chat, it made the day even more special for me. Your card is so beautiful! Such a a sweet image peaking through the aperture, a lovely idea and your flowers are superb, love the all the lustre and gorgeous arrangement. Hugs, Chris xxx

Rica said...

Just fabulous Kim, love the colours and the papers. both your stamping and your 'flower' arangement are awesome.
hugs Heather xx

Velta said...

Good Grief Kim!!! I think I am number 74 commenting here...You have sold me on Distress Inks with this vintage beauty!!! I have got to get out there and get me some! Of course that image is too darn cute...but your work around the image is to die for ;)

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the being next weeks Guest designer on The Next Level. Your blog and cards are absolutley gorgeous! Hugs XXX Beth

Enfys said...

Just stunning Kim, the centres of the flowers look like metal, fab detail
luv
En x

Poppy said...

just wanted to let you know that Ive left you something on my blog.
poppy.

Cheryl said...

morning swetie just to say thanks for message you left on my blog about using the inks much appreciated look forward to seeing more of your stunning creations lots love cheryl xxxx

Debbie said...

A stunning card as always Kim, I love the beautiful colours and the fabulous flowers you have created. Debbie x

Dawn said...

Morning Kim
Wow amazing colours and colouring..
Love the flowers so beautiful


Hugs
Dawn
xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is gorge! Love the image and the aperture looks fantastic. I think the flowers are divine!! Great inspirational card!
Judy xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your card is really beautiful, great!
Your other cards are wonderful too.
Jacqueline

Claudia Rosa said...

Such a fabulous card dear Kim!
Gorgeous design and lovely colours!
keep thinking about you and the DT package lol... tell me once you have it okay :-)


hugs
Claudia x

Becky said...

Another stunning card Kim, just don't know how you do it!!
Love Becky xx

Marianne said...

Wow!!!! Love your cards!!!! Never been to your blog before, but I'll be back!!!!

Lynsey said...

Kim your card is so lovely!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Nicola said...

Kim your card is gorgeous sweetie and I love how you have cut the aperture with your nesties. Your colour combo and those flowers are delish and wow those pins are an awesome accent.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Naoual said...

Gorgeous card sweetie, WOW! Love the look on this one your distressing looks gorgeous and I love the way you used spacers on those cirles. Your embellishments are always stunning!

Hugs, Naoual

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love the design Kim, and your colouring is stunning as always. Hugs Nikki x

Bente said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the colours:=)

Stempelguri said...

You make the most wonderful cards :O)
All the best, Cesilie :)

Kjersti said...

Wow - another stunning card. You deserve all the lovely comments you get, you really are an inspiration to many people both with your artistic work as well as your lovely self! :) hugs XXXX

Mette said...

Such gorgeous cards you've made!! Lovely colors and design :)

Renee said...

beautiful!!!! Blessings. Renee

Liisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love the vintage-look.
-Liisa

Denise said...

Stunning card love it. Denise x

neeta said...

Beautiful card! I love the frame and the cute circle flowers:)

I've translated my Distress ink tutorial, you find it in my blog:)

Have a nice day! Hugs, Anita

Ila said...

This is So Beautiful!!...I love the way you met this challenge and the warm vintage look!!..Hugs, Ila

TaraG said...

Oh this is absolutely stunning, Kim! My oh my, I love the grungeboard circle flowers...that is fabulous...everything is fabulous!!! love the papers, the image, the colours, just love everything!
Hugs,t

Claudia Rosa said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the image and the layout is fab! Stunning colours too!
Hugs Claudia xxx

E.T said...

WOW! BEAUTIFULLLLLLL! i loveee it!

BA said...

fabulous card
xoxox BA