Friday, July 31, 2009

Just Magnolia week 16 - Distressing....


Hello,

I hope your week has been a good one and that you are looking forward to the weekend. We have a new challenge for you over at Just Magnolia. This week's challenge is one of my favorites Distressing. So loved doing this challenge and you should see the rest of the teams work just so gorgeous.

I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have distressed my background and papers with old paper and frayed burlap. I have also sprayed glimmer mist onto my card oh I just love this gorgeous effect here is a close up so you can see the fabulous glimmer.

I have added frayed burlap to my flowers and heart. I have also distressed my grungeboard hinge using distress embossing powder. The leaves have been punched out using my new Martha Stewart punch on I love my new purchase might have to be getting some more of these.

Well thank you so much for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

110 comments:

Viddan said...

Have a wonderful weekend you to. I sure will have now when I have looked at this beautiful card!
xx Lena

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your card is beautiful Kim, really wonderful. Lovely colours and details. Have a nice weekend too, Jacqueline

Peninia said...

Beautiful card !!!

Peninia from Poland :)

Desire Fourie said...

This is just beautiful Kim. Love the distressed look ... makes one feel all nostalgic.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Desire

Nilla said...

Beautiful, her dress is gorgeous! Looks like a nice challenge I am on my way....Hugs Nilla and have a nice weekend

Lilian said...

Kim! I am sorry to have been absent for so long. I think I am buried under card projects lol! Your cards are just simply beautiful and your coloring is always perfect! Gorgeous gorgeous work! I keep telling myself I have to join your challenge but keep missing the deadline argh!!! Going to try again. :) Thanks for the constant inspiration!

Safo said...

Ким, поражаюсь вашей способности делать прекрасные открытки! Столько фантазии и вкуса! Я ваш поклонник. Ирина

Gry-E. said...

A beautiful card. I find the colours so soothing and your colouring are lovely.

Karina said...

Your new card is absolutely wonderful, Kim!
Love from Karina

Fern said...

Beautiful card Kim, the ditrsessing looks stunning along with all that glittery mist, and your flower arrangment is gorgeous!

Fern xx

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Stunning card Kim, the colours and distressing are gorgeous and her hair! wow you have coloured her to perfection is stunning.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Annchen said...

Your card is so beautiful, love the little details

debby4000 said...

Oh this is beautiful, wonderful Tilda and stunning distressing and love the little details like the hinge.
luv
Debby

Karen said...

Aaaaawwww Kim she's gorjus. Love everything about this card.

Love Karen X

Sandie said...

Wonderful card Kim!! Love the distressed papers and that sweet Tilda. What can I say only your colouring and attention to detail is just amazing

Have a great weekend
xXx

Poppy said...

love the card, so pretty.
poppy

Marina said...

Ooooh wow! This card is just adorable Kim!
Love the distressed papers and the little details.

Have a great weekend,

hugs,
Marina

Solveig said...

What a lovely card, Kim!!! I just love this kind of vintage finish ( as you know :0). You are so good putting the right colors together! I bought my first bottle of glimmermist yesterday - see I pick up a thing or two from you :-) I really look forward trying it. You are so clever using glimmer and glittering stuff on your cards!
Wish you a happy Friday and a lovely weekend, my friend!
Hugs Solveig

Cecilia said...

Hi Kim, I am in love again! What a beauty! I really love your style.
Wishing you and your family a fabulous weekend!
xoxo Cecilia

Chris said...

So beautiful Kim and such gorgeous distressing. Your colouring and all the glimmer is just beautiful. Love the heart and the embossed hinge too. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Kim, wow what a totally stunning card hunny. You do distressing so very well, your work is always so inspirational to me . This card is adorable, a great image and what lovely colours!!! thank you for sharing, have a wonderful weekend, hugs Linda x

*Ellen* said...

beautiful card i love the colours en details have a nice weekend

Jane said...

Hi Kim, thanks for your kind words on my blog, my windows are being fitted as I type so a happier day today! Wow!!! where do I start on your card!? I love the hinge, the heart the curled over paper, the glimmer is stunning, it is all just too gorgeous for words! hugs, Jane x

Rach said...

Oh Kim. Your card is Awesome! gorgeous detail and i love all the layers and distressing that you have done. hugs rachxx

Tab said...

WOW and OMG! Your card is stunning Kim, I love how you have sprayed the glimmer mist on the image, truly yummy! All the embellies are delish too....oooh got to go and have another look!

So lovely to chat to you yesterday, sorry the line was bad, thinking about it it wasn't overly good at my end either, I kept talking over you, so sorry! Next time lets hope its better!
Much love to you and yours!
Hugs Tab xxx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Kim,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So beauttiful papers and flowers.

Hugs Riet.x

doris said...

Beautiful card Kim... WOW!!!

Hugs
Doris xx

Melissa said...

Absolutely stunning Kim.Love the layering and the distressing.You are so inspiring

craftimamma said...

This card is perfection Kim. Every little detail is just gorgeous and I especially love the way you have distressed all the edges of each layer of papers.

Lesley Xx

Angelique said...

wow wow wow, this is really gorgeous!!! I love this card very much! Beautiful the way you coloured it with distress!!

hugs angelique

Nancy said...

OH Your card is amazing, Kim:O) Love your layering, your distressing is wonderful. Tilda is stunning, lovely coloured. Love her sparkling wings! Beautiful DP's and embellishment.
Have a wonderful weekend;O)
Hugs, Nancy.

mckinkle said...

Such a beautiful card Kim, I love the layers and you are queen of distress! Isabella is just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous family photos.
Keryn :D

Sue said...

Just stunning Kim, I love the distressed look but I can never get it to work like you have with this.
Sue xx

Joy said...

Thought this one would be right up your street Kim. Fantastic card as always xx

Nettie said...

fabulous card Kim! isn't it SO satisfying doing some real distressing!! your work is always beautiful, have a great weekend, hugs nettie xx

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

this is definately a beauty Kim!!!
I love the distressed edges & the colors...gorgeous!!!

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous card Kim. love all that layering, tearing and distressing.

6 wacky women said...

Wow!!
Absolutely gorgeous card, Kim. Your coloring is amazing, every detail is fabulous...
A stunning creation!!

Karen x

Juls said...

this is just beautiful, love the soft colours. Think the layers that you have created are fab, love the torn edges so that the paper with the text on it peeps through. Also the little lock charm and the sparkle! Everything really! Just stunning!

dolcreations said...

Stunning..Absolutely stunning!
Christine

Jorunn said...

Wow Kim!!! This is absolutely stunning, dear! Love the colors and the ripped edges! Great design and embellish too!

hugs,
Jorunn

Nina said...

OMG, what a beautiful card, love the coulors and details :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, that shimmer is gorgeous!!

Martine said...

such a beautiful card hunni, loving all the distressing you have and the papers and embellies are perfect :)

xx

Martine

Kari said...

Oh,my...this is gorgeous! I love this image,wonderful job in colouring and the details..The shimmer is so beautiful:)
Amazing card,Kim:)

Have a wonderful weekend:)

Hugs,Kari:)

June said...

This is a big wow Kim its exquisite.sooooo beautiful xxx

June said...

This is a big wow Kim its exquisite.sooooo beautiful xxx

Cheryl said...

WOW Kim this is stunning!!! I just adore your cards,beautiful details.....just perfect!!
Hugs xx

Annie said...

ooo Kim, what a gorgeous card! I love the shimmer and how you do the vintage style so well.
hugs, annie x

Linnie said...

Your Distressing is fantastic i try it and end up with a dirty muddy mess you are soooo talented
luv
linniexxx

Paula said...

Stunning as always Kim your distressing is perfect and such beautiful detail.
Paula xxxx

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

This is amazing, I adore the little details, the bronze picture holder and the written paper sheet behind the main backing paper. It has been beautifully coloured and the flowers are fantastic a gorgeous image too hugs x

Trudy said...

What a gorgeous card Kim,i love the image and papers.
Hugs Trudy

maxine said...

wow this is fantastic Kim, I love it.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Kim. I just LOVE all the glimmer misting! So pretty! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Kim!! I love your soft coloring and the sparkle on Tilda!! Your distressing, layout, and the use of the flowers is magnificent!

Littlebear said...

This is beautiful. Your distressing is fabulous and I love all the detail to the card. Just gorgeous!
Clare x

Bev said...

Stunning card sweetie, wow I agree with you the Glimmer Mists are delish! Love the beautiful colours you have used too, exquisite! x

Sandra said...

Hi Sweetheart... Long time no chat (naughty me) So many gorgeous cards since my last visit. This one is beautiful! Love all the distressing and the glimmer looks amazing.
So sorry I couldn't come an see you on your demo day. I was working most of that weekend. Chris filled me in an all the details though ;o) you're going to start thinking we are the same person in disguise soon....never in the same place at the same time... tee hee.
I'm off on my Holli-bobs tomorrow for a couple of weeks. Catch up when I get back.
Cheerio!
Sandra xx

lisa said...

Your cards are always so beautiful Kim. Your little girl looks like she's blowing kisses at bedtime. She's adorable.
Have a lovely weekend.

Lisax

gina g said...

Hi Kim This is stunning gorgeous colouring and detail as always and i love the effect of the glimmer mist. luv gina xx

Kath said...

well I just knew I was in for a treat when I saw the challenge...after all you are the queen of distressing....simply gorgeous....big hugs kath xxxx

Mina said...

beautiful card Kim, I lo ve the effect with your glimmer mists, stunning
Mina xxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Kim, I don't know how you get this look, but this is amazing!! I love every last detail of this!! TFS! HUGS

Sarpreet said...

absolutely gorgeous card, love the distressing. Your card is stunning

sandra_w said...

This is gorgeous, Kim! Beautiful papers and Tilda is so sweet....I love it!

San x

Tasha said...

OMG Kim this is absolutly amazing, it's truly breathtaking!!, Hugs, Tash xxxxxx

simplyfairies said...

Utterly gorgeous Kim, I have done a little maggie, with inks am yet to distress her, not getting her skin quite right she still liooks like shes had a wallop.... what colours do you use, I used tattered rose! Shirley said you used two different ones, and one ws a greeny colour!!

perhaps I will get this one finished for the challenge...

Eiglas said...

Such a beautiful card Kim.
I won't be joining in this week- I'm far too out-classed!
I must learn this 'distressing' style - it's so lovely.
Can you give me any pointers as to tutorials for it?
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is soooo beautiful- I just love the vintage look and you have achieved it to perfection here- stunning card!

Alice

Sandra said...

Hi Kim,...what can i say...WOW this is just amazing,love the image,the colours,the distressing...well i love just about everything!the glimmer mist looks stunning,
Have a lovely weekend,
Take care
San x

Nicoline said...

Oh WOW, Totally gorgeous!
Love the distress en glimmer effects!
Just bought my first distress ink and glimmer mist so I can go and practice (a lot judging by your gorgeous card LOL)

Hugs,
Nicoline

Dawny P said...

Kim, this is awesome!! I am so envious of the way you do this because I cannot get to grips with distressing at all. Everything on this card is so very beautiful. Have a fabulous weekend xxxx

Pia said...

Beautiful card Kim. Have a nice week.
hugs Pia

Cheryl said...

oh hun your work is just stunning each time I think i have made a good card I come on here and realise I am miles off the mark you are such an inspiration hun and I am sure I am getting better after seeing what you create love cheryl xxxxxxxx

Gina said...

WOW Kim this is stunning, the colouring is perfect and I just love all of the distressing a real piece of artwork :)
Hugs Gina xxx

Carole said...

Stunning card Kim, the glimmer mist is so beautiful.
Hugs
Carole x

Emily said...

Oh Kim, this is just beautiful! I love how you distressed your paper and embellishments! I've now purchased a number of distress inks and looked at several tutorials on Tim Holz's site and I'm excited to give this a try. I will be studying your creations closely because you have clearly mastered this technique. Thank you so much for your inspiration!!!

stephanne said...

Let's see here, Kim combined with Magnolia stamps and distressing equals amazing!!! This is magnificent, how did you get the camera to pick up the glimmer mist? She looks beautiful, great work!!
Stephanne

Risa said...

Hello Kim,
You are the queen of distressing! Your card is beautiful!!! All of your embellishments compliment one another and Tilda is gorgeous!
hugs
Risa:)

Jamee said...

i love how you gave the card a distressed look!

Heidi said...

Stunning card Kim and I really love the details and your coloring like always
Have a wonderful weekend

Hugs and love
Heidi

Aud said...

WOW! Your card is absolutely fantastic! I LOVE your coloring!♥♥♥

Have a wonderful weekend!

Big hugs,
Aud

mueppi said...

Stunning card, hun!
I love the beautiful colours you have used!
Hugs Gisela

cats whiskers said...

Sorry for the flying visit dear, just have to say this is a stunning card, love the colours layout and image
Hugs Jacquix

Elisabeth said...

Hello

ohhhhh this card was soooooo cute. Love the colors and shimmer.
Have a lovelly weekend
Hugs from Elisabeth

Trish said...

Beautiful Kim, I love the way you make "distressed" still look elegant and femine! Good work

Elins Altmuligblogg said...

What a beutiful card. I love looking into your blogg.
Have a nice weekend.
Elin

sandra's hobby cards said...

Lovely card Kim!

Dena said...

My goodness Kim I love your take on this distressing. I always forget to tear my paper. That look is soo cool. Your card is just smashing!!! Hugs, Dena

Donalda said...

Oh Kim this is just breathe taking!!! Just gorgeousu as always dear, always love visiting your blog and catching up just love your work dear Big hugs

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, what a gorgeous card, I love the colours youve used, they are my favourite. The details are quite stunning. By the way Ive also left you an award on my blog I do so hope you will accept it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Aina said...

This card is just gorgeous!

Jill said...

aww Kim your card is absolutely stunning, I love the image and your breathtaking colouring, love the sparkly sheen from the glamour mist hugs Jill xx

Hanna said...

Hello!

Kim, I don't know what to say! I'm totally spechless.
Once again, you've made the most lovely card, with beautiful colours and details.
Such an amazing colouring of this adorable Tilda, the colour of her dress is just so great!
I know that I've said this so many times before, but I have to say it again - you're so talented, Kim! :o)
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs from Hanna

CraftyC said...

Another beauty Kim, lovely colours and gorgeous papers and embellishments!
Clairex

Marjolijne said...

Wowwww, what a great card! I love it and fell in love with it right away!

May-Bente said...

OH,... what a stunning card, Kim!!
I love your design, the papers and the lovely image.

Hugs:))

Stephanie said...

Ooooh Kim, this is so amazingly beautiful!

Hope you're enjoying the weekend hun

Big hugs
Steph xxx

Velta said...

I would like to know what shade of glimmer mist you used...I am number 100 and I swear...I wonder that you can read all of your comments and then go back and commet on others blogs...You are such a dear !!

TaraG said...

Oh WOWZERS this is so magnificently beautiful, Kim! What an amazing creation! Just when I thought I had taken in all it's beauty; I'd spot another gorgeous detail or accent!!!! I love the text paper peeking through the torn and distressed papers...well I think it is definitive you are the Queen of distressing cuz this is absolutely breathtaking! Love the glimmer mist all over that is a great little touch!
Hugs,t

Kathy said...

This is so pretty Kim!! Of course I love all the distressing ~ so pretty!! Beautiful details and love the shimmer as well!! Such a cute mix of stuff to make a stunning card!!
:)Kathy

Katinka said...

Absolutely amazing card!! I like the way of your coloring so much!! Fantastic!!!

Hugs Katrin

craftyb said...

This is sooooo gorgeous! Beautiful colouring and I love all the distressed features...I LOVE the printed paper peeking out...so pretty! bx

Elisa said...

Another stunning card.Lovely.

Iren said...

This magnolia card is adorable and lovely!!!

Hugs

Minxy said...

This was the card that totally inspired my distressed effort that i totally forgot to blog to join in the challenge lol, thank you so much for the inspiration x

hugs ♥ Minxy ♥

Jannhild said...

OMG, this is BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!
Love it!!

Hug Jannhild

IsaNorris said...

Love this card !! truly stunning!
Oh and Isabella is such a cutie !!! lots of hugs,
isax

Randi Th. said...

Beautiful!!!