Friday, November 6, 2009

Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge - Distressing...


Today we start a new challenge for Just Magnolia. This is the beginning of our monthly challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp you could win $50 to spend in their store!

This month's challenge is distressing and the most fabulously talented Chris Dark has very kindly made a fantastic tutorial for us. Thank you Chris you are so inspiring and your card is stunning.

I have made a wall hanging. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have distressed my edges with Tim's distressing tool. I have sprayed my papers with glimmer mist.

I have used a grungeboard hinge and painted crackle paint over this and then sprayed it with glimmer mist.

I have edged my papers and flowers with vintage photo. I have added loads of stickle glue over my project. My sentiment was so very kindly sent to me by the delicious Tab. Thank you so much big hugs and kisses.

I stamped the snowflake out onto acetate three times using brown stazon and then covered it with dries clear glue and sprinkled glitter over them. Then when they were dry cut them out and pined them together with a pearl brad.

Thank you so very much for looking and I urge you to go and check out the stunning creations by the Just Magnolia DT. I would like to say a big, big, thank you for all your sweet comments they really touch me thank you so much!

I will be going to the NEC in Birmingham on Saturday and I am so very excited about meeting everyone who will be going. Lots of the Just Magnolia girls will be there and I have never met them before. Tab, Bev and Marcea will be demoing on the Magnolia stand. I am also going to have a little go (yikes). It is going to be wonderful to meet them! I really hope that I can catch up with lots of you it will be fantastic to actually meet you in person as I think you are just the best on line community in the world!!!

kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - brushed corduroy, antique linen, old paper, black soot
clothes - antique linen, weathered wood


Ann Terny said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

hugs Ann

Jane said...

Oh Kim this is soooooo gorgeous!!!!! Oh my word it really is stunning you are so incredibly talented! I love everything about it and thank you so much for the details of the snowflake! I might be going on Sat would love to meet you all, just got to talk myself into driving all that way on my own LOL! hugs, Jane xx

Doris P. said...

Oooh! It´s so beautiful! Love the colours and the colouration!
Hugs from Austria

Jojjo said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Have a nice weekend :)

Trish said...

Wow Kim, that is so stunning! I love all the white with glitter, so sylish.
Have fun at the NEC, I'm sure you will be great and all who whatch you demo will love you!

Yvonne said...

Oh my word, this is so stunning!!!
You are amazing. TFS!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs, Yvonne.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Absolutely stunning Kim!! It looks so elegant and so so pretty x
Hope you have a fabulous time at the NEC x

cats whiskers said...

Just beautiful Kim, love that snowflake may have to case that idea dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Anesha said...

Wow Kim this is stunning. It must have taken you ages to make! Such wonderful details. Have a great day. Anesha

Kath said...

yummy delicious as always Kim...have a great time at the NEC...don't let those girls lead you astray...would love to come and meet you all...maybe next year.... big hugs kath xxxxxx

May-Bente said...

OH, this is soooooo stuuuuning!!!
Amazing, Kim!!!

Have a great weekend, Hugs:))

Tessa said...

gorgeous card

Tracy said...

You do distressing so well, I just get all nervous and think I'll muck it up. I have that image and never known what to do with her, but you have made her look great. Your colours are lovely.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
p.s. wish I could go to the NEC just to see you demo, video it and let us watch it on your blog, you'd be good!

*Ellen* said...

whow y can only one word think fantastic

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is so very pretty, Kim, and so very detailed. Your choice and application of colour are beautiful and all of the gorgeous little design elements make this one a real winner! Lesley

Tara said...

Beautiful wall hanging Kim and I love those pretty colours and all the wonderful sparkle!
Will be looking out for you tomorrow, can't wait to say hello!!
Hugs Tara xx

Chris said...

Hi Kim! Your wall hanging is sublime, and I can't stop looking at it :). Every detail is absolute perfection and your colouring and distressing with that superb snowflake are superb. Have lots of fun tomorrow, and I'm sure your demo will be superb, wish I was there to see you. Hugs, Chris xx

Frazzled Crafts said...

Sorry, been missing for a week or so, just adore the little wall hanging, the distressing is superb and love the choice of colours (so snowy) and embellishments wow! Liz

Maris said...

what a great ,lovely card en the colors are so soft, i love it,have a great time saterday with all the magnolia girls,xxxx

Aina said...

I can`t find the, WOW, WOW! :)

Pia said...

wow so beautiful, lovely soft colours and cute image. Have a nice weekend.
hugs Pia

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow, this is soo lovely! Delicate colours and everything!!
Have a good weekend, Kim! Thanks for sharing your amazing creations! :)
Hugs, Hege

Sandie said...

This is just so beautiful Kim. The soft colours compliment the distressing perfectly. I just adore your sweet Tilda and all of those yummy flowers.

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Caroline said...

Absolutely beautiful with a lot of softness...
Have a nice day

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

LOVE is gorgeous!
you are gonna have an awesome time meetin the mag girls...Bev is a beautiful person as I am sure the others are too!!!
have fun!

Anneke said...

this is absolute adorable and wonderful kim
i love the snowflakes and the wonderful flowers.
have a nice day in birmingham

Hanna said...

Hello Kim!

Now it was a long time ago I left you a comment here... I'm so sorry for that. But now I have many wonderful cards to look at! :o)
I do really love all of them.
The card you did for Just Magnolia last week became a favourtie - well, all of your cards are favourites for me, but that card was just AMAZING! ;o)

And this one too! Love everything about it, the way you've put your flowers, and your colouring it's so gorgeous, like candy to looking at. (Don't know if you say like that in English... but I hope you understand! ;o))

Congrats on your award in your last post!
You do really deserve it!

Have a great weekend, and a lovely Saturday in Birmingham!
I'd love to be there too, would be so nice to meet everybody there! :o)


Mo said...

Kim your card is stunning - one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen...!!!

Vanja said...

This is stunning, Kim! Fabulous colouring and papers.
Hugs, Vanja

Dena said...

Kim, this wall hanging is AMAZING!!! So much detail put into it and it shows!!! Gorgeous!
Have a great time at that NEC thing. Wish I could go and meet all of you!
Hugs, Dena

debby4000 said...

Oh I wish I could distress like you this is so gorgeous, love it all.
I'm sure you will be fine demo at NEC.

Mina said...

wow Kim just beautifully made and coloured as always
Mina xxx

Dawny P said...

Hi Kim xx as always, this is just stunning - love it and wish it was hanging on my wall lol xxx Well I do hope to catch up with you tomorrow sometime - it would be fabulous. Hugs Dawny xxxx

Inger Marie said...

Wow your card is so beautiful :)
The ribbon... all the detailes are so fabulous.
Have a lovely weekend my friend
Big hug

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Oh wow Kim! This is gorgeous hun! Love the pretty colors and added touches of shimmer. Wonderful distressing too and that image is just darling! :)

Kathy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Kim!! I love it!! The shabby look of it is fabulous and I want one to hang on my wall!! So pretty ~ every detail!!!
Oh how I wish I could meet you at NEC! That would be fabulous but a long day's travel!! haha
Have fun this week-end :)Kathy

sandra's hobby cards said...

Gorgeous Kim!

Tammi said...

This is one gorgeous creation Kim, wow! Your making me want to make one, all your details are beautiful, love it! ~Hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Kim, this is just stunning!! What a gorgeous creation and the distressing looks marvelous dear!! BIG HUGS

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kim
Such a sweet image, your distressing is fabulous!!

Karen x

ELLY said...

Kim this is SUPER BEAUTIFULL. Can't think of another word ( this goes for all your creations). You are really gifted.
hugs, Elly

joey said...

Hi Kim

This is stunning I got myself all confuddled then thinkingg I was sure I had posted on this lol, I had, but on your other blog lol lol.

Thankyou so much for your valued support and kind words about Niall hun, it is very much appreciated.

doris said...

Perfect... Fantastic!!!

xox doris

Lynda said...

This is adorable Kim. Have fun at the NEC.

Love Lynda xxx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Fantastic! So beautiful and very lovely. Great work!
Hugs Jacqueline

Lambi said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love your card! Have a nice weekend! :)

Trudy said...

wow so beautiful card!, lovely soft colours and cute image.
Hugs Trudy

Maria said...

Stunningly gorgeous Kim. Hugs, Maria

Shazza said...

this is just stunning Kim, I adore it. Hope you have a fab time at the NEC, wish I was close enough to pay it a visit

Bev said...

Stunning!! Really love this Kim, such a fab idea too. See you tomorrow - woohoo!! xx

Karen said...

Beautiful Kim! :D Love your colouring and your idea!
What's the NEC? A sort of bursary? :$

Anonymous said...

Love, love this card with gorgeous edges!!!!

I'm so gonna see you tomorrow, even if I don't do any shopping whatsoever.. lol

Only one more sleep,
Huggles, Marlene xx

Danni said...

This is stunning and oh so gorgeous!

Paula said...

This is gorgeous and the snowflake
really beautiful.
I love the picture from your garden with the beautiful mushroom.
Have a great weekend Paula.

Tonje said...

Absolutely gorgeous wallhanging with lots of cute details! Love it!!

Treacle said...

You'll be fine Kim I know you will.

We're on stand D03 if you look down you might even see me from the magnolia stand is lol. Don't forget to stop by and say hello and i'll pop over to you to see your wonderful creations.


Tasha said...

Wow Kim - i love your creation its beautiful! The wonderful soft colours are fab and i love the image and your colouring!
Just noticed your from west sussex - me too!
love tasha xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Oh Kim this is another totaly gorgeous project, love it, wish I could be at the NEC as I'd love to meet you all, thanks for your inspiration ,

Hugs Liz xx

mckinkle said...

Stunning creation Kim!
Keryn x

lisa said...

Absolutely stunning Kim. What a gorgeous image, she's a beauty. I love everything about this. Your snowflake is lovely, I've taken notes on how you did it, might have to borrow that one!!!
Have a great time at the NEC.


Velta said...

I hate it when I am like Number is the case here...Kim this creation is absolutely stunning!!! Your distressing is distressing me...I do hope I am learning something from you!!! I have been sponging...and that is new to I will continue to be inspired by your fabulous art and we will see!!!

Monique Lokhorst said...

Hello Kim,

You make your cards come to life. The colours you use are truly breath taking. Love the total design of this card, beautiful flowers!

Monique xxx

Solveig said...

I just love this card, Kim! How woderful and special colours together. You are so clever making details. Fabolous snowflakes:o)))
Wish you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs Solveig

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kim,
what a beautiful wall hanging love the snowflake!
how excited must you be feeling to meet all these wonderful people especially tab and marcea they sound so much fun!
enjoy your moment!
Suzie Qx

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Oh so beautiful Kim and such a lot of work. It is a stunning piece to hang on anones wall.


Iren said...

WOW Kim!!! This is so fab!!! I love it!!!


Martine said...

this is just gorgeous hun, i adore it, such pretty papers and embellies and your distressing is amazing



Sandra said...

Absolutely stunning wall hanging Kim. I love the little hinge and the snowflake is a real treat. Beautiful.
Hope all goes well for you tomorrow on the Magnolia stand. I wish I could be at the NEC on Saturday too but I'm going on Sunday... with Chris, so it will be a riot guaranteed!!!
Sandra x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Kim!! This is stunning!! I sure would love to hang this on my wall!! Your coloring and distressing is gorgeous!!!

Sol said...

Beautiful! And the colouring is PERFECT! Her hair is so stunning! Great Project! Have a nice weekend! :)

Leigh said...

Oh Kim, how do you do it? Your work is fantastic. Love this card.

Karen said...


Love Karen x

Ellen said...

Wowwwww Kim,

This is sooooooo beautiful!!!!

Your work is fabulous!!!!

Hugs and have a great weekend,

Georgia said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous Kim! I love the torn edges and the flowers are so pretty! I really like how you've inked around the image too, it looks fab! :)
Have a brilliant time at the NEC, my mum is really looking forward to meeting you!
Love, Georgia xx

Aud said...

OMG, this is just gorgeous! Love the soft colors and your fab coloring!♥

Have a wonderful weekend!

Big hugs,

Joy said...

Wowzers Kim that is absolutely stunning in everyway xx

Sarita said...

Simply stunning Kim.
Wish I lived nearer Birmingham, would love to meet you and the other girlies too. Hope you all have a fab time,
Love Sarita xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh this is just beautiful. So love the creams. The gold glitter around the torn edges really makes for a striking element.

Karen said...

Thanks Kim. Have fun there! ;)

Nina said...

OMG!!! It`s so beautiful and I simply love it ♥♥♥

Hugs from Nina

Risa said...

Your wall hanging is very beautiful Kim! I love all of the distressing and the acetate snowflake is fabulous!

Bribrie said...

C'est magnifique et vraiment tout doux ! Bravooo

Nicola said...

How stunning Kim, I love your distressing and how you have carried the wind blown look through from this beautiful image. Your snowflake is so pretty and this can hang on my wall anyday. Hope you enjoyed NEC and didn´t spend too much. I hope Marcea and Bev never distressed YOU too much with all their talking, that pair can talk the hind legs of a donkey rofl.
Nicola -x-

Jill said...

gorgeous wall hanger Kim, I love the tilda image and the distressed edges hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

WOOOOOOW!!! Oh my god Kim, gorgeous!!!! You are soooooooo talented!!:D:D
hugs from Ida:o)!

Mel said...

Hello Kim, wonderful card, love everything about it. It was wonderful to have met you today ~ Mel x

Scrapmumur said...

Your creation is fabulous, Kim!!!
Lovely design.
Have a nice sunday.
Hugs, Mumur

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Kim, well what can I say I am stunned and in awe of your talent with those distress inks, the dedication you put into creating these beautiful creations is amazing. Thank you so much for making me feel good about my work, and for allowing me into your circle. Well done the card is stunning. With love and huge hugs Shirleyxxxx

Donalda said...

Oh hon I just love this and so loved catching up on your blog. Your work is always gorgeous dear. Sorry I am so behind but can't get much else done with work. Hugs

Ela said...

Hello Kim!

It´s absolute wonderful....i like the fine colors....Tilda lifes.

Greetingx Ela :o))

Angelwood said...

Oh that is just beautiful. I will definitely have to try my hand at a wall hanging too (I just hope mine can be half as gorgeous as your project). hugz, Angela

BA said...

this is just adorable!!!
xoxo BA

Randi Th. said...

What a great ,lovely card!!!And the colors are so soft! I love it!!! Beautiful!!!