Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday Challenge - Monochromatic....


Hope you all had a great weekend.

This is the card that I made for the class I took at Crafts U Love. We made a monochromatic card using the shades of brown. Thank you so much ladies for being just the sweetest girls on the planet and making my morning so fabulous! The Magnolia image is coloured with distress ink pads and stamped onto 300gsm watercolour paper with versafine black onyx. The background is distressed with antique linen. The hearts were quickutzed and the flowers and butterflies punched. These were distressed with vintage photo as were the papers. I have added stardust stickles to the image and gold stickles to the flowers.

The is the inside. I stamped Tilda with versafine sepia the circles are nesties the heart borders are martha stewart.

I would like to enter this card into this week's challenge on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge as the theme this week is Monochromatic.

Thank you so much for looking and have a great week!

kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen - hair - brushed corduroy, black soot - clothes, present and shoes - antique linen, vintage photo.


Monique Lokhorst said...

Hello Kim,

WOW! I love this card, Tilda looks so adorrable. The colours are so beautiful. I love the design of your card.

Monique xxx

Caroline said...

Hello Kim,
This card is absolutely fabulous !!!
Beautiful colours and wonderful Tilda... What a beautiful work !!!
Hugs and have a nice day.

Camilla said...

Hi Kim!
How nice it was.
Think you have done a good job with color.
Just in time with the decorations and nice with gold around the flower.
Thank you for your wonderful and always so warm comments.
Hugs: Camilla

hobby@Janet said...

Good morning Kim,

WHat an amazing card!!
Love the colors and details!!


Tessa said...

Fantastic sweet card! Love your coloring!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Kim,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Leann said...

So beautiful Kim - I love it!
Hugs x

*Ellen* said...

whow Kim she is amazing love the coloring and so beautiful details

Marie said...

Wonderful card Kim! Love the gold details on the flowers. Thanks for your sweet comment on my card the other day. Made my day.
Hugs, Marie

Sharon Keanly said...

Gosh Kim, this is why I am so pleased I joined your blog... this card is absolutely FABULOUS!!! I love your style and your colouring is fantastic. You inspire me so much. We can learn so much from you. Love it! hugs Sharon x

scrappyjacky said...

A gorgeous card...have never thought of stamping the image with sepia.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
Absolutely adorable. This is a fantastic card in wonderfully subtle shades. I lov ethe flowers and butterflies and Tilda is gorgeous. The inside is fabulous. A wowser of a card.
Fiona x

Elly said...

I'm drooling ;-)
I wish I had your colouringskills. I do have the distressinks, but cant seem to find the right places for shadows. BUT I keep trying, and when I am happy with the results I am going to make cards with all my magnolia's too.
hugs, Elly

{Jane} said...

Stunning card - love it!

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Nancy said...

AWW this is stunning, sweetie:O) Love the monochraomatic cards. They are real eye candy!;O) Tilda is so sweet, fabulous colouring. Love the distressed edges, beautiful hearts and flowers, and I love that you use a touch of glitter here and there:O) You are a great inspiration, Kim:O)
Have a lovely Monday, and thank you for stoppin' by my little blog:)
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Rosette said...

This is ubber woderful Kim dear!!! Monochromatic can be so challenging, but oh so fun and lovely effect. Amazing!

Rosette xx

Sinikka said...

You did a great job. I find it always difficult to make a good monochromatic card.
So nice with the flowers and the gold accents.
Perfect as always.
Hugs Sinikka

Kylie said...

Luuurrve this card Kim. I love the way bring a card together with all of your special embellishments. Your colouring is totally amazing and I just love those gorgeous little pearls.

Kylie ox

Mag said...

Another wonderful card !!! I'm speachless one more time !!!
I really love these colors and the glitter you add on the ground.
Mag :)

Elisa said...

Wow,this card is beautiful,what great colours.

Angelwood said...

Wow! Amazing what you can create with just shades of brown. Another beautiful card, Kim. I love this! hugs, Angela

Annie said...

your card is absolutely gorgeous Kim - and one day I'm going to try and get to a class with you - unless of course you fancy a little holiday in Cornwall!!!
hugs, annie x

Andrea said...

beautiful looking card x

sandra said...

Another beautiful card. Well work of art really. Love everything about it. Love Sandra x

Melodie said...

Hi Kim,
your card is again a dream.

Tara said...

This is so perfect Kim and the colours are beautiful...... brown is so underated I think!
Are you going to the NEC in March?
Hugs Tara xx

Poppy said...

wow gorgeous as usual.

May-Bente said...

This is Amazing, kim!!
Your colouring and design is absolutely gorgeous!!!!


gina g said...

Oh kim this is so beautiful and amazing detail. luv gina xx

Marina said...

OMG! This is unbelievable, Kim!
Love the colours you've used, especially the flowers.
Design is gorgeous and your colouring stunning as always.


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

so elegant Kim...I'd LOVE to take a class by you :)))

Silli said...

OMG!!! Kim, your card is very pretty, Love the colors and your coloring!!!!! Great card! Hugs and happy monday!

Solveig said...

So beautiful!!
Have a nice day!

Tineke's hobby said...

WOW I love this card, Tilda looks so adorrable. The colours are so beautifuland i love the design of your card.
Hugs Tineke

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colours you have used look sensational xx especially with the added flowers and Glitter xx

Cathy said...

Simply stunnig Kim. I( lvoe the colours nad all the details.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

heidy said...

Gorgeous Kim,Love your colours.
Hugs Heidy

Jodie from Oz said...

Happy Monday Kim,
Your card is stunningly beautiful inside & out, I loooooove it. Have a great week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is so stunning, wonderful work.

Dena said...

Kim! This is just beautiful! All the pretty punched flowers around the image is so sweet. I like how you put stickles on some of the centers! What a great touch!
Hugs, Dena

amanda stokes said...

Hi Kim!
Totally stunning card,adore your colouring!wish i could have been at the class :)
hugs amanda xx

Lynda said...

Another stunning work of Art Kim - love the colours on this one and all the gorgeous embellies that you've added. Totally scrumptious.

Love Lynda xxx

CraftyC said...

Another stunner Kim. I love the delicate embellishments you have added!

kSiu-Sha said...

Amazing card! Brown and white look nice together=) and Tilda is colored fantastic!

Ida said...

Wow, Kim! I loooove this beautiful card! So cool with distress in the background! Tilda is, as always, coloured wonderful! Love the flowers!
Hugs from Ida:o)

Marimer said...

Uhu, en solo un mes que falto es increible todo lo que has editado, preciosos traajos, me encantan, como siempre, todos distintos y cada uno mejor que el anterior. Espero ponerme las pilas y empezar a hacer algo nuevo. Bss.

Littleminx said...

Hi Kim

I have to say a big thanks for the fab morning. I had such a great time. The card is stunning and I am so looking forward to tomorrows class

Kim said...

Kim this is amazing! What a beauty! You make monochromatic look so stunning!!!! Your coloring is so beautiful hun! Love it and the inside is oh so beautiful!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Judi said...

Hey Kim

This is FABULOUS!! Absolutely love this image, and the colouring is wonderful.

Hugs Judi xxxx

scrappyjan said...

Kim, THis is a BEAUTIFUL card!!! It's SUTNNING!!!
hugs and have a great week, Janiel

Nikki said...

Fantabulous card hun - lemme know if you ever venture up to the midlands to take a class, I'm so there!!!

Lol - have a good week, Nikki xx

Christine said...

Hi Kim awesome creation great image stunning DP's great take on the challenge..thanks for joining us at SCSC.

Hugs Christine xx

Juls said...

As always amazing!! Love the gorgeous sepia tones, the fact you have inked all the edges, and the gorgeous shabby chic look!! stunning! Hugs Juls

Trudy said...

Hi Kim,I Love this card with that beautifully coloured image!
Always love your details!!
Hugs Trudy

Karina said...

I love brown. Beautiful monochromatic card. This I will have to lift.

mueppi said...

Your card is so wonderful again and I love the colours and all details!!
Hugs Gisela

Inger Marie said...

What a fabulous card Kim :)
The colour and the detailes are beautiful.
Hugs from Inger Marie

*Vicki* said...

Hey Kim!! WOW!! Another GORGEOUS treasure to see!! :) I just adore your added details and stunning colors!! You're so amazing sweetie!! Hope you had a great weekend!! HUGS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Kim!! Your coloring and designs are always so stunning!! Love the vintage feel of the colors, your awesome coloring, the glitter and all the details inside and out!

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and layout

Vicky said...

Amazing card Kim. I love the gold stickles effect on the flowers!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

riadesign said...

Hello Kim
Beautyful card a cane
I love your style and your colouring is fantastic. You inspire me so much. I learn so much from you. Love it!
greeting Ria

Chris said...

Fantastic card Kim! I love the monochromatic effect and all your beautiful flowrs and hearts. The inside is just as fabulous as the outside too. Hope you had a good weekend. Hugs, Chris xx

KaartDesign said...

Wow what a beautiful card. Love the colors you used.

Rosie said...

Such an amazing card Kim, love the stickle touches to the flowers. And the inside is just as amazing. Rosie x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Beautiful and super cute! Wonderful colours, details and a lovely image!
Hugs Jacqueline

papirdilla said...

Ohhh, another gorgeous card from you! I love the flowers and the design. And your coloring is soooo perfect. The inside is just a dream!

Have a great week:)


Pia said...

Woooow Kim what a great card, love all details and beautiful colours.
hugs Pia

Ela said...

Hi Kim,

your card is a Dream!!!!!!
I love the fine colore.

Hugs Ela :o))

sandra's hobby cards said...

Gorgeous card Kim!

Nicoline said...

She's a real beauty
I love the colour combo


Becky said...

Oh wow Kim, this is so adorable inside and out!! I only wished I lived nearer so I could take one of your amazing classes!!
Love Becky xx

Lynsey said...

Another fantastic card Kim! So beautiful in the monochrome colours.
Hugs Lynsey x

Stempeltiger said...

Absolutely gorgeous work Kim!
I love your soft colouring, the sweet litte butterflies, the hearts and the super cute Tilda.
Your card is a dream!
Swantje x

Jodi said...

This is so cute!! LOVE the colors you used for her!
Jodi =)

Kat said...

This is stunning Kim. Glad you had a successful time at Crafts U Love. I often shop online with them lol! Since I am about 25 miles north of Aberdeen that is how I do a lot of shopping....with various online shops.

Kat xx

Sharon said...

Wow Kim, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you've used just two colours, it looks fabulous.

Sarah A said...

Hi Kim

Just love your card!! It reminds me of coffee and cream - delicious!!

Sarah x

lisa said...

Just beautiful, Kim. As stunning inside as out!!


Grenouille Greetings said...

Hi Kim, your card is enchanting! I love that the image is so softly coloured but stands out amidst the background. Your distressing is fabulous and I am loving all those flowers! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Mina said...

beautiful card KIm, I love the colours and misty feel of it
Mina xxx

Nettie said...

Kim this card is stunning, you never cease to amaze me with your talent, the colouring, design everything is perfect! hugs Nettie xx

Alice Wertz said...

ahhhhhh~~~ this is just the sweetest card, Kim!! so pretty and elegant! i love it!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Kim this is out of this world what a beautiful, beautiful creation a work of art. The colours, the flowers, those little butterflies and of course Tilda, it is something I can only ever dream of
Lorraine x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so very pretty Kim! I love the inside as well!

Anonymous said...

Kim, your colouring with the distress inks is fabulous and the monochromatic colour theme is great. I love all the sparkles you create with the stickles and would really like to see you do a tutorial of your colouring technique. Thanks for sharing.

Dona MacLennan

Britt-Inger said...

WOW .... what a beautiful card you made. I grow lyrical when I look at it. The details are so lovely.
Have a nice day.
Hugs, Britt-Inger

doris said...

Absolutely beautiful card Kim!!

xox doris

Bastelmanu said...

Hallo Kim!

Mir fehlen bald die Worte bei deinen traumhaften Karten!
Ich kann nur sagen wow,wow,wow,einfach wieder ein Traum!

LG Manu! ;-)

Vicky said...

Hi Kim,
this is just beautiful....your element's are perfect as is the colouring.

try as I might to make something like this, theres only one master at If I lived nearer I'de join the class...

Solveig said...

Whow! This is just stunning, my friend! Brown and delicious and perfect colouring! The inside is just as beautiful. I know how much time it's possible to spend making a card like this - clever Kim!!
Have a wonderful tuesday!
Hugs Solveig

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a stunning card both outside and inside. She is cute little Tilda all dressed up in soft colours.


Jackie Thomas said...

Another stunning creation Kim. I absolutely adore the colours you have used and your flowers are gorgeous. xo Jackie

Scrapmumur said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, Kim!!!
Great details and your Tilda is adorable.
Lovely flowers.
Have a nice week.
Big Hugs, Mumur

Zehavits said...

This is Amazing card


Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous. Love the design and colours. Wishing you a happy and loving Valentines.

Cheryl said...

OMG,so very beautiful and your detail is outstanding!!!
Hugs xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, what a fabulous and gorgeous card, I love the colouring its beautiful, and the flowers and embellishments are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

glorious gold and white creation, love your card. janex

BA said...

hi kim
this is rally fabulous
love the flowers and the mini butterflies.
have a wonderful day
xoxo BA

Trish said...

Stunning card Kim! I love the monochromatic colours - very classy.

Marion said...

Wow Kim. This is a stunningly beautiful card. I would love to be at one of your classes but a bit far from Cornwall:)

loftylass said...

Oh Kim - you are so talented. Another beautiful, stunning card (I'm seriously thinking of moving house so I can come to your classes - If you ever do a DVD I want to be 1st on the list to receive it) I love the new Tilda designs.

Monique said...

Very very beautifull!

Risa said...

You are the queen of beautiful cards Kim! I LOVE your card, it is beautiful!

Nina said...

OMG!! It`s just a totally georgeous card ♥♥♥

Hugs from Nina

Rivien said...

Absolutely gorgeous work Kim!
I love your soft colouring!

Hugs and have a great week

Rivien xxx

Deb said...

this is stunning Kim, those lucky ladies having you teach them your skills! hugs Debx

Maya said...

Ohhhh my!
This is out of this world gorgeous, Kim!!
Love the soft colors and the details are stunning!
And you have colored Tilda to perfection!!
Hugs from Maya:)

Anneke said...

wow, what a fantastic card kim.
the flowers are so beautiful and love the colors.

Jenny said...

Beautiful as always.
Do you ever do demos in the Oxfordshire/Berkshire area?

Michele said...

WOW Kim this is just beautiful. Love the way you've coloured the image and gorgeous details also. Hugs Michele x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Stunning Kim, just stunning. Tilda looks so good uncoloured as she does coloured !


Jo xxx

Beth Norman-Piggott said...

Another rock'n card Kim. It must have taken a long time to do all that distressing and it certainly paid off--wow.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Kim, I love the flowers and hears...wonderful colouring.
Carole x

Anne said...

Totally, totally stonking!! Your colouring is breathtaking Kim, so delicate and effective! LOVE your stuff!! :O) xx

jannes hobbykrok said...

Stunning as always!!!I just adore your blog,I get so much inspiration by visiting it!!!

Iren said...

WOW Kim! I just love this card! So beautiful soft color and fab coloring! Lovely sketch and emblishments too!


Liza said...

An utterly divine card Kim, I just love every inch of it.

Liza x

Gunhild said...

Hi, Kim! I absolutely love your card!! What an amazing color combo! Beautiful coloring too!

Hugs :)

Val said...

This is absolutely gorgeous
Love Valxx

Nicola said...

How adorable Kim, as beautiful inside as out and your colouring always knocks my socks off.
Nicola -x-

stephanne said...

Oh wow!! You have done such a fantastic job adding texture and interest to a limited colour scheme with fun shapes and yummy glitter!! Tilda looks gorgeous!!
Take Care,

Lorraine A said...

I just wish I could do this :-) You are fantastic Kim ,,, I just don't know how you do it ,,, fantastic ! :-)

Lols x x x

Marcea said...

Beautiful card Kim, your shadiong is so superior, you might my mouth hand open and drool like a mad dog, lol. Scrummy sparkle too and of course - Tilda has the shiniest hair around!!

Mel X said...

Hi Kim, this is outstanding! Truly beeautiful, love the colour and your shading. The use of the stickles is soo effective. Love it.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter

Mel X

Caroljenks said...

I wasn't wrong - you are very talented!

This is another GORGEOUS card - I can't get over your colouring - it's amazing - I wish I could colour mine a TINY bit as good! (I was going to say 1/2 as good, but even that would be impossible!)

Carol x

Jill said...

wow Kim another stunning creation! I love the soft colours and the inked edges around the beauitful flowers hugs Jill xx

doris said...

This card is absolutely beautiful and so romantic...!!

xox doris

~Kjersti~ said...

I love the vintage look!

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