Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Little Mermaid.....


Hello,

I hope you all had a great weekend! It was my daughter's birthday and her confirmation so we had a wonderful weekend I am so very proud of her and love her so much.

I received the latest Stamp Club kit from Magnolia and couldn't wait to ink up this sweet Tilda. Isn't she so cute!


I have stamped her with Archival coffee onto Waterford water colour paper 300gsm hp. I added perfect pearls to her hair for more shimmer and Star Dust stickle glue for sparkle. I have distressed the background with weathered wood and tumbled glass. The die cut border is a Magnolia Doohickey die. The leaves are punched with a Leone Em punch. The butterflies are Martha Stewart. I have glimmer misted the flowers, leaves, paper and butterflies with iridescent gold glimmer mist. I heat embossed the shells with some glittery embossing powder and then distressed them with vintage photo.



Thank you so very much for looking and for all your comments I appreciate them so much a big thank you from me. Have a wonderful week!

love
kim x

139 comments:

joey said...

Hi Kim

what a truly magical weekend :O) your card is wow stunning! I love all the embellies around the min image really makes the card.

Joey.xxx

Louise said...

What a lovely weekend you´ve experienced ;) Isn´t just the best feeling when you look at your children thinking with pride: They´ve turned out so great :)

Your card is truly amazing :) Love everything about it ;) I agree with you, this Tilda must be a new favorite, she´s so cute :)

Hugs!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and great image!!!

megastamper said...

oh wow kim, your great!!! the card is amazing and so wonderful. all the details are so precious and sweet.
have a nice day, my dear.
big hugs, bea

Gry-Beate said...

WoW! love, love, love it!! Beautiful image, looking forward to get my hands on thoose lovely stamps!! Youre colouring is just so amazing, and lovely decoration!!

;0)Gry-Beate

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
This is gorgeous. I love this image. the flowers and embellies are fantastic. Fabulous work.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Absolutely stunning Kim. I was struggling with some of these images wondering what sort of paper to use but plain colours is just fine and you have given me such inspiration for my summer kit - thank's darlin !

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Angélique said...

OMG! This is stunning! Like she's in the ocean with all those colors.
wow!!

Ageeth Holster said...

Wauw Kim, I love your card and what a beautiful butterflies! So nice colours too.
Regards Ageeth

Dragon Watcher said...

Oooh beautiful card you made :)

Hugs,
Marieka

Bastelmanu said...

Hallo liebe Kim!

Wow,deine Karte ist wieder purer Wahnsinn.
Wie wunderschön sie wieder gestaltet ist und diese wunderschönen Farben.
Diese vielen liebevollen und traumhaften Details.
Das Motiv ist so süß und ganz traumhaft wieder coloriert.
Ich bin wie immer total begeistert.
Deine Karte ist wieder ein Traum.

LG Manu! ;-)

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kim another stunning card, love the colours.
lol Jo.xx

Elly said...

Congratulations on both occasions Kim!!!
Your card is such a lovely beauty!!
hugs, Elly

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Kim,What a wonderful card,i love the image and the colours.
So beautiful papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Bente said...

Wow, so supercute - I could almost feel the sea in your coloring - your card is always so full of amazing details and wonderful colors!
I can't wait to get my stamp kit too - this image was just supercute!
Hugs, Bente

Lorraine A said...

absolutely stunning card Kim !! your colouring is just brilliant with just the perfect amount of shimmer and sparkle ,, gorgeous papers and embellies too :-)
I have bought this set but I have visitors so unlikely to find time to ink them :-(

luv
Lols x x x

Debbie said...

OMGosh Kim, This Mermaid Tilda is like a dream come true...How gorgeous. You are a master at the colouring, I am always in ore of how you do it. I aspire to be able to colour like you.
I am going to have a go at using inks, I am (in a past life) a watercolour painter after all so should be able to use them!!
Beautiful card. Debbiexx

Camilla said...

Ooohhh wow Kim!! This is stunning! I loooove your colouring, Tilda is just to eat up;) The whole card is like a candy!
And really love what you did to the shells, so clever!
Thank you for all the inspiration you give!
Big hug, Camilla.

Cathy said...

Simply stunnig Kim. I love the glitter and sparkle, and Tilda is coloured to perfection. Gorgeous embellies and details.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Yvonne said...

Oh my, what an absolutely gorgeous card!!! And Tilda is soo cute! Love the leaves, it looks like seaweed. Hope the postman speed up and get me my kit soon!!! Can't wait to see the rest of them. I bet they are all wonderful.
Have a lovely day!
Hugs

Andrea said...

Kim, this is so brilliant!!
What colors do you used for the Mermaid?
Thanks Andrea

Sharon said...

Wow, another stunning card Kim, mermaids should definitely be sparkly like this! Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend.

Kristel said...

A wonderfull card you made there Kim!

Anne Kristine said...

Amazing card!
Sooo cute motif!
Thank you for inspiration!
Hugs Anne

heidy said...

Oh wow,I love this,its so sweet and gorgeous.
Hugs Heidy

Elisa said...

Gorgeous card,so much detail and work goes into your cards and there is so much to look at on them.Fantastic.Elisa.x

Elise said...

*GASP!!* KIM!!!! Oh my gosh!!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!!! oH, not just your colouring, but ALL of your GORGEOUS details!! How do you do it EVERY time?! Your colors are sooo DREAMY, your flowers are DIVINE, and your layout is just STUNNING!!! Wheweeee!

Happy Birthday to your daughter, and I KNOW she will LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Absolutely BREATHTAKING and my words are NOT enough! :)

Big Hugs to You!
Elise

chrissy xx said...

Glad you had a wonderful weekend.
Your card is stunning, as always.
Chrissyxx

Sol said...

Oh... this is lovely! I havent seen the kit yet... Though I have ordered it... Looking forward to it! What I have seen already... Looks good! :).. Love your colouring and the way you use the Glitter! Great composition too! I always love your cards! :)

Alice Wertz said...

this is so beautiful, Kim! amazing details and coloring as always! love it!

Georgia said...

This is absolutely beautiful Kim! You're right, this Tilda is sooo cute and I love how you've coloured her and added the glitter! Glad to hear you had a lovely weekend, hope you are enjoying the summer! :) Love, Georgia xx

Tammy - That's me on the left! said...

As always a truely beautiful, sparkly card. She is sooo cute. I love everything about it! Luv Tammy xx

Trudy said...

What a beautiful card Kim, love the colours and great image!!!
Hugs Trudy

m@deliefjuh said...

wie wah wauw!!!

greetings martine

*Ellen* said...

what a wonderful summer card, beautiful with all those nice details, and much congratulations on your daughter

mckinkle said...

Another beautiful creation Kim, that image is just adorable but she really does come to life in your hands!

Sounds like you had a lovely family time at the weekend.

Keryn x

Gosia S. said...

Oh, I love Your cards!!!

gina g said...

Absolutely stunning card Kim, what a beautiful weekend you had. luv gina xx

Jane said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! Kim this is incredible!!! Such gorgeous details and I love all the shimmer and sparkle - so perfect for a mermaid! hugs, Jane xxx

Nannieflash said...

Morning Kim, wow love your beautiful card Tilda is so pretty.
And congratulations on your daughters birthday and confirmation. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Ulrike*** said...

...your creation is so wonderful,..nice colours,...great composition.....congrats.....wish u a great day Ulrike

Arina said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY...
YOUR CARD IS AS ALWAYS SO WUNDERFULL
LOVE THE COLLOURS.

WOUWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
HUGS FROM ARINA

Rica said...

Stunningly beautiful, the gorgeous Tilda is perfection. Loving the look of the new Kit, do wish mine would hurry - so does the postie, he tired of being stalked!!
Glad you had a great weekend with your family.
hugs Heather xx

Melodie said...

And again such a stunning card with great colours and layout.
Hugs
Melodie

Andrea said...

wow this is so stunning x

Karen said...

OMGOSH Kim I love it!!! I wasn't sure about this stamp when I first saw it this morning... yay my kit came today... but you have made her look stunning. I love your butterflies, the flowers and your sparkly bits!! The Shells look awesome too:-)
Lots of Hugs
Karen
xxx

Angelwood said...

Oh she is gorgeous! I love the way you've colored her and she's embellished to perfection. Another beautiful work of art, Kim!

Congrats on your daughter's confirmation and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her! hugs, Angela

dagala said...

amazing card;)

Robyn said...

Wow...this is just beautiful!!! I love the colors you used for the mermaid.

Tara said...

I was struggling a bit to feel inspired by the new stampclub kit Kim, but now I'm converted..... this is a beautiful piece of work, truly magical!
Hugs Tara xx

Fleur said...

WOW Kim, this is beautiful, love all the details
Hugz
Fleur xXx

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Wow prachtig zeg!

Liefs Ida

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Stunning card Kim - Tilda is so sweet as a mermaid!
Hugs
Carole x

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Oeps i am so sorry, it is in the netherlands, i forget that.

Your card is so beutiful!

Hugs Ida

Cheryl said...

oh wow kim this is just magical,just adore the detail and sparkle on this just amazing,hun happy belated,birthday,to your daughter hun,hugs cheryl xxxxx

deroelies said...

wauw Kim i love youre card

Lia said...

hi kim,
your card is beautiful I love the details on your card. Congrats with the birthday of your daughter, have a lovely day
hugs Lia

Annie said...

Fabulous Kim! such pretty colours and so many interesting embellishments, I always take an age looking to see what and how you do the extras!
hugs, annie x

Pati said...

Ohhh Kim, this is such an amazing card. Love this cute image, the many embellishments and your awesome colouring. Great job!
Hope all is fine with your family and yourself.

BIG hugs and take care
Pati

Christina C. said...

Hi Kim! Congratulations to your daughter and to you for raising such a fine young lady!
You make THE MOST PHENOMENAL cards on the planet. What a wonderful keepsake for your daughter!!!
Your coloring is over the top gorgeous and you always have the most stunning details and embellishments on your cards. This is a true work of art!

Maris said...

wauwwwww great Kim ,what a sweet card,its soooon great this lovely one xx

Danielle said...

Oh wow Kim, this is stunning! Tilda as mermaid is gorgeous and your colouring and added sparkle is perfect! Congrats to your daughter - what a wonderful weekend it must have been!
Hugs, Danielle

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

so, so pretty Kim!!!
hope you are well my sweet friend

Marie said...

Such a darling card! Stunning colours as always. Love all the flowers around and breaking it up with the shells, just great!
xMarie

Gørils kreativiteter said...

Beautiful card. love all the details you have manged to put into it!

Hug

Jodie from Oz said...

Kim, Your card is stunningly beautiful, I love this sweet image, your colouring and details are amazinging. Congrats to your DD, you must be so proud. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

Karen said...

Stunning absolutely stunning !

Love Karen x

Lynsey said...

Wow Kim this is simply stunning! All the glittery details finish off your card so beautifully!
Hugs Lynsey x

Trish said...

Oh what a sweetie! I love your cards. I hope all went well with Luca {{{hugs}}} x

Mo said...

Dear Kim!
Your card is utterly stunning, I love the colors, the glitter and all the little things around...
Hugs,
Mo

Peninia said...

Beautiful card Kim :)

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Hun,
Wow, wow, wow, this is gorgeous,love the sparkle in all the right places and the layouts great too, those flowers are lovely, it's been raining all day here and we had a cloud burst for two hours so we had a leaking conservatory, full gutters and the drains in the main road couldn't take any more so your mermaid would be right at home here lol,glad you had a lovely weekend, hugs Liz xx

Darcie said...

OH WOW Kim!!! This card is positively breath takingly stunning :) It's gorgeous!
Congrats to your daughter on her confirmation!
Hugs x
Darcie

Hanna said...

Oh, Kim... I don't know where to start...!
This is too gorgeous for words. Outstanding colouring as always!
And I love the way you've embossed and distressed your shells! That's an awesome idea!
Love all your flowers and butterflies too, they are stunning details to your work of art!

Can't wait to get these Magnolia cuties! They are all so sweet!

I've been on holiday last week, so I just read that you've been a DT member for Ladybug and friends! That's fantastic news! Congratulations!
So glad to hear you had a great weekend! :o)

hugs & love,
Hanna

Sue said...

Fantastic card love the shells.
Sue x

Hanna said...

Oh WOOOOWWWIE Kim, this is absolutely stunning!
Luv /Hanna

hobby@Janet said...

oooh wauww it`s a wonderful card!!


xxxJanet

Renkata said...

ohh Kim, she is gorgeous. You have coloured her amaizingly. Great desing.

Healthy said...

I like your works very much. They are great. I like the way you choose colours.

Greetings

majo said...

Hello Kim. I love jour cards . This one is sooooo sweet. The colors and the image. Hug s Majo

alina said...

congratulations on your daughter's birthday, Kim!
your card is just awesome, beautiful details!
hugs, Alina

angelwhispers said...

Oh my!!! This is so beautiful Kim there is just so much detail on it just fabulous. Love Chanelle xx

Pam S. said...

love how you used the border die and the chandelier garland... I still have to figure out that garland...right now it's part of the collection! lol Beautiful coloring Kim! I am FINALLY getting the ash branch punch!!! so excited about that! lol Coming all the way from your country! YEA! TFS Kim!
Pam Going Postal

lenascrappar said...

She is so beautiful!!! I have her on my desk to, but I have not coloured her yet...The card is like a fairytail...

Hugs from Lena

nicolet said...

Wow your card is gorgeous Kim!!
Greetings Nicolet

Pia said...

wow Kim what a great card, love it
hugs Pia

Jannie said...

Such an adorable card Kim. Love the colours you've used and the pretty details also.

Hugs Jannie

Brocéliane said...

wow wow wow j'adore
hugs
Brocéliane

Tracy said...

This is amazing and so gorgeous Kim, thanks for the lovely comments regarding my sister,
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kort og Søm said...

Gorgeous Kim!
Hugs Fredrikke :O)

Eulanda said...

I was going through my Google Reader rather quickly (while waiting for glitter to dry) and had to put on the binders when I came to yours. Backed up and literally said "WHOA!" and no one is here! I'm talking to myself now! LOL!! OMG Kim! This is absolutely phenomenal!! EVERYTHING! I just keep looking and my eyes feel so good now!! LOL!! Beautiful! Hugs!

BA said...

wow kim this is fabulous!!!
xoxo BA

Marisa said...

Kim, what an absolutely stunning card! She is such a cute character but what you have done with her is amazing. It is always inspiring to visit your blog and see your latest creation.
Hugs
Marisa

Kim said...

Oh my goodness Kim this is so beautiful! WOW stunning work hun!!! Now you make me want to ink up my Maggies!! :)
Hugs~ Kim

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Kim, sweet Tilda and beautiful details.
luv
Debby

yvette said...

Dear Kim,

I's so beautiful!really like you're style of card-making.
Can't wait to receive my stamp-kit!!!

Greetings from Holland,
Yvette

Marcea said...

Stunning card Kim, so very beautiful. I adore all the gorgeous details you add to your cards, so perfect. Biggest of hugs, miss you
-x-

craftycrafter said...

oh Kim this is very beautiful love Dorothy

maxine said...

stunning card Kim I love how you have coloured it. hugs maxine

MarieL said...

Oh Kim, this is absolutely stunning. The colors are absolutely fantastic and your coloring blows me away...as usual. What an amazing creations.

Belated congratulations to your daughter.

Safo said...

Сказочно красивая открытка! Нет слов, чтобы выразить своё восхищение!

Anne said...

Woooow!
Loove this, such a sweet image, and the way you colored her is AMAZING!
Perfect card. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Craft u Crazy said...

this card is so awesome.... no words can complement you enough...

hugs
Adele

Nina said...

OMG!! What a stunning card!! Love all the beautiful details and your coloring is just perfect :)

Hugs from Nina.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a wonderful card Kim. Everything on it is perfect!
Hugs Jacqueline

Shake said...

oh, WOW!
this card is fabolous!
the stamp is sweet and the coloration pretty!

Hugs, Shake

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous card Kim. I also have these tam but until I find time they remain in the packet!!
Clairex

Jodi said...

oh my this is just beautiful!! LOVE this adorable mermaid and how you made her look like she really is underwater!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Gloria said...

Oh my gosh she is so adorable....

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is absoloutley the most FANTASTIC card I´ve seen in along time!
You have created a masterpiece with that cute stamp.
Magnificent details and the shine and glitter are just perfect for this card with water theme♥!

Hope you have a lovely day.
Big hug to you from me//Gunilla

Donna said...

gorgeous card Kim
Just stunning all the embellies, really makes the card
hugs
Donna xx

sandra said...

I soooo neeeeed that stamp. she is just gorgeous, you have brought her to life as always. Love all the detail you have added. Wish I was as good as you. Love Sandra x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!What a sweet little one Kim,so pretty and perfect colours/colouring.
Love the sparkle too.
hugs Lou.xx

Tammi said...

Kim so gorgeous! Love how you outline your edges and your coloring is stunning! Have a nice day! ~hugs

Maria Therese said...

oh this is gorgeous Kim! your coloring is stunning as always and the details are so cute!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning, Kim- I'm always amazed at the your colouring and the details you add to your cards- just beautiful!

Alice

mustavcoffee said...

Hello Kim, sounds like you had an eventful weekend, hope that you all had fun:) I love your card, it has a special watery theme perfect for a mermaid Tilda, love the colours that you've chosen:) xxx

Kerry said...

oh Kim I don't know where to start. Totally stunning card. Your colouring is just so amazing - I would love to create cards like this but no matter how hard I try they never come out like this. You are so talented.
Love Kerry xx

Sarpreet said...

this is stunning

Petra/Paradise said...

Lovelly lovelly lovelly!!
Is the white/blue flowers also from Magnolia?
Like the sparkling parts! CUTE!!

Have a nice weekend :)

HUGS Petra

Annelie said...

WOW!!!

Juls said...

so gorgeous and magical! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Brenda Brown said...

You have created a beautiful watery theme for the mermaid Kim, I love it.
Congrats to your daughter on her confirmation and I hope she had a wonderful birthday.
Hope you are ok.
Luv B xxx

wendyvanderkooij said...

Hi Kim,
What a sweet,cute, great card. OMG!!!
These colors are so nice.
Love to visit your blog everytime.
Love,
Wendy

Terry said...

Hiya my sweet friend, congratulations on your daughter sweetie so wonderfull to hear that you have had a wonderfull time. Your card is absolutely stunning and AMAZING at the same time, wow...just love the way you have colored her and used the shiny glitters....wow...Thanks for sharing sweetie Hugs Terry xxxx

Velta said...

Oh my you have made this creation into an underwater beauty Kim! I love your use of the dew drops and your perfect addition of glitter...as always a smile when I visit :)

Alma said...

OMG Kim!!! Your creation is ABSOLUTELY adorable!!!!! The colours and the image are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The glitter sparkles so much so your card is just vacation for my eyes :-)

Hugs
Alma

Martine said...

oh WOW darlin, this is such a sweet card, love Tilda as a mermaid :), everything is gorgeous, how you always seem to embellish just right without overdoing it i will never know, if i tried this it would closely resemble a pizza lol

Take care darlin

xx
Martine

Anne said...

Oh this is just so sweet Kim!!! Beautiful card and gorgeous painting!! Have a fab weekend!! :o) xx

Kerttu said...

Such a cute card. Beautiful coloring and cute embellsihments.
Hugs
Kerttu

Marion said...

Stunning card Kim. Love the colouring on the little mermaid. Such a lot of lovely detail here. Love it.
Marion

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Kim! Wonderful colouring, I love all the details.
Hugs, vanja

Charlie said...

FIrst congratulations on your daughter. Yes this is indeed a lovely mermaid and your card is sooo pretty. I miss our Little Mermaid and hope to see her back in Copenhagen on her rock soon - if you ask me it was a silly idea to send her to the world fair on the other side of the world. So many tourists have been disappointed not to find her in Copenhagen. Off to look around your blog a bit more - your work is stunning.

Lena said...

Just amazing, Kim. I love love this little mermaid. Your colors are fantastics. Really stunning card! Hugs
Lena

Tineke's hobby said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and great image.
Tineke

Diana said...

Wow Kim this is Amazing!!Lovely colours.....

greetings Diana

Sandra said...

What a cute little mermaid!! LOVE your card!!

E.T said...

oh myyy such lovely colours! and you colouring is as always stunning!

Marjo said...

Hi Kim,

Sorry had to wipe the drool off my keyboard...lol I am in awe, your creations are beyond words gorgalicious. I am becoming a follower to get all your deliciousness in my dashboard. You have rocked my crafting world. I love love love it. Hope to learn. I am just a newbie..

Hugs to you Marjo