Wednesday, September 15, 2010

ABC Challenge - Distressing...


First I would like to say a very big thank you for all your lovely messages of support to Luca for his operation. It all went brilliantly and he is home and very happy and it was a total success. So Claire and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

I was very  thrilled to be invited to guest design for this week's ABC Challenge. The theme this week is Distressing. Thank you so much for the honour of joining you girls.

I have stamped my Magnolia Image with Versafine black onyx onto Waterford water colour paper. I have coloured this with distress ink pads. The heart and swirl is Tim's grungeboard shapes which I have painted with crackle paint and distressed with walnut stain. I have sprayed these and the flowers with iridescent gold glimmer mist. The leaves are punched and embossed using a Nellies Choice punch. The bazzill flowers are quickutz. The stickles I have used are star dust. All my papers are distressed with Tim's distressing tool and inked with walnut stain.

I thank you so very much for your visit and wish you a wonderful day!

kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, brushed corduroy
poncho - stormy sky
dress - tattered rose, black soot
boots - weathered wood, black soot
bag - vintage photo, tattered rose, tea dye


Monique Lokhorst said...

Hello Kim,

You have done it again! A beautiful piece of Art. I love the way you work with Distress Ink. Please give the little Luca a BIG kiss! I sure hope he will feel better now!

Monique xxx

Ulrike*** said...

...what a gorgeous card,...and the lovely little girl,...a wonderful creation....have a great day...Ulrike

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card Kim!!!

Antonella said...

This card is very sweet.....
You are the best for me......
Kiss for you and a lot kiss for Luca.

louise said...

Stunning card and all the distressing is gorgeous.
Louise xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
The flowers on this card are gorgeous. This is a stunner.
Fiona x

chrissy xx said...

Oh! Kim soooo glad Luca is home, grandchildren touch your heart like nothing else can.
Your card is Gorgeous.

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Kim, glad little Lucas is home and well. Your card is fabulous again but then, I think you are the Queen of distressing :) I think you should be permanent not a guest with ABC Challenge you are Fantastic. Big Hugs JO.xxxx

Gry-Beate said...

As always, beautiful!!! And i love, love, love your colouring!!


Lia said...

beautiful card kim I love the soft colors
hugs lia

Tonje said...

Great work on the card Kim! Lovely coloring and beautiful work with the flowers and leaves. It is so beautiful.

Tineke's hobby said...

Hi Kim, glad little Lucas is home and well. Your card is fabulous I love the soft colors
I like evrything its just stunning
Hugs Tineke

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Kim,What a wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Wow it is beutiful!

Hugs Ida

durvina said...

What a really beautyfull card, this is one of my favorite images, thanks for sharring!

hugs, Durvina

Shazza said...

I just love your cards Kim, they are wonderful
hugs for you and wee Luca

Melodie said...

Wow, Kim, your card is so beautiful and the flowers really fantastic.

Alice Wertz said...

awww... what a gorgeous card, Kim!!! i love the colors and your amazing details. i just adore this!! =)

Kort og Søm said...

A gorgeous card Kim! :O)
Your coloring is so beautiful.

Wish you a lovely day!

Hugs Fredrikke :O)

Trish said...

A wonderful card Kim, and appropriate for me today, as is it blustry outside!

angelwhispers said...

So glad to hear the news of Luca bet you are all thrilled!!!!

Loving the card as always Kim the colours are just gorgeous and the image perfect.

Love Chanelle xx

Maris said...

kiss for Luca, and your card is stunning wowww xx

Iris said...

This is so stunning Kim, I love it!

Glad to hear all went well with Luca's surgery.


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

I am SO glad Luca is well!!!
awesome card!
no wonder ABC wanted you :)))

joy said...

Another beautiful card!
Love it.

craftimamma said...

Hi Kim, I'm so sorry I haven't commented recently but I've been having pesky problems with Mr Blogger either not loading blogs at all or not allowing me to comment. It's driven me bonkers over the past 2 weeks but seems (ssshhh don't let him hear me) to be behaving well this morning.

As always there are some stunningly beautiful project I've missed commenting on and this one is no exception. They take my breath away!

More importantly, I sympathise with your anxiety over Luca's operation and am so glad all is well. You'll need no encouragement to give him a big hug from me will you, Lol!

Lesley Xx

craftycrafter said...

beautiful card Kim,they are I am sure thrilled to get you on there team well done love Dorothy

Anne Kristine said...

Hi Kim :o))
Your card is beautiful!
Love the colours and as always, your details!!
Hugs Anne

craftymum said...

Such a beautiful card Kim. Glad all is well with Luca
Love Sarah x

Astrid said...

Beautiful card Kim, wow wow. And the stamp i loved it.
Groetjes Astrid

Cheryl said...

WOW GORGEOUS and perfect to the very last detail!!! I am so glad Luca is ok!!
Hugs xx

Marie said...

Such a sweet card Kim. You are such an artist with your distressers. It's a joy to watch your wonderful work. All the best to Luca.

ullpurka said...

You meke the most gorgeous cards ever and i hope one day i will be as good as you colouring my stamps.
Thank you for giving me so much inspiration.

Hugs from Renate

Marina said...

Oooh, I'm so glad all is well with Luca and he's back home.

Your card is marvellous!
I love the design and all details and your colouring is stunning as always.


Trudy said...

gorgeous card kim,
and such a sweet image...
Hugs Trudy

*Ellen* said...

whow such a gorgeous card, and what a sweet image,

Miria said...

Hi, Kim. I'm very pleased to know that everything is ok with Luca's operation. This card is so beautiful and perfect!I like everything about it! Hugs. Miria

heidy said...

Hi kim,as always your card is beautiful,glad to here that Luca is oke.
Hugs Heidy

Nikki said...

Gorgeous Layers & fab flower arrangement - beautiful work Kim!!
Nikki xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kym, wow your image is so beautifully coloured, the card design and flowers are fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

charlene said...

Kim this is just stunning ! I am so glad to hear the operation was good :)

Mascha dietrich said...

wauw wat een mooie kaart

grt mascha

Marianne said...

A stunningly beautiful card!!!!!
Your coloring is ohhh so perfect!
Hugs, Marianne:)

Monique said...

Only one word for this card - Stunning.
I love it.
greetings from Belgium

Anne Bente said...

åh.... beautiful, i love it,

Nicki said...

WOW Kim, this is so gorgeous! love it.
Take care

martina's kaartjes said...

Really fantastic card ! love your colouring, specially the hair ! wowo !!!!
greetings, martina

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring always amazes me. Just stunning and I love all the flowers and distressed edges. Glad to hear the operation went well!

Karina Beck said...

What a beautiful Fall card!

jaimie said...

Hi Kim,

Super that Luca is well, and I'm speechless , is that the read word??
I think your card is wauw!!

greetings, Jaimie

creacora said...

Hi Kim gorgeous card again girl love your distressing I have try it but not for me It looks like its so easy but I try and try I give up the hope give me my copics
but I think if you do it right like this card its gorgeous !!

hugs Cora

Bernadet said...

this is such a beatiful card Kim!!

Sandra said...

"STUNNING" always a little master piece,fit for an art it!

I didn't know about Luca...but pleased to hear he's home and well :0).

Take care Kim
San x

Suze said...

What a beautiful card Kim, nice colors great.

Hugs Suze xx

Elise said...

Ohhhh yayyyy! Luca is well! :) That makes me so happy to hear that! *sigh of relief* and a huge smile!

Well, my goodness .. Kim, this is FABULOUSLY DIVINE! Ahhh, the colors and flowers and details ... makes me gasp with delight every single time! You are INCREDIBLE!! I could sit here and stare at your work all day every day .. hehe! Love it to pieces!

Big Hugs,

lisa said...

It's wonderful to hear Luca is home and doing great. Best news of the week.
As always, your card is stunning. She looks very glamorous in the wind, very fitting for today. I just wish I looked like her and not as if I'd been dragged through a hedge backwards when I got home!!
Hugs Lisax

Liza said...

A beautiful card Kim, I love your soft colouring.

Liza x

Denise and Louise said...

So happy that all went well for Luca. Beautiful card as always Kim.

Denise xx

Lynda said...

Absolutely stunning card - a sweet image and beautiful flowers!

Love Lynda xxx

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Ooh, such a beautiful card. Just love how you've coloured her hair. Gorgeous card and details!
Hugs, Anja

MarieL said...

What a beautiful card Kim and all those lovely flowers.
I am glad Luca is doing well.

Jannie said...

Fabulous card Kim!!
I love the papers and the sweet image.
The Flowers are beautiful and your fab.details too.

Hugs Jannie.

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Kim, I'm so glad it all went well for the operation and that Luca is okay, what a relief!
Your Tilda card is gorgeous, I absolutely love the colours that you have used and the flowers compliment beautifully :0) xxx

alina said...

The card is just wonderful, Kim!
I'm so glad that Luca is doing fine!
Hugs, Alina

Crystal said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Kim, WOW I LOVE the sparkle, the way you colored Tilda, all those beautiful flowers...This is STUNNING!

majo said...

Hello Kim . I am so happy for you
that everything is ok with Luca.And this card is soooo pretty. Hugs Majo

stephanne said...

So relieved that Lucas operation went well :)
Now this creation of yours is drop dead gorgeous, so many delightful layers and gorgeous flowers, and your trademark glitterwork is wowie, always amazing!!
hugs, stephanne

Lynne said...

That is fantastic news about Luca.

Another gorgeous card Kim, so beautifully coloured. All that detail, flowers, layers, it!

Love and hugs to you all.

Lynne xx

Pia said...

wooow what a beautiful card, love it!!!
hugs pia

Christina C. said...

This is not a is a work of art! A masterpiece!!!!!!

Jodi said...

Another gorgeous card Kim!! Love the pretty layout of your card and those flowers too!! I am glad that Luca is home and hope he is doing well.
Jodi =)

Kelly Schelske said...

I absolutely love your work Kim, this is gorgeous!

Velta said...

Oh my Kim ~ Your last 5 or so posts are, as always, beautiful and inspiring. I am so happy to hear that Luca is doing well and hope he continues to be well and happy with school...I swear he is absolutely the cutest!!! TFS!!!

Astrid said...

This is again a stunning card, I really love it !!

hugs Astrid

Solveig said...

Very beautiful!!
Have a nice weekend!

Rivien said...

These are gorgeous card Kim!! Wahoooo!

LG Rivien

papirdilla said...

OMG, stunning!!! I love this card, Kim! It's just beautiful:)


May-Bente said...

Amazing, Kim!!!

Hugs from me:=)

Kristel said...

A gorgeous card Kim! Really you make such stunning cards!!
Hugs Kristel

Meretekj said...

Again a stunning card.
I love your colouring and details.
Hugs from Merete

Angela said...

Oh how lovely, Kim! Your distressed cards are just the most elegant works of art! Beautifully colored image as always! Gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Maya said...

I so adore you`re cards, they are such awesome design and colors!
And always colored so fab!!
Hugs from Maya

Lynsey said...

Wow Kim, another stunner! Love all the flowers.
Hugs Lynsey x

kath said...

another piece of gorgeousness kim and big hugs to Luca...kath xxx

De Roelies said...

Wow kim beautyfull card

Scrapmumur said...

OH...great card Kim!!!
I love the look and your colouring is stunning.
Tilda is very pretty.
Big hugs, Murielle

Anonymous said...

Your card is amazing, Kim! I just love the way you have coloured Tilda! Stunning!

Hugs Ida:o)

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Ingela (Ninni) said...

I love this card, the colors and all the flowers are so beautiful, your cards give me so much inspiration.
I´m glad Luca is doing well.

Hugs Ingela

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Kim, wow another gorgeous creation hun, love the image and colours again, your flowers look great with the stickles on the edge, glad to hear Luca is doing well it must be a relief for you all, hugs Liz xx

Juls said...

just so beautiful and stunning! Hugs Juls

Julie said...

Wow, just too fabulous!! Hugs, Juliexx

lenascrappar said...

A really cute card, perfect for this season comming...and your painting is perfect!! A usual=)

Hugs from Lena

Michele said...

Such a beautiful card Kim. Gorgeous colouring of the image and amazing details also. Hugs Michele x

Anneke said...

gorgeous card again kim with a lovely stamp and coloring.
have a nice weekend and hugs!

Deb said...

beautiful card Kim, so glad Luca is doing well, have a great weekend, hugs Debx

Tasha said...

Hi there Kim, im so pleased to hear Luca is recovering from his operation nicely.
This card is so beautiful, i do so adore how you use flowers, you always make your cards so beautiful and detailed. Such a fab colour combo too
love tasha xx

Eulanda said...

Wow look at all those gorgeous flowers here!! This is just wonderful and so nice to see you using an older Maggie. She was probably happy to be out and about. LOL!!! Glad to hear Luca came through fine! Geez still lovin' that name!! Hugs!

Sonja Bekker said...

Hello Kim,

I just don`t know what to say.
This is stunning and I love it.
Whis I good do this.
Thank you for always telling us wich cllors you have used!

With love

Nicola said...

Love the soft colouration Of Tilda and all the sparke, as always Kim your floral arrangements and treatments are so pretty. So pleased to hear all went well for Luca.
Nicola -x-

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so glad to hear Luca is home...

Your card is stunning!! I love your coloring and all those flowers!!

Kirsten Aune said...

Oh Kim - another stunningly piece of Art!! I love it!! Your colouring is perfect, and all the details are gorgeous! You're such an inspiration! Thank you!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Kim.
Big hugs,

Kerttu said...

A very pretty card. Love all the flowers you have used here and how you use glitter on your cards. Gorgeous.

Stempeltiger said...

Such a really beautiful card with soooo sweet details Kim!!!
As always you blow me away with your amazing and perfect colouring.
Hope you enjoy your weekend.
Big hugs from Germany
Swantje x

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is gorgeous,I have also dropped by to say that this will be my final visit to your blog for at least a few months, I am going abroad to get married, and coming back to moving house, settling down before I can come back online. I appreciate your kind comments and your visits to my blog, I will try to update it from time to time, but I can not promise. I will miss blogland, take care and catch up soon, from me - wondering if anyone will miss me in blogland...

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Kim! Fabulous colouring.
Hugs, Vanja

Fleur said...

A stunning card, love the flowers & all the pretty sparkle! I just HAD to enter tis challenge as I lurve distressing!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!i just love this Kim,Tilda looks just gorgeous.
So pretty!!
Lovely to hear all is well :)
hugs Lou.xx

BA said...

so an adorable card kim!!!! I missed you and your cards but I'm here again
xoxo BA

Caroline said...

Hello KIm,
I love, love your card and this flowers so beautiful !!!
Have a nice sunday.

Sinikka said...

Hi Kim, once again a stunning card. Such nice decoration and al the glitter. You have been a real inspiration to me.
Thanks for sharing all these cards with us.
Hugs Sinikka

hania739 said...

Cudna karteczka. Pozdrawiam:)

Diane said...

This is a wonderful card, Kim with your usual beautiful colouring and the flowers are lovely too! In fact, I just love everything about it!
Diane x

Nicoline said...

Another absolutely stunning card


Nina Macaulay said...

OMG 114 comments on this card alone!
I wonder if there is anything left unsaid?!?
Lol, I love this card too and am in awe of your endless talent Kim, Thank you for sharing it with us.

Hope your gransons eye operation went well and that he is back enjoying himself at school already...?

Have a lovley week.

Hugs Nina xx

Anonymous said...

Every-time I come over here Kim, I leave thinking I'm going to get the distress inks out again, but those markers are just all right there and draw me right back in! lol I love your coloring...lovely, lovely creation!
Pam Going Postal

Nilla said...

Beautiful!! What more to say, just beautiful! Hugs Nilla

Mel said...

So so pretty ~ Mel x

6 wacky women said...

So beautiful, Kim
Your colouring and deatails are absolutely gorgeous!

Karen x

Georgia said...

This is absolutely amazing Kim, so beautiful! Your distressing is fab and I love the folded edges! The flowers are stunning too and I love this Tilda, she's so cute! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Kari said...

What a beautiful card Kim!! Such a nice combination of colours!!!

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is stunning - I love all your details. The wire you used, it is such a nice detail

Sandra said...

I always LOVE looking at your beautiful cards and amazed by all the details, right down to the edges. Love the little sparkles on your edges.

Marjo said...

Wow, came looking for your DT card for Wild Orchid's latest challenge. Got cought up in all your gorgalicious creations and forgot what I was even looking All of your projects are beyond gorgeous. Awesome.

Hugs, Marjo

Annelie said...

OMG, its sooooo sweet!!!

Nerrida said...

Stunning card - such beautiful work!

Annie said...

wow! I have missed catching up with you Kim and this card is a real beauty! a gorgeous little tilda and fabulous details - love those leaves - I need that punch!
hugs, annie x

Tammi said...

Huggies to Luca! Stunning card and work, always love what you make. :)

Kjersti said...

I NEVER stop being amazed by the complexity of your card. You have so many wonderful details on them, and I can only imagine how much time it must take for you to make them.

They are all stunning!!

Have a lovely weekend, Kim!