Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saying Hello.....

Hello,

I hope that you are all well and enjoying your Summer holidays!
Nearly into August now. Crazy or what!

Here is a card I made which I would like to share with you.


I have coloured my image with Distress Ink Pads onto 300gsm watercolour paper. For a little bit of sparkle I have added some Sakura Star Dust clear pen to her.

I have distressed the edges of this and all my papers with Walnut Stain.

I have added some of that gauzy stuff behind my image that I see on so many blogs. Took me ages to find it and when I did I had to laugh at myself. All it is is bandage. So that's that mystery solved lol!

I have decorated the inside too.


The butterflies I have cut out of a sheet of images from Pion papers. So loved using these beautiful papers.

Here is the inside left.


I have mainly just used the image on the delicious paper and have added a feather with a few flowers and seam binding for depth.

Here is the inside right.


The oval is a nestie and the border dies are Magnolia Doohickeys.


Here is a close up of the image.

I thank you so much for your visit with me, and wish you a great weekend and a great week ahead.

For anyone that is interested. I will be adding this card to Ebay later this evening.

love

kim x



inks used
hair - walnut stain, vintage photo
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
clothes - chipped sapphire, vintage photo, walnut stain, black soot, antique linen
shoes - aged mahogany, vintage photo, black soot

85 comments:

Moni said...

Waw stunning card, so cute image, great colouring and love the butterflies you added. Hugs,moni

Kristel said...

Wowww this is absolutely stunning Kim!!
Hugs Kristel

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Oh my Kim this is sensational!!!! Simply stunnning creation you really are very very talented sweetie. Love this

Ali x

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi so exquisite every inch. I have been looking everywhere for cheesecloth and to no avail so I shall look up bandage now lol ! I live her wee shoes and pretty dress with these divine papers. The flower arrangement is stunning as with the butterfly and dies inside. I love your feather too
Kitty :D

Lia said...

This card is absolutaly beautiful! I love it very much especially because of the colours!
Lia

Debbie said...

Beautiful Kim, just love those butteflies, the way they match all the other elements is amazing. Love it. Debbiexx

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

I just love your cards. So beautiful and very inspirational. Kristin

jackid said...

Kim this is stunning so much work has been put into it love it
Jacki xx

Kasia said...

Lovely card!

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous Kim. Love those papers and the butterflies. Beautiful colour combo too.
Hugs
Denise xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Kim, Another stunner, inside and out this card is beautiful, hugs Gay xxx

Astrid said...

Beautiful Kim such a lovely colours and details.
Hugs Astrid

ursula Uphof said...

Another stunning card Kim. A feast for the eyes. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Trish said...

So beautiful Kim. I love your butterflies!

yvon said...

Hi KIm,
This is a gorgeous card, love the image and her red shoes. The butterflies are beautiful, nice papers.
Enjoy your sunday.
Hugs, Yvon

Miria said...

Another eye candy from you, Kim! Thank you for sharing, have a nice week you too, Miria x

Annchen said...

so wonderful, Kim!
Love the red shoes

arjette said...

Wooww Kim, your card is stunning!!! Soooo beautifull!!!

gr. arjette.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Another wonderful card Kim - your colouring is always perfection and I love the inside decoration too.
Hope all is well with you and yours - have a happy day. Hugs, Sylvia x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

PS: I forgot to say - thanks for the tip about the "bandage" - I'm going to raid my First-Aid box now!!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is great! Love the red shoes! : )

Mandy said...

Oh wow Kim this is absolutely stunning, I love everything and your colouring is amazing
hugs Mandy xx

regina said...

Gorgeous Kim,love the paper!!

gr regina

Christina C. said...

OMG.....Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.....I am speechless! This little darling is absolutely phenomenal....magnificent coloring, gorgeous papers and details! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous, I have just ordered some cheese cloth thinking it was that, when I have tons of bandage in the cupboard, totally gutted but thank you for the information and the stunning inspiration as always
Hugs Kate xx

heidy said...

What a pretty card,Kim!
Hugs Heidy

Karita said...

Ooohh Kim, your card is stunningly beautiful - as they always are :)
Your colouring is always so gorgeous and I just love these Pion Design papers :)
Fantastic card design with many beautiful details :)

Wishing you a lovely Sunday :)

Hugs,
Karita

Kat said...

Stunning card Kim. Love that sweet Tilda. She's so cute with her lovely red shoes and little sailor dress. Love the sparkle and the flowers and butterflies too. Amazing!

Kat xx

Janette said...

Hi Kim, Such a beautiful card, really pretty and I especially love the colour of the flowers, had to laugh about the bandage, everyone keeps saying it's cheese cloth, but to me it looks like gauze or fine bandage...lol...glad we cleared that up are you...lol...xx

charlene said...

Just beautiful Kim !
Hugs

Riet said...

So wonderful card Kim,I love the image and the colours.
So beautiful papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

IsaNorris said...

Stunning card Kim, a true work of art!!
hope you are keeping well,
hugs
isa
PS: have mentioned you on my blog ;)

Tracey T said...

Another absolutely beautiful creation, Kim! I love your colouring and the DP is just gorgeous - the butterflies are so pretty! Hugs, Tracey xx

Tracy said...

Love the butterflies and your entire creation is totally stunning.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wilma24 said...

Betse kim,

I think your cards beautiful beautiful.
The color combination is so beautiful.
I can not good english so I leave the computer to translate.
I hope you can read.
love wilma

Hunnybunnycards said...

Gorgeous card Kim and bandage!! lol!! Its amazing, I am off to raid the first aid box! Hope you are well.

Hugs, Barbara xx

craftymum said...

what a gorgeous, gorgeous card Kim. I like the pics of your grandchildren too. I have pics of my daughters wedding last Saturday on my blog
hugs SARAH XXX

Shazza said...

wow Kim, this is beautiful x

Judi said...

BEAUTIFUL work, as always Kim! Hope you're keeping well.

Hugs

Judi xx

Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie, this is just stunning, loving your colour chocie too, perfick hugs pops x

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous sweetie ♥♥♥

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve the butterflies they are soooo pretty Kim. The inside of the card is really just as Fabulous as the out!
Chrissyxx

Vicky said...

Such a beautiful card, inside and out. Love the muted colours and the butterflies are wonderful.

Yvonne's cardcorner said...

Wow, Kim how gorgeous this is! Your coloring is awesome!
hugs Yvonne

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, really soft colours. :)

Mo said...

Dear Kim!
Your card is super sweet! Love that little hÄnglar girl and especially how you coloured her to life...! Thank you for the tipp with the bandage, I didn't find it either in my Country.
Big Hugs,
Mo

Terry said...

Hey there my amazing talented friend, your card is absolutely stunning as allways, my goodness your little hangler girlio is amazingly colored and your butterflies and flowers yummieee thank you for sharing sweetie, hugs terry xxxx

Elise said...

LOL! Kim you crack me up about the "gauzy stuff"! That's so cute what you said. :) Well your card is another gorgeous piece of art! Lovvvve your colouring .. bold and full of life! I also love how the papers are such soft colors, and then your colouring and embellishments is what bursts in color! sigh .. DIVINE!!!

ps. Please give Luca a big hug from all of us here .. sigh .. he's such a brave little guy. He's in my prayers. Please keep us posted on him? :)

Big Hugs,
Elise

velta said...

Oh Kim ~ This is so beautiful! I love the colors, but most of all the added elements that you chose. Prayers for Luca...being sent your way...

Melodie said...

I am once again totally impressed by your beautiful card.
Hugs
Melodie

serena said...

Félicitation pour cette jolie carte.
Beaucoup de travail et le papier est magnifique.
BISOUS Serena

Louise said...

Hiya Kim!
My God, you´re a rockstar at this! Your insides are just as gorgoues as the front and you´re job is so beautiful! It´s an amazing stamp but what strikes me most is that awesome colouring of yours - you´re a mastress! :)
Stunning papers, I agree, they are lush! Fab details too :)

Hugs

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card, all the little details make it so adorable, love the way you did the inside of your card!

hugs Amanda x

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable, gorgeous card Kim.
luv
Debby

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim gorgeous card and I love all the extras you put on your cards. hugs Shirleyxxx

Angela said...

This is lovely Kim! Gorgeous coloring and I love those pretty butterflies you've used! hugs, Angela

Trudy said...

Beautiful card Kim!! lovely colours and great details.
Hugs Trudy

Nicola said...

Another stunner Kim, beautifully decorated inside and out, your attention to detail is incredible and your colouring is just perfect!
Thanks for the comments on my work!
Love Nicola

Annelie said...

As always Kim, STUNNING!!!

Vintage Milly said...

Oh Kim, this is just stunning, I know I was looking around for that bandage stuff in my shopping trip too, looks so great too,
gorgeous colouring, your cards always make my jaw drop,
hugs,
Em.x

maxine said...

Another stunning card Kim so pretty and beautiful colouring hugs maxine x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Kim.....beautiful colouring....and I love the 'bandage' detail :-)
Hugs
Carole x

Kathy said...

Hello Kim!!!
WOW this is just gorgeous!! I love the sweet image and of course your coloration is briliant! Love the colors and details as well!!
WOW your pictures of your grandbabies are gorgeous!! They are such beautiful children!!
Hope all is well Kim and have a great week!
:)Kathy

Lynda said...

Wow love your stunning card Kim.

Love Lynda xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning inside and out Kim!! Love your sweet image and your use of distress ink and colors!! So elegant! Gorgeous details!!
hugs,
Chris

Nicki said...

As always Kim ~ absolutely bloomin gorgeous! All of your creations are just stunning!
take care
Nicki
x

BA said...

kim this is fabulous, love the soft colors and the sweet iamge
xoxo BA

Anne said...

This is so wonderful, I love all the descrete details such as the corner and punches, and the coloring is so stunning.

Hugs, Anne.

Hélène said...

I'm jalous of those beautiful Pion papers we don't have them in Canada. I love the color of your card It's so gorgeous! I use the bandage too but the name is Cheese clothe and I find them in paintnig store it's use for dye furniture and it's larger than the bandage it's more loose too.
Hugs fros Quebec

Bernadet said...

wowww Kim, this is absolutly stuning!!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely STUNNING Kim!! You do it each and every time my dear!! :) I love your coloring and your elegant details on each and every area!!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful designs! :)

Nina said...

Hi, dear Kim :)
It`s been a long time since I`ve been commenting here, but I hope you know that I`m always around in yor blog!

This card is utterly stunning with a totally gorgeus hÃngel ♥ Wonderful detalis, and again... FANTASTIC insides!! Ohlala, I love this card :)

Big hug from Nina.

De Roelies said...

wauw Kim this is absolutly stuning!!
hugh Lilian

Michele said...

This is such a beautiful card Kim. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

Scrapmumur said...

Wow....It's a great look, Kim!!!
I adore your card so gorgeous!!!
Have a nice week, my dear.
Big hugs, Murielle

Kim said...

Such a beautiful stylish card. Just stunning!

Hugs Kim

Danielle said...

Kim your card is absolutely divine, Your coloring gorgeous, and I love this cheese cloth, adds such a vaporous & dreamy note. lOve your papers... wow. the inside is just wonderfully decorated. a candy for eye, I am in awe...
Hugs.

Esther said...

Woww your card is gorgeous again.
Butterflies are my favourites!!

Hugs Esther

rachel67 said...

really georgous i love this card
xoxoxo
rachel from france

Nicoline said...

Another absolutely stunning card

Hugs,
Nicoline

Tasha said...

WOWZERS Kim this is stunning - your colour work is really in another league! The embellishing is beautiful too
love tasha xx

MarieL said...

What fantastic coloring, Kim. Terrific details!!! I wish we could get these papers here in the States, your DP's are always so elegant and understated.

E.T. said...

i love these butterflies and her red shoes look beautiful!

Alessandra said...

♥♥♥this is wonderful! Your colouring is stunningly beautiful, can't close my mouth anymore...
Hugs, Alessandra