Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In the Spotlight - FTTC #84
It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC84)! This week I'm your host and I'm challenging everyone to the spotlight technique. Here is a link to a spotlighting tutorial from SCS. This is a fun technique that often gets overlooked. Give it a try! We would love to see what you create!
For my card, I chose to use Sunflowers. It's the end of summer and I always associate sunflowers with the end of summer so I thought they were appropriate, plus there's this great image on which to use the spotlight technique. I stamped the large image on Classic White card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and cut it out. Then I stamped part of it again and colored it with the Sunflower Copic marker collection, cut it out with my Classic Circle Nestabilities die, then matted it with Early Espresso card stock before popping it up on the original image. The rest is pretty simply--I stamped, colored, and cut out a single leaf image and tucked it up under the button that I tied onto some twill. Then I added the sentiment to the leaf. Everything was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink before being put together, including the Origins patterned paper elements. This is SUCH a fun technique I really do hope a lot of you will play along.
Now, be sure to go see what my team mates did with the spotlight technique today!
Stamps: Sunflowers (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White card stock (Flourishes); Early Espresso (SU!); Origins 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); oval punch (SU!); buttons/twine (PTI); twill; sewing machine