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! Thanks for stopping by!

~Supplies~
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


21 comments:

  1. Neat card, Barbara. I have not tried the spotlight yet, but guess I will give it a try.

    Hugs, Pat

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  2. just gorgeous....the coloring is superb and I love the magnifying glass effect of the focal circle!!

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  3. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Barbara! I'm so glad you hosted this challenge...what a awesome technique!

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  4. Oh how I love this card and the way you did the sunflower bringing it to life with the ladybug ...... simply beautiful Barbara!!!

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  5. Barbara, this is wonderful! Fabulous colors, coloring, and spotlight design! Lovely card!

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  6. Gorgeous take at this technique! Your card is amazing!

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  7. AWESOME! I don't know that I have ever done this technique.....maybe once or twice if ever! Just a beautiful image for the spotlighting and of course, your coloring and layout are beautiful!

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  8. This is SO gorgeous Barb! LOVE every bit of this!!

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  9. LOVE how you've spotlighted the sunflower, FABULOUS card Barbara!

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  10. Simply gorgeous Barbara!!! Love yoru spotlighted sunflower!!! Thanks for a fun challenge!!! Hugs ~S~

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  11. Love the spotlight action on this gorgeous sunflower!!!

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  12. Fantastic! Love how just a portion of the flower is colored! Lovely! :)

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  13. everything you create just blows me away! THIS is beautiful. hadn't seen the spotlight technique in a while, forgot how stunning it can be!

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  14. This is one amazing and creative piece of art! Love it, love it!

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  15. I love the Spotlight technique and boy howdy your card is fantastic!!

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  16. Stunning! Love how you did the sentiment with the leaf!

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  17. Oh I love this Barbara!! Love the paper and your coloring. great spotlighting gf!

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  18. What a beautiful card.. I just love that lady bug on the leaf!! This spotlight challenge is so much fun :)

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  19. Beautiful!! This has such a great Fall feel to it!!
    Smiles, Deena

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  20. Oh, this is gorgeous, Bar! Now I NEED that stamp set, too!

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