Thursday, August 19, 2010

Spotlight card

Good evening!
Here's another technique I have been meaning to try for a while - the spotlight - and this week Crafty Cardmakers are challenging crafters to try it. So I decided to give it a go the other day and I must say - I love it! It really gives the image a new light, and it's actually very easy!
Very often I come up with my own sketches, but for this card I decided to use Oh Alice's. The colour combination is another one of my favourite, I've used it before (here, for instance) and love the result.

I would like to enter my card into some other challenges:
A pocket full of posies - All that Glitter
Pink Elephant - Ribbon and Sparkle
My time to Craft - Glitter and Glitz
Bee Crafty - Ribbon and bows
Sentimental Sunday - Ribbon or lace
Craft your Passion - Anything goes
Little Paper Shop - Stitching
Created by Hand - Stitiching
Everybody Art - In the garden

The digital image is from Pollycraft; the backing paper is from the Flora and Fauna CD by Docrafts; I used Letraset Promarkers to colour and highlight pieces of the image; 2" circle punch; Diamond Stickles on the spotlights and flower; orange and blue cardstock; turquoise ribbon and flower; orange gems; orange raffia - all from my own stash.
The card is for a good friend whose birthday was in June but I have not seen for a while. I am hoping to meet her on Sunday and hope she likes it ;-)
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks!


Lisa Jane said...

wow its great .. another technique i keep meaning to try. You have done it beautifully.
Over at Moving along with the times this week our theme is all that glitters too
Lisa ;)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card I have soooooooo been meaning to try this spotlight have done it so perfectly hun, love it!!!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Oh this is tooo darn cute! Nice technique I also keep meaning to try - just gorgeous!

Claudine Poch said...

Nice job with your card and spotlighting! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Sammibug said...

Very cute. I have yet to try the spotlight technique. Thank you for giving me such wonderful inspiration. We're so glad you joined us at Craft Your Passion, this week.

Anonymous said...

Fun,bright colour combo.Great use of the technique.Really lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, pretty colours and sweet image.

Jo said...

Love the spotlighting technique! Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o)

snehal watwe welde said...

Its brilliant ...everything about it .....the colours and the ribbons and the raffia too...I love the stitching gives it a slightly rustic feel

Lauretta See said...

i love this technique.. i really need to try it out :) great job! Thank you for playing with us this week on the CRAFT YOUR PASSION challenge, Good Luck!

Jane said...

You did such a great job with the spotlight challenge!! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers XX

Kimberly S said...

What a fun card, love that technique! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays! :)

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Pam Varnell said...

Very cute. Love the bubble over the bird. Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch at the Little Paper Shop.

fionalawlor said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

sweet card !! I love the cute image. thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Yogi said...

lovely card. The spotlighting looks great and nice that you did it twice. Thanks for playing along with Created By Hand this week.

Jack said...

Great card. Thanks for joining our Spotlight this week at Crafty Cardmakers xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I am sure your friend loved her card! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)

Lin said...

Your spotlight card is gorgeous. That little bird is just so sweet.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx