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Thursday, 14 November 2013

In the spotlight.

Hello again my lovelies,

There's a new challenge up at Passion for Promarkers, and they want us to use the "Spotlight" technique. Now until I came across this challenge, I'd never even heard of that technique before, but I thought it looked brilliant and really wanted to have a go!
So I did.

I went with a slight twist, and made the spotlight area a sepia monochrome (my regular visitors will know I have a bit of a thing for that particular colour scheme...) and this is the result:


Oh look, lots of LOTV again... lol.

ETA: It's a little hard to make out, but the coloured part I had actually stamped out a second time and mounted the circle with foam tape. It adds extra dimension in real life, but doesn't really show in the photo.

Also, I think if I were to do this again, I'd stamp the image with brown ink rather than black...

Recipe:

Image - "A Christmas Carol" - LOTV
Medium - Promarkers
Paper - "Krafty Christmas" - LOTV
Sentiment - "Christmas Grungy Messages" - LOTV
Dies - Sizzix snowflakes

Other challenges I'd like to enter:

Addicted to stamps and more - Anything goes
Crafting by designs - Anything goes - Christmas
ABC Christmas challenge - W is for Winter wishes
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
Sassy Studio designs - Not your typical Christmas
Crafty Girls challenge - Anything goes


Hope you're all having a fantabulous day. I might be back with one more card before bedtime. Maybe. lol.

Sammy-x

28 comments:

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the way you have done the spotlight.
Also great Christmas tree card, fab embossing folder.
You certainly are a busy bee, make the most of it while the ideas are coming.

Kath x

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

I've never heard of it either Sammy..but your card is FAB !! love the colour scheme..hugz..Gayle xx

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Sammy, love the spotlight technique, it looks fab.

Donna x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Sammy, such a wonderful technique.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Sammy! I like your DP and pretty colour palette and how you highlighted part of the image. Great job. Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sammy, a really effective way to use that technique. I love the cute image and beautiful colours.
Thank you, also, for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week.
Sue xx

Tamie said...

Loving your monochromatic card. I love how you highlighted your image. The snowflakes are simply awesome! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Lori said...

Hello Sammy!! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week - LOVE your card - that spotlight technique is awesome!

Sue said...

Oh wow Sammy this is great I'm way behind getting the new LOTV christmas and girlie stamps and now they are bringing out babies!!! will have to get a shift on and pick ones I want lol huggles Sue xxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sammy, I like the image, and the colours.
Kevin xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, love that colour scheme

Jane said...

Fabulous, so glad you tried this technique & played along with us at PFP, good luck. Jane x

Mary J said...

Such a clever technique and love the muted colours, Sammy!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, love the sepia colour scheme you went for, So sweet. Thanks for joining in with us on Crafty Gilrs this fortnight, Love Hazelxox

riliska said...

Your card is lovely!!!

Kim Kelley said...

WOW very cool! Love this technique, Sammy! Will have to try it out! :) Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS

Kim
SSD DT

mixamatoasties said...

Sammy I love that! I must try that sometime.

Susan xx

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card Sammy, love the colours and the spotlighting. Its a great technique..Hugs Lozzy xx

Jane Savage said...

Amazing card, Sammy. I love the sepia look it gorgeous. xx

Kat W said...

Now this is a technique that I haven't tried and it looks so effective in sepia tones. I love that DP too!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Sammy, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Girlz Challenge and we hope that you will join us again for our next challenge.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

thecraftycavalier said...

O)ooh hun, I love this one! What a fabulous technique and you've just nailed it! Great colour scheme too. Hmm, think I might be trying this technique! Hugs, Jayne

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Sammy. Sweet image and I like the spotlight area. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a great idea for a spotlight technique, Sammy! I love the whole monochrome look, too! Hugs, Darnell

verybellemakes said...

Love this effect - works really well with sepia tones too! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Donna said...

Beautiful card Sammy, love the sepia tones and a brilliant spotlight effect too! Thanks for joining in the fun at PFP :) Donna ♥ x

Sanja Grdinić said...

I think it's very lovely, Sammy! :)
Have a great day...

Samantha said...

A beautiful spotlight card so love the colour too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)