Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In the Spotlight


I would like to welcome a new follower to my blog - something I will be doing in the future. 

Sid joined my followers recently - he is from England, and his blog is called Harpies Crafty Corner. Sid is a talented crafter and displays work using many different techniques.

This was the second card that I taught at class this month.  Spotlighting is not a new technique, but I must admit it was the first time I had used it.

The stamps I used are from Prickly Pear which I received from Michelle Pearson in a RAK a long time ago, and this is the first time it has seen ink.

I inked it up with espresso ink, stamped the area I wanted to spotlight on a scrap, and then die cut the circle where I wanted the spotlight to be.

I coloured the selected area with prisma coloured pencils - I love these as you can layer and blend the colours to get a really rich finish. The rim of the cornucopia was painted with gold ink from the Delecata golden glitz ink pad.

After stamping the sentiment, I sponged the edges of both the image panel and the base with bamboo shoot ink after rounding the corners.  Before mounting the feature panel, I wound some green bakers twine around one end of it for a touch more colour.

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  1. Maxine this looks super love this technique very effective...xx
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  2. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  4. The spotlighting on this image is very effective, Maxine. Lovely job!

  5. what a wonderful card Maxine.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. I've always loved the look of the spot lightening technique! A beautiful card Maxine!

  7. Well done, my friend! You've mastered the spot light! Remember when we had this as a challenge in the Stamp Addicts? Isn't It fun! Lovely RAK to receive and a card to be proud of! Blessings!

  8. I like this technique though it's a long time since I used it. The sentiment is erfect for the image and I just love that gold ink. Kate x

  9. lovely spotlighting on your card and image thanks for sharing with FTT this week Rachel dt

  10. Ooh, you did that image proud! I have not done that technique in a while! I would love to feature your card on the Prickley Pear blog....Lmk if that is ok!! :)

  11. Wonderfully done Maxine- love the colors and the technique is fab! Now- to put on my DT hat....Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

  12. What a wonderful card Maxine.

    Hugs Diane

  13. Wonderful project...TF joining us @ CIO hope you stop by again real soon.

  14. Pretty card and great job with the technique! I've only tried this technique once, and I remember liking how my card turned out...but never tried it again...You have inspired me...
    Really like the great sentiment on the card too.

  15. GREAT card!!! Thanks for joining us over at Clear It Out Challenge for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

    Kathy - CIO DT

  16. This is SO creative, Maxine. It has just the right touch of color to make it really stand out. LOVELY!

    Blessings to you,


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