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Monday, 16 August 2010

Spotlight on Spotlights!

Hello everyone and if you're reading this on Monday afternoon that means that Mr Blogger has been kind and posted this for me as I'm at work all day on a Monday.

This week at Crafty Cardmakers our spotlight challenge is "spotlights." We would like you to spotlight one or more parts of your card. I've chosen to colour only one part of my card but you could also colour your image leaving part of it uncoloured. If you check out the challenge blog you'll find that the DT have used both methods. If you have time to pop over there I think you'll find lots to inspire you.

Last week's challenge was "birthdays" so if you make a birthday spotlight card you could enter it in both challenges as the birthday challenge doesn't finish till next week!

To make my card I used a black deckle edged card covered with lovely spotty paper from DCWV. The gorgeous Penny Black image and the script paper from MME are edged with Black Soot Distress Ink and so is the sentiment from Craftwork cards. The image was stamped twice with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black. One flower and a black circle was cut out with Nesties and the single flower was coloured with Promarkers and black Stickles added to the centre. The flower was mounted on the black card circle and stuck onto the main image to give a spotlight effect. The card was finished with card candy from Craftwork Cards and some ribbon and jewels.

This card is quite simple and was really quick to make. I like this technique and I'll certainly use it again. I think it's quite effective! If you have time to leave me a comment I'd be really pleased as I'm always encouraged by your feedback. I'm sure my talented teamies would like to hear what you think too.

I've used the sketch from Friday Sketchers so I'd like to enter their challenge with this card. And Pile it On want to see at least three different shapes on your card.

I think that's it then. Thanks to everyone who's entered our challenges in the last couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to seeing how you interpret our "spotlight" challenge.


  1. It is very striking, the bold colours work so well with your "spotlight" card, it is nice to have a card idea that is quick to make for those last minute cards!! This certainly looks like it took much longer to make.
    Angela x

  2. Oh fab petal! So bold and perfect with just a touch of red!
    Love it!!
    Hugs Melly xxx

  3. Wow, fabulous card Kat. The spotlighting is so impressive!
    Clare x

  4. Stunning card. Very striking in these colours. Spotlight technique is fab with this image. xx

  5. Oh wow this is brilliant!
    So beautiful!
    kim x

  6. such a fab example of spotlighting! and in my fav colour combo too!!! Love it! Hugs Juls

  7. Fab card Kat - the 'spotlight' looks great...must try that technique myself!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  8. Perfectly elegant ! Love the colors! And the image is wonderful!

  9. Fab card Kat - the splash of red is perfect! Lisa x

  10. Gorgeous, Kat, very elegant! Beautiful colour combo with the little touch of red and I love the spotlight idea! Hugs Delphine xx

  11. Gorgeous card Kat, love the colour combo.

  12. Wow Kat, stunning card, love the black and white and spotlighting the flower in red. DT call, you have as good a chance as I have, go for it girl. nnalorac.x

  13. Very effective! Gorgeous too - that image is lovely.

  14. oh wow Kat... This is a beauty!!! Great colors!!!
    Hey you may want to stop over to my post today.**smile**
    hugs, Janiel

  15. fabulous Kat, the red is really striking
    Mina xxx

  16. Love this Kat, the flower pops right off the page with that gorgeous red. Very striking!

    Lin xxx

  17. Beautiful creation Kat - that image is wonderful and perfect for your treatment.

  18. Your card is LOVELY! I love the spotlighting effect too!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  19. this is a very striking card and I love the concept of the highlight coloured dot. It's a real stunner - gorgeous!
    hugs, annie x

  20. What a beautiful card in great colors!
    Thank you for joining us at "PIO" this week!
    hugs Nana


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