Onto our new challenge which is Cath's idea - THE SPOTLIGHT TECHNIQUE. The what what? The spotlight technique is really really easy, effective and quick, think of all those last minute xmas cards you'll be doing and remember this one. Firstly you stamp your image in black and white twice. Colour one of them in then choose portions of that and cut out and mount over your black and white image. You can choose to do spotlight or reverse spotlight which is to use the coloured version in full and spotlight the black and white one as Lin and I have done.
As always the challenges run for 2 weeks. You still have another week to enter our Birthday challenge here! The Spotlight challenge will end on 30th August so lots of time to play. Remember though its a maximum of 3 entries per challenge and yes it can be 3 cards.
Like Josephine - I've gone for digi but totally differently as mine is all digi and all the elements are my own creation. My paper-kit ribbon, bow, tag and flowers are all from my 'DitzyDaisies' digi kit and I've made the spotlight with my 'glass bubble' element, romoving the colour from 'behind' it.
I could print it all and manually put it together (..hybrid..) too but I've chosen to go digital this week!
Papers by Creata, flowers Wild Orchid Crafts, fab image by HopeJacare (inspired by a photo taken by yours truly...!) coloured with Copics.
This is an easy one to do. Just stamp the image (Stampendous) and the Greeting (SU) in Versafine Onyx black, then clear emboss. Ink up stamp again and place a jigsaw piece (gessoed if patterned) on the inked stamp in the part of the image you want to spotlight. Clear emboss. Colour the parts of the image on the jigsaw piece (I used Distress inks in Spun Sugar, Victorian Rose, Dried Marigold, Barn Door), outline with black marker, then attach to the image where it belongs. Add three toning brads in bottom right hand corner, then mount first onto toning pink card, then onto a folded brown card.
I have this great sentiment stamp that says 'You are unique' and it gave me my idea for my Spotlight card this week. I stamped the Penny Black animals in black ink then coloured one of them in and highlighted it with a circle frame. The punch I've used is Scallop Dot from Martha Steward and the DP is from Papermania Veneian Skies.
I knew straight away that this gorgeous Penny Black image would be perfect for this challenge. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and then stamped it again and cut out one flower and a black circle with nesties. I coloured the single flower with Promarkers added some stickles and stuck onto the main image as a "spotlight." The script paper and the image are edged with Black Soot Distress Ink. The papers are DCWV and MME. I finished the card with card candy and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards, some jewels and ribbon.