Sunday, 23 June 2013

In the Spotlight

Oops, the post I scheduled for yesterday with the mystery box didn't post. Scroll down to see what it's all about!
I am currently sitting in the sun enjoying a coffee in Ajaccio, Corsica. They seem to be very proud of the fact that this was Napoleans birthplace as there is a statue of him every few yards - never has a man been so immortalised in bronze, granite and plastic! We sail on to Gibraltar later today and all is well. Yesterday was Citiciveccia for Rome, but as we know Rome and wanted just rest and relaxation on this holiday, we stayed in the little port town and found a beach to lie on and read our books. Bliss! The colouring of images has been demoted to the bottom of my 'I'm on holiday and too lazy to do anything but read and eat' pile. I'll check in later in the week, expect masses of photos when I get home....

Have you ever tried a spotlight technique? Usually this is done with stamped images, you stamp it once, then stamp again and colour the part of the image you want to highlight, then attach just the coloured part over the original image. I saw this paper from Craftwork Cards, and immediately wanted to try a spotlight card - I punched out areas of the flowers first...


and here is the result. The coloured portions were backed with cardstock before being attached exactly over the corresponding base image with foam pads. I like the way it turned out


Don't forget, you can win a Polkadoodles CD by just leaving a comment - scroll down to the post made on 15th June
Don't forget, you can win some Letraset fine tips for your ProMarker pens, and a (almost new) Letraset storage wallet - scroll down to the post made on the 20th June
Don't forget, you can win a mystery box crammed full of lovely Craftwork Cards goodies - scroll down to the post made on the 22nd June

29 comments:

  1. I love this idea, Enfys - one I will certainly be trying

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  2. This is so pretty Enfys. I'll be giving this a go x

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  3. Oooooh !! Very cool - I LUV this. I am definitely going to give this a go :-) Thank you for sharing this technique :-) :-)
    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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  4. lovely idea!im going to try it this week!x

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  5. Great technique Enfys. I Love the card!!!

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  6. I've not come across this technique before. I'm in the middle of making ATCs for 2 swaps so might give this a go on one of them - thanks for the idea.

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  7. I love the effect of the card layer behind the punched section. I have only previously seen 'spotlighting' done almost like a layer of decoupage - I like your idea better.

    Toni xx

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  8. This is a new technique to me - thank you. Lovely card. Sunday's challenge is now to search my stash for a suitable paper/stamp to try it out.

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  9. I hope you having fun on holiday as I know how hard you work all year to bring us amazing techniques like this one,I can't wait to try it.

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  10. This is brilliant Enfys and thanks for showing this technique xx

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  11. That is a really fab idea - thanks for sharing x

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  12. Enjoy reading about your trip, sounds wonderful! I think one of my favorites is "Love to Party". Love the colors! Thank you for offering this great give-a-way!

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  13. Love your spotlight card Enfys- I'm def going to try this technique. Sounds as though you're having a fab holiday! Pat x

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  14. This is fab Enfys! Another technique for me to try! ;)
    Lizy xx

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  15. Your spotlight card is fabulous, Enfys.
    Happy birthday to your sister. Today is my birthday, too.

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  16. Wow, I had not been to that site before but I love almost everything on this site. I really like the heart shaped flower wreath. That looks like something I could actually make. I have bookmarked their site and will go their often. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy Corsica!

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  17. My favorite is; An abundance of flowers... So pretty!

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  18. This is amazing..i would love to try this out..very stunning..thanks so much for sharing..

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  19. A must try on this technique. Thanks for the tip. Envious of you sunning yourself in these romantic places. Have a great holiday.

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  20. I will be trying this... I love this. Great card. Hope all is well and you are having a great time.

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  21. I've used this technique before...but have not thought to add the color card stock behind the colored images... VERY nice!

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  22. Spotlight is a new technique to me, and I want to have a try soon! I loved the inspiration at CWC blog and the vintage Time Flie birthday cards were my favorites. Thnank you for the tips and good luck to us all to win that great prize! BethAnn

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  23. Your card is gorgeous, I have only ever tried spotlighting once and really didn't like the end result but yours works perfectly.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday, I was only saying earlier I could do with another cruise.
    Kim xXx

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  24. I really like this technique and need to try it soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Great card!! I'll have to try this..looks like a fun technique!!

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Enfys x