2011-02-24

Spotlight Technique - Magnolia Card

I've seen this Spotlight Technique done on numerous blogs and was inspired to give it try.
Of course, I've added my own twist to it.
I hope you will find this tutorial useful.

Below are step-by-step details on how I completed my image on this card.
But first, I want to talk a bit about my latest project.
I've colored her with PrismaColor pencils and Copic Sketch markers.
Papers are from Prima and K&Co. The circle doily is from Martha Stewart.
At the top corner is a scroll that I made with clay and have added a crackle finish for that aged look.


Here are the materials I use to making my Spotlight image:

  • Magnolia Stamp - Bubbling Tilda
  • Ink Pad
  • Glass Pebbles
  • Fiskars Circle Punch
  • Ranger Glossy Accent

This is the way I achieve my Spotlight Technique...

Step 1 -Coloring

  • Stamp two images
  • Color one complete image in grayscale
  • Color the second image where you want the Spotlight on

Step 2 - Punch-Out

  • Take your circle punch and place over your colored image
  • Punch-out all the desire Spotlights

Step 3 - Making "bubbles"

  • Add a small amount of Glossy Accent on your punch-out image
  • Gently place the glass pebble on the circle image with the Glossy Accent as the adhesive

Step 4 - Final Image

  • Take the pebbles and carefully place on the black and white image.
  • Once you are satisfy with the placement of the pebbles, adhere with some glue and you are finish.

There you have it! The image is now ready to be added to your project.
Again, there are many blogs and video on how to get this look, this is just my version of it.
I hope you found this tutorial useful.

Update: 03/02/11
Mag over at Mag's Little Things made a card using this technique...it's so beautiful!

Thanks for your visit.
Have a wonderful day.


2011-02-17

Spring is Back - Sarah Kay Card

I'm in love with these Sarah Kay stamps, they are so adorable!
I've colored her with Distress Ink and Water Colours Palette (Winsor & Newton).
I've used cheesecloth on my card and love the look of it.
You'll find it around the edge of my card and a bit behind the image.

My second obsession (next to stamps) are papers...and my favorites are Prima and BasicGrey.
I have both on this card and that's why I love it so much! lol
The colorful paper is from Prima and the light blue is BG.
I've added a bit of pink flourishes around one corner of the BG paper to bring it all together.

I hope you enjoy your visit with me today.
I also want to say Thank You so Kindly for taking the time to leave me your thoughts and comments.


Sarah Kay Stamp: Spring is Back
Coloring Medium: Distress Ink
Paper: Prima & BasicGrey

Thanks for stopping by, until next time...Happy Crafting!!!


2011-02-16

WoJ Challenge - Paper Piecing

Update 02/28/2011 - I made top 3 at Belles 'n Whistles Challegne blog!
Thanks to all the BnW DT!!!

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We have another fun Challenge for you at Whiff of Joy this week...Paper Piecing!
It's a fun and simple way to add pattern to the image.
My fellow DT has some great paper piecing cards to share, please visit the WoJ Challenge blog and hope you can share your project with us.

For my card, I have paper pieced the jean and the black and pink top.
This technique cut my coloring time in half! It's great and I love the look.

I would like to enter this card in a few challenges listed below.
Hope you will join me at Whiff of Joy Challenge with your creation this week.


Whiff of Joy Stamp: Melinda with Muffin Basket
Coloring Medium: Distress Ink
Paper: Anna Griffin

This card was entered into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.


2011-02-11

Altered Mailbox w/ Acrylic Album

I've been busy yet again with another fun project I'd like to share today.
Since Valentine is right around the corner, I wanted to make a pretty and sweet keepsake box.
This mailbox was found at my local craft store and I knew what I want to do with it...altered it, make a cute album, then send it with love. :)

Sorry to make my post short every time, I hope the picture will speak for me. lol
Wish you all a lovely weekend and happy crafting.


Thanks for stopping by, have a beautiful day.


2011-02-02

WoJ Challenge DT - Love is You

Update 02/24/2011 - I made top 3 at Belles 'n Whistles Challegne blog!
Thanks to all the BnW DT!!!

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I'm back again this week to share my DT card for Whiff of Joy Challenge.
"Love is in the Air" is the challenge this time around, perfect for the month of February!
Have you seen the DT's creations yet? They are gorgeous with some very interesting design and technique.
If you haven't stopped by, please have a look here and we hope to see you play along.

On my card, I've used my favorite Melinda and tried to color her ever so lightly for that Vintage feel.
The adorable Cupid is part of the paper which has been cut out to make him pop a bit.
I've also added Vintage lace from my Flea Market find and Crinkle Ribbons to this card.


Whiff of Joy Stamp: Melinda Blowing Kisses
Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch
Paper: K&Co., DCWV

This card was entered into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.


2011-02-01

CLP 33 - Sarah Kay Card

It's been awhile, hope all is well with you.
Today is the 1st. of February and it's time for our monthly CLP Sketch Challenge.
There are some beautiful work done by the DT, please make sure to stop by and have some fun with us!

This is my first Sarah Kay card.
I love everything about this stamp and I can't wait to color up some more images.
She is so sweet and loving every bit of nature, my kind of girl! :)

Here is CLP Sketch for February, hope you like it enough to join us with your creation :)


Stampavie Stamp: Bernadette Admiring Her Flowers
Coloring Medium: Distress Ink
Paper: Anna Griffin

This card was entered into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.