Tuesday, September 14, 2010



It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC84)! This week Barbara Anders is hosting. Barbara is challenging us to the spotlight technique. Here is a link to a spotlight tutorial from SCS. This is a fun technique that often gets overlooked. Give it a try! We would love to see what you create!

I am using Flourishes Swan Lake and Kids Play(sentiment).  I created an out door pond scene using the images in the set.  I stamped my image with Memento tuxedo black into onto Flourishes classic white cardstock.  I colored with Flourishes Copic Color Collections.  I then ran the image through the Big Shot to create the embossed oval Spellbinder's frame.  Next, I sponged and distressed the edges.  I then used a Spellbinder's circle to punch out the swam image.  I stamped another swan image and adhered that image behind the circle so the swan is  recessed and spotlighted in reverse.  This card is for a few challenges today.  I am using the sketch from 2 sketches 4 You #61!  SCS Color Combo Challenge(CC288) is Blushing Artichoke Mists!  The dessert option is embossed framing!  This is also for The Shabby Tea Rooms Week 27 Challenge.  It is an inspiration picture.  We are to be inspired by nature.  I also am playing Paper Sundaes Challenge 35 to use three types of embellishments.  I used ribbon, button, and gold dew drop. 



Be sure to check out the blog team designers to see what they created with the spotlight technique!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Stamps
Flourishes Swan Lake and Kids Play (sentiment)
Paper
Always Artichoke, Flourishes classic ivory
Ink
Memento tuxedo black, Ranger antique linen, PTI chai
Accessories
Vintaged seam binding, button, gold dew drop, sponges, cb ef, glue dots, foam tape, MS tag punch, string 


33 comments:

  1. Your card is just so gorgeous Betty!! Loved the different direction that you took with the technique!!

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  2. Betty this is just gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial also. Love it!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL pond scene you have created here! The embossed oval is a perfect touch!

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  4. What a gorgeous card, Betty! I love the scene you created with the swan on the water, and I adore your reverse spotlight technique. That is such a cool way to really showcase the focal point. Love the embossed oval for that, too. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

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  5. Wow! This is so gorgeous, Betty! I love your reverse spotlight idea! The coloring is super fabulous too!

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  6. Such a beautiful card! Love the spotlight and how you did the embossed frame!

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  7. Gorgeous girl!! And you are one heck of a challenge queen!! I would confuse myself I think putting that many together!! LOL!! Hope to play along today!

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  8. interesting reverse spotlighting. Nice card.

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  9. This is really beautiful Betty!! I just love your coloring and the spotlight on the swan.

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  10. You sure covered some challenges! Well done! Lovely swan - they always look so serene when they are swimming but have nasty attitudes on land LOL! Wonderfully done.

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  11. Stunning card!
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week!
    hugs Nana

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  12. Wow... What a beautiful card.. I love the spot lighting and your coloring is just fantastic!!

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  13. So pretty Betty! love the subtle look of the frame embossing on the colors!

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  14. Wow Betty,
    Your card and that stamp set is just GORGEOUS!!!

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  15. Love how you have spotlighted in reverse, beautiful card Betty.
    Luv B xxxx

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  16. Betty, this seems to be the day for swans! How beautiful this is! TFS!

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  17. Gorgeous card and idea Betty!!! Love the colors and the pretty bow on top!!! You colored this image so beautifully :)!!! Hugs ~S~

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  18. Very pretty spotlighting card Betty! The image, coloring and bow are wonderful!!

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  19. love this spotlighting technique on your beautiful card-great work on all the challenges

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  20. Just gorgeous, Betty! I'd have never thought to "reverse" spotlight--what a great take on the challenge!

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  21. fab card and such a beautiful image. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

    Fi

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  22. Oh Betty this is a masterpiece - just beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

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  23. Hi Betty ~ This is so beautiful...makes me just want to swim in that water...it looks so inviting...Thank you for sharing your great and beautiful art work!

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  24. Love the reverse spotlight and how you framed the images too!!!

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  25. I love this card. Gorgeous coloring as always. LOVE that you used reverse spotlighting. The embossed ovals look like ripples in the water. Wonderful creation!
    Hugs and smiles

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  26. This is so unique and gorgeous! love, love, LOVE it!

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  27. Ohhhhh, your spotlighting is gorgeous!! The oval you added to the scene really draws your eye to it, too. :)

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  28. Wow Betty this is a work of art. I Love your beautiful interpretation of the sketch
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y
    :) Kazan

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  29. Simply beautiful, Betty!!! TFS in the Tea Room again this week :)

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  30. You really rocked all those challenges with this gorgeous water scene! I always forget about the spotlighting technique.

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  31. I was Googling the 'spotlight technique' and came upon your Swan card! How beautiful!!!! Love it! :) VERY nicely done! :)

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