Saturday, May 15, 2010

Two Spotlight Challenges

Talk about coincidence -- both the Saturday Speedy's Friends challenge and the Friday SCS Free4All challenge wanted cards made with the spotlight technique.

My card for the Speedy's Friends challenge was made with the brand-new Mark's Finest Papers set called Ladybugs and Carnation. I just discovered that yummy Florida Peach cardstock from Mark's Finest Papers -- and had to order two packages!!!

I stamped the carnation with Palette Noir Black on MFP Snow Storm Smooth and colored it with the palest Copic markers of green (G0000) and yellow (Y0000). I stamped it again and colored it with darker shades, then cut it out with nesties, as well as the orange matted piece. After sponging with Palette Orangerie around the edge of the white cardstock, I added the three sparkly brads and the piece of Basic Grey Ambrosia DP, through which I had woven a narrow piece of ribbon. I matted it with gray.
Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers - Ladybugs and Carnation
Ink - Palette Noir Black and Orangerie
Paper - MFP Florida Peach and Snow Storm Smooth, SU Basic Gray, Basic Grey Ambrosia DP
Accessories - Copic Markers, Circle Nestabililities, MS Border Punch, Brads, Ribbon

When I bought this Thomas Kinkade, I had visions of recreating some beautiful cards I've seen on SCS. WRONG! I could never get the hang of coloring these images. So Friday's Free 4 All gave me an opportunity to use this image on a smaller scale.

I stamped the image onto MFP Snow Storm Smooth with Memento London Fog and trimmed away all the white around the edges. Then I stamped a smaller section and colored it with Copic markers -- sometimes having to guess where the details were. After cutting out the colored portion with a circle Nestabilities die, I matted it with SU River Rock and again with SU Not Quite Navy. I left enough of the card base showing so that I could add the doodles.
Stamps - Thomas Kinkade Foxglove Cottage and PaperTrey Ink Birthday Basics
Ink - Memento London Fog and Tuxedo Black
Paper - SU Not Quite Navy and River Rock, MFP Snow Storm Smooth
Accessories - Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, White Gel Pen, Black Marker


Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty cards! It's nice when you can use one card for two challenges. Totally unplanned! Thanks for joining us again at Speedy's Friends.

Joanne (jojot) said...

you are a 'spotlighting' queen....gorgeous work

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer spotlighting - love that peach!! Thanks for suporting and playing with Speedy's friends my friend - we really appreciate it!

Becky said...

Both of these are gorgeous.

Joanne Travis said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful, Lois!!