Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Spotlight on the Bridge

Funny how I did not use this set for almost 5 years and now I LOVE it!! Well, I always loved it, so I am really not sure what I was waiting for! Anyway, here is another version of my Cracked Glass card.

I had purchased these circles from CTMH with full intention of using them for the spotlight technique. (I will not disclose how long ago I made this purchase, for fear it will really showcase my hoarding problem! But I will say I have not had them as long as the stamps!!)


To get the color only in the area where I needed it to be, I punched a 1 1/4 inch circle out of some scrap paper. I used the paper with the circle hole in it as a template, laying it over the image and colored within the circle. It worked out really well!

I really like these circles, because they do seem to pop the image!

When I proudly showed my creation to DH, he asked "aren't you going to color the whole thing?" **sigh** I don't think he will ever "get it"!

Stamps: Changing Seasons and Sanded (SU)
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, SU ink pads for Watercoloring with Aqua Pen, Versamark
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Really Rust, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Copper Brads (CTMH), Hodgepodge Hardware and Old Olive Ribbon (SU), Ticket Corner Punch (SU)

10 comments:

scrappinmominky said...

I love this card and how the circle area is highlighted.

CathyRose said...

This is a really cool technique and you executed it perfectly. Lol, re: your DH's remark. I get stuff like that all the time too! That is why we need friends that make cards too!

Tegan said...

spotlight's look awesome! love the ribbon on this :)

Heather said...

I really like this card! It looks so awesome! LOL at your hubby's remark! Mine does the same thing!

thescrapmaster said...

That is such a cute technique! Thanks for sharing it. I can't wait to try it out! I understand the hoarding (ahem, I mean collecting). . .

~Samantha

gale said...

What a pretty card! I have some of those circles too-from making memories or something. I'm sure they're at least as old as yours and I am not even sure where they are! lol. Funny about your dh-mine would probably say the same thing.

fishlips said...

This technique is wonderful looking I just love the spotlight on the image...I really want to come to your house and take a peek at all your stamps...I'm really loving this one too...

Rachel Brumley said...

Very, very nice! I like the spotlighting.

I am looking for this stamp set - do you know how much it orginally costs?

Thanks

jennifer said...

So creative! I love the idea of only coloring that one area, it looks really cool like that. I laughed out loud at the comment about your husband- it's so true!

Traci said...

Cool card! I really like your idea and the technique you used. That is a good stamp to use it on.