Friday, July 8, 2011

Techinque Blog Hop - Spotlighting

Spotlighting - It's not a new technique that's for sure...BUT just between you and me, this it the first time I have ever tried it!
Since I am confessing here, I might as well tell the whole truth...I have never really liked the look of Spotlighting! Boy, is my opinion changing! Here is my first attempt at the technique and I have to say I am very happy with the results.
Since I don't have any experience with the technique, after popping in on the Savvy Projects Blog, I decided not too look at any of the stops on the hop until I made my card. Here is one more confession - I JUST FINISHED about 3 minutes ago. I didn't want anyone else's creative spin on Spotlighting to effect what I would ultimately do with the technique. I can't wait to see more of this technique in action. It's an old technique, but I am sure the fabulous TAC Dream Team has put a new and modern spin on it.
Have you tried Spotlighting? Are you a fan? I would love to see your take on this technique. Grab some stamps and some paper and play along. Thanks for hopping by! Be sure to check out the Savvy Projects Blog for Mischelle's very inspiring Spoghtlighting post.
This card features: TAC New Creation T3492, TAC Maggie SWIC Pattern Paper, Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Rich Cocoa, Dessert Sand and Tuxedo Black Memento, TAC Emma Ribbon, Neutral Bitty Blossoms, Paper Flower from In Bloom Blossoms and Buttons, and Smoothies Kraft Cardstock all available from The Angel Company My card also uses Rust and Dark Brown Cardstock, a blue button, paper floss and eyelet lace trim from my stash.

17 comments:

Angela K said...

Gorgeous!! What a beautiful card, you ROCK girly!! :) This was my first time "Spotlighting" too, and to be honest I didn't like it before either! But it is a fun technique, always good to try new things, you just never know!! TFS

Julie Robinson said...

very pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Danni said...

So pretty!! love all the extra touches you added!

Debra Miller said...

LOVE it Risa!

Donna said...

Very nice card. I like this technique but I thought so few cards were suited to it until now.

thestampingbug said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one uneasy about "Spotlighting". At least for me...it was the self control and how I had to resist the urge to color ALL of the image that is most difficult. Love your embellishments too! Kerry

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - and what a pretty image to use for this technique - it had been a long time since I had done this and forgot how much fun it was!!!

mischelle smith said...

WOW! The color palette is so sophisticated and unexpected ~ love that! This card is just GORGEOUS Risa!

Christine Pennington said...

LOVEly!

Holly said...

OMGosh! SO beautiful! I wanna stamp like you when I grow-up! {smiles} Miss ya, girlfriend!!!

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Beautiful card, Risa. You made a simple spotlighting image very elegant with the lace and bow. Lovely!

Diana said...

Very Beautiful! I am waiting for this set!! you rock with this card!!

Michelle said...

very pretty! This is a tough technique for me and I'm loving all the wonderful ideas you guys are supplying!

Chris said...

Just back from vacation and catching up with your beautiful work! Love the extra details that accent the spotlighting and love how you used Kraft for it!

Maria said...

Absolutely love this card! I love that you used the kraft cardstock. I think it looks antique and vintage which I love.

Kim said...

Sooo pretty! Love the antique feel!

Mary said...

Beautiful Card - so elegant!