Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Amber's Crafts & Stuffs #4 Challenge. A New Technique.

I love trying new techniques, it what the challenges are all about afterall....learning and stretching ourselves. I've learnt so much in my few short months in blogland. I've wanted to give this Spotlighting Technique a try for a while so with our new challenge over at Amber's Crafts and Stuff being to Try A New Technique...I couldn't hold back any longer could I.  I really love the look it gives to a card.

It was my very first time using a crop-e-dile too, which is why you see the little ribbon embellishment next to my's to disguise the hole I cut in wrong place : D!!!
 I've used the adorable little Housemouse stamps again, and coloured my second layer in slightly darker colours to make the 'spotlight's' pop a little more...I also outlined them in red promaker. My images are coloured in pencils crayons though...just for a change.
As you can see I've used another of  my crochet roses, and gave it some crocheted leaves and a couple of tendrils too. 

Below is the sketch I used.  I've got this labeled as Lynns Sketch, it's by Quirky Crafts Challenge, and ran a few weeks ago. 
Now I'm sure you all  have a technique or two you've been itching to have a go go ahead and join us in the challenge here 

My Receipe -
Image ...House Mouse Designs
DP's and Sticker Sentiment - Craft Creations
Colourant - WH Smith Blendable Pencils
promarker to outline.
Ribbon & eyelets - Stash 
Sketch - Quirky Crafts
Crochet flower - Handmade.

A few Challenges I've entered...

Claudia & Co - Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with optional  Something New (technique, Papers, Cop-e-dile)
The Stamping Boutique - Handmade Flowers 
Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Days Away - Spots and Stripes
Marks Finest Papers - Spotlight an Animal on Your Card
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spots and Dots 


KristensCreations said...

I love the technique you used here Lin! I'll have to give it a try some time. It really does pop and your coloring is great.

dj1952 said...

Wow! Linda this is gorgeous! I love red, my eyes are just drawn to it. You did such a wonderful job with the technique also. It is fun to learn new things. Hugs, dj

Crafty_Fairie said...

Just stunning your colouring is perfect thanks for sharing your design with us at OSCC this week.

Kerry x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

What a lovely card , Lin!
I love all that RED!
And the pic is so sweet - I know this techique, but never tried it myself - but I should!
Like your colouring and most of all: your rose!!
( The sentiment is just perfect, too!)

Dionne said...

Linda your card is so beautiful, I love your take on the spotlight. I'll have to try because I have never done it. It's so nice that you stopped by my blog. I love to meet my spiritual sisters from all over the world.
Agape Love

kadie said...

Fantastic card, Lindy! So sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us for the Claudia and Company Challenge! said...

I love it:)

Dorcas said...

Lovely card Lin and I'm so jealous of your rose leaves! Mine are as naked as a baby's butt! LOve the micies!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great technique Linda and love the red! It is very striking! Love House Mouse too! Fabby job!

Tammy Miller said...

Wow what a great card, I just love it and a wonderful image as well! Thanks for joining us at CTB for our anything goes challenge!

Anniebee said...


As always, your card is just beautiful! Very interesting technique that I haven't seen before... I really like that! I love the red and white too. And who doesn't love the little house mouse? Wonderful!


Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends! You got the challenge done the way it was supposed to be! You did a fabulous job!

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love the flower.Thanks for sharing with us at

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Tiya-B said...

Great card and I love the zigzag cuts for the spotlight.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

redwasher1 said...

Your card is awesome and cute image!!!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Speedy's Friends.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such a pretty card Lindy! I just love the spotlighting technique. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Miranda said...

awesome card Linda, love the crochet flower and the use of spotlights that looks really fantastic
thanks for joining the TSB challenge

Ann said...

wow I absolutely love this card. What a great technique - I've seen it done with plain circles before but I think the spiky edge gives it even more oomph. Love it.
Ann xxx

April said...

Beautiful card. I just love your coloring and fatastic crocheted flower! Thanks for joining TSB challenge!

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous image. Thanks for joining in this fortnights Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

Anonymous said...

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