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Saturday, 12 January 2013


Hello there! Happy Saturday!

Hope you've had a fab week!

Sooooo...its 10am on Saturday morning....that means one thing...its time for a fab new challenge from My Time to Craft! This week we have a technique challenge for you....and I have to confess that this is a new technique for me, so already in 2013 I have learnt something new!!

The technique is called spotlighting....and it gives a rather fab effect.....

Isn't that a fab finish....I think the spotlight really highlights the pretty image.
To create this finish yourself you simply need to pick an image and stamp it twice....the main image you leave black and white. The second image you need to punch out a circle which you'd like to highlight and colour that part of the image. You then frame your coloured image circle and stick it onto of your black and white image in the correct place. Ta-dah!
I'm not sure whether that explanation makes any sense or not! It does in my head.....but my head can be a very crazy place!!
This is a from Kanban, and I have coloured my highlighted part with a selction of pastel coloured Promarkers. I have also added a little bit of sparkle to this part of the image. I then went mad with my pastel papers to create the background, adding the doily and my Happy Birthday sentiment.
To see more examples of the spotlighting technique pop by the My Time to Craft challenge blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my fellow teamies have made....then why not give it a try yourself!
I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant - Celebrate
Pop by these fab blogs to see the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this week!
Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx


Doreen said...

Beautiful the image and fab

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great take on the technique hun, & yay you for learning something new!

Have a great weekend
hugs shell xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Wedgie. great spotlighting I like the image
Kevin xx

Chris said...

It's a lovely card, Wedgie! The spotlighting is very effective -and you explained it so well!!!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

great job!

Marilyn said...

I like this card! That's a great image and I love the spotlight effect!

Pat said...

Super card Wedgie, great image for this technique.

Pat xx

Linda B said...

What a great idea... I love this technique... and your card is lovely!!! I saw this at MIM.

Lorraine said...

Brilliant card Wedgie. Love the image and design.
What a fabulous technique too!
Lorraine x

Kim. said...

Really pretty card, lovely image and beautiful colours and papers.
Kim xXx

Lisa S. said...

Cool technique Wedgie! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

Abi said...

it makes perfect sense to me & it's not something I've ever tried! Fabulous job of it though, it really does highlight the image brilliantly. Hugs xx

Dawn said...

What a neat technique - it looks fantastic. Lovely card.

Hugs, Dawn

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby card Wedgie
Doreen xx

Ann said...

This is such a pretty card - and I LOVE the image!

Sheila said...

Pretty card, lovely layout x