Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Double Spotlight on Flowers

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     Our challenge for May over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun has four sponsors; Dr. Digi's, Julia Spiri, Lemon Shortbread, and Scribbles Designs.   We have a fun theme of "Using Your Favorite Technique."   There are several I really like to use but doing a Spotlight Technique has been a favorite ever since I first tried it.  Recently, I learned how to do a Double Spotlight and I love that even more!

     The image I used is "Flower Pot 2" from Scribbles Designs.


I took my colors mostly from the inspirational photo at


     After the image was printed, I printed a second one and colored only the flowers (ProMarkers.)  I cut it with a Scalloped Stitched Circle die from Memory Box, then cut out the center of that piece with another, smaller die from that same set.  I mounted the center piece onto Pop Dots so that it was raised above the main spotlight piece.  Lining up the spotlight pieces with the black and white image underneath resulted in an out-of-the-box technique also.

     With so much detail from the two techniques, I used a very CAS design for the overall card.  The sentiment was printed, hand cut, and adhered to the background dp which I found in my scrap basket.  I thought the tiny dots in the dp pattern complemented the stitches in the die cuts.

     Challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft
Artistic Inspirations
Card Mania
CAS on Sunday
Classic DT
Crafts Galore Encore
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Dragonfly Dreams
Eureka Stamps
Incy Wincy
My Crafting Stories
One Stitch at a Time
Scrapy Land

     I hope we're going to see you entering the challenge this month.  Just decide on a technique and make something you can enter.  We can hardly wait to have you inspire us.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

32 comments:

  1. Very pretty and cool too! I've never done a double spotlight. I must try. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day.

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  2. This is just wow NanaConnie! First time I've seen double spotlight - I need to try that too! Great inspiration for Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. :)

    Hugs,
    Hanne, DT sis.

    Handmade By Hanne

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  3. What a lovely card, NanaConnie! I haven't seen the double spotlight technique before but will have to give it a try!

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  4. Fabulous card, love the double spot on the wonderful flowers and great colours too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Connie another fabulous card love the flowers have never seen this technique before but it looks just beautiful. Alison xx

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  6. Love everything about this one NanaC! I've never seen the double spotlight technique before!
    While I'm here, can I just say.....
    Thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  7. Love your flower pot card and how you have arranged the image overlays with your die cuts, great work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

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  8. Your card is great
    Thank you for paying with us at CAS on Sunday

    XO Janneke

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  9. Love how you pop-dotted the center of that beautiful image! You colored the flowers perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  10. Fabulous plus! LOVE the look of the dies and image done that way. SO PRETTY!
    Lynn

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  11. Sweet card. I love the pink twine and doilies. hugs, Teresa

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  12. Great spotlight technique card, Connie! I love how you have layered a complex image so beautifully, using your pretty colors! It's fantastic! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful week! hugs, de

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  13. Such a fun technique- I have never seen a double spotlight- that I can remember. Very pretty card!

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  14. Such a very pretty and fresh looking card NanaConnie. Love that sentiment.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  15. What a lovely technique and it works so well with the pretty flowers.Fabulous card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  16. Hi, Connie! I'm back with two other hats!
    (Just FYI about PP - we have been unable to procure volunteers to do the winners - there is simply not enough manpower or time... hope you understand... )
    And now... Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Goes".
    crafty hugs,
    de

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  17. A perfect card for our summertime challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Dragonfly Dreams

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  18. What a lovely card, I love how you layered the image using scallops. Just beautiful pinks. :D Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Deborah DT

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  19. Love the idea of a double spot light. Thank you for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.
    Mary

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  20. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x

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  21. A double spotlight is new to me too. What a fantastic card. Thanks for following our colour inspirataion at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

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  22. This is very pretty! Thanks for joining our ‘CAS’ challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  23. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

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  24. Beautiful creation love the spotlight technique, thank you for joining our challenge at MY CRAFTING STORIES
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  25. Hello Teamie!!
    So happy to see you at Make My Monday!! And let me tell you I love your card!! It looks like a double spotlight technique.. So pretty and feminine. I really like the background paper you choose as well. Oh wait I just saw your bow embellishment...Wow I love this card!! Thank you so much for stopping by MMM.. See you at HOC soon!!
    Cyber Hugs,
    Shawna

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  26. A very pretty card. Thanks so much for joining in with our photo inspiration challenge at Make My Monday and hope to see you again.
    Fliss DT x

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  27. Lovely card! Thank you for playing with CardMania Challenges

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  28. Great card - what a clever idea!

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Helen DT Classic Open Design Team Challenge 

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  29. Sweet card.
    Thanks for sharing at My Crafting Stories, and good luck.

    Hugs,
    Merlina

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  30. Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge, good luck:)

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  31. lovely card! i like how you spotlighted the flowers. thanks for joining us at My Crafting stories.

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  32. Beautiful creation! I love this technique!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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