Thursday, January 3, 2019

Coldest Day of Winter

     We start a new challenge over at Crafting with an Attitude and our theme is always "Anything Goes."  Our wonderful sponsor this month is Lacy Sunshine (Colour of Love) and I'm using a darling image called Rory's Winter Day.

My colors came from My Favorite Things.

     I decided to do a card using the 'spotlight' technique so I printed the image twice, cut one with a rectangle die from Spellbinders, and colored the second one with my ProMarkers, adding just a touch of sparkle with some glitter on the snowflakes.

     Once colored, I used a circle die (QuicKutz) to cut just the portion of the image where I wanted to focus attention.  I inked the edges of both cut pieces, then layered the colored circle on top of the black and white image to create the 'spotlight.'

     I found an icy-blue card base, wrapped it with sparkly, silver and white ribbon, then added the image.  I printed the sentiment, hand cut it, and added it to the lower section of the card front.  I think this is a delightful CAS design with just enough sparkle to celebrate the cold chill of early January!

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     That's it for today but I'll have another post tomorrow and then I'll be back to my post holiday activities.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie 


jimlynn said...

SO very pretty and I love the way you did the spotlight technique on here too Connie. Love your card!

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning card Connie, must try this spotlight technique, not done it for a long time.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

That image is gorgeous Connie! Love how you've "spotlighted" her on your design too! The colors are perfect for Winter!! HUGS

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the idea of a spotlight on this image, it works so well and so does the colouring and colours.

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful card! I love the spotlight technique! I am going to have to try it!

jeanchaneyaz said...

I love this technique and it works beautifully for this pretty card!

Sarah said...

What a sparkly cutie!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pies. Sarah DT

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the spotlight technique and how you colored the image partially for that affect ...beautifully done. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Creaine said...

This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Cute N Crafty Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

papercraftingprincess said...

I have just the stamp to try this spotlight image on...thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

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Melanie R said...

Great spotlight technique, Connie! Thank you for playing along at the Double Trouble Challenge.

Maria Pilar said...

great colouring and beautiful design
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Donna Ellis said...

Connie, this is one beautifully colored spotlight creation! I love it! The wintry colors definitely get me shivering since we are having below normal temps, but she is so cozily dressed, that I feel all cuddled in warmth! Lovely card! hugs, de said...

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