Thursday, 4 January 2018

In the Spotlight- The Flower Challenge

Welcome to another card for 
Our theme this month is 'Spotlight Stamping'



I began by stamping the poppies onto my card front using my Misti with black Memento ink.  I scribbled onto my non-stick craft mat with my Tombow markers and picked up the colour with a wet paintbrush to watercolour in the background.
Next, I stamped the flower heads onto another piece of white cardstock and punched them out.
I added a loose watercolour wash using my Zigs markers.
While they dried, I stamped the sentiment that I just picked up and then pop dot mounted the flower heads to spotlight them.


Thanks for looking.
Hope you will come and play along with us!

 Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- SOMETHING NEW
Shopping Our Stash- WATERCOLOUR
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Moving Along with the Times- FLOWERS


Supplies
Stamps- Treasure the Moment (IO); Painted Poppies (Altenew)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Zig Waterbrush Markers; Tombow markers
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; pop dots; paintbrush; circle punch (SU)

31 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Karen

gr karin

Susan said...

Love the way you used the spotlight technique! Great idea! Wonderful background wash too.

Daffodil Cards said...

SO Lovely, beautiful spotlight and sentiemnt.
Faith
x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful spotlighted poppies, Karen. I love your loose watercolor background wash and sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I love these spotlit flowers. So perfect.

Craftychris said...

Beautiful! Love the spotlight effect - wonderful! xxx

Pat said...

These poppies are so pretty Karen and the spotlight technique has worked well here. I love the sentiment too. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous. I have not done the spotlight technique in years. Thanks for the reminder.

I am said...

hi Karen wow thats clever love the way you have done this card,its so pretty,well done xx

Brawny said...

Fabulous card Karen. Gorgeous poppies x

Bonnie said...

Beautiful spotlights on your flowers, Karen! I did a spotlight card today. Too bad it wasn't flowers. Guess I need to do another.

Christine Alexander said...

great effect with the spotlight technique. Love it :)

Maxine D said...

Love that you spot-lighted both flower heads :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Ina Grehan said...

Super dooper spotlighting Karen. Love the poppy stamp and fabulous sentiment.

Dortesjs said...

Beautiful ;O))

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Karen, this watercolor flowers are gorgeous, love how you spotlighted both of them in this beautiful card.
The sentiment is lovely and truly makes you think.
Thank you for sharing your card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, I love that one of my THE FLOWER CHALLENGE teammates is playing along with us, hope you come back again real soon.
Hugs.
Maria.

Cara said...

Great card, love those cheerful poppies x

Wendy L said...

Looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card those poppies are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme is Flowers. Hugs Jackie DT

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, it's a beautiful design and lovely colours, Kate x

Ruth said...

This is so lovely. Always love poppies and with the spotlight stamping it really highlights the colours even more xx

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your card is so pretty! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

Aileen said...

Another beautiful card Karen, love the soft colour background and the flower stamps used. Love how you have Spotlighted the poppies.

Hazel said...

The flowers and sentiment are very effective on your beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x

papierelle said...

That's amazing!!!! Love it!!

Amy A said...

This is STUNNING! Love the soft watercolor effect and the "Pop" of color with the pink flowers! Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge this month. We hope you join us again soon.

Amy- DT
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Melissa Bove said...

Fabulous card! Such a wonderful design!! So pretty!! Great sentiment too!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

TaeEun said...

Beautifully highlighted poppies!!! Love the sentiment!

Viv said...

Gorgeous, beautiful , stunning...I am running out of words to describe your amazing cards Karen ;) hugs Viv xx

Linda said...

This is gorgeous ..... I love how you've used the spotlight technique. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Cheetarah said...

Beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for joining the Craft Stamper Challenge xo Cheetarah