Sunday, July 10, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - SpotLIGHTing on the Savvy Projects Blog

Hey all - another week is gone already - WHERE does time fly?

 On Friday The Angel Company featured a "Technique Blog Hop" using "spotLIGHTing"  I haven't done this before but it looked like an interesting challenge so I thought I would give it a try....I knew right away what stamp I wanted to use.  The "Relax and Fish" stamp that is a new release in our brand new Inspiration Book and Catalog.  This is also great timing to get a birthday card done for my hubby's b-day next month.  I love this stamp and you will see below that I did another card with it too....This is a great masculine stamp and even though it looks complicated to color it is very easy because of all the built in shading with the stamp itself!

Here is my try at spotlighting - You can't see it in this picture but I did put a little bit of paper glaze on the water in the spotlighted area to make it shine just a touch.  Kinda like it actually but think I would emboss my main image next time to make it show up a little better.  But since I am still working on my dining room table and most of my stuff is still in the garage in crates I figured this didn't turn out too bad...

Here is another one that I did with this same image.  I really like the way this one turned out.  I used some of my scrappers floss on the bottom with the button (that is now discontinued but have to use it up anyway :)  I can see that I will be making several masculine birthday cards with this stamp for male members of the family!

Check out the rest of the Technique Blog Hop here Savvy Projects Blog . and see more great examples.  And then get out your supplies and try a card for yourself!

Stop back this week and see the fun stuff that we are doing for Christmas In July - a full week of Christmas Ideas to cool you down!

12 comments:

Chelsea said...

nice take on this Mary!

Chris said...

Nice work on both cards - they both look great!

Angela K said...

Beautiful cards!!

thestampingbug said...

Beautiful cards. Dining room work? I bounce to my dining room table when I don't feel like cleaning up my stamping table!!!

Kerry

Debra Miller said...

Beautiful Mary!

mischelle smith said...

This is so nice Mary! Both versions are great!

Julie Robinson said...

both cards are just GREAT! I love these Blog Hops!

Maria said...

These stamps are beautiful with this technique.

Diana said...

Love what you did with both cards, they are great!! I understand you, I am in your same situation!!

Risa said...

I love both cards! The subtile image and colors of the spolight card are calm and relaxing and your coloring and embellishments on the second card make it POP!

Laurie Unger said...

Great job with the technique! I wish I had the time to play along!

Kim said...

Great masculine cards Mary! It so nice to see you posting again!