Friday, February 20, 2009

Pretty in Purple

Yippee ... I just received my new Crafty Secrets Garden Girls set today and couldn't wait to ink it up! I've had a few challenges printed out and laying on my worktable to do ... so I combined the sketch from Sketches! {by tamara} and the spotlight technique from the CCEE Stampers blog for my card.

This is A-6 in size and even though the ribbon looks purple (drat that camera) ... it is the same purple as the background paper. Why is it digital cameras don't like purple?? Anyways ... this lovely image was so much fun to color. I inked up 2 images ... colored them both then using my circle Nesties, I cut out the section I wanted to spotlight. To make it stand out without adding more weight, I went out around the circle with a gold Pilot marker. The two little flying birds and the sentiment are from this same set. I should have taken a close up of the Birthday Wishes sentiment ... the capital letters are a little scene of their own!!

My designer paper is from the Creative Memories perfect fit purple pack and I've used orchid and purple cardstock to mat my main image. As you can see by the closeup, the spotlighted circle is popped up using dimensional tape. I distressed the edges of the background paper to add a little more vintage appeal. My purple gingham ribbon was purchased at Hobby Lobby ($1.00). (click on image for larger view)
I love this spotlighting technique but don't think to use it nearly enough. Hopefully, I've inspired you to give it a try today! Thanks so much for stopping by and please come back. Have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. this is adorable ... thanks for playing

  2. Isn't this adorable - love the new set, and that color purple and the spotlight - very creative and .....eye-cathching - that's what I'm trying to say. Really pretty card.

  3. Supah cute card Darlene and love how you spotlighted the image...tfs!!

  4. Beautiful! Love how you spotlighted part of the image. My set just here yesterday. :)

  5. What a beautiful card! I love the spotlighting technique with this image! This is such a gorgeous stamp set!

  6. Oh my goodness Darlene! I missed this precious little card a week ago! It is so cute! I love the colors you used...

    Thanks so much for joining our fun! I love coming to your blog..I don't get out much ya know!! Giggle!



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