Sunday, July 1, 2018

It's been years . . .

Happy July 1st Everyone!
My title today refers to a crafting technique which I haven't done in YEARS!  That technique is called the 'Spotlight' technique and, all week I've been wanting to join in the fun over at the Back to Basics and Beyond Challenge Blog where this is their challenge theme.

Finally this morning, after getting all the outside flowers watered, I decided it was time!
Here goes ...


I'm always in need of birthday cards for kids so that was the direction I went when looking through what stamp set I wanted to use for today's card.  The cute image comes from an Inkadinkado set called 'Beautiful Fairies' and my sentiment comes from a Joanna Sheen stamp set called 'Fairy Stamps'. 

Here's a close up of the 'spotlight' panel ...


And, since the sentiment mentioned 'sparkle', of course I had to add some sparkle over the top using a glue stick and Glamour Dust.  My sentiment panel was die cut using the Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Circle dies and I've colored the edge using coordinating Spectrum Noir alcohol markers that were used on the image.




The frames I have used to showcase this sweet fairy were frames that were laying on my work table from other projects.  They have been popped up over my main fairy stamped panel and the spotlight circle has also been popped up using dimensional tape.

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Friends Challenge #87 - Fairy and/or Fantasy
Try It On Tuesday Challenge  - Things With Wings

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week ahead!
As always ...


16 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

What a lovely card project Darlene! I am in awe of it! So pleased you played along with us over at Try It On Tuesday! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much!
Happy start of July!
oxo Susi
(DT- Try It On Tuesday)

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love your spotlight technique. Thanks for joining Back to Basic challenge. ANesha :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah what a super card, love it. The watering was my job first thing today too, the garden is so dry here. Thanks for joining in with us on Back to Basics this fortnight, Hazelxx

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Darlene. I love the spotlight technique, one I need to try sometime. The image is so cute and I touch of sparkle is perfect. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely birthday card for a girl!!! The spotlight technique looks great with the fairy and the scalloped circle! Love the sparkling sentiment too! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your spotlight card is wonderful. That fairy image is so cute and the colors on your card are gorgeous.

creationsnz said...

Great spotlight Darlene, and I like how you've framed it. Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

Rosie said...

A nice card

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Desire Fourie said...

Darlene, this is just delightful. Loving the postage frame around her and the little stars is a lovely finishing touch.
Hugs
Desíre
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful image and card, love your spotlighting.
Thank you for joining us at BBB
Margaret DT

Glenda Brooks said...

Super cute card. Love the sentiment!

Leslie Miller said...

What a cute stamp to use for the spotlight technique (which I've never done)! Those frames you had laying on your desk worked out perfectly and, of course, you HAD to have sparkle. What's a fairy without sparkle? Super cute kid's birthday card, Darlene!

Donna Phelan said...

I feel like this post should also have an audio with a little *ping* lol Super cute, super sweet! I have bought mermaids and unicorns, looks like sweet little fairies like yours will be next on my list! Love how you used the spotlight technique as it really POPS! Cute!

Conniecrafter said...

very cute and like this image for the spotlight technique, the sentiment is great to add some sparkle to :)
I don't think I have ever done this technique.

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful card! I love how you used the panel for the spotlight technique and the sentiment with the sparkle that you added looks amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "fairy and/or fantasy” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)