Thursday, 10 March 2016

In The Spotlight

When I saw the sketch Jane had chosen for this week's challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches I had to agree, you can't get more clean and simple than this

My only concern is that I think I overuse this design in my CAS cards, so I knew I had to do something 'a bit different'. That's when I remembered an old technique somebody showed me way back, when I had just started crafting. It's called the spotlight technique, where you colour just part of an image to create a spotlight effect.
My chosen image?

I wanted the image to fill the card, so, after stamping onto a card base I trimmed it up real close. I stamped the image on another piece of card and coloured it all in...well, I wasn't sure which part I wanted to 'spotlight'!

Getting the two images to sit squarely was the only tricky part. I cut a black frame and lined the three parts up. I used Promarkers for colouring. I think they are a bit old school these days, but I still love the vibrant colours. As they always leak through to the other side of the card I used some white paper to put a card liner in.

The sentiment is perfect for me, I'm often a 'little bit late' as anyone who knows me will know.
Hope this and the other DT cards over at the challenge blog will inspire you to have a go with our ultraCAS sketch.


  1. Completely amazing - I adore this technique! What more can I say? FABULOUS!

  2. I've never seen this technique before and I'm bowled over, it's just stunning. I love your take on the sketch, it's wonderful. Caro x

  3. Wonderful card! Love this technique an how you used it with the sketch!

  4. I don't know about those markers being old school, but I do know that I love the richness of the coloured image. That's a really inventive use of the sketch. Liz x

  5. You're right - this sketch is a perfect way to use the spotlighting technique! I like the colors you've chosen. Nice job, Louise!


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