Thursday, 8 November 2012

MAWTT - Spotlight Technique

Hello!! I hope you are all well this Thursday morning... biggest of hugs to those who are not....it's my turn to host a new Challenge over at...


and I have chosen the theme of.....

'Spotlight Technique'

I think a lot of people are put off this theme because of leaving some areas black and white... so hopefully in this card below it shows that you don't necessarily have to do that... also below is a short tutorial.


In this card I have mounted the circle with 3D Foam pads to make it stand out.... the paper was a freebie with magazine..

If you have never heard of the technique it is really easy....

1. Stamp or Print out the same image twice.... if using digital images make sure they are both same size. 

2. Cut or Punch out a Circle of one of the images.

3. Now you can either leave the circle black and white and colour the other image ... or do the reverse... colour the spotlight and leave the rest of the image black and white.. or you can colour both if you wish... it's up to you... and the main thing is that you have fun!

4. If you mount the spotlight on 3D pads it really makes the spotlight stand out... 


The spotlight doesn't have to be a circle - it could be any shape that you wish....


The technique works really well on tags and I think they look quite cool.... and very quick to make when you are in a rush for Christmas....


I enjoyed making both the card and tags ... I hope that they inspire you to have a go at this technique....

We are sponsored this week by The Crafty Pad 


We were very kindly given some mega cute images to play with and I have used 'Holly Mouse Hanging Christmas Stocking' and 'Christmas Ted Bringing Home Xmas Tree'....

this week's winner will receive 5 digital Images of the Winners Choice or 3 Digi Images and 1 Paper pack.

If you hop on over to MAWTT  there are more details of the Challenge and you can see my Teamies gorgeous creations... we really hope you can join us this week!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

The Crafty Pad Challenge 195  - 'Anything Goes' ends 10th November 2012
Cupcake Craft Challenge 217 - 'Get Krafty' ends 11th November 2012
Bearly-Mine - Challenge 60 - 'Anything Goes' ends 12th November 2012
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes' ends 12th November 2012 
Scrap Creations - 'Do it Digi' ends 12th November 2012
SweetStamps - Challenge 90 - 'Christmas' ends 12th November 2012
Crafty Creations - Challenge 195 - 'No Flowers' ends 13th November 2012
Divas by Design  - Challenge 60 - 'Let's Get Cute' ends 13th November 2012


I can't believe it has got around to Thursday again already...  not long before the weekend! .... looking forward to Strictly and hopefully doing some Crafting... I have some new embossing folders to try out! and I might do a little bit of online Christmas Shopping... the festive season is coming around way too quickly!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and for all your lovely comments! 
Take care and have a good day! 
Love and Hugs

43 comments:

EELS said...

Oh Sue the card and tags are brilliant, I love the spotlight technique and you've inspired me to do one soon.
Enjoy the rest of the week,
Elaine

Pami said...

Hi Sue honey, hope you are ok? Your card is fabby and you are right, I do automatically think of black and white with a splash of colour. Your tutorial is really helpful! Have a great day, speak soon. Pami x

Doreen said...

Fabulous card and tags Sue, love the spotlighting technique.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Sue. It really is a great technique which looks really effective. Thank you for your fabulous tutorial too.

hugs Sue

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love your theme and the cards you have done, The Tutorial is brilliant too, Thanks for doing that for the challenge.

Hope alls well with you, Love Hazelxo

KraftyKoolKat said...

The card and tags are all gorgeous Sue. Love them all. It isn't a technique I have tried but I might give it ago. Lol!!!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card and tags Sue, perfect spotlighting !!
Kevin xx

sassy said...

oh sues this is so cute and love the tut on the circle thingy lol!!!! gret effect...clever you hugs sassyxxxx

May said...

Gorgeous work Sue... Love that Technique... the tags & card are Fabulous... love them all... Hugs May x x x x

chrissy xx said...

WoW! You have been busy Sue..FABulous little tags! LOve all your colours and glitter and one little darn cute bear.
LOving your card too. Such a cutie with those big big ears and your Spotlight Techique..Will give that a try...
Chrissyxx
Yes..Not long to weekend..Me too looking forward to Strictly..xx

Wishcraft said...

Love your cute card and tags Sue, they're all fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sharon said...

This spotlight technique looks fab and a wonderful tutorial. The end result on your card is stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fantastic card & a great tutorial too! Thanks for joining in Tthe Anything Goes @ The Crafty Pad Challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Kathleen said...

Well Sue I have never tried this style, because it is the first time I have heard of it and thanks so much for the tutorial and the fabulous examples you have done. The card is fabulous, great colours and great images. Will certainly try this, even if not in time for the challenge.

Kath x

coops said...

all so gorgeous sue.adorable images and i love the effect of the spotlight ;D

xx coops xx

rachel said...

fabulous spotlighting! Thanks for joining us at the craftypad this time and good luck xx

Teresa Kline said...

these are gorgeous, I adore this technique...hope you have a fabulous weekend!

enjoy *~*

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie hope you are feeling much better now shug. Loving these tags & the card shug you have done an awesome job of the 'Spotlight' technique. The tags are my fave love the colour/black & white images.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Brodders said...

Great card and tags.Thanks for joining in with us at Cupcake - Jane x

Pia S said...

I've never tried this technique before, but will surely have a go at it! Your card is so cute, and love those tags - a great inspiration to see the many possibilities with this technique. Thanks!

June Nelson said...

Wow brilliant hunnie and thanks for sharing the tutorial too big huggies xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mary J said...

That is so clever, Sue! Gorgeous tags and love the sweet mouse card too!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Hellos Ms Sue :) Thank you for a wonderful challenge this week :) My first spotlight card and I throughly enjoyed it! Your card and tag are looking mighty fine too I must add :) Wishing you a great weekend of crafty fun! Thank you for linking up and playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge : ) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

meg said...

Thanks for the tutorial Sue I haven't tried this before and might give it a go when I have a moment. I seem to have so little time to craft at the moment and am posting cards vI made over the last year. Hope you and dad are well and taking care of yourselves hugs Meg

Betka said...

Stunning as always Sue, :)) I just love your wonderful creations!!! Have a good night!
Hugs (:Betka:)

Ira Huberts said...

That is just an amazing technique Sue! Something I haven't seen in such a long time! Your creations just look so cool, really draws attention to the image even more so! Take care, big hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Sue, love the technique, your tags & tut are wonderful. Ooh! sounds like my kind of weekend hun.

Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer what a fantastic selection of creations, amazing work, the cards and tags are awesome, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Bearly Mine.
hugs
lorraine x

jo said...

Hi Sue, love this technique and the fabby image you've used and the tags are gorgeous! Think I might have to give this a go! Hope you're well & have a great weekend planned!Good luck with the online shopping....
...that's on my to do list too!
Hugs Jo x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a fantastic card you have made that fits in well with the Bearly Mine Challenge. Amazing. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Shannon White said...

Goodness Sue!! Your spotlight cards and tags are just Darling!! Such adorable images and I am loving them on the Craft! Wowie! 8-

hope you are doing wonderfully my friend!
Big Hugs
Shannon

cotnob said...

Fab card and tags Sue, and a great tutorial - I might even have to give it a go.
Is that crafty Christmas Shopping you're going to be doing or present Christmas Shopping, just make sure you have fun.
Pauline
x

Margreet said...

Thanks for joining the Divas with this cute card, Sue...great colouring and lovely details! Thanks for your tutorial!
xxx Margreet

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all so awesome hun, I have only done spotlight stamping once and am a little bit hesitant about it, I really should give it another go, thanks for the inspiration. Hope you have had a lovely weekend
Lindsay xx

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous spotlight technique Sue, it's very inspiring, thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

Hope you've enjoyed the weekend!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Sue, wow awesome technique, love the effects done in different ways, hugs Liz xx

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous Sue. Kim

DesignerDiva said...

What a fabulous tutorial Sue and a beautiful card you have made too, sorry I'm MIA this week - I will do better soon I promise!! Really pushed for time I don't know where the days go!!!
Hope you are fully recovered now, it's just one thing after another at this house!!
hugs Laurie xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

What a fabulous technique and you have showcased it perfectly.

I love those little tags very much!!

Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Thank you for joining in my little quiz. Sorry you didn't win :-(

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

Sandra Mathis said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a cool effect, I really ought to give it a try sometimes! Very cute images on both the card and the tags!

Hugz,
Sandra

xxxtglxxx said...

Ooh, Sue! :) Well I love the card and tags, and this is a brilliant tutorial too! Great idea to showcase alternative methods of spotlighting. I always mean to have a go at this, but have never yet managed it! :)

Awesome creations hun!

hugs

xxalisonxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Ooh, Sue! :) Well I love the card and tags, and this is a brilliant tutorial too! Great idea to showcase alternative methods of spotlighting. I always mean to have a go at this, but have never yet managed it! :)

Awesome creations hun!

hugs

xxalisonxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Ooh, Sue! :) Well I love the card and tags, and this is a brilliant tutorial too! Great idea to showcase alternative methods of spotlighting. I always mean to have a go at this, but have never yet managed it! :)

Awesome creations hun!

hugs

xxalisonxx