Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Arwen has been hostess this week at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.  SDC172 calls for the "Spotligting" technique.  A portion of the stamped image stands out from the rest of it.

I had another sample to post this morning but I wanted to give this a whirl as it was new to me.  My studio was not my own today, as I had a few young students in and out.  I didn't put a lot of thought into this and quickly I dug out my chipboard shapes. My "spotlight" would be a heart.  I had a piece of paper that was layered from excess Gelli Plate printing with soft pastel tones.  I can't tell you why this snow family stamp came to me for this background -- perhaps the colors seems cool and icy to me. 

I stamped the snow family three times; directly on the painted background and on cardstock twice.  I fussy cut the family and glued in place.  I held the stamped snow family image up to a lamp and positioned the heart chipboard behind it to capture my spotlight image.  This portion was colored with Copics.  I thought about leaving the rest of the heart white, but added color in the background to merge with the painted paper.  The green angle of the paint appeared to be highlighting the faces.

The heart image was clear embossed.  I took a thick black Sharpie to blacken the edge of the chipboard.  The chipboard heart was glued in place.  Contrasting paper was added to create a mat. A shredded piece of cotton is tied embellishment to complete the card.


  1. Oh I love this Janet, beautiful background xx

  2. It's fabulous Janet, love it! xxx

  3. Wow, this is so beautiful Janet, I love everything about it.

  4. Gorgeous, love the background and the use of the heart as the spotlight !
    Corrie x

  5. so cute, perfect image to do the spotlighting on.

  6. Delightful "spotlighting," Janet! Love the heart shape!