Friday, January 19, 2018

Spotlight on Thistle

Hi there.

I don't think I'd ever tried the spotlight technique so when I saw that 
The Flower Challenge was asking for this technique, and saw what the 
Design team had done, I thought I'd give it a try.

I'm also going to enter this at
Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge.

And 4 Crafty Chicks
Anything goes with a twist of sympathy or ATG

I'm hoping I can make it into the
Less is More Challenge

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Thistle (Serendipity), Bouquet of Thanks (SSS)
Ink:   Onyx Black (Versafine), Markers (Lavender Lace, SU: Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint, D)
Paper:  Neena, Whisper White Basic Black (SU) 
Other:  Infinity Circle Dies (HA), Smoky Slate Re-inker for splatter


kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie, and you have really rocked the technique!!

JosieD said...

Have not seen the spotlight technique before. Looks so good with this interesting stamp and easy way to make an element stand out.

Jo said...

Perfect stamp for this technique ...which is new to me. You did a great job on that flower, LOVE it! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

It's been a while since I tried this technique too. Just love how you colored & featured the thistle, Bonnie!!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Spotlighting can be tricky, but you really nailed it! Great card!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card here Bonnie! great stamping and love the 'spotlighted' thistle too.Thanks so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope you will be back soon ;) Viv DT xx

Susan said...

For someone who'd never done the spotlight technique before, you did a fabulous job!! Great choice of stamp for it - I think my problem with trying to do it was picking too fussy a stamp. Maybe I'll give it another try before the challenge is over. Love the way the butterfly seems to be lured to the purple thistle!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LOVE that you chose the thistle for your spotlight, such a beautiful card.

JD/ Jill said...

You did a lovely job with this card using this technique!

maria f. said...

I love thistles and I love how you spotlighted this. Your color is just perfect. And makes for a beautiful sympathy card.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful spotlight technique for your thoughtful Sympathy card, Bonnie. I wanted to play, but think I am running out of time. Hopefully the challenge will remind me to try this technique, has been a long time, since I last used the technique. Gorgeous samples by the DT. Hugs..

Marcia Hill said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie! I love black and white cards with a pop of color and even better when the color is purple!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Loll said...

Great work with this technique Bonnie. You nailed it! :) Beautiful sympathy card! xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a great example of this technique. I love the thistle and the delicate way you've coloured it x

jimlynn said...

Super! Love the spotlight card and this one is so perfect. Beautiful!

Ina G said...

Anything with a thistle and it will catch my eye. What a beautiful spotlight card here. CASimply stunning. A girl can never have too many thistle stamps etc. Off to check that stamp out.

Christine Alexander said...

I love the spotlight technique and this card is so pretty. i love this thistle image and it's detail. i might have to get his one on my next serendipity purchase :)

BożenA said...

This headlamp technique looks really beautiful. Your choice to select the element that has been exposed is perfect. The flower looks so beautiful.
BożenA xoxo

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Bonnie: I'm so glad you found inspiration with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE and decided to join in with this beautiful card.
The Thistle is a sweet little flower and I love the way you spotlighted the beautiful bloom.
Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Bobby said...

I love that thistle stamp and it works beautifully for the technique, Bonnie. I'm surprised you haven't tried it before.

Nance said...

Beautiful spotlight card, Bonnie! Love that pop of purple! I'm so glad you played in the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge this week! Hugs, my friend!

Karen Dunbrook said...

oh my goodness Bonnie...I love this!! Fab card mf.
Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge!
:) Karen

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the top pick over at the Flower Challenge with this beauty x It really is a stunner and not because I live in Scotland and the thistle but I love it! x