Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Serene Still Life Spotlight Birthday

Top 3 Pick at Crafting With Dragonflies
Coffee/Tea of the Day - World Market Bourbon Pecan coffee

Hello, everyone! I hope your week has been off to a good start so far.

Please pop back by tomorrow as it's my birthday and we are going to celebrate with some blog candy! hooray! :)

Today's bit of crafty is a card using a technique I haven't done in years! if you haven't tried it before, it's actually quite fun and easy. Spotlighting a portion of your image can be done with either rubber stamps or digital images.

For my project today I am using one of the image from the beautiful "Graceful Still Life" digital set by Power Poppy.  don't forget that they have that great sale going on from now through the end of the month if you use the code COLORINGCHALLENGE at checkout. for more details, be sure to head to either their blog or store. no, I am not on commission, I just happen to think they have gorgeous images. ;) I am trying to improve my painting skills, so these challenge me to try to be better. as with everything in life, we have good days and bad. yesterday was most definitely a bad one. not only did I have horrid migraines and seizures that knocked me for a loop. but whatever I tried to paint ended up in the trash. thank goodness today is a new day with brand new blessings to unfold! :)

anyway, on to my card....

for the spotlight technique, you don't have to, but I did print out my digital image twice. this made it easier for me to line up the image after matting and coloring.

digital papers are from 3 different Prima collections: Almanac, Lucid, and Steel Toe Mary Jane. nothing like being all mixey matchey! :) flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (just had notice pop in my email about a sale going on here, too! check it out!) and Dimco at Really Reasonable Ribbons. the polka dot ribbon and crochet trim are also from Really Reasonable Ribbons. vintage buttons are from my stash. sari ribbon smidgen is left over from making rehearsal dinner invitations. :) you will see those as the date approaches! :) btw - wedding invites have been mailed and are reaching nearby mailboxes. people are letting us know how excited they are! happy happy!!!!  all of the dies are by Spellbinders and my favorite little punch in the world, the banner punch, is from SU!

you can't tell from the photo, but I did stamp "Happy Birthday" on the inside, because this card is going to Ryan's fiancee. her birthday is next week, although they are currently in New York City with their youth group on a missions trip.

I think that does it for me. I have rambled long enough and y'all have been so very patient. :)

much love to all of you! see you back here tomorrow for birthday fun and a card if my mojo comes back after going on vaca as evident from yesterday. ha!

Power Poppy - round and round (spotlight, buttons, polka dots on ribbon & border paper)
Crafting With Dragonflies - ribbons and lace
TTCRD - anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - buttons and bows
Creative Craft Cottage - Eileen's anything goes w/purple option (as a cancer survivor I know how terrible this disease is. my prayers remain with her family & friends. I have added purple to my card in her honor. saw the challenge posted on my friend, Fiki's blog)
CCC Digi - Eileen's anything goes w/purple option (see above)
Morgan's Art World - anything goes
Sparkles - let's be pretty
Retarte - anything goes
Ribbon Girls - anything goes w/ribbon and summer option
30 Day Coloring Challenge - really trying my best to get a little done every day as long as my seizures allow


cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jennifer, a super technique - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Oh I love what you have done with this image. Loving the colours and the design too. Nice work. Looks great.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

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Wynn said...

What a great idea. I might just have to try this with my crafters. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Maria Pilar said...

Gorgeous card and great design. Love it
Thank you very much for joining us in the party of the 4th anniversary of Retarte.
We wait for your comment in the blogs to access the Anniversary prizes
Maria Pilar DT

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty card! Love your colour choices, gorgeous layering, flowers, and ribbon! Beautiful colouring for your spotlight technique!

Arlene said...

I love this technique. Very effective focusing attention on the colored image. So glad you could join us at Morgan's ArtWorld for our ANything Goes challenge.

Fikreta said...

It's very nice card!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh this has a nice vintage flair, very pretty. Diggin the spotlight effect, great coloring. So very pretty.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! this is so lovely, great digital work, love the images and the design. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Morgans Artworld this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith Morgans Artworld DT
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

Morgans Artworld

ChristineCreations said...

This is dreamy and elegant Jennifer! The spotlight with the embellishments goes so perfectly together and this image really can take on that vintage tone. Thanks so much for joining us this month at Power Poppy!

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
Anneke DT

Judy Markowitz said...

What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

Through The Craft Room Door

Unknown said...

Stunning card thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage
Lyn -DT

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Sherry DT for

TRACEY MO said...

What a pretty card love that image.

Thanks for joining us at sparkles monthly challenge

Tracey dt

Cazro said...

A lovely card, I do love the spotlight technique, it is so interesting. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT.