Sunday, June 5, 2011

Beauty in the Spotlight!

Hi all! It's time for another Bring Back Beautiful Challenge courtesy of Flourishes and this one will put a fun technique in the spotlight! When you take a peek at my creation, you should also know that I'm showing off a brand new kit from Flourishes that is soooo fun! This 123 Create Kit is called Yacht Club and it features a mix of patterned paper from Webster's Pages. Some of it is masculine with a seaside feel, other papers have a floral garden feel and the third paper has a farmer's market feel -- I love the fact that there is so much variety in this kit! You also get all these fun embellies and ribbons too!
Before I get to my creation, I probably should tell you a little bit about the BBB Challenge!

HOW TO PLAY: Beauty in the Spotlight! If you haven't tried the Spotlight technique -- the goal is to make just part of your image POP! For this fun-filled challenge, let's use this technique and 'spotlight' only a portion of your image with color! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creation HERE using the inlinkz widget to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB10. You have until June 30th to enter!

On to my creation! I have to say it's been forever since I've used this technique and it was fun to give it a try again after all these years!

I used the A Guiding Light stamp set and stamped using Vivid Taupe ink. I cut out my shape using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen that I embossed and cut out using my Grand Calibur machine. While my die cut shape was still on, I did sponge on some Antique Linen Distress Ink. And, that was my "canvas" for my spotlight technique! I just used an oval punch and took out a piece of my image and colored it up with Copic Markers. I used B000, R35, Y21, C3, C00, and C5. All of hte papers and embellishments are a part of the new Yacht Club Kit. How easy peasy is that?

Here's a close up....

And that, my friends is it! Be sure to check out the other BBB gals below!

Cindy Coutts
Heather Jensen
Kathy Jones
Laura Fredrickson
Julie Koerber <<< You are here!
Yvonne Hagane
Beate Johns

And, if you want to see another beauty of a sample using the new 123 Create Kit, head on over to Sharon Doolittle's place and give her some love! ;-) She's got a darling and patriotic card using this new kit! See you back here soon....Happy Monday!


KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Julie!!! Love the papers and colours you've used and the spotlighted lighthouse looks amazing!!!

Yvonne Hagane said...

What an amazing creation, Julie! I just love how you did the spotlight!! Absolutely gorgeous.

petra,s cards said...

gorgeous!!!! i love the way you did that!!!
xx petra


Julie, this is so pretty. I love the way you did the light house!

Cindy Haffner said...


Joanna McDonald said...

Congrats are in order!! Your card
is beautiful! I love anything that
has to do with the sea.

Heather Jensen said...

This is fabulous Julie. I love the lighthouse with the cute lobster paper. If I didn't have this paper already I would have ordered the kit. I love the kits we have. Brilliant! :)

Beate said...

Oh Julie, your card is wonderful! I love the sanded label behind the main image. LOVE the image you chose. Very masculine, but beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

The Rubber Maid said...

Great BG paper with the nautical theme of the light house. Great card. Mom

dpkennedy said...

I love that lobster paper! This is a gorgeous card Julie! I love how you used just a part of the lighthouse and made it the focal point!

Leslie Miller said...

Love this! Perfect for the spotlight technique. The papers are great -- especially those lobsters, tee hee!