Sunday, 10 July 2011

Inky Fingers at Sentimental Sundays



Hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)  Today's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Inky Fingers" (unconventional stamping, materials or techniques - with a sentiment).  Well this really got me thinking, I was going to do some distressed sort of vintage creation but as you can see that didn't happen lol (I just can't stop making pretty & girly cards at the mo lol).  

So I decided to try the "Spotlight" technique which (I believe) is where you stamp an image twice, leave part (or most) of the first image uncoloured & cut out a section (any shape) of the second image, colour it & line it up with the first image (or I guess you could do it the other way round) - anyway that's what I did.  I love this cute stamp from LOTV & I coloured part with ProMarkers, the papers are Papermania "Sweet Nothings".  I did some machine stitching & used my cupcake border punch for the first time, finishing off with lace, flowers, pearls & a greeting.  I hope you will get your thinking caps on & give this challenge a go.  Don't forget fab free sentiments every week.

The challenges:
Stamps R Us - There Was a Little Girl...
Creative Craft - Pretty Blossoms
Simon Says - A Stitch in Time
Pollycraft - Celebrations
Papertake -Anything Goes
Wags 'n' Wiskers - Birthdays
Charisma Cardz - All About Flowers
Penny's - Birthdays
Ladybug - Summer Birthdays


16 comments:

Kristel said...

That is a beautiful card Tracey!!
Hugs Kristel

Jane said...

You do pretty n' girly well...love that technique idea...very effective xxx

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card, and perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.
hugs Marilyn

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just so precious! and such an adorable image! don't you want to sit down and join her?! :)

Jolanda said...

awe Tracey,have I ever seen something so sweet.....YES well now over here on your blog!!!
I love this card!!
sweeter that sweet!!
xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow - love the spotlgiht technique .. what a pretty card
Thanks for joining us at LCI this month
Lisa x

Anita said...

This is beautiful Tracey. Love your spotlight technique and the cupcake punch is so cute. Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft celebrations challenge.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Tracey, fab image and brilliant details.
luv
Debby

Cheryl said...

Your card is adorable! I love the cupcake punch. The spotlight technique works perfectly with your card.

Joanne Gilch said...

Beautiful spotlight card. did you get INKY? hugs, jo

Alysha said...

WOW what a fab card - Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges, hugs Aly xxx

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Hannah Clark said...

You know, I've never seen a spotlight card that I liked - - - UNTIL NOW! I absolutely LOVE it with this sweet little girl! Beautiful! I love all the die cuts too! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

Kathy said...

How adorable. Love this image and the spotlight technique looks great. The cupcake border punch is perfect, too.

dragonllew said...

Great card thanks for joining our Pretty Blossoms challenge at Creative Craft Challenge hope to see you again next time.
Jenny x

Pami said...

Hi Tracey, what a pretty card, I just love this image and the colours you have used are so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this month, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Julie said...

Brilliant spotlighting and such fab colouring Thanks for joining LCI,hope to see you again,Julie.x