August 10, 2010

Asian spotlight


I really like pink with kraft lately if you couldn't tell! *smile* 

This is for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week to try spotlighting as a technique. Although I knew what spotlighting was I had never tried it. I sort of reversed my spotlight because I forgot what I was doing and just started coloring my cherry blossom branch! lol! When I realized what I had done, I decided to just make the spotlight B&W instead. I think it works!

If you want to give spotlighting a try, join us this week at Tuesday Throwdown for a chance to win a fabby prize.

Thanks for stopping by today, do something creative!

33 comments:

Юлія said...

Beautiful:))

Lindsay said...

Oh my Dana! This is so fantastic. I love the circle with the un-colored branches...genious! Great work girlie!

Karen B. said...

So beautiful and stylish!

Sue Ann said...

Beautiful Dana ...... I love how you zoned in on the branch and really made it such a focal point.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

LOVE IT!!!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! Love the Asian theme! The spotlight technique is great for this card! I really love that color combo too! Beautiful!!

Kara said...

the technique works in reverse too:) happy accident! beautiful card as usual!!

Lauren said...

Awesome! I like the "reverse spotlighting" - it's really different! I love the Asian feel to your card!

Lauren

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful! As others have noted, seeing the spotlight reversed with no coloring is very different and very nice.

Courtney Baker said...

This is way pretty Dana!

..::Paulina::.. said...

This is gorgeous, Dana! Love all the different elements!

Keva said...

Spotlighting?!?! I haven't done that in years and it is STILL as fabulous now as it was the first time I saw it. I love this, Dana. This is exactly the way a great spotlight looks. Lovely card..i'll have to use this technique more. It really does look perfect!

Sasya said...

oh Dana this is adorable!!! adore your style!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Hi Dana!! This is BEAUTIFUL! I'm having a Kraft love affair myself lately!!! Love the reverse spotlight!!!

BeeBeebabs said...

Very pretty card tfs!!!

pattylt said...

Dana! Stunning card and I love, love, love how you added the spot focal and kept it uncolored! Very dramatic. Love that bit of paper at the bottom as well. I don't know that I would have ever put those colors together and I just love how well they work. Now I am inspired to try, too!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Super cool, Dana! Usually you see the spot of color, I like how you have the spot of "un-color"! Clever!

IamDerby said...

I love it Dana! The reverse spotlight is genius!

Barbara said...

What a great idea--reverse spotlighting! You may have just invented a new technique! Gorgeous design!

Diane Jaquay said...

So clever of you to "reverse" spotlight Dana! I love this tall card, your design if fabulous!!

BethieJ said...

Dana I LOVE it!!! I agree the BW looks FABULOUS!.. I have never tried spotlighting before! I may have to give it a try! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Belinda said...

Absolutely lovely! Love the concept of the reverse spotlight! :)

Mara... said...

This is really cool, I love the spotlight!

Anika said...

Wow!! I love this! You are so creative!

Amy said...

Dana....I love how you spotlighted part of the image! I think what ties this card together so beautifully are those stitched buttons on the corner!!

Davi said...

Very Cool card Dana, The way you reversed the the spotlight works!!:) The oriental papers and the long card work so beautifully with the cheery blossom and I really like those buttons!!

alexandra s.m. said...

You're so talented it hurts ;-)
I adore your card!!!

Leah said...

Love the accidental reversal of this technique, it totally works, will have to remember that. Goregous card!

Kim said...

Gorgeous card Dana! I love the reversed look. Pink and Kraft looks very nice.

Nerina said...

Love the way you've reverse spotlighted here - so unexpected and fabulous with the unusual card dimensions - amazing Dana!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty!

Jill said...

Well, aren't you clever, Ms. Artiste? :-D Even your "mess ups" are art! Beautiful, Dana!

Jessica said...

Another winner. i love using pop-outs to draw the viewer's eye. And i love kraft cardstock! Often a go-to for me.