Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Flower Challenge #16

Spotlight Stamping is the technique The Flower Challenge has called for in their request for #16 ... my friend TaeEun presented this card for her reminder card - it sparked a little stamping this morning - thanks TaeEun!


What I loved about TaeEun's card was the use of a square die for cutting her Spotlighted portion of the image.  I seconded that notion:


Platinum heat embossed onto Bristol paper, this Dahlia from The Ton is one of a few I bought from another card crafter - she left a little mojo inside, right?  The Winnie & Walter tag, and sentiment strip, is from Noelle's Cutaways; a sentiment from Beautiful Lady from Altenew tops it off perfectly.

Thanks TaeEun for the inspiration, and The Flower Challenge for starting our new year off with a fun technique!

=]  Michele

Thank you to The Flower Challenge!



22 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Jaw dropped. Pardon me while I pick it up off the floor! This is gorgeous, Michele!! LOVE that Dahlia, but love, love, and more love what you've done with the center of it. The colors, the platinum, the tag....it's soooo beautiful. A real stunner! Sending snow across to you...sorry.... Bev

Birgit said...

Gorjuss Michele! Love the platinum! Love the watercolored focal point on the tag... Oh my!

artful-notions said...

Good gracious, Miss Michele, WOW! Just lovely... beautiful spotlighted gem!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow, that looks spectacular! Have to pin it!

Petra Swart said...

What a great way to do spotlighting, Michele!!!!! Love the tag and your watercolouring is just great!!!!! Perfect placement of your tag and sentiment!!!! Beautiful!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Aileen said...

Love it Michele, looks fantastic and an idea I will use on my stamp as well. Great way to use a big stamp without having to colour it all. Fabulous look. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

Jeanne said...

Oh wow!! Stunning is the word that comes to mind! Excellent work, my friend!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Swoon. That is all I have to say.

Viv said...

This is so beautiful Michele!, great stamping and I love the shape of the tag and the gorgeous colours you used too.Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Nora N. said...

This is amazing!!! I LOVE your spotlight stamping on this!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Michele! Love the colour on your spotlight!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, how GORGEOUS, Michele! Your Dahlia is amazing and works perfectly with your beautifully colored spotlight! Such a striking design...I LOVE it!!!

Bobby said...

Beautiful colors and watercoloring to show of the center of the Dahlia, Michele.

lostinpaper said...

Seriously glamorous Michele, the highlight colouring is brilliant!

Anita in France said...

Soooo stylish, Michele ... what a stunner ... such gorgeous spotlighting! So ... I'm thinking that song should be going round my head ... shouldn't it? Hugs, Anita :)

TaeEun said...

Thank YOU, Michele! You've made this so pretty! Love the rounded edge of the tag and the sentiment strip! A perfect match!

Kristie Goulet said...

SOOOOO beautiful!!! xoxo

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous stuff Michele. Love this one in particular.

Lisa Elton said...

Holy guacamole is this ever magnificent Michele! What a way to showcase that pretty flower. That tag with the pops of colors is just wonderful!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my goodness ! Your card totally blown me away ! You had the most clever idea with this piece of colored design !! Well done !
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Donna said...

I spy another inspired design. Such talent, Michele. x

conil said...

You know, of course, that the first time I saw this card, I was dumb-struck. It's so pretty and so darn clever with that gorgeously colored tag. Apparently, The Flower Challenge thought so, too. congratulations on your HM win.