Wednesday, November 5, 2014

STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS' CHALLENGE 172: SPOTLIGHTING TECHNIQUE

The uber-talented Arwen McCullen is hosting the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week, and she is challenging us to use the "spotlighting" technique.  Here's what she has to say:
Hi, Everyone!  Artwork consists of many small details that make a whole.  This week, I would like to see spotlights in your work.  Lift a small detail from your artwork to make it especially visible!
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The spotlighting technique was totally new to me and several others on the Design Team, so our Design Team Coordinator, Kim Howard, shared this Splitcoast Stampers tutorial.  It was simple and easy to follow (includes a video).  

I used the following Stampotique Originals stamps to create my tag today:


Bowtie (Jill Penney and Daniel Torrente)
Stacked Boxes (Roc Nicholas)
Design Cube (France Papillon)


The background was created with Ranger Archival Re-inkers and alcohol.  I also used Ranger Distress Markers to color a portion of my image and a bit of washi tape to ground it.  I used my own handwriting to add the T. E. Lawrence quote, and a short piece of black rickrack to tie it all up.

Thanks for stopping by today and for taking the time to leave a comment.  Both are important to me.  Take some time this week to create your own art.  Details for submitting your work for this challenge can be found here.  At the end of the month, two names will be randomly drawn from all artists and each will win a $30 gift certificate to the Stampotique "store."

Cheers!

22 comments:

  1. Great bookmark, like how you used the stacked books here.

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  2. Gorgeous Tag Kay, love the colours and the stamps you have chosen. The spotlight technique is a new one to me, am enjoying seeing all the different ways the DT have chosen to use it. Great idea to colour just a smidge of your character, looks amazing :-) xxx

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  3. OMG, I love the quote, so cool and I love your use of this technique, it's perfect.

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  4. Love your tag Kay <3
    The stacked books are really cool . Also Bowtie - he's in my Rubberfamily too ;)

    xx Arwen

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  5. It's lovely Kay, design cube is my fav :-)

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  6. Wednesday is one of my favorite internet days, because I get to see what you've created. You have such a great style. Great project Kay

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  7. This is so much fun! Love your tag and spotlite! hugs

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  8. How fun Kay!! Love your spot light!
    Are you back in the saddle with art yet? missyou xo

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  9. This is wonderful Kay, Bowtie looks fab and I LOVE your handwriting xx

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  10. Fab tag Kay, I love how you wrote your quote on the boxes xx

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  11. Oh I love this bookmark and the little quote on the side looks like plasters. Soooo cool. Fabulous Kay.

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  12. Love your tag, Kay. The wonderful handwritten sentiment looks so good on the stacked boxes stamp. Great background and spotlight too !
    Mwah ! Corrie x

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  13. Love your tag!
    So pleased you spotlighted Bowtie, he's one of my recent additions to my stampotique family and I love him
    Love the colours and the background is amazing

    Jools x

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  14. This tag absolutely perfect Kay, and so lovely!!!.... I must remember this technique!.. also the one to do your wonderful bakgrounds using alcohol inks and Archival re-inkers (I don't have these but I have distress re-inkers, maybe I can try with them). I didn't give it a try to it so far that's a pity! Mwah!!

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  15. Looks so funny! This technique was the first I thought of by reading the challenge; it is such a fun one to do! Discided to use different techniques, but this one will be on the holidaycards I think, Enjou your week, Gerrina

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  16. Beautiful Kay and I love how you used the spotlight technique and the words

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  17. Fabulous tag, Kay. Love the spotlight effect!

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  18. Love this Kay. Great use of the boxes to support your quote. The background is gorgeous and I love the spotlight. Hugz

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  19. Oh, clever - I love that highlighted tinted portion, very cool... and another good quote too.
    Alison xx

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  20. Cutest ever boy stamp. I need a lion tamer about now. xox

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  21. Love this tag.. and the technique

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