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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Spotlight Stamping for THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.....

Hello everyone: Before I continue, I want to thank all of you sweet ladies and gentlemen, who visited my blog and left such sweet comments this past 2017, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and I hope you continue to do so on 2018.  I want to wish all of you a year full of Health, Joy, Peace, Love and Prosperity. Big hugs from my family to  yours.


My teammates and I at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE want to launch this brand new year with a fun challenge for all of you to play with, we hope you get some of your beautiful flower stamps and join us in our gallery.
Spotlight Stamping is a fun technique in which you stamp your image and then, color only some parts of it. You can do it directly on your panel or, stamp the image again and select what part or parts you want to  highlight and then, die cut them.  This is what I did on my card so I hope it inspires you to give this technique a try. 


I stamped this old Flourishes image from the set called "Picking Wild Flowers", on a piece of white card stock with Stazon black ink and then, I stamped the parts I wanted to color on some scrap watercolor paper, just so I can use my Sakura Koy watercolor on them, easy peasy. 
Then, I die cut both parts and attached them to the panel with foam adhesive squares.
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I always finish the inside of all my cards, this saves me time when I mail them.
The sentiment is from another Flourishes set called "Gerbera Daisies" and it's one of my most favorite friendship sentiments, the words are so true.
The little flowers are from the first set.


So, I hope you come and play along with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, on this our very first challenge of 2018.  For more inspiration go to the blog and check out my teammates amazing projects, visit their blogs and leave them some comment love.
Please READ OUR RULES, they are easy but important, and also, please include our banner on your blog post when you upload your card to our gallery.

Thank  you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


12 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Such a beautiful stamp. I love anything Marcella draws. Even partially colored it's just gorgeous and, oh, my word, the little bit of coloring you did is divine! I really like the squiggly stitched die you used to cut the panel, too. It's different from others I've seen. Brilliant, Maria. Happy new year!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous spotlighting! Happy New Year to you, Maria!

HJ said...

This is a new technique to me. I love your card and the bright colors you chose to highlight. Very pretty. Happy New Year!

Mary Fish said...

Love the contrast and color with the black and white. Pretty!

Anita in France said...

Those pops of colour in the spotlighting are gorgeous, Maria ... such a wonderful contrast with the crisp outline! Thanks for your visit and sweet words ... hope you're staying warm! Anita :)

Brian King said...

I love how you've spotlighted portions of the image. Beautiful!

Ruth said...

What lovely pops of colour for the spotlight, Maria. Really love how you pick such pretty colours for your flowers xxx

Aileen said...

Maria, another beautiful flower card, love how you have spotlighted the flowers from this stamp. Such a beautiful stamp too and as always perfectly finished off with the sentiment inside.

Karen D. said...

so beautiful mf...love the colours and that wonderful image.
xx Karen

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card again Maria, love that bright pop of colour on the flowers. Your colouring is amazing as always too ;) hugs Viv xx

TaeEun said...

Beautiful coloring, Maria! You did an amazing coloring on the flowers and the butterfly !Love the bright colors!

Bonnie said...

Love these fun, bright colors, Maria, and that you have 2 spotlights on this card!