Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spotlighting and Silhouettes

Today's Speedy's Friends Challenge was issued by Geri, and she wanted us to make a card/project in which we spotlighted on an animal.  I used the Lady Bugs and Carnations set by Mark's Finest Papers.  I love the spotlight technique and really should use it more often.  There are so many possibilities.  I also used my Copics, my Nesties, a border punch by Martha Stewart, and an embossing folder for the background.  A touch a piercing and bling set it off.

Now please be sure to visit the Speedy's Friends post on the MFP Blog to see the other animals spotlighted by this fabulously creative team.

Silke Kittmann is our hostess for the Crazy4Challenges this week, and she created a fabulous sketch for us to use.  I used this fabulous silhouetted image from Flourishes.  I 'just had to have this set' and yet it has remained a 'virgin' for a long while.  Well, that has ended today.  I am also going to enter this into the Flourishes weekly challenge as it was to use an uninked, unused image before today.  I also used my corner rounder, a MS border punch, my piercing tools, Prima Flowers, SU round punches, embossing folder, and black pearls.
If you are like me and can't wait to see what outstanding creations the Crazies made with this sketch, be sure to visit our blog.  You can also use my sidebar to visit the blogs of the individual members of both these fabulous teams.

22 comments:

StampOwl said...

gorgeous cards

Silli said...

Wonderful cards Joanne...

Colleen Dietrich said...

Joanne, I never thought to use a butterfly as an animal...I wish I had! I'm not liking my sample much at all, but I love yours!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh WOW!!! These are both just AMAZING, Joanne!!!! Absolutely incredible creations!!! WOW!!! (did I say that already?)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful highlighting! Great job with the sketch too!!

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW Joanne I always love see your GORGEOUS creations!!~

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Both cards are fabulous, Joanne!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hi there, my sweet friend!! Your cards are absolutely STUNNING!!! WOW, that first one is colored so beautifully and that butterfly landing on the flower and the second one....oh, I love the silhouette stamps and those sweet little roses. No, wait, the embossing and that punched lace border....and.....oh I believe you get the point this is all around a masterpiece!! Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Sabrina

gramig05 said...

Your card is awsome love how you high lited the flower!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both of your cards are so bright and cheery! Love them!

Vicki

Barbara said...

Very pretty, Joanne! Love your bold colors!

Lynda Benden said...

These are both amazing Joanne! I love how you did the spotlight technique with the butterfly image and the silhouette, oh my gosh is it gorgeous! What fantastic colors!

Joan Ervin said...

Joanne...your cards are both gorgeous!!!! The spotlighting on the flower with the butterfly is sooo pretty and I love your sweet little silhouette on the second card!!!! Fabulous colors and details on both, gf!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

JoJo, you continually blow me away with your stunning designs. GORGEOUS cards in color, sketch, textures, and embellishments!!!

Benzi said...

Joanne, I always know I'll see some beautiful cards when I come to visit your blog. Beautiful job with the spotlight technique and the other card is just so sweet..love those pretty roses.
Thanks for posting my blog candy. Good luck!!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS cards Joanne! Love them both...hugs ~S~

redwasher1 said...

Wow!!! Your card is awesome!!! All your cards are AWESOME!!!

Betty Wright said...

Joanne, both cards are gorgeous! Beautiful colors and design! Love the spotlight and silhouette design! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

Dee Jackson said...

these are fabulous!! I love the layout and overall design of the wish card. Thanks for playing in the FTTC this week:)

Makiko Jones said...

Joanne, both cards are soooooo pretty!!! Fabulous spotlighting for the first card and beautiful color combo for the second card! I love the embossed BG you used too!
Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Jo! I'm glad you finally decided to get that set inky for your C4C card AND for Timeless Tuesday! That's one of my favorite sets, too!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So pretty!! Love them both.