Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Spotlight Challenge

Spotlight or Reverse Spotlight is the theme at the Sweet Stamps Challenge blog this week.

I had so much fun with this challenge.  I wanted to use this fun Tulip Bunny image from Sweet Stamps. I stamped it with Memento Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. 
Sweet Stamps has Copic Marker Sets available that coordinate and I used a few of these sets on my card- the flowers were colored with Rosy Reds, the stems were colored using Victorian Greens, the bunny was colored with Warm Shadows and the blue bow was colored using Sky Blue.
I used the Out of the Box technique where part of the image extends outside of the die. The image was also stamped on the Kraft cardstock. The white layer of the image was layered on the Kraft cardstock for the Spotlight technique.  Next, I layered the image on Bo Bunny Vicki Designer Paper.
I added a Zig Zag stitch around the edges in brown thread. 
Next, I die cut and embossed the solid cardstock with the Anja Corner die cut. As a final touch, I used the Fence, Bird and Birdhouse dies from THIS set for the fence and the bird. I made the fence with a door that was a little ajar..... the white cardstock was sponged with a little Antique Linen Distress Ink so it would coordinate better with the DSP.

  I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Spotlight/Reverse Spotlight Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

  Challenges for my card:
Kaboodle Doodles- Circles and Squares
Totally Stampalicious- Critters
2 Sisters Challenge- Spring is in the Air
CMC Copic Challenge Group- Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle- Bunnies
Catered Crop- Stitching
Dream Valley- Easter
Our Craft Lounge- Spring
Tuesday Throwdown- Out of the Box

Thanks for stopping by!


kiwimeskreations said...

Very cute, Shelly and I love the way you have used the 'out of the box' technique.

Tamara Morton said...

Beautiful card Shelley, loving the little fence

Stacey Adams, SweetStamps.com said...

Pretty card Shelly! I love the way you've spotlighted Tulip Bunny, and the Marianne dies and stitching are fabulous!

jonim52 said...

What an adorable card and that fence is great!

Larisa said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful image. Love . Larisa

Tracey said...

This is a fabulous card Shelly, I love the LO & that image is so cute :)

Unknown said...

Very sweet using the Tulip Bunny as your spotlight!! Love the coloring and the fence!

Marilyn said...

Fabulous technique Shelly... I've seen these spotlight cards before and never really wanted to do one until I saw yours - that's a great image and I love the technique!

Unknown said...

Shelly I just love what you have done with this little Bunny!!!! Wow such an adorable card!!!! Love the fence too!!!!! Wow!!!

Debs said...

a fabby card..thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley..hugs Debs x

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute and fun and is one of my favorite techniques. Love the fence at the bottom too.

jimlynn said...

love the spotlight on this little guy! Such a cute, cute, card - and love that fence!

Jingle said...

This is super sweet!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful coloring on the Tulip Bunny. Love how you added the corners, fence and little bird.

Dawnll said...

Your coloring is wonderful on this cutie!
Love all the details with the die and stitching
Such a beauty
Have a sweet week

Tammy said...

Love it Shelley! Great touch to have a swinging gate.

Pam Sparks said...

Hi Shelly! Adorable bunny coloring and creating... super cute scene!

NanaConnie said...

Terrific spotlighting, Shelly, and great out of the box technique! You need to enter this at Tuesday Throwdown this week for "Out of the Box." :-D

Shannon White said...

Aww this is So Sweet! 8-) Love your Darling image and Loe that you used the spotlight technique and the out of the box technique! The picket fence is such a perfect touch too! So glad you could join us at Tuesday Throwdown! 8-)

Janette said...

Your card is just adorable, very sweet, thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Shelly - What a great idea - coloring the bunny inside the circle really makes it stand out - great way to highlight and draw attention to your image!

Cheryl said...

So, so cute! I love how you spotlighted the bunny & flower. The fence is the perfect accent.

Michele Spera said...

Adorable card you've done here:-)Thank you for joining us at CMC

~ Kendra ~ said...

Adorable card, I just love this image and what you did with it!

Shari said...

So cute and lovely!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley.

Lynn Stevens said...

So adorable Shelly ,Love the little fence and your bunny is as precious as can be!
hugs Lynn

Joynana said...

A really cute card, but I love the fence. Wonderful. Thanks for joining us for 2 Sisters spring is in the air challenge.

Anonymous said...

Totally adorable card. I love the fun combination of techniques you used on this, and that sweet bunny image. Thanks for sharing this at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)