Sunday 19 February 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Georgia Giguere - Beautiful You

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Sheltering Tree Spotlight Card
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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Georgia Giguere - we are thrilled to have Georgia join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her . 
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This card of Georgia's really appealed to me!  I love the layout with the wide, narrow horizontal panel of colour.  I have very rarely used the spotlight technique, even though I really like the effect (one of life's little puzzles!) so that gave me another good reason to CASE this particular card.
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It doesn't show very well in the photo but there is some pale grey watercolouring on the left half of the panel

I'm completely besotted with the Beautiful You stamp set at the moment!  I love it's flowing lines, the fun colouring it and the way it covers multiple occasions.

Having cut my panels to size (yes, I actually planned this card!), I positioned the long white panel directly onto the Whisper White layer and temporarily held it in place with some washi tape.  I then stamped the image of the lady across the narrow panel using Basic Black ink (very similar to triple time stamping).  I then separated the pieces of card, so the top of the umbrella and her ankles were  stamped onto the large piece and the rest of her was on the narrow piece.

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I glued a Tempting Turquoise layer to the Night of Navy card and then adhered the larger Whisper White piece (with the ankles and umbrella) onto the top.  I stamped a sentiment from the Weather Together stamp set in Basic Grey ink and then turned my attention to the narrow panel.

I used watercolour pencils and an aqua painter to colour the dress, hair and skin on the  image on the narrow panel.  I stamped the umbrella onto a piece of Festive Birthday paper, cut it out and glued it onto the umbrella image on the narrow panel.  I then trimmed away any excess umbrella so that the panel remained straight.

I used the grey watercolour pencil and an aqua painter to add some colour behind the image (although it doesn't show very well in the photo) and then, using Basic Grey ink, added the rain drops from the Weather Together stamp set.

I stuck the coloured panel onto a mat of Night of Navy and then adhered the panel to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals, carefully positioning it so that the legs and umbrella lined up.
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I stamped the umbrella image from Weather Together inside the card and paper pieced it

I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 

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  1. Gorgeous use of the spotlighting technique!

  2. WOW....such a gorgeous card it

  3. I love the layout of this card- in fact, had pinned it even before I knew it was a part of our hop today! Gorgeous!! X

  4. This is Beautiful, I love this stamp set. You have just made it look amazing with the spotlight affect

  5. Beautiful card Stephanie. A great case and I love your colour choice - Tempting Turquoise is my all time favourite colour.

  6. Great CASE! I am yet to try this technique, you've made it look stunning!

  7. love your take on the spotlighting technique! so good

  8. Beautiful card and I love the spotlighting effect. Have a great day!

  9. I have seen this set time and time again but this is the FIRST time I have seen it used and gone OMG I MUST have this set! You have made this layout and technique all your own Stephanie! I MUST CASE this! YES it's PERFECT!

  10. Very nice! Love the blues and the rain. The highlighted area is just perfect for the theme of your card.

  11. This card is beautiful. Thank you from "down-under"

    1. Thank you, Pam! I'm "down-under" too - does that mean we're on the same continent?