Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spotting Flamingos

Hello Again!
For today I am entering the Gina K. Design weekly challenge with a technique called spotlighting. Click here to see more. This previous post shows a similar approach to spotlighting.

I am also entering Always Playing with Paper challenge #27.  I took a different approach to the sketch; I used the spotlighting for the banners and the coconut drink for the additional image. Just wanted to think outside the box (no pun intended.).

Entering Challenges:
Always Playing with Paper #27
Gina K. Designs weekly Challenge (STV15MON12)- Seeing Spots!


Well here it is.. Very fun and very colorful.. BTW I would love that yummy drink!

The color scheme from Always Playing with Paper
and the spotlight technique from Gina K.Designs make a perfect match
Showing the spotlight technique
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
Tropical drink image seems to anchor the sentiment. 
  So this is how I created it:
  1. Stamped and masked the flamingos and the background palm trees using Gina K. Designs 'Aloha' stamp set
  2. This step got a bit tricky at first. How am I going to exactly duplicate the flamingos I just stamped on my card to another sheet of paper so I could color it? Well after a couple of minutes I thought 'of course', the printer.  So went to my printer and made a copy. 
  3. Now the image is ready to color. I used the color palette from Always Playing with Paper. 
  4. Mounted the colored image onto gray paper and added it to the card.
  5. On a separate sheet of paper stamped the sentiment and coconut drink.
  6. Colored the coconut and fussy cut.
  7. Cut out the sentiment and adhered it to the card.
  8. Then lastly, adhered the coconut drink image under the sentiment.
Well that brings me to the end of this post.. Thank you so much for stopping by and do hope to see you soon!

Take care all,


Lesley said...

Hi Shawna! I had forgotten about this technique but it looks terrific here! Love how you used the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the FUN Flamingos and the wonderful design!!! Love this technique!! Please join us tomorrow for an extra fun special The Challenge!

Monika Reeck said...

STUNNING card Shawna woooww I love how you spotlighting that Flamingos and only colored them the one in the middle..clever design and I remember that coconut as I was in Bali for vacation we can drink the coconut really from the tree :) and your coloring the coconut looks like a real one
fabulous card Shawna
Why dont you visit me and see my last is my card CASE ing yours..
and now I am following you per makes me possible to get all your new post and will never lost one :) LOL
hugs, Monika from Germanys

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