Saturday, June 11, 2016

JUST US GIRLS #347 - Trend Week

Good morning all! We have a fun new challenge at JUST US GIRLS starting today. Nancy is your hostess for Trend Week and she's picked the Spotlighting Technique for you to play along with. I don't think I've ever tried this before now, but I'm certainly glad I did, since it was a lot of fun! Most of the ladies went with a floral theme. Me? I thought a big fish about to eat a little fish might be fun to spotlight. Here, look:

I'm (slowly) trying to use the stamps I've been hoarding for years. I think I scored this Dylusions set at Tuesday Morning for only $5.00 back in February, and it's the first time I've used it. The grungy alpha set I used I've had for over two years, still wrapped in cellophane. Gathering dust. I finally fixed that. (wink)  The spotlighted circle is colored with Spectrum Noir markers. Then I decided it needed some subtle waves, so I pulled out a wave stencil and carefully sponged Mermaid Lagoon DI around the images. 

This was a lot of fun to do, so I do hope you find some time to play along at Just Us Girls! Do yourself a favor and visit the blogs of my teammies to see their projects, and also our Guest Designer, Cornelia, and leave them some bloggy lovin! Remember, that if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our June challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of August! Good luck and have fun!

I'd like to enter this at:
Happy Little Stampers - June ATG with dies
Addicted to Stamps and More #197 - Make your Mark

Stamps: Dylusions - Under the Sea; Studio G - grungy alphas
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Mermaid Lagoon
CS: Bazzill; Crafter's Companion
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; SB - Std Sm and Lg Circle Nesties; Faber-Castell Artist PITT pen; Simon Says Stamp - wave stencil; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares


Nancy said...

Love your card....fishy and all! Good for you for breaking out those never used stamps before! I have had my stamp for at least that long! Have an incredible day!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome sea spotlighting!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love your underwater spotlighting scene! Such a fun image!

Unknown said...

Very creative and beautiful card and design! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
Kamila DT

Lindsey said...

Awesome use of the spotlighting technique! This little scene is so fun... except maybe for the small fish! ;)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Awesome spotlight! I love that you used a sea image and the coloring and sponging are perfection!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a fun little scene! Makes me smile! So glad to be GDT with you this month!

Helen Gullett said...

What a fun card! Love that highlight technique.
Thank You foe playing with us at HLS Anything Goes With Dies this month!

Donna said...

Such a cool card Chris, love how you have the accent of colour over the black and clever! :) Donna ♥ x

Mac Mable said...

Fun card and very clever x

Judy Woodland said...

Your card is such a hoot - really great take on spotlighting. Love your coloring and layout. This is just GREAT!!

Bobby said...

Way to think out of the box, or in the circle, Chris. The fish look terrific spotlighted like this.

Audrey Pettit said...

This is so, so fun, and SUCH a perfect use of the spotlight technique! You ALWAYS, ALWAYS make me smile!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

A brilliant technique - one I mean to try. Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.

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