Monday, March 30, 2015

In the spot light........

Hi there, it's Anja again, hope you all had a nice weekend.

So here we are again for another week of inspiration. Today I have three cards for you showing different ways of coloring and the spot light technique I have seen over at Kristina Werner.

I wanted to create a card with coloring and show you different ways to color and also incorporate a technique. When I came across Kristina's blog several days ago I found out about the spot light technique and knew I would like to use it on my cards.
Ofcourse the cute monsters from big time where perfect for this technique. I was also inspired by my teamie Yoonsun as you can see here.

First you start with a shape on your card to stamp the image in. In my case I choosed a circle but you can also use a square, rectangle or any other shape. Slightly trace your shape with a pencil on your card. Now stamp your image at random over the whole card and make sure that you stamp some images overlapping the shape. Now for the fun part; color your images in the centre of the shape in color and make sure you follow the pencil line. Everything that's stamped outside the shape so at the other side of the penicl line will be colored in soft grey colors.
Finish the card with a sentiment white embossed on black paper and place this on some vellum for more interest. Put some embroidery yarn loosely behind the sentiment and place some enamel dots.

I mentioned before that I would like to show you different ways of coloring.
Well in the card above I used distress ink and watercoloring. I think I like this technique the most for the spot lighting.
Another way to use it is by copic coloring;

I think the effect is not as clear as with the water coloring.
And the third method was using polychromos but I have to admit I just recently bought them and I have to practice a lot and I mean a lot. If it will ever be possible to come near the coloring skills from Anni and/or Christine.


Ink; memento tuxedo black, versafine jet black ink
Coloring; distress ink, copics and polychromos.
Other; white embroidery yarn, enamel dots, white embossing powder.

Before you do the background coloring make sure you erase the pencil line after coloring it's hard to erase. Ask me how I know!!!!!!
If you like me I always struggle with the thread as an embellishment. You can wind it several time around three fingers and you have a nice circle to work with. After taping it down you can pull it in the desired form.

We can't tell you enough how great it is to see all your work with our lovely supplies so please make sure you link up either at the monthly linkup at the sidebar or join in the fun over at our challenge. You have until april 6th 11.55pm CET.
That's it for now have a great week,


  1. Love how you worked the spotlight technique with your different media. And you did an awesome job matching the colors of your different media, too. Thanks for the hint on the thread. I love this kind of embellishment but always struggle with it as well. I'll try your technique next time I'll use a thread.