Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #59: Round & Round

The current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is:

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Using popped up circles to spotlight parts of a stamped image is one of my fave design elements:



I embossed Stampendous Flower Fields on a piece of watercolor paper and then colored it with a water brush and Ranger peacock feathers and peeled paint distress inks.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts CL544 Big Ticket.  Base card was embossed with a Stampin' Up/Sizzix embossing folder called Fancy Fan as it kind of reminded me of a garden trellis.  All edges were lightly inked with Ranger antique linen distress ink.
Other Materials Used:  Papertrey ink cs, Hero Arts clear gems, Spellbinders Nesties

Hope everyone in the U.S. has a Happy 4th tomorrow!!  We're going out on our friend's boat later tonight to watch some fireworks.  Temps are still very hot here in upstate NY and we're thankful they didn't decide to cancel them :)




17 comments:

Barb said...

Love this, Robin! The peacock feathers ink looks gorgeous on your flowers! What a great idea to use spotlighting for this challenge! :)

Anita Rex said...

Gorgeous! I love this card and how you colored in the flowers! SO pretty!

Lisa said...

This is superb, Robin! I love this technique you used hi-liting the parts! I never remember about that, but it's so effective!

Happy 4th! last year they cancelled firworks here because we were in a big time drought, so this year should be a real treat :)

Lin said...

Really lovely, Robin! The colors are gorgeous, and your idea for the challenge sounds like a winner to me!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous, robin!! love the spotlighting!!

joy said...

Hi, Robin! This is one of my favorite stamps and the spotlighting really makes those flowers pop! Love the peacock feathers ink, too!

Happy 4th to you - be safe!!

Dotty Jo said...

What a lovely effect! Gorgeous card hun, Jo x

Karen said...

Just beautiful...I own and love this stamp and I really like the way you featured it in an unusual way...

Trinh said...

Great technique for this challenge! Beautiful coloring of the flowers. Happy 4th, Robin!

Angie Tieman said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!! Such a beautiful and clever way to incorporate the two circles! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful craftsmanship, Robin!! I love the embossed background and color choices! Your spotlighting is a brilliant design! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! xo

Greta said...

What a lovely card, Robin! I've always liked your spotlight cards & this is another great version!
So glad you like the card & the monograms--I know you'll make something wonderful!

Michelle said...

Robin, this is gorgeous! That is such a pretty shade of blue and I love the textures you added with the embossing folders. Love the flowers you chose to highlight, so effective!

Laurie said...

OH this is pretty! I love the texture! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful flowers on the trellis background, Robin! Just love the spot-lighting!

Maureen Morton said...

Hope you had a glorious - and not too hot - holiday, Robin. It is a favorite of mine. Love this great card with the great textured background. Amazing use of color and I've never done this cool technique. So very effective and eye-popping. Love it.

Brenda said...

Oh this is just so beautifully made Robin! I love that aqua blue color and the lattice texture in the background! Fantastic spotlighting btw!