Friday, August 21, 2009

More Spotlight Technique

Here are more of the Spotlight Technique that was mentioned in the last post. My first classes are tomorrow and I'm sure the girls will love the clean and structured style this technique has. Also another good excuse to just simply stamp! So drag out those Twinkling H2O's, the old Tombow markers with your blending pen or even the container of those cracked and broken stamping chalks and get colouring!!!

I thought I'd show you what the page in the book looks like with the atc's attached to it. On the left hand side (where you can't see) there is another page the same size with the instructions attached so each page has instructions and samples for every technique. Click on it for a larger view. The size of each page in the book is 8" wide x 6" high.

"Mere Illusion"... (face stamp by Cherry Pie, scroll stamp by Joyce from Paper Forest)

"Nature"... (yep, here's that pesky dragonfly stamp again, Stampers Anonymous. After adding the colour I've also used the Frosted Lace Stickles over the wing and the blue circle area, nice & textural but without "in-your-face" glitter.)

"Clarity"... (Babs55 has corrected me on the maker of the stamp below (thank you!). I had originally said it was Zetti, though it is actually another Stampers Anonymnous stamp. The Diamond stamp down the left is another Stampers Anonymous.)

"Renew"...(Now this stamp IS by Lost Coast Designs. This is that reverse style of spotlighting I was talking about in the previous post where the colour is applied to the whole image, then the extra piece that is added over the top of the existing image has no colour on it at all.)

"Pause"...(Same stamp as above with just the face being coloured.)

If any of my students are checking my blog before class tomorrow, please be gentle with me....I'm suffering a huge, red, pulsating, throbbing.........ear-lobe!!! After having my ears pierced 35 years ago, NOW I get an infection! So it's antibiotics & antibiotic ointment for the offending lobe and that's obviously going to create a huge globby, oily mess on the right side of my head as the ointment won't possibly stay where it's supposed to. Maybe I should wear a hat? Nah.....I'll just complain loudly, they'll be "extra nice" to me. ;-) (Actually, they always are....but you didn't hear that from me!)


babs55 said...

Yours is my absolute 'favoritist' blog!!!I have lurked for about a year and gone through backwards and forwards so many times. You are a gifted artist and I thank you SO much for sharing your art with all of us.

The eye guy is also a Stampers Anonymous (in the circus section).

Barb said...

You've done it again.!!...fantastic work my dear!
BTW...what are Frosted Lace Stickles???..and where can I get them?

Jen Crossley said...

These are totally awesome Kelsey.
I hope your ear is better

Gaby Bee said...

Your work is just so inspirational. All cards are beautifully done.
Gaby xo

Sam Marshall said...

I love these ATCs! This technique looks fantastic, definitely something I'd love to try.
I hope your ear is much better.

Barb said...

Hey Kelsey ..there's an award waiting for you on my blog....hope you accept it.