Water color and Spotlight Technique

Hi again, and hope Monday** has started your week off in a happy way. I'm still dabbling with the Spotlight Technique, trying to achieve a look that makes me feel I've got it right. This one used Zig watercolor brushes, and I'm still trying to find a flower that everyone else is not showcasing! I've come to the conclusion that the image used certainly makes the difference (at least in _my_ hands!). \
Used Strathmore 140# Cold Press w/color paper.

** the scheduled date wrong on this one! Sorry. Hope you enjoyed it anyway. Hope to get my Rudy Day entry posted tomorrow since this one showed up this afternoon.  And thanks to the replies about if you like the product links.

- Winnie & Walter In Bloom - Addie's Garden. Used Mini Misti to stamp in Tuxedo Black, heat embossed with clear EP (helps to avoid line bleeding).

- HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments

- Stitched Rectangle Dies (don't remember which company)

- WOW Gold Pearl EP (love these pearl powders)

- Zig water color brushes, blues, with a light violet for shading, bright yellow for the centers.

- navy mat, rubbed over the edges with Nuvo Indian Gold Mousse

You'll be seeing more of this technique. I'm determined to master it!!!

Ya'll enjoy the day. I'll try to catch up on visiting...having one of my respiratory bouts just at the moment, so a bit slow. Big Cyber Hugs..and thanks for your visit!


  1. Beautiful card. Love it!

  2. Gorgeous Mary :) huggles Sue xx

  3. I think you really have perfected this Mary and the watercolouring is so pretty and that size and shape of flower and the stitched rectangle works well with this technique. Sorry you are feeling a bit under the weather at the moment with your respiratory problem and hope it soon clears up. x

  4. Your CAs is very elegant, love the flowers (I haven't seen them ever) and the fab colours tones, they look great with your blending. Love so much the navy and gold mat,it gives a gorgous touch to the stitched frames and matches perfectly with the golden pearlized sentiment!
    Hope that your respiratory bouts come away quickly! Thanks for your lovely comment on my cat :)

  5. I see that you are getting this technique down and I do like this stamp you used. Your zig watercolor is really pretty and well done. I hope you get over your breathing difficulities soon. That is no fun. The humidity here is really getting to me. Take care of yourself.

  6. This is stunning, Mary!! You've mastered the spotlight technique!! The flowers look amazing!! I love how you've colored them!! Gorgeous!! I hope you are breathing much better soon. Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Love these blue flowers, Mary! You are much further along on this technique than I am!

  8. Look what Brenda started! Now we're all having fun making cards with this technique! I like the flowers you chose and the way you colored them! I sometimes wish the world had more blue flowers like this to enjoy :)

  9. I think this is great! I love the colour and I believe you have the technique down my humble opinion

  10. I would definitely call this a success! Love the colors you used!
    Hope you will feel better soon!

  11. You rocked the spotlight, Mary! I like the stamp you used. I look forward to seeing more:)

  12. Loving what you have done with your stamp, very effective.
    Patricia x

  13. Hi Mary, A lovely card.

    Hope you are soon feeling much better.


  14. Mary you have nailed this technique with this card - it is fabulous! hope the respiratory issues settle soon - they are the pits.

  15. So very effective Mary, looks spot on to me.

    Have a good week.

    B x

  16. Beautiful colouring Mary, love the spotlight technique and the beautiful stamp you have used.
    Hope you get your shot soon.

  17. Wonderful spotlight card with a beautiful CAS look, Mary!!!!! Your flowers are stunning and the simple sentiment is perfect to finish off your card!!!! So lovely!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  18. Hi Mary,
    such a very pretty card, and I love the stamping of those gorgeous blooms.
    Must have a go at this type of thing soon.
    You did make me laugh when you said oops! and you had scheduled it for the wrong day.
    I think they call it senior moment.
    I seem to be getting those myself far too much lately.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  19. What a gorgeous card Mary!! You rocked this technique, and I think you chose the perfect flower stamp for it. Love how you did the opposing corners, you've created a natural line for the eye to follow, love that!! Hope you are having good weather in Carolina, send me some rain if you have some to spare. lol. hugs :)

  20. Interesting the spot light is on top I have always put it under an opening I will be trying this ...............Lis

  21. Beautiful! I love the beautiful pop of blue! I have not tried this technique yet but will have to give it a try.

  22. Mary, this is beautiful! I give you so much credit for continuing working on a technique you found difficult. Looks to me like you perfected it! Love those colors!

  23. Fabulous work and such a pretty card, lovely floral images and beautifully colored, love it, Kate x

  24. Loving your collection of these floral cards. They are all wonderful Mary. I like the blue tones on this one.

  25. I'm enjoying seeing what people make with this technique. I'm sure it will be long forgotten by the time I get around to trying it. I like this card a lot.

  26. Beautiful card Mary, love this flower you chose. It is a wonderful technique and like you every time I think of a flower a dozen others have also thought of it. I did one previously using a Penny Back stamp that was quite a big image and included a butterfly and was very pleased with the end result but I like how you have done the corresponding corners in colour. Looks wonderful

  27. Well you can't complain about this card Momma Mary! The spotlight technique turned out fabulous with this flower! I love playing with the Zigs when doing this technique. lol I just made another spotlight technique card too with the stamp set you sent me! Thanks again!!! Humm, I mustn't have read well last post but I too like the links when people list them. It's easy to forget or not to do it though. Hugs, Brenda

  28. Gorgeous card Mary ... such beautiful and vibrant mix of colours. You have mastered this technique Mary. Great job!! xx

  29. your wonderful card.

  30. So beautiful Mary!
    xoxo Olga

  31. Beautiful CAS card and great technique
    Carol x

  32. So very pretty, Mary ... those vibrant blues are so eyecatching ... they pop so beautifully against the white! Hugs, Anita :)

  33. I cant believe I missed this. I was so sure I commented, anyway its stunning and I love how you did it and your colour choice.


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