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Mar 3, 2019

Penny Black and More - March Challenge

It's the first Sunday of the month and it is time for our March theme at Penny Black and More challenge! Our fun theme this month is "Going Round in Circles". Hope you can join us! You do have all month long to play along and remember you may enter up to 3 projects for more chances to win! 

Can you spot my circles?? I hope so, maybe I should have inked them up a bit. I wanted to do the spotlight technique for this card, and chose the stamp set "Sunny Wishes" by Penny Black along with a sentiment from the Penny Black set " Snippets". 

I stamped the image twice, the second time I used a couple of small circle dies to cut out parts of the image where I would add color. I didn't want to leave the rest of the image completely uncolored so decided to add some brown tones. I wish it was more of a lighter brown (or light sepia tone), but as I am teaching myself color combinations with my Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, it turned out too dark. But I thought it was still nice, and it takes a long time to color, so there was no way I was going to throw away the card. 

I used Versafine Clair Nocturn ink to stamp both the image and sentiment. The strip paper strip is from my scraps and the brown card base is by Stampin Up. I embellished with natural jute twine by May Arts and a sticky pearl. Some Wink of Stella clear glitter was brushed over the spotlighted blossoms and butterflies.

Penny Black Sunny Wishes // Penny Black Snippets // Versafine Clair Nocturn Ink // Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils // Tonic Stamp Platform // May Arts Natural Jute Twine //
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush

I am also joining these challenges:
Paper Minutes - Spring 
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
TIME OUT Challenges - Unique (I hope my card qualifies for this theme as it's not a technique I use often)
Alphabet Challenge - Y for Yarn, String or Twine (week1)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with Penny Black
Inkspirational  - Use Your Stash
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes w/option of glitter
AAA - sentiment plus 3 from wheel below (I picked stamped image, colored pencils and circle die cuts).

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope to see your entry over at the challenge blog. This month we have prizes by Penny Black from their New Release and also a prize by Lost Coast Design, so plenty of reasons to play along!

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Leanne Harris said...

Love your spotlights Ellie - great idea! xxxx

brenda said...

A really great idea to add the spotlights to incorporate your circles Ellie and they show up really well, it's not always easy to achieve that and your photo is so nicely done woth the little flowers scattered round.

B x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! Love the spotlight technique!
have a great day!

Viv said...

Lovely spotlight card!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Brilliant card, love how you used the spotlight technique to interpret the challenge theme! Your card is just delicious!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is STUNNING! LOVING how you did that technique!!!!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card and design, lovely stamp;-))m

Sandy Palmer said...

I love the effect it had on the card with those circles! Great job on lining up the pattern! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge!
Sandy DT

Linby said...

Great use of the spotlight technique, such a pretty card.

Marlena M. said...

What a stunning card Ellie! This is a delicate and effective use of the spotlight technique! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at INk~

Joyce Erb said...

The striped border works perfectly with your gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge

Lin said...

Love your spotlighting, Ellibelle; such a sweet design! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Jane said...

Beautiful card, love that spray of pretty blooms. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenge too.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a pretty effect you have achieved with your spotlight technique! Love the pretty blooms too. Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!!

Sian said...

This is really beautiful and I love the colours you've used. Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Sian.

Lisa Kind said...

This is a beautiful image and I love how you spotlighted it! Lovely card! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!

Jen Leeflang said...

I love that stamp, and you've coloured it so beautifully! Thanks for entering our Bugaboo challenge this week - good luck in the draw. Please join us again soon.
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

Amy Johnson said...

Such a pretty card! I love this technique too!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Ellie ... those spotlight circles really draw the eye in to your lovely colouring! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Cheryl said...

Such a pretty floral image and beautiful spotlight technique. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards challenges.

Quillish said...

Such a beautiful card with spotlight and amazing dimensions, make your coloring stand out. Thank you for playing with us at AAA challenge, hugs ~ Ishani.

The Craft Princess said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the spotlight effect you created on the flowers. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle