Claudia & Company Monthly Challenge

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Friday everyone!

Got any plans for the weekend? I think I'm going to be making some Christmas cookies with the little one. We usually make a few different types and Syd really loves helping out, so that should be fun!

It's the second Friday of the month which means it's time for another Claudia & Company challenge! This month's challenge is a good one! The girls and I are challenging you to use the spotlight technique and highlight an area on your card!

I used the round and cuddly Party The Penguin rubber stamp for my card. He's nice and big and great on his own or in a pack! ;) Now, I will admit that I found this challenge tough! I had to restrain myself from coloring in the whole image!! I think you're supposed to 'pop out' a section of your image and color it up, but I chose to leave the image intact and color only one penguin in. Please don't gong me for this!

The layout for this card just kind of evolved. I stamped Mr. Penguin several times and colored in just one of them. I paper pieced his scarf with some matching patterned paper from Echo Park's 'Everyone Loves Christmas' collection. I used more of this yummy paper on the rest of the card and zigzag stitched around the edges. Each panel was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink and machine stitched to cardstock. As a final touch, I added some stitched ribbon, a bow and a tag with the hello sentiment from the So Random Set- Up/Down addition.

If you would like to see more examples of this technique, then check out what the other girls from the Claudia & Company team have whipped up!

We hope you'll join us this month creating your own card using Claudia & Co. stamps and the spotlight technique! You have until the second Friday of next month to come up with an idea!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend!

Stamps: Claudia&Company 'Party The Penguin' & 'So Random Sentiments Up/Down Addition'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Going Gray, Morning Marigold, Distress Inks 'Black Soot'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics and Bling, PP - Echo Park 'Everyone Loves Christmas' Collection
Access: May Arts 'Black and White Stitched' Ribbon, Spellbinders Tags Trio and Labels Four Nestibilities, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


WickedPixie said...

This is so super cute and brought a big grin to my face! Thanks for that! :-)Traci

kadie said...

Brrrrrrrilliant take on this challenge!! He really sticks out in the crowd...heehee. Have a great weekend, Sandra!

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

OMG this is sooo gorgeous and Im loving this tecnique! Looks amazing.
Kristy xo

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Jessica Diedrich said...

WOW! This is the CUTEST and prob the COOLEST spotlighting technique I've ever seen! LOVE this!

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