Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Arwen is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and her challenge is

Here's what she's got to say about her challenge.
"Artwork consist of many small details that make a whole. This week I would like to see spotlights in your work. Lift a detail of your artwork to make it stand out from the rest of the project."
Here's my card, which uses Stampotique's Fiesta (Kira Nichols) stamp

Fiesta was stamped twice with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock. One image was colored with the Cool Grey family of Copic markers. This image panel was die-cut with one of the Squares Nestabilities dies by Spellbinders. While it was still in the die, I used a CO Copic marker to outline the interior of the square. The square was popped out of the die and I finished coloring the background around the image.

The second of the Fiesta stamped images was die-cut with a small  Nestabilities Circle die, then colored with a range of Copic markers. I did NOT check out the color of donkeys on Google, so I'm hoping some are brown. The colored image was adhered atop the grayscale Fiesta image so that it lined up with it.

The donkey's eyes were coated with with several layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add glossy dimension and shine. The bird's trumpet received a coat of Clear Wink of Stella Glitter marker to add shimmer and glitter! 

The patterned papers are from relatively old 6x6 pads by My Mind's Eye (floral and striped patterns) and Carta Blanca (musical notation). They were layered, edged with Black Soot Distress ink. The seam between the horizontal layer and the image panel was covered with a white die-cut (Die-namics) and some black pom-pom trim.

As usual, I haven't decided who will receive the card and for what occasion, so I didn't add a sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenges: Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges: Animals
Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge Blog: Make it Sparkle


  1. Love this, perfect area to spotlight!

  2. And a grand "Fiesta," indeed, Kathi! A perfect example of the spotlighting technique!

  3. Awesome card Kathi <3
    Your spotlight is perfect!

    xx Arwen

  4. Cute card, Kathi! Love the glitter and shine you added to the donkey's eye and the trumpet. I am sure they are fabulous IRL. Thanks for playing along with our Make It Sparkle Challenge at Crafty Sentiment Designs. Cathy xx

  5. Kathi, I love this donkey--soooo cute! Love your coloring, design, fun papers and border that you added, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. I love this Kathi, Fiesta is one of my (many) favourite stamps, and it looks brilliant here. Perfect! xx

  7. I love this Kathi, the spotlight is just perfect xx

  8. Super cute card Kathi, I LOVE it! Hope you are well and your eyes better... Hugs, Coco xx

  9. That's such a cute donkey image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

  10. Beautiful! Great colours and fab idea for this challenge

  11. Kathi, super cute card. Love the way you used the spotlight technique.