Monday, December 28, 2009

QKD - Happy Monday Hop Everyone!!!!!


Hello everyone!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and/or time off!! It was bizarre not to post much last week!! If you've come here from Penny's blog then you are on the right track...if not you MUST start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!! =)

But there's lots of goings on at the castle so let's get started!! First and foremost there's an amazing sale going on right now!! You MUST check it out!!!

Lost Days Sale
Recently our server went down so we are having a huge sale to make up for our lost days! Our loss is your gain!
40% off QKD Stamps
40% off on all Past Kits
FREE Name & E-Mail stamp with purchase of any custom stamp
(Good today through12/31/09)
(Excludes the separates line & personalized
& custom stamps)

What's New?
Personalized Address Stamps
Personalized Etsy/Artfire Stamps
Personalized Handmade By Stamps

Our challenge for this week's hop was to create a project using the Spotlighting Technique. This was the first time I'd ever done this I always love new challenges!!!

I chose to use Maigan-Lynn's gorgeous and hilarious Let It Snow Maid.

As I truly wanted this technique to stand out I kept my card colors on the lighter side using light pinks and a pop of red with the 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

I stamped my Let It Snow Maid on simple white cardstock twice. I intended one as my "background" and one as my spotlighting section. I colored and twinkled in the section that I wanted to highlight and then using my 1 3/4 " SU! circle punch cut out the highlighted section. I used an adhesive pop dot to pop that section up to give it more visibility and dimension.
I'm just barely *starting* to get into that Valentine's Day mood (it's my favorite holiday) so I'm already feelin' the pink and red even though we're right off the heels of Christmas.

The bow doesn't have a button but a heart that I cut out of red, glittered foam. Since it's foam I was able to easily punch 2 holes to thread my tiny pink polka dotted ribbon through.

Snowmaiden's bikini is done in red glitter, her crown a combination of Copics and Sakura sparkly gel pens and the snow on the mountain tops a mixture of diamond dust and white flock.
This technique is so fun and easy!! And I LOVE the WOW factor...

Now off you go to Anita's blog to see what gorgeousness she's come up with!!!

Thanks for hopping along with us today!!

Happy Monday!!!



2amscrapper said...

Spot on, Meredith!

Nancyroo said...

beautiful card! Love how you colored it!

Anita said...

You are so amazing as always. I just adore your work, always so different.

Alexandra Lundgren said...

Love the pink and red :). Great job and bling is the best~!~

Steph Ackerman said...

Woohoo, that is so cute!!!

Penny said...

great job! love how you used the red foam!

Lara said...

Love her sparkly bikini! Fantastic!!

My name is Wynneth said...

Fabulous Meredith, love this stamp and your spotlighting techniques works wonderfully well :o)


Ashley Newell said...

Very cute!