Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reverse Spotlighting & Fall Foliage


When I was a Stampin' Up demo, I had access to their fabulous techniques gallery.  One of the techniques that intrigued me was called Reverse Spotlighting, and this card was their sample. I'ved CASE'd it pretty close, with a couple of changes. The colors my camera captured don't seem quite true-to-life...that IS Old Olive ribbon, but it looks darker. 

For a great reverse spotlighting tutorial by Beate Johns, visit here at Splitcoaststampers. 

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I brought my camera on a walk with me recently.  Around the lake near my house, the most glorious fall foliage was beginning to show.  I think I did more stopping and photographing than actual power walking.  Just wanted to share some of the better shots I took:





Happy Fall, wherever you are!

Colleen 



Stamps:  Vintage Labels, Organic Grace (SU)
Paper:  Kraft, Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  1 3/8" circle punch
Other:  dimensionals, Old Olive ribbon, , stampamajig

12 comments:

Benzi said...

Very pretty card, Colleen. I like your technique very much. Glad you shared those wonderful Fall photos, too.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! And your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous! Love the look of the red on kraft, very striking! And your Fall pictures are beautiful! I knew that there was a reason I liked the colder weather to come around!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's a cool technique colleen, and love those fall colors, kind of miss this part of the east coast now that I am in the desert! Thanks for sharing!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful, I would walk there everyday!

Emily Keaton said...

These photos are BEAUTIFUL, Colleen!! I like that last one especially. Joanna is doing a photography project for Girl Scouts and last week she took our {old} camera along one afternoon when we walked down to meet Joel after school. We did more stopping for taking autumn photos than walking that day, too! We ended up being a bit late, but Joel got a chance to play on the playground a bit before we arrived. And now--most of the leaves are down!!! Thanks for sharing your pretty pix :)

Marisa said...

Love your card, Colleen! The spotlighting is great and the tabs on the sentiment panel is wonderful! GREAT pictures. Lucky you to have a lake close by - the scenery is amazing!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love the pop of red! Great way to showcase that fun technique! Beautiful fall foliage pics - Thanks for sharing :)

Carol said...

This is a fabulous technique Colleen that you have executed perfectly. I love the background cardstock color as it really compliments the spot lighted images. Beautiful work. Love your fall pictures around the lake. Thank you so much for sharing that. We only get a few leaves that change here around the end of December...lol Have a great day!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love the reverse spotlighting technique and this is beautifully done! Gorgeous fall pics! What a beautiful place to live by!

wendyp said...

I've never seen reverse spotlighting before. LOVE it! such a gorgeous effect!

You got some great photos! DS and DH love to go fishing there. I might have to tag along one of these days to take some photos.

Bonnie said...

What an interesting technique! I love your Fall pictures! What a beautiful place to walk! Our leaves are just beginning to turn here and we never get the beautiful colors that you get in the North. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

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