Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Stampotique Spotlight Challenge

Tangled Enthusiasm never wanted to be in the spotlight!
But since he was, he had exactly 4 seconds to break the Houdini record!

I'm so pleased to be asked back as guest DT for the wonderful Stampotique Stamps and to take part in Arwen’s Spotlight Challenge

Mine is quite literally a take on this, I started by drawing a triangle and used a plate to create the curved ellipse base
Painted with DecoArt Titanium white shaded towards the outer edge with graduating greys adding Carbon black and highlighted in the centre with Cadmium yellow and white to create the Spotlight beam

I created a mask the same shape and also the negative, mixed a light grey and stamped DT heads in the spotlight
Mixed a darker grey and masked the spotlight and stamped the background to create the audience

Tangled Enthusiasm was stamped onto card and coloured with Distress Inks Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive and Black Soot

Thank you for popping by, and we look forward to seeing your creations 

Jools : )


  1. WOW!! Stunning piece he surely is in the spotlight!!
    Amanda x

  2. Standing out in the crowd, love this Houdini guy!

  3. "Tangled Enthusiasm" is adorable, if not a bit shy, in the spotlight, Jools! Love how you used "Heads" as your audience for this great Houdini act! Awesome piece!

  4. Tangled is so awesome here, I love the way you have highlighted him.

  5. Jools what should I say? I'm your fan and I love your spotlight project <3

    xx Arwen

  6. Wonderful Jools, I love his audience lol, and the spotlight is amazing xx

  7. Fabulous creation, just breathtaking... Thanks for the inspiration with these two fab stamps, the shades and colours here are FANTASTIC, and your spotlight idea is really great!!! Coco x

  8. This is amazing!!! Completely love it!

  9. Oh, oh I see... another (hugely well-deserved) guest spot... well, I stand by my previous comment - time for you to be on the team!! This is fantastic... I just love that spotlight effect.
    Alison xx