Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Jazz Man In the Spotlight

It's not something I know a lot about but I do like a bit of jazz. We were lucky enough to live in Brecon for a couple of years and they have a fab jazz festival there every year.  It was great fun.

About 3 years ago the New Design Club stamp (No. 44) was a ballerina and one of the projects that Barbara did for it was a brayered spotlight. I've been wanting to have a go at it since I got it, but as I've not had anyone to send a ballerina card to I never got around to it. As soon as I saw the Jazz Man I knew that he would be perfect for it and couldn't wait to have a go. 

When Barbara did hers she used a Big and Juicy ink pad in Mountain Meadow. I thought I'd have a go at doing it in black. It took quite a bit of brayering to build up the colour but I was really pleased with how it turned out. It only took one go too!

I used one of my Spellbinders Petite Ovals dies to cut out a mask for the white part of the spotlight and built up the black and grey around it using Adirondack Pitch Black on Claritycard. My Splodge Mat is a great help for things like this.

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with silver detail powder.

Once I'd finished that I made a matching background by covering a sheet of Clarity paper with the Jazz Montage stamp.

Stamps Used


  1. Lynne this is fantastic - I have that ballerina too and have no one to do a ballerina card for either so like you have never had a go. this is great x

  2. I love this card Lynne, I bought the stamp because of your card. I can't wait to have a go. It was really lovely to meet you the other day. Sam

  3. Brilliant idea! Of course the Jazz man goes so well with the spotlight! Looks good in black and white x

  4. Super Lynne, loved this when I saw it on the show and even more now when I can get a proper look at it. Thanks.


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