Hey friends! Happy saturday! Time for a new Just us Girls Challenge...this time it is a technique challenge called "Spotlighting". There is a great tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers on spotlighting. As the tutorial shows, you can achieve amazing results with rubber stamps + spotlighting. BUT, being that valentine's day was coming up and I had this special picture in mind for my hub's valentine's card, I decided to do spotlighting with a photograph!
This photo was taken in Florence, Italy along the walk of the Arno River near Ponte Vecchio. It is a closeup of some of the "Love Locks" we saw. I used Microsoft word to turn my original picture black and white for the background. I used a second copy of the color original to digitally crop the focal point into a circle with a black outline. I could have printed them digitally layered from Word but I felt the need to do some actual cutting with scissors plus a scallop circle mat on my focal point. The "sentiment" is my very own chicken scratch using a red permanent marker...I wouldn't go far as a graffiti artist eh? LOL!
So back to the love locks....apparently lovers lock their locks to this chain with their names written on the side. They proceed to declare their eternal love and then throw the key into the Arno River.
Does that story not tickle your lovey dovey bone?
I made this trip to Italy with my very dear friend but I wanted to bring home this piece of the experience to my very dear husband :) Somehow a padlock on a chain is sooooooo romantic in the city of Florence!
Thanks so much for stopping by this week. I hope you'll join the JUGs in our spotlighting challenge this week. For lots of juicy inspiration, check out our guest designer, Lori, and the rest of the JUGs DT!