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Spot Coloring with Kathy

January 3, 2012
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Kathy Racoosin did a beautiful job employing a ‘spot coloring’ technique on a pair of stamped cards;

Kathy colored the skin tones and hair of her focal image, leaving all other elements in black and white;

Here’s a close-up of the coloring and layering;

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2012 12:32 am

    stunning Cards. Love the idea of just colouring the hair and skin.

  2. cathy fong permalink
    January 3, 2012 2:33 am

    Superb coloring! Love the spot color focus on the little adorable girl! :)

  3. January 3, 2012 3:58 am

    WOW I love these in the black and white. so striking!

  4. janet Wilson permalink
    January 3, 2012 5:58 am

    Such cuteness! The bold contrast and elegant backgrounds are first class :)

  5. Cathy A permalink
    January 3, 2012 6:08 am

    I just a adore what you have done here Kathy

  6. January 3, 2012 7:11 am

    The whole concept of Spot Colouring thrills me & I particularly like the concept of using black & white as a foil for vibrant colouring – it really does focus the eye & I love the layering of her skirt plus Kathy’s trademark embellishing of it.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Virginia L. permalink
    January 3, 2012 7:38 am

    So light and beautiful!! LOVE the subtle coloring!

  8. Sandy permalink
    January 3, 2012 7:39 am

    So cute! Now soon as my back recovers I’m gonna try this!!

  9. January 3, 2012 8:05 am

    What a wonderful way to highlight this card! love this technique/style!

  10. January 3, 2012 10:11 am

    Oh I love this technique and I’ve always loved the B&W combo. Beautiful card!

  11. January 3, 2012 3:52 pm

    Just saw this on Kathy’s blog and had to come here to see it again! LOVE the special, little touches she always adds to her cards, and her spot coloring makes this darling image come alive! Fantastic work, Kathy!

  12. January 3, 2012 11:17 pm

    love the contrast in colors. fabulous work as always, Kathy!

  13. January 4, 2012 1:47 pm

    What a great card! LOVE this…that pop of pink is just perfect! I’m inspired!!!

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