Sunday, May 3, 2015

Speaking of Bokeh

First I have to say Happy Birthday month to Mynn at On A Stampage I love her cards and she is such an inspiration. This month I am going to make her a million birthday cards(I am exagerating)!! But she has a great giveaway if you make and link a birthday card, become a follower and follow the rest of the rules. I have to figure out how to add her badge to my sidebar (she also challenges me as I had to fugure out how to do a 2014 review and link it to her site)!

My sister wanted to try some different techniques and Bokeh was one. We used watercolor paper, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn DI on the background. We took our circle punches and acetate punched different size circles in the acetate. Laying this template on our background, we sponged Whisper White ink in the circles. Laughing, we speak in a whisper tone when we use Whisper White!!

Once the background was complete, I took white card stock and Picked Raspberry distress paint and painted three abstract circles. I was going for a rose that had petals with colored edges. I stamped my rose image in black ink over this. I cut out the rose.. When I placed it on the background, I used the green part on the background to stamp my stem image. I stamped two leaves on green cardstock, cut them out and added them under the rose. I wanted to shade a little under the rose so I used Mowed Lawn DI with water and shaded a few areas to make the rose pop out from the background. It needed a little sparkle so a large bling was added to the center of the rose.

For Mynn's birthday the inside says Happy Birthday!!

Bokeh is a fun technique.

Speaking of Bokeh is linked to:
House of Cards
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
DL Art
Simon Says
On A Stampage


  1. the bokeh background looks amazing! love your gorgeous flower front and center :) Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  2. Beautiful card Jerrie! Thanks or joining in on our Bokeh Effect challenge at House of Cards!

  3. Love your beautiful card! The background color is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. Hi, Jerrie! This is SO pretty! LOVE the color combo, and that bloom is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards and for linking up with my Birthday Giveaway! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: If you email me at onastampageATyahooDOTcom, I will email you my address that you requested. HUGS! :)

  5. WOW Jerrie - you did Bokeh so beautifully!! I am impressed with the beautiful colors and the way the rose does indeed pop off of the smattering of green!! Just such a lovely card - so pleased to see it!!!

  6. Gorgeous flower and I LOVE the background!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  7. Lovely card and amazing background! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  8. nice project. Thanks for playing the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge with us!

  9. Love the abstract circles on the flower ... just perfect! Thank you for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

  10. This is gorgeous! I love that sentiment too! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)

  11. Wow, such a stunning project! Love it! Such a great colour choice too! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!