Tuesday, 3 March 2015

First attempt at Bokeh

I have the Happy Little Stampers challenge to thank for the inspiraton behind this card.
Their March challenge is to use sponging and one of the examples they quote which might be tried is Bokeh, which was new to me. So here is my first attempt at it.
I wet a piece of card before dropping splats of Aqua Tints onto it with a pipette. Once dry, I stencilled various sizes of circle all over the surface using Stazon white ink on a sponge dauber. I simply love the effect.
I added a Memory Box butterfly and the die-cut name of my daughter-in-law for whom this card was made. I would have like to have inlaid the name but the font I wanted to use is from Cuttlebug and there are various letters on one die making it unsuitable for this technique.
The panel was cut with a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp before mounting onto the card front with dimensional pads.
Thank you Happy Little Stampers, this is a technique I shall certainly be using again!
CAS on Sunday
Girl Power


  1. Arrrgh! Beat me to it Chrissie!
    I've been bokeh playing this weekend too just not had chance to post anything.
    It's easier than I expected but makes a great effect doesn't it!
    Love your colour choice - I think Nina will love it.
    Sarah x

  2. Beat me too Chrissie! I too have been trying to master the technique! Beautiful card I love how you,ve used the panel as a back drop for the beautiful butterfly.
    Thanks for the very kind comments you left on my blog this week.

  3. Love your background Chrissie, stunning.

  4. Amazing, Chrissie!! Looks like you've been doing this technique for a long time and perfected it. Great job! Love this colour combo ... so pretty. And love the white accents. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stamper. Loll xx

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  6. Super! I adore those colours. Off to look up Bokeh now!

  7. Wow what a beautiful background Chrissie, love the colour combo as well! I must have a go at this technique:) BTW love that font.
    Val x

  8. Very beautiful background, love the colours!

  9. Dear Chrissie, you achieve an amazing effect with this technique. The card is fantastic!

  10. Love your card! I was just playing with this technique also this week, that's funny!

  11. Gorgeous color combo Chrissie for your watercolored bokeh card. I LOVE it. I just added my very first Bokeh card to Loll's challenge too :-) TFS your beauty.

  12. This is definitely a technique that I want to try too. Great effect! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  13. Well done! You rocked out your first attempt -- I love this technique, the end results are amazing~

  14. I tried this technique for a challenge last week and loved it. You did a fabulous job with yours and I love the personalization on the card.

  15. Wow, your first attempt is fabulous, Chrissie. I love the colours and butterfly. Thank you for joining us at CAs on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  16. FAB make and lovely colours too, Chrissie

    FYI - bokeh's great for covering up backgrounds that didn't quite work first time too - so I found out - pheww!



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