The Bokeh Effect is something new for me. I have heard about it used for backgrounds and finally saw it demonstrated by Barbara Gray on her You Tube channel which you can get to via her blog here. Barbara's card is awesome! I tried the background technique for my own card.
I created the base of the background by applying Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters and Evergreen Bough with a blending tool. Then I rummaged through my stencil and mask stash and found anything round and randomly applied Moonlight White Brilliance ink through them, again with a blending tool (the small round one is best for this). The tulip and word stamps are both from IndigoBlu set Nottingham Lace and the dragonfly is from an IndigoBlu set that was free with a magazine. They were stamped with Black Archival and the Tulip and Dragonfly are coloured in with Spectrum Noir pencils which work nicely over the ink. I added a little sequin and black stone next to the word tulip and edged the whole thing with Pine Needles Distress Ink. I also added some clear Wink Of Stella to the Tulip, the Dragonfly and the little dots round the sentiment. I was going to add more bits and bobs but I decided I liked the background too much and didn't want to cover it so I left it as it is. The piece is matted on black and added to a 7 x 7 inch green card blank.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
IndigoBlu - Spring Greens
Buckwell's - Flowers
That's Crafty - Wings and Things
These are all fabulous challenge blogs so please hop over and have a look!
Thank you so much for visiting me, I really love your visits and comments! Have a lovely Mother's day if its relevant to you today! Take care. Christine xxx