Friday, May 1, 2015

Hello Bokeh!

Good morning everyone! 

Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we would like you to create a card using the Bokeh Effect
To start... I added Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Peacock Feathers distress inks to a craft mat- sprayed it with water and then "smooshed" my watercolor paper through the puddles... I let that dry completely. Next, I made a very easy stencil... I just cut different sizes of circles out of acetate using circle nesties :o) Then I went to town sponging through my stencil in different shades of blue/teal inks! The sentiment was cut from a Cuttlebug die, I used a MFT die for the stitched circle and a Spellbinder die for the dragonfly and there you have it- my first attempt at the Bokeh Effect!

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by... I have one more post scheduled for today, so I will see you soon! :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Make Your Mark
Aud Sentiments- Things With Wings + a Sentiment
Crafting by Designs- Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything But Square
Perfectly Rustics- New Technique (Bokeh Effect)
Shopping Our Stash- Opposite Day (make something that's opposite of your usual style)
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Anything Goes
Stamps and StencilsAnything Goes

36 comments:

Kuni said...

This is such a gorgeous card.
Hugs
Kuni

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Tammy. Oh how beautiful and such gorgeous colours.
I love the background and the dragonfly is stunning. Gorgeous lettering too.
Hope you are ok.
Lots of love., Sandra xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Tammy! Amazing job creating a Bokeh effect and your colours work so well together! Love it! hugs :)

Merethe Arstein said...

Hi Tammy, got a lovely effect here with your greens and blues. Lovely
Fun to see what you other girls have made.

Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

Donna said...

Tis is fabulous Tammy! Like the stitched circle and firefly and your colors are fabulous! Donna HOC DT

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*Vicki* said...

So stunning with the blue and yellow colors Tammy!! Love your take on this technique!! You've done a brilliant job for your first one too! :) Happy weekend!!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful creation. I really must try this technique. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty.
Hugs Sharon DT
http://ewe2cancraft.blogspot.com

Michele Henderson said...

Tammy, this is gorgeous! I love this bright color and the little butterfly! Really nice job of capturing this technique!
Take care!
Michele
HOC DT teamie

Pia S said...

Your first attempt was a really successful one, Tammy! I haven't tried this yet, I'm not very good at using my inks, I'm kind of scared of them to be honest. But this looks stunning, also the way you decorated it, so I should perhaps have a go at it.

Monika Reeck said...

Woooww I love the color you have choosen Tammy
That blue and teal inks is adorable and you even did not put circle with white ink woooww so different than other ladies on HOC Teamie..I have visiting all and you made really different and I ADORE THIS...I think we have the same idea I choose also the dragonfly but I use only a stamp not die cut your dragondly and hello have the same color a great pair..
Love your DT Card Tammy...
See you soon on my DT card (post)
hugs
Monika
HOC DT Teamie

Lisa Babitz said...

This came out great! I love the colors you used. You created a fantastic background for your die cut greeting and dragonfly. The circle mat goes perfectly with the background, too. Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful smooshing and Bokeh effect, Tammy! I love your pretty dragonfly, too! Really stunning card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

jimlynn said...

Another beauty for sure! LOVE those colors for the background. Lovely, lovely card.
Lynn

Billie A said...

Nice bokeh look and fun card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Sharnee Torrents said...

Cool card there Tammy! Love this technique, it looks super great with those bluey colours!
THanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics
Smiles Sharnee :)

Shona Chambers said...

I've never tried bokeh because I don't have a white pigment ink but love the way you've created yours, its gorgeous! Might have to give this a go. So glad you shared this with us at ATSM this week!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Tammy, this is SO pretty! I LOVE the blue and green combo, the use of dies, and the fun rounded corners! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Donna said...

Love the bokeh you've created on your card and all the pretty colours...and...ohhhhh the dragonfly! Awesome!! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Opposite Day" challenge!

Davi said...

Beautiful background you created Tammy, it really shows off the beautiful dragonfly perfectly :)

Daen'Ys said...

Hi Tammy, your card is so pretty and delicious!! Love how you created your bokeh!
Hugs, Rosi - HOC DT

Chana said...

Great project, you executed the Bokeh technique beautifully! Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Tammy! I love your bold sentiment and dragonfly on your beautiful bokeh! Have a great day!

sue t. said...

Love your card and the great bokeh effect you have created!

Kylie said...

A great technique to use for our make your mark challenge. LOVE your bokeh and colours! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Kim Butterworth said...

Such an awesome background you have created, love your colour choices. I really like how you haven't added to much to the card so the background is the hero of the card. Thanks for joining us at Perfecly Rustics.

Leslie Hanna said...

GREAT Bokeh background! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Toni said...

Tammy, this is so bright and eye-catching. I can't help but think of a bokeh pond with the dragonfly resting on a lilypad.

Toni
HOC DT Teamie

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! I love the Bokeh effect it looks fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Lorraine Clinch said...

Lovely card Tammy, great background and the colour combo is fab.
Lorry :o) xx

Sharon Smith said...

Fabulous colours and stencilling. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils...
Sharon xxx

maureenjscott said...

Stunning Background! Fabulous Project! Love it! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes in May Challenge at Crafting By Desgins, Mo xxx

Katy said...

Love these bokeh colors! Great butterfly too-very happy. :) Big Hugs-Katy HOC Teammate

Barbara Rankin said...

Your card is beautiful and I love the color combo you used! Hugs, Barbara HOC DT

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Goregous colors and bokeh - the dragonfly is lovley! Hugs, Cornelia (HOC teamie)

Libby said...

Fresh and clean color scheme that was perfect for the Bokeh Effect. I love the die-cut/punched dragonfly, too. It was a nice touch to the pretty card.