Saturday, July 11, 2015


Recently I saw a card that I thought was done very nicely.  The card was done by Laine from Dream Laine.  She used the Bokeh technique.  She inspired me to do a card using that technique also.  The card I saw was done using aqua markers.  I don't have any of them so I thought I would use some distress inks.  I picked up my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and chose Wild Honey, Peeled Paint & Tumbled Glass (yellow, green, blue).  

When I put down the blue it looked green.  When I put down the yellow it looked orange.  The green stayed green.  I figured a way to dilute the yellow to actually get some yellow. All in all I think it turned out okay.  I just had to spritz it a bit though.  The technique does not call for that though.  I think it added something to it. 

 I wanted to make the background part of the focal so I did not want to add too much.  Recently my sister gave me a set of styluses to use with my flowers from Heartfelt.  So I cut out the flowers and leaves (hopefully I will get the die set that goes with it soon cause that was a lot of cutting) then used my new stylus to bring the flowers to life.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the Bokeh technique and stop by to see Laine's card too.

Have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe:

Background Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Flowers - Heartfelt stamp, Stampin' Up Ink, Copic Marker, gem from Michael's and Wink of Stella
Papers - Canson, generic
Sentiment - Stampendous stamp, Memento Ink

 Challenges Entered:


Snoopy said...

Gorgeous card, Robin! Love the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

Snoopy :D​

brenda said...

What a glorious card Robin, love the colours and great techniques to achieve it. I want to go play now, thank you as my mojo has been MIA for days.

B x

Shirley said...

Gorgeous colours and beautiful layered flower.
Thank you for joining in with our sentiment challenge at Penny Black and More this month.


brenda said...

Me again Robin, I got so carried away with the inkiness I totally forgot to thank yo for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Robin, I like the flower and the colours, Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft Challenge, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Robin!! The colors look amazing!! I love that background!! The flower is beautiful, too!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card I love how you created the background and your flower is perfect.
Have a blessed day

Charity Chamberlain said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! The colors are amazing and the background is amazing! Love the flowers as well! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful card Robin. Love the background!
Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!

Whisper said...

Aaaah what gorgeous background colours and lovely flower stamp too and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, luv Sam x