Dragonfly Bokeh

More Bokeh backgrounds!! and my first dragonfly!! horrors, yes I know. Remember, I've been alot OUT of stamping! but I'm feeling pretty back right now!! yeah!! Of course there is still this thing called life that gets in the way on a regular basis--LOL!!

My 2nd Bokeh card-Dragonfly Bokeh!

Really like this one too, and think of the color possibilities with other combos....This is actually somewhat a fall combination. Summer should be much brighter (stay tuned!!). But this also to me says nature. Bingo! It's also a classic Sunflower Stamper color combo!! The background was done the same as my previous card. See it and the info HERE if you missed it yesterday!

This one has the saying stamped bottom right in Chocolate Chip, a Crushed Curry ribbon and a Chocolate Chip dragonfly. Simple and sweet!

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Daisy Bokeh

Hey all! Back again! Excited to share the next few samples! I found a new to me technique while looking around for inspiration last weekend. It's by no means new, remember I've been much more out of stamping than in over the last few years. I saw a challenge HERE at TGIF using the Bokeh technique. The what?? I did some research and decided I needed to try it!!

Per Wikepedia: In photography, bokeh (originally /ˈboʊkɛ/,[1] /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə,[2] Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.

If you want to see what that means, go to Pinterest and put bokeh in the search box. Some cool things will pop up!

With stamping, it means a background with white dots added over color and then accent sayings or images. Actually, do whatever you want once the background is done!! :)

One note. It was a little labor intensive, but I really like the result. I did four backgrounds and have completed two of them into cards. Still have the other two to do, hopefully yet this week!

Here is the first card, and my challenge entry for TGIF, #TGIFC113

I did the background with sponges on Whisper White using Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. I let that dry overnight, then came back in with my Whisper White Craft. I took a piece of a window sheet and punched four holes using circle punches. I started with the largest and did several random circles (using a sponge dauber) over the previous color. This is where the "labor intensive" came into play. I seemed to be smudging ink if I tried to go right to the next size circle without heat drying the previous ones. Maybe because I just reinked my Whisper White pad, maybe because I have a heavy hand!?? Don't know, just know it worked better for me to heat set/dry before moving on to the next size. I did all four sizes of circle (1-1/4, 1, 3/4 & 1/2). I finished any blank spaces with the sponge dauber.

Here are the two background I did with these colors

And here is one of them after adding the circles of white
So, from here I trimmed down this piece, stamped a saying on the bottom left in Chocolate Chip and added a ribbon element of Burlap with Crushed Curry Chevron over. The daisy element was made by stamping two daisy's in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White and punching with the coordinating punch. I then added Crushed Curry with a sponge dauber until I got a good look. Center image was stamped in Chocolate Chip. Center element is a Glitter Enamel Dot in Crushed Curry.

Cool, right? are you running to the stamp room?? I'm too tired tonight, but I do want to get back up there this week and finish the other two! They are a very different color combo!

I'll be back soon with the other card with this combo! It is also done, just need to get the post together! Hoping for a little more computer time tonight before I crash completely!

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Fresh Fig Sheltering Tree

This tree is becoming my go to stamp set! It is so versatile and works for many occasions! The bright green I did the other day with the Lemon Lime Twist for a happy occasion, or more muted like the following for a thinking of you/sympathy occasion. This is for a stamping friend who lost her Mom last week.

This is done with the new color Fresh Fig. Card base, ribbon, and main leaves stamp. The accent color on the tree is Sweet Sugarplum. The tree, saying & accent layer are Soft Suede. Love how these two colors looks together!

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Berry Remarkable

Another creation! I've been wanting to play with this new paper, the Color Theory DSP stack. Love the different options!! I selected the "paint chip" piece in Berry Burst for my first go! Here is my card

Card base is Berry Burst. Accent "paint chip" on the left side. Whisper White was stamped with the "you are remarkable" at the bottom in Basic Black, and the flower near the top also in Basic Black. Over the flower, I inked a clear block with Berry Burst and stamped. The ink pad is brand new and very inky so it "bubbled". Great look! A Berry Burst ribbon was tied around and the Whisper White layered onto Basic Black for the accent.

Quick and easy! The block will give you a different look every time!!

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