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!

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions or need more details!!  Product details are below!!


Elizabeth Price said...

Awesome! Your bokeh background is stunning and the perfect backdrop for your daisy. Thanks for showing your in process pieces. It's so cool to see how it all come together. I am glad you joined our technique challenge this week at TGIF. Smiles, Elizabeth

Rochelle Blok said...

You bokeh backgroud is fabulous! Love all the differnt colours that you sponged on to your cardstock. Perfect to use with the Daisy Delight stamp set and punch. Thanks for playing along and supprorting us this week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

Carolynn Sander said...

I L-O-V-E the Daisy/Bokeh combo! & Your choice of colours are perfect for this technique! Thank you so much for joining in with us over at TGIF Challenges! We hope to see you again soon! 💖