Monday, 28 March 2016

Bokeh Thanks


I love the look of bokeh and the cards I have seen that were made to mimic this effect.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with this term here is the explanation:

 DEFINITION:  Bokeh is the blurred quality or effect seen in the out-of-focus portion of a photograph taken with a narrow depth of field

Here's what I did to create the background.
I got out my Distress inks and applied the darkest red to a lighter shade of pink.
(top to bottom- Fired Brick, Candied Apple, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar)
I let that dry, then using a circle stencil I cut from acetate, I sponged on white Color Box ink randomly over the sponged red background.  I also splattered on some white acrylic paint for interest.
When all was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black called Beautiful Ways
using Memento black ink and added the pearls.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CAS on Sunday- STENCIL

The Card Concept- NATURALLY PINK
(mixed media)


Thanks so very much for your most kind comments and for coming by to visit.

Supplies:  stamp- Penny Black/ ink- Distress, Memento, Color Box/ applicator tool/ pearls/ stencil

27 comments:

Suchi said...

Beautiful Bokeh! :)

Lisa Lara said...

Ahmazing Karen.

Loll said...

Great job with the bokeh technique Karen. This is beautiful! xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love it, and the bokeh effect you achieved is wonderful!

nancy littrell said...

I Love your soft blurred Bokeh effect Karee. So pretty for your beautiful sentiment. Your red to pink shades are wonderful too. TFS my friend.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Bokeh effect and I love your sentiment! Really stunning card, Karen!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Anonymous said...

I love the Bokeh!

sandie said...

This is the best Bokeh card I have ever seen. I love how you have created it, it looks like little bubbles and drops of ice. So pleased you shared this with is at The Card Concept.

maria f. said...

Delightful. Love the small splatters too.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I was just thinking about the bokeh effect recently and how you don't see it all over the place like you did before. Thanks for showing me that it isn't dead yet. This is a very nice example of it too.

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful example of Bokeh, something I've yet to try!

Zw@@n said...

Wow, Karen, this is a stunning card. I love the bright colour and the bokeh technique. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Sheri Gilson said...
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Sheri Gilson said...

Lovely bokeh card! Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept Challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is beautiful Karen those colours are wonderful so is the sentiment a super make.
hugs
lorraine x

Marie B. said...

Oooooo, gorgeous! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card. Love that fabulous background and the touching sentiment. Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Karen.

EdenLand Designs said...

This is a stunning card!! Your bokeh is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM this week :)
Susan DT

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Karen, this is amazing! I need to try this technique sometime, because it has such a dramatic effect! Love the colors you've used! Hugs!

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card.

sandie said...

Congrats for being a winner a The Card Concept x

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful bokeh card, Karen :)

sandie said...
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Judith said...

What a fabulous effect - love the shades of red. I've been doing a little backgrouns experimentation myself lately - so satisfying! hugs judith x

Lea Brawn said...

Fab card. X

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, a very beautiful Bokeh style card Karen.


Love and hugs
Maarit