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:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. I love the Bokeh!

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  6. 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.

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  7. Delightful. Love the small splatters too.

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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

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

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  16. 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!

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  17. Congrats for being a winner a The Card Concept x

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  18. Beautiful bokeh card, Karen :)

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

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  21. Wow, a very beautiful Bokeh style card Karen.


    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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