Wednesday 4 March 2015

Okey Bokeh ...

First I must say a very, very big thank you for all the wonderful comments that have been left on my "Happiness is ..." I am absolutely gobsmacked by the kindness of crafters, not only did you pop over to have a look but you all left such stunning comments, Thank you.

I must apologise for the title of this post!!  I'm not completely sure as to how to pronounce the term "Bokeh" but with my Lincolnshire accent (sort of!) I think of the "Hokey Kokey" every time I see it!  Anyway, less of the drivel onto the reason for this post.

This card is my attempt at the Bokeh look,  I think I probably should have used more white but had reached the point where I thought I might spoil it so thought I would post it as is and see what happens.

I sponged a piece of card with Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry distress inks and then stamped over with round stamps (from Simon Says Stamp) and VersaColor white pigment ink.  I die cut 'Happy' out of the card and also 4 or 5 times in black card, layered the word altogether and fitted it back into the panel.  Stamped birthday and then stuck it onto the card at a jaunty angle with a narrow black border!  That was me happy and done.

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" Week 213 What Makes Me Happy
Addicted to Stamps and More #134 Clean and Simple


Edit:  I've popped back to add that, following Loll's suggestion, I will enter the March CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers Forum - providing I can work out how to upload a photograph!



  1. Gorgeous - love it! You're a star and deserve all the fantastic comments Elaine. I've just tried bokeh this weekend gone ... think I should get my card posted before it falls out of favour.
    Great colour choice and it's a great take on both challenges.
    Thanks for playing along at ATSM & Less is More
    Sarah x

  2. Looks fab Elaine, I really like this technique, I'll be trying it again soon too!
    I really like how you popped the sentiment on underlayers of black!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Such a pretty card, Elaine. I think the bokeh worked out perfectly. I'm amazed at the die cut image and how perfectly the stamping is done. I'm so glad to have found you through the SYD Online Card Class. Can't wait to begin...

  4. Gorgeous color scheme and I absolutely adore that bokeh. How you put it slightly off kilter is a genius design move! Stunning!

  5. Wow, this is just fabulous, Elaine ... such rich luscious colours and brilliant bokeh effect ... and I love the angled camoflaged die cut! Anita :)

  6. Well done with the technique, it gives the panel a spring blossom effect.I love the camouflage word as well.
    So pleased to see you at ATSM this week. :)

  7. Oooh loving this one Elaine, great Bokeh (I pronounce it Bo- kay, I see it on photography sites too) effects and loving the pink of course too ;) Viv xx

  8. I love the bokeh technique and I think you are right to stop when YOU are happy too - this is a fab card


  9. Beautiful card Elaine. This would be perfect for the HLS March CAS Challenge - Sponging. Hope you'll join in.

  10. This is such a beautiful design!! Love the colors and layout here! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  11. This turned out beautifully, Elaine. And a lovely blend of colours too. I feel like I'm missing out so will have to try this technique soon! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week, Anita x

  12. Sorry for my late visit Elaine, what a fab bokeh creation for our happy challenge!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More

  13. Glad you joined us with this awesome card, Elaine! xx


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