Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lily and Bokeh

Hello, it's Diana today! Since I recently discovered a new use for my circle punches, I've been playing with different ways to get the Bokeh effect. Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens, according to Wikipedia.

The challenge this week to use Dots, Stripes and Chevrons, was perfect for testing out a new on-the-fly method.

I made my own stencil using acetate, (you can use the backing that comes with stamp sets or Spellbinders packaging), by punching holes of various sizes.

I then used Dreamweaver's White Embossing Paste to make my first set of dots. After cutting out a large circle, I sponged the edges using Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac.

For my next layer, I clear embossed some circles and sponged Broken China over my circle. Finally, I used my sponge daubers to add Versamark - Cloud White. (So basically, I grabbed what was white or clear around my craft area and used it all!)

My lily is from MFT Lily Die-namics and popped up using the Joy! Small Foam Pads.

To keep the soft look of the card, I embossed on Vellum my sentiment from ODBD Ornate Frame Sentiments, added Baby Pearls, and corner punched the bottom corners of the card.

Thanks for looking at my card today!

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KT Fit Kitty said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the lily and the different sizes of circles.