Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Bokeh Challenge from "A Blog Named Hero"

Happy Hump Day everyone!!

It was a happy one here for the most part. I gave myself permission to do NOTHING today. Really that means no cleaning, doing laundry, working out...nothing tedious. I did experiment making chocolate bread. It turned out yummy but I think it was overcooked just a touch.

I also spent some time in my craft room, which wasn't so happy. I created a really cute shaker card for my nephew's graduation. The last step was to adhere a shaker box that took me a LONG TIME to create. I adhered it upside down and when I tried to pull it off, the whole card fell apart. I had to throw the dang thing out. I was not pleased!!

Anyway, I am here today to enter the challenge #46 from "A Blog Named Hero." The challenge was to make a card or project using a Bokeh effect. I chose to make a card.

The first thing I did was to take a teal card base and stamp with the My Favorite Things Bokeh stamp in Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feather distress ink. Next I die cut the scalloped panel in white and stamped it with an image from the Mama Elephant set "Type It" in Pumice. I adhered it into the middle of the green card.

I then die cut the type writer and paper out of white and stamped them using stamps from the set using a watercoloring technique. I stamped the stamp in the ink and then spritzed it with water before stamping the die cut. I then took a paint brush and put watered down dots of Chipped Sapphire randomly on the front. I did the same for the paper. When each was dry, I adhered it to my card front.

Before adhering the paper, I curled the end and then used foam adhesive to give it a tiny bit of elevation. The last step was to adhere sequins randomly on the front.

I love how it came out and will be making a few more to have on hand for later!!

Again, I am entering this into the following challenge:

Thank you for stopping by tonight. I hope you have a great night!!