Saturday, May 16, 2015


House of Cards:May challenge Bokeh effect

A few weeks ago I was in the Cincinnati, OH area and was able to take a class with my friend Bobbi and my granddaughter at Simply Said Stamps in Loveland (fabulous store by the way!).  The class included the Bokeh technique, but could I remember how to do it when I saw the challenge at House of Cards?  Of course not!  Off to Utube I went.  Did I have a circle stencil?  No!  Did I have any daubers?  No!  Did I have any water color paper?  No!  Hmmmm....maybe this isn't the challenge for me!  But, I wanted to do it....

A quick trip to Michael's got me some water color paper.  They had no daubers and I forgot about the stencil when I was there.  So, I made my own stencil and used a piece of a sponge for a dauber.  The only white ink I had was a pigment pad in frost white and some white craft paint, so I tried both.  The background is made with a new product called Color Burst that I got at a shoppe hop yesterday.  

Here's the outcome.  Not quite as much white as I wanted, but my handmade stencil wore out.


  1. Oh so pretty! I LOVE that gorgeous butterfly and fabulous sprinkling of sequins! Thank for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. I love your Bokeh Effect Diana
    the color is so adorable with that butterfly
    the butterfly so big and Love it much
    sweet beautifully made Diana
    thanks for joining with us at HOUSE of CARDS this time
    hugs, MONIKA DT

  3. Beautiful card, Diana. Love the effect you got on your background, and the butterfly is a beautiful focal point. So glad you joined us at House of Cards. Hugs, Barbara