Thursday, July 30, 2015


Before I tell you about this card done with the Bokeh technique, I first want to welcome you back to my blog.  Life was really full this spring with a family illness and other goings on, and I allowed myself to ignore blogging.  I was inspired by my friend, Laurie, who, after two years, picked up the pieces of her blog.  So here I am with the best of intentions, hoping to continue showing you projects that will inspire your paper crafting!  I encourage you to comment on my posts in any way you choose...I will love your feedback!

Now on to the Bokeh technique.  There are so many tutorials posted on various blogs and YouTube.  This one came up first on my Google search, so these are the directions that inspired me:
I used watercolor paper and water colors that were hanging out in my cupboard.  However I am happy to say that both of these items will be available in the new CTMH catalog available September 1st.  I also used one of the stamps from Paper Garden...the September Stamp of the Month.  A happy surprise for me was how the image took on shading from the White Daisy Pigment Ink used on the background.  (I found it best to allow the white pigment to dry overnight before stamping the image)  Be sure to click on the above link to see how easy it is to achieve this look.

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