May already! I've had a wonderfully creative week - tried some new products, attempted a new technique which I used in this post and made someone very happy with a first birthday card I made.
The first Friday of the month is an elemental challenge on the Daring Cardmakers. The elements inspired me to have a go at creating a Bokeh background. Bokeh is basically a blurred effect produced by a lens in photography.
I began by creating the ombre background using distress inks then once I was happy I inked through a stencil I made using my trusty Fiskars circle punch with chalk ink to make a Bokeh background. This is a technique I've wanted to try for such a long time as I've been inspired by other people's creations.
To finish I die cut a branch and added a sentiment as I wanted the background to be the focal point of my card.
Below is the elemental board chosen by Ruth where I got my inspiration from. You can see the colours, in particular the ombre pinks which I used together with the circles and a branch from the tree.
I hope you'll play along with this challenge and take a look at the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team HERE.
Here's hoping for a little sunshine over the Bank Holiday weekend.
See you next week,
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Marianne Designs Die
Clearly Besotted Sentiment Stamp
Fiskars Medium Circle punch
Everything else from my stash