Hello Again

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I had so much fun making my watercolored bokeh card the other day I decided to make another one.  This time I used the bold colors at Color Throwdown along with the layout at CAS(E) This Sketch.



The Color Throwdown graphic heavily influenced my decision to use this sunflower die which I thought would look pretty nifty against my watercolored background.  Originally I hadn't intended on doing the bokeh thing but once I had the colors down I wanted to soften them up a bit.  First I cut the tilted layer out of vellum (which is hard to see in the photo) but it didn't soften up the colors as much as I wanted so out came the white pigment ink.

Today was a momentous day because I went grocery shopping!  Usually something so mundane is not worthy of a mention in a blog post but if you live in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire you will have survived the drama of the Market Basket saga which nearly became a Greek tragedy and will know exactly why grocery shopping is cause for celebration!  I won't bore you with the details but suffice it to say that I will never take low prices on groceries for granted ever again!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Hand Lettered Hello (WPlus9)
Paper:  Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink); Distress Watercolor (Tim Holtz); Vellum, Old Olive, Pacific Point (SU)
Ink:  Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point (SU); Frost White (Colorbox); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Sunflower die, Leaf Filled Flourish die (My Favorite Things)

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15 Responses to “Hello Again”

Karren said...

Another gorgeous example of Bokeh - you've really nailed this technique! I need to practice more, I've decided.

aileen (mum) said...

Jen, love this card. Your colours are beautiful together and love the bokhen look.
Now I live in Australia and have no idea what you are talking about but you have really got my curiosity going so please, please tell more at your next post. :)

Deepti said...

Oh my the bokeh is amazing :) u r great artist !!

Barbara said...

Loving the bokeh effect on these colors! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!

Kim said...

I love this Jen!! A soft and beautiful take on the colors!!

Rita Wright said...

Love this! I need to try that technique soon. You and Karren are killing me with all your awesome cards!

Claire said...

Really must check out how you do that background - it looks amazing! It almost feels like I've had one too many wines when I look at it lol!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Jen. Love the bokah background. The vellum piece is the perfect backdrop to soften the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Broni said...

This is beautiful, Jen! Love your bokeh background along with the sunflower! Thanks for joining us this week at the Color Throwdown!!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, what a fabulous design....your background looks amazing and I love the big yellow sunflower!!!! IKWYM about the grocery saga....I just got back from the store. I picked up a pound of hamburger and read the price...almost $6.00!!! Needless to say, I put it back and bought chicken legs...LOL!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Sherrie M. said...

WOW Jen! This is simply gorgeous!

Lesley Croghan said...

Love the background, love the colours! This is a stunner, Jen!

Taunya Butler said...

Love the colors you used and the florals are amazing!! Way to go on creating a stunning card!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Kim S said...

Your card positively glows!!