colourQ 256 Bokeh

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hi everyone!  It's time for a brand new palette at colourQ and I'm so excited by the card I made for this challenge.  I recently signed up for a watercolor class for cardmakers and I've learned so many new things by watching the videos. The Friday Mashup challenge this weekend called for a bokeh technique and had a link to a video tutorial which combined bokeh with some watercoloring.  I loved the look so much I used what I learned to make my colourQ card this week.

The background of my card is watercolored and made up of Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Old Olive.  I swished the colors around to create an interesting, colorful background then once dry went back in with some white ink and sponged the circles to create the bokeh effect.  I cut the sentiment die three times and glued them together to create a little dimension.

I mentioned yesterday that the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch inpsired me to make more than one card and this is the second one.  The layout is so perfect for a million ideas though I've only got two now!  

The ladies at colourQ have got some great ideas to show you using these colors.  Check them out!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Simple Shapes (SU)
Paper:  White Pure Luxury (Gina K); Pacific Point (SU); Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Tim Holtz)
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive (SU); White (WPlus9)
Accessories:  Thanks Script (Savvy Dies); Wink of Stella pen

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12 Responses to “colourQ 256 Bokeh”

Lisa said... pretty Jen. I just love how soft this looks!!

OH Babs said...

Nice card Jen, so soft looking. I love the dramatic touch of blue.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous bokeh!

Linda Callahan said...

I just watched that video did a beautiful job! This is gorgeous!

Patti said...

Crazy pretty! I love bokeh in photography but never thought of it in cardmaking! These watercolor classes are making all my blogger friends into artists!! Beautiful Jen!!!


Karren said...

You nailed this technique, girl! You can really see the "bokeh" effect against that stunning background!

Sylvia said...

What a fun background, Jen, love the way your water color looks. Today was less hot, still hot, but we also got a little rain...I spent some time out collecting water! Yes I learned to do that when I moved here. Have a fun Wednesday!

Lisa said...

You did an awesome job with this technique, fantastic card Jen!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous bokeh! I could have never imagined that bokeh could look so pretty with these colors :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Chrissy Larson said...

Amazing background!!!

Sherrie M. said...

Another amazing card with this technique! I have to watch more of those videos in that watercolor class....I think I stopped a third in.