Thursday, December 15, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch 202!

I've had a bokeh stencil in my stash for a long time and had never used it but the latest challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch, designed by Leigh Penner, gave me the perfect opportunity to.

I was a little intimidated by that sketch when I first saw it, but since this is a challenge I figured I better really think about how I could blanket the front of my card with a whole bunch of something.  Then I saw this card by Deepti Malik and thought maybe I could do something similar.  So I dragged out my long neglected Distress inks.

The first background I attempted was in shades of yellow but it was horrible so I scrapped that and went with shades of pink and purple.  I added some deep blue to the edges then went over it all with my bokeh stencils in white pigment ink.

I'm pretty horrible at sponging ink onto backgrounds but this didn't come out half bad.  Usually my attempts are all streaky but I tried to be careful about how I swirled my little spongy pad around and I'm happy to say that there's only one spot where there's a little streak and I stamped the sentiment over it so you can't see it.  There are no mistakes in stamping, right?

My CAS(E) This Sketch teamies have got some very inventive cards for this challenge so be sure to check them out.  I hope we'll see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Congratulations (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (Gina K Pure Luxury)
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up!); Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire (Distress)
Accessories:  Bekeh Lights stencil (Simon Says Stamp)


Brian King said...

Jen - Everything you make is amazing. Everything. This effect is beautiful - such depth - and the colors are perfect. I'm so glad I could play along with this amazing team this week.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow your bokeh is fabulous.....perfect colors.....and I love how it looks like a light is shining through!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so gorgeous, Jen! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

Kara Lynne said...

My goodness, Jen, your bokeh is amazing! What a fantastic way to use that sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, so pretty, Jen! I LOVE the bokeh--what a great idea!

Lisa Elton said...

Wo Jen, your background is beautiful!! This is an incredible card!!

Karren said...

Fabulous job with the sponging and the bokeh! I think you can officially say you're over your sponging-challenged days.