Freshly Made Sketches 374

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

I learned a new word just in time for this week's Freshly Made Sketch challenge.  It's trypophobia and it is the fear of shapes!  This is relevant because our sketch hostess this week is the very talented Jen Brum and, as is well documented, she does not like circles.  So what does she do?  She faces those fears head on and designs a sketch with about a billion circles on it!  Way to go Jen!

For my part, I thought bokeh dots were the way to go...



There are love themed challenges all around blogland this week so I was able to play along with a few of them such as The Paper Players, AAA Cards, and Just Us Girls.  I'm not that confidant in my ability to do a decent watercolor background so I used some patterned paper that did the work for me.  I added my bokeh dots with some stencils and stamped a big old sentiment in the middle.  The idea for this card came to me when I was out walking on my lunch hour on Monday.  The temperatures were near 60-degrees which is a nice bonus in what are normally the coldest winter days around here.  I'm pretty sure the warm temperatures and the sunshine inspired my creativity!



Our Freshly Made Sketches design team have made some fantastic cards this week with this sketch.  I'm always amazed at where these sketches take us!  I hope you can play along with us this week!

Supplies
Stamps:  Love (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Watercolor Wash Brights (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Frost White (Colorbox); Nocturne (Versafine Clair)
Accessories:  Bokeh Lights stencil (Simon Says Stamp)

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15 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 374”

Linda Callahan said...

Well that paper is the perfect background! The bold sentiment looks great! And we even had a brief warm spell......but it’s over....lol...

Judy Rozema said...

The bokeh looks so amazing! I have never done that technique and always love it when I see it. Love the pink too!

Lisa Elton said...

Pretty card Jen, the bokeh looks fantastic!

Happy Dance said...

Very cool, Jen! We had those warm temps the other day, and now we're back to seasonal... Your card has so much dimension, even though it's a lovely OLC. Such pretty colors and the bokeh looks wonderful. The sentiment looks like it's floating above the color. Great card. Bev

Darnell said...

That's beautiful pp, Jen, and an excellent way to use it! Your bokeh bubble additions are divine and so is the sediment!! See that? Just tell Jen B. that they aren't circles, they're bubbles!! Hugs, Darnell

Wanda Cullen said...

Using the bokeh technique was genius with this sketch that had me stumped! The "bubbles" give it that airy feeling which is so perfect for the theme at Paper Players! Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge!

Jane said...

Oh I love this card! The bokeh background is so subtle and pretty and the simple sentiment just finishes everything off beautifully. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too

Stampingcountry said...

Fabulous Simple Stamping Card! Your background is beautiful!

Jen Brum said...

Oh this card is just amazing Jen! I love the bokeh circles and I love that background! The sentiment is perfect! I need to remember that I am trypophobic!!! That is awesome!!

Joanne James said...

Gorgeous Jen - the paper was a great choice, it looks like you did it yourself and I love the Bokeh dots. A beautiful CAS card. Thanks for playing along with my love-themed challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Julia Aston said...

This is so pretty in the purple and white with the bold black sentiment!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your bokeh take on the circles, Jen! The designer paper is a great idea for the base and the soft color perfect for the big, bold sentiment!

Karren said...

Beautiful! And what a great idea to create your bokeh on the patterned paper! Speaking of, don't you just love that watercolor wash paper?

Cheryl S said...

Really pretty card, Jen! Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

You Absolutely nailed the circles with your gorgeous bokeh circles! And so perfectly CAS- what a beauty!