Thursday, 3 October 2019

A Bokeh Birthday

Good morning and happy Thursday. I'm back over at Country View Crafts with my second piece for the Bokeh challenge and this time it's a girlie birthday card.

 I started with my go to background of a mixture of Tim's Distress and Distress Oxides.

 Then I added some more water and sprinkled with Brusho Sprinkle It in iridescent purple - Love It!

 Time for my good old stencil and white gesso to make the bokeh background - it only takes a few minutes to dry then on with the stamping. I've used a couple of sets from PaperArtsy.

 I liked the background, but decided that it needed something else, so I chopped some out of the top with a die from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media 4 set, and also added some book page flowers over the originals.
 So now we just needed something for the top corner. I used the dragonfly and stamped it onto some Barbara Gray paper, that way I didn't need to colour it lol.

 These are the lovely stamps that I've used. There's a Jofy, a Tracy Scott and a Kay Carley, so lots of choice there.
And here's my finished card again. I hope that you like it and join in with our challenge.
I'm entering my card into this weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, which is 'think pink'
Have a fun week, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Absolutely fabulous! Love the colours, and the gorgeous dragon-fly. I have a bokeh lens for my camera, must try it out sometime! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Gorgeous card. Love the details you added. Espetialy book page flowers and dragonfly. Thanks for tutoial.

  3. That's a brilliant combination of stamps to create a really pretty cards. I love the bookpage flowers and bokeh bubbles - delightful!
    Alison x

  4. I love it Sue, the dragonfly is beautiful on top the lavender tones, and love the stenciling under it, AND your book flowers , so full of sweetness.
    Hugs, Dorthe xx

  5. Gesso! Good idea! Next time I have to use that too! And thank you again, Sue, for choosing this technique! I really enjoyed learning a new thing and I fell in love with this technique! Fabulous card! xx

  6. Lovely card Sue, you even brought out the sewing machine to play! xx

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  8. A gorgeous card, I love everything about it.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. So many techniques on this card l’m impressed. Love the colours of pink and white to make the bokeh effect. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. So many lovely elements all brought together on this card Sue, stamped book pages and dragonflies what more can I say!! So pretty in design. I don't think I could live without my white gesso..!
    Another stunning card for your theme Sue, wish I had time to play along :(
    Sending Hugs as I catch up.. Tracey xx

  11. So much yummy stamping! Love this card, Sue!
    Evelyn xxx

  12. Brilliant cards Sue, very appealing.xx

  13. I do like the colours you've used and that dragon-fly is brilliant.

    All the best Jan

  14. yummy card love the colours and stamps xx

  15. Perfect, love it. What more can be said about such a great card. Angela xXx


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