Monday, March 2, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #112

I'm thinking the first step toward knowing you have a problem, is admitting it, right? I could sit (and have) for hours, pinning to my little heart's content. With that said, if you too are a Pinterest Junkie, you have more than likely seen the "bokeh" technique on stamping projects. I think it is just gorgeous, but had not tried it yet. I thought this current CAS(E) this Sketch would be a perfect avenue for this. However, my attempt ended up being well...bokeh gone wrong. All products are Stampin' Up!

This is Chrissy Larson's sketch that inspired my card:

I had used Lost Lagoon & Pear Pizzaz inks with my brayer & sponges to create the first color layer. Then I sponged random spots on top with Whisper White Craft Ink and Lost Lagoon. I didn't like the way that looked, so for grins, I embossed the Whisper White circles with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Wow...too bold, so I colored/scribbled the white circles with the lightest Old Olive Blendabilitie. Didn't like that either, so when all else fails: soften the look with vellum!

 I used the Handheld Stapler to attach the word. 

Love, love how the vellum looks over my "bokeh gone wrong". I only attached the vellum under the layers in the middle where the word is. Stampin' Up! vellum has so much body, I can normally get away with adhering it only in random spots. 

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  1. Kim there is not one thing about this lovely card that falls into the "gone wrong" category - edit this post immediately!! =] I, for one, adore the slip of vellum softening your beautiful water-colored paper. Very pretty take on the sketch!!
    =] Michele

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  3. Michele took the words right out of my thoughts. I just had to comment on your card - I love it and the vellum and how you attached it is wonderful! I love vellum but always struggle with ways of using it on a card w/o being obvious on how I adhered it to the card.
    Your attempt gone wrong is so right on! Love it!

  4. Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  5. It may be "bokeh gone wrong" but it's a lovely background, nonetheless!
    Thanks for linking this up to CASE this Sketch! Hope to see you again!


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