I'm playing along with the Global Design Project challenge this week, which is a sketch challenge.
When you are playing along with a sketch challenge, remember it is just a jumping off point. Your artwork doesn't have to literally be just like the sketch. All products Stampin' Up!
The almost "bokeh" effect was achieved by using the small splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and stamping off twice with Sahara Sand ink before stamping the image. Then I colored those same images with Clear Wink of Stella. I also colored the "Joy" with Clear Wink of Stella. It adds a subtle, but elegant glittery look.