Monday, March 24, 2014

Bokeh Effect

I am sharing a card that I made from taking the Clean and Simple online class. The Day 11th class from Julie Ebersole inspired my card today. In Julie's video, she did a Bokeh effect and was so fun and simple to do. So I tried my hands with a similar design, but I added my own twist.

In Julie's card, she did the clouds and sunshine-themed card. Here I made a rain-themed design.
weather together
The stamps are from Fresh Squeezed Stamps called "Weather Through".  Sadly, Fresh Squeezed Stamps is closing its shops and only a select few are left. You can see the details here
I had fun stamping the raindrops with the Bokeh Effect. I also added a thin strip of glitter on top (much like what Julie did in her video).  I colored the image with water and Distress Inks. The umbrella was gold-embossed after the coloring.

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I am entering this card for the current Time Out Challenge (details here). The theme is "Dancing in the Rain". How fun is that? There are still time to enter the challenge!

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37 comments:

Niki G said...

Love the tear drop bokeh effect. The sequins and sparkly tape add the perfect effect!

Nonni said...

Very fun card, Virginia! I love the look of those raindrops and that stamp with the sentiment is great. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining us in the fun! xx

yyam said...

Oh wow. Love the effect!

Barb Ghig said...

This is really fabulous, Virginia! I love your take on Julie's technique, and the funky color combo on your umbrella is so cool! Really beautiful water coloring and your Bokeh effect is lovely !

sandie said...

I love that the umbrella is gold embossed and the sequins amoung the rain is such a cool idea. Thank you for joining us Virginia at TIME OUT, great to have you play along x

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous card. Love the rain theme.

Lynn Mangan said...

Your vibrant use of colors always makes me smile and think how amazing your designs are. Love how you used the cool effect from class and of course am thrilled that you're playing with us at Time Out!

Sheila H said...

The bokeh raindrops are so pretty. And I love the effect of adding gold embossing to the colored umbrella.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the bokeh raindrops and love the amount of sparkle/shine you added too!

diana said...

Sweet card! I'll give this technique a try. ;-)

Cindy C. said...

You made very pretty rain!! :)

conil said...

Ooooh, you've hit the nail on the head. Those raindrops look terrific with the sequins. The umbrella embossed in gold with those gorgeous colors make it POP!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my goodness what a fun card! Love the colors and the rain drops!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great take on this technique!

Cornelia W said...

Like those sequins masquerading as rain drops!

Cat Craig said...

Love the drops and sequins dropping from that glittered line. So fun.

donna mikasa said...

Bokeh raindrops? I love it! And that gorgeous umbrella, too!

Lisa Kind said...

Very pretty card! I'm taking the class too and love Julie's card as well you did a great job with the bokeh effect! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play in our first challenge! Hope to see you again!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. this card is fantastic, Virginia. So creative and unique. Love it! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

I LOVE your Bokeh raindrops Virginia! Be still my heart.

Deepti said...

I like the idea of rain drops bokeh!! Superb :)

Linda R said...

Loving this card my friend. The teardrop rain looks wonderful.

Hugs~

Shelly said...

So pretty! Love the rain drops!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous!

Robin K. said...

Clever idea to do broken raindrops! Love your colorful umbrella!

Laura B. said...

Awesome bokeh raindrops and colorful umbrella! A perfect "cheer-up" card!

Jacqueline said...

How pretty, love the umbrella gold embossed!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, I love the bokeh effect :)

Beverley said...

LOVE the bokeh raindrops against the bright umbrella. Great to see you taking the TIME OUT to join in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

cm said...

Bokeh beautiful, Virginia! Love those raindrops, and that shimmery pinky-orange umbrella is truly pretty! Wow!
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Gerrina said...

Beautiful card! Delicate and still popping of the screen; With a beautiful wattery-feeling! Thank you for taking the Time Out to join us!

Joni nina Andaya said...

So FABULOUS!!! Oh so love those rain drops, what a perfect accompaniment for the Gorgeous umbrella :)

Sharon Underwood said...

What fun! I'm fascinated with the way you created the raindrops with sequins. Congrats on the class shout-out!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful, Virginia - fabulous bokeh effect :0

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is perfect for the PNW, i love it!

Michelle said...

I just love this card, Virginia! The mix of colour and the sequins in the rain is so fabulous! :-) Congratulations on the shout-out at OCC!

Michelle Lupton said...

I adore this, Virginia! So cool!