Thursday, 15 January 2015

Bokeh Shaker

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketch Challenge Day.  Today, our hostess is the super-talented cardmaker and aviator, Jennifer Timko.  Jennifer has designed one of my favorite kinds of sketches - a full-length panel plus a circle element.  Love it!



And here's the card I made using the sketch:



I had an urge to make a purple card so splashed some purple watercolor paints onto a piece of watercolor paper and left it to dry.  Once it was dry, I went over it with white ink and a a circle template to give the bokeh look.  I had the card all ready to stick together when I had the idea to make a shaker card, so out came the sequins.


I also went over the bokeh panel with some Perfect Pearls which gives it a lovely shimmer.  The sentiment is white embossed and the inside of the builder brad is an offcut from the bokeh panel.

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team.  They're all amazing!

Products used:

Stamps:  Mum's the Word (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Unicorn White (Hero Arts)
Cardstock:  Concord Crush, Black, Acetate
Accessories:  Lil Inkers Circle Dies, sequins, watercolor paints, Perfect Pearls, Designer Builder Brads (SU), 3/8" circle punch

Cheers
Karren

13 comments:

Hannelie said...

Wow to you for making the perfect bokeh background!
And then the most beautiful shaker as well... love the embellishing too!
Thanks for the inspiration Karren!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I just love the effect this technique gives but am yet to try it myself - it's absolutely stunning in purple! The white embossed sentiment is so striking against that black and purple card stock. Another fabulous card Karren!

Cindy Lovell said...

I love...love your bokeh background! So pretty! The colors are beautiful!! Awesome card,Karren!!!

Cindy Beach said...

Your shaker card is perfect, Karren! I love the awesome background you've created, it's a gorgeous backdrop.

Lyn said...

Oh wow Karen I love the bokeh background to the shaker card very unique and effective <3

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I love this card! The purple and the black make a fantastic combo. Not to mention the combo of bokeh background and shaker!

Linda Callahan said...

This is an ethereal beauty for sure! Beautiful beautiful bokeh!

Ginger said...

Gorgeous background! I love the shaker card too!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Karren. I love that bokeh panel and shaker box. Amazing. Looks so elegant against the black. Love the fancy brad!

Patti said...

Wowie Karren!! this card is really stunning! I just love the colors and the bokeh??! wowie

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, that background is so gorgeous! What a beautifully unique card.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW! The background is amazing! Love that bokeh effect! And colour, so elegant and rich!

Jen Timko said...

I was so focused on the bokeh that I had missed the shaker sequins. Holy smokes, this is fabulous!!