Friday 23 August 2019


Hello and Welcome
Here is a card I made last week using a 'bokeh' style of background for these cute little fairies.
I like the look of bokeh, I think it makes for an interesting background.

So I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and inked it up with some Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and some Tumbled Glass DOX inks.  I blended all the colours together with a makeup blending brush from the Dollar Store.  I dried it a bit, then using the Circle masks from A Colorful Life Designs, I randomly rubbed on some white Color Box ink over the bkg., creating the circles you see.  I splattered with some water to lift the ink and further add interest.
When the piece was dry, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the fairies and the flowers over the inked background then added the sentiment.
I simply mounted it onto a piece of heavy white cardstock and then onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to this challenge:
Lavinia World- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Star Gazing (Lavinia); Star Burst (Lavinia); Imagine (High Hopes)
Inks- DOX; Tuxedo Black Memento; Color Box white
Paper- heavy white (Scibes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Marvelous Circle Masks (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); makeup brush


Bunny said...

Lovely card, Karen. These are some of my favorite colors. [Bunny]```

Susan said...

Love this! Beautiful colours, great bokeh effect, wonderful images.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! this is beautiful, they look like their seeing the Northern Lights. FAbulous card.
Faith x

Pat said...

What a great colour combination Karen and the fairies, flowers and sentiment look great in black over the top, also the white ink has worked well to make the bokeh in the background too. x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous colours and the background is awesome...of course who can pass these cute Lavinia stamps.x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous background Karen - so subtle in the colours and texture, yet still eye catching and intriguing. Love how you have stamped and finished your beautiful card.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Karen! I am enjoying your time off with these beautiful projects. I can just feel the wonder and amazement in your little fairies' sweetness. The bokeh technique is GORGEOUS! Beautifully done! So happy I saw your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty. I like the stenciling of the white over top. It adds just the right amount of interest to the background. The fairy image is so sweet.

Steph Ackerman said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for playing with Lavinia World Challenges.

HilaryJane said...

I just love that background. It is the perfect backdrop for those fairies xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Bokeh background Karen and I love the beautiful scene with the fairies and the pods :)

Lori Kobular said...

Such a lovely card! Your background looks amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenge #7!

Julie Odil said...

Your background is beautiful! I really like those colors. It's a great card. Thanks so much for joining us at Lavinia World Challenges. Julie, DT member

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable and so sweet! Love the Bokeh background!!