Thursday, 20 September 2018

SDBH : Favourite Technique

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. For this month's hop, we are all showcasing our favourite technique.  You are currently visiting Sandra from Norfolk, UK. I hope you enjoy the project I'm sharing with you today. 

There are so many techniques I love, it was hard to choose one.  However, today I decided to share the 'Bokeh' technique, great for creating backgrounds and one I loved teaching. 
Planning for this hop, I jumped back to a couple of last years In-Colours, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst, adding in some Blackberry Bliss, a returning colour, and using these for my base and mat layers.
To create this effect, I misted a piece of Watercolour Paper #122959 with a fine spray of clean water.  Whilst still wet, coordinating reinkers were applied in splodges using an Aqua Painter #103954.  Make sure this is completely dry, using a Heat Tool #129054.
Having punched a variety of circles from scrap card, I used a Sponge Dauber #133773 and Craft White Stampin' Pad & Refill #147277 to sponge circles randomly over the coloured splodges.  To finish I use the rubber on the end of a new pencil as a smaller circle with the White ink too.
Dandelion Wishes #146744 (W) #146747 (C) images were stamped using Versamark #102283 and Black Stampin' Emboss Powder #146956.
I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day.  Please see the list below and enjoy hopping through all of the people  participating below and all their wonderful projects. You won't want to miss any!

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  1. Wow - love those colours! What a stunning example of the bokeh technique!

  2. I miss Bokeh! Thank you for reminding us of this fabulous technique, Sandra, & I love your colours, too. Thanks for hopping with the Sept SDBH Crew xx

  3. Very vibrant pallete! It sets off your bokeh circles perfectly. TFS

  4. OMG....just stunning....the colours and layout look sooooo good...TFS

  5. This is a fun technique that I love! Love the colors that you chose to go with the dandelions, Sandra! xx

  6. I love the Bokeh technique and I love the colours you chose in your card Sandra. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. What a great technique!! I love how you created the background on your card!! Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing

  8. Oooooh! Total stunner Sandra. Thanks for reminding of this technique. x


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