Thursday, September 11, 2014

CCNS49 - Lily and Bokeh

Since I recently discovered a new use for my circle punches, I've been playing with different ways to get a bokeh effect.  The challenge this week to use dots, stripes, and chevrons was perfect for testing out a new on-the-fly method.  I made my own stencil using acetate (you can use the backing that comes with stamp sets or Spellbinders' packaging) by punching holes of various sizes.  I then used Dreamweaver's white embossing paste to make my first set of dots.  After die-cutting out a large circle, I sponged the edges using Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers  and Shaded Lilac.  For my next layer, I clear embossed some circles and sponged Broken China over my circle.  Finally, I used my sponge daubers to add Versamark cloud white.  (So basically, I grabbed what was white or clear around my craft area and used it all!)  My lily is from  MFT Lily Die-namics and popped up small Joy! foam pads.  To keep the soft look of the card, I embossed on vellum my sentiment from ODBD Ornate Frame Sentiments, added baby pearls,  and corner punched the bottom corners of the card.  Thanks for looking!

My Favorite Things, Lily, bokeh, Diana Nguyen, card

Dies:  My Favorite Things Lily Die-namics and SB Standard Circles
Inks:  Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, and Broken China
Accessories:  vellumbaby pearls, and small Joy! foam pads

Challenges I am playing in: