Friday, June 13, 2014

Bokeh Sparkle Audrey

     It's Bellarific Friday from Stampingbella and I'm playing with a new technique.  The last challenge Emily gave us at Blogabella was to make a "One Layer Wonder" card.  Yikes!!!  I have lots of trouble with simple layouts, but I saw this cool technique in one of the crafty newsletters I receive.  It's called bokeh (boh-kay) stamping.  It mimics a blurred light background in photography.  You can google it for examples.
     For my card I have usede Uptown Girl "Audrey Loves Makeup" and added the bokeh effect in stamping with Distress inks.  I used a sponge dauber but you can do this with ink daubers or even pencil erasers with different mediums.  I also added a bit of Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen buy accident.  I squeezed it a bit to hard and shook it over the card.  Happy accidents.  LOL  See that spot under the bow on her purse.  Looks like a big rhinestone huh.  Nope, glitter pen dot.  hee hee  I finally managed to find an angle that you can see all the glittery goodness that Wink of Stella pen adds.  Isn't her dress glamorous!  I also added some Diamond Stickles to some of the bokeh spots and she had some pearl paint dots and gold gel pen jewelry.

     I need a bit more practice with this technique, but I had fun and it's something different.  Hope you like it.
     Next weeks challenge at Blogabella is a sketch.

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     We'd love to have you play along.  There is a prize up for grabs.  You might want to check out this cool new announcement from Em too.  She and Elaineabella have come up with a cool new idea called Colourmaps for use with a couple of the Uptown Girl stamps.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz--sparkle and shine
Moving Along with the Times--keep it CAS
Addicted to Stamps and More--CAS
Loves Rubber Stamps--CAS

     Have a great weekend and enjoy those dads on Sunday!

Paper--Copic XPress-it Blending card, Georgia Pacific
Stamps--Stamping Bella Uptown Girl "Audrey Loves Makeup", Precious Remembrance "New Day"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen, Sakura gold gel pen, Black Soot, Pumice Stone, and Weathered Wood Distress inks
Miscellaneous--Scribbles White Mist 3D paint, Diamond Stickles


  1. Wowza it's official...there really isn't anything you can't do! Sheesh, a one layer card with a bokeh effect and stellar coloring to boot, I bow to the master.....;)

  2. OH, this looks so amazing - you are just an amazing crafter!!

  3. This is gorgeous Tracy. Your colouring of that glamorous image is stunning and I love the background you have created.
    hugs Sue xx

  4. OMGosh, there are some seriously cool techniques on here, girlfriend! LOVE the bokeh stamping and love the wink of stella. I don't even know what the heck those things really mean, but they look gorgeous! :D

  5. Love the techniques you have used. Just fabulous. Love the CAS design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  6. Love your Uptown girl card is brilliant.

  7. Love your gorgeous sparkly card - her dress stunning:) xx

  8. Love all the sparkle! great card, Jo x

  9. New techniques, happy accidents and the most wonderful one layer card I believe I've ever laid eyes on. This is fabulous and now I'm all about learning more on bokehing!
    Twang :)

  10. Hi Tracy, I love this card. I always love how you try new techniques. I always learn so much from you. This is lovely. I am going to check out the technique but I just love the sparkles with this one...Hugs, joann

  11. Wow... that image is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring and it gives such an elegant look to the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  12. WOW! This card so totally rocks :) LOVE the sentiment and all the sparkle and shine!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Addicted to Stamps and More this week, so thrilled you took the time to play along :)

  13. OMG Tracy! You have done Audrey sooooo proud! Love her glittery dress and purse, absolutely amazing, what a fabulous card! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  14. Wow this is amazing!
    Beautiful work Tracy:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  15. fabulous sparkly design, love the stamp. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational but to be considered for the voting please add our link to the post

  16. You need no practice this is STUNNING!!! BTW I took your advice and bought some proper palette knives for using with modelling paste ... Thanks so much I really appreciated your words!

  17. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this fortnight. :)

  18. Girl, you totally ROCKED this one-layer design! LOVE all the hints of shimmer and shine! Off to check out that stamping technique for sure. TFS!

  19. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma

  20. The background is awesome and the image is stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with ATSM xx

  21. OMGosh she is so fabulous. Love this cute design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  22. Totally gorgeous!:)


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