Monday, 20 April 2015

Bokeh Bird

Recently I was at a craft event where the challenge of the day was to make something with circles.  As this week's challenge at Stampotique is also circles, I thought I would share this card.

The background is the Bokeh technique which I came across in a recent Craft Stamper magazine.  This technique is so easy and each one is unique.  I've used three Distress Inks on this one, with the white spots being SU Whisper White ink.

This cute little bird is from Dina Wakely's "Scribbly Birds" collection of stamps
(if that is incorrect, please let me know as I borrowed the stamp)
and is coloured blending two different Distress Inks and just a smidge of red.  The beak was coloured with a marker.  The bird was then cut out and adhered to the card. The words are from the same set of stamps.

Each time I make a Bokeh background I use different combinations of colour, and no two are ever the same.  This is my current favourite background so if you see more cards etc in the next few postings of this blog, you'll know why!
Happy Crafting!!!


  1. What a lovely card, Helen! I can't wait to try to Bokeh technique, but just haven't had time. You have used it beautifully here in combination with the circles and your sweet tweet! Nicely done!

  2. I recently did this technique and like you really like it.., your background looks fab! Thank you for joining us at the SDC blog

  3. That is a beautiful background. Must try this technique. Hugz

  4. Yet another fabulous make and I've yet to try the bokeh technique but am intending to give a go this weekend!! xxx


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