This month at the House Of Cards we would like you to use the Bokeh technique. I have used a tutorial by Tracy Heaton which you can find here. The effect this technique gives is like looking at water in sunshine through a camera lens, that gorgeous dappled light that dances about.
I chose to use blues as if looking out over a loch and watching the birds fly past. The effect shows up a little better on brighter colours but I think you can still see it here quite well.
To begin with I masked a piece of white card so I had a border all around the edge, then using Distress inks I made patches of colour within the masking tape. Then, following Tracy's instructions, I added circles of varying sizes using Adirondack Snowcap white ink all over the blue area.
Once dry I removed the masking tape and stamped the tree and birds from Sheena Douglass's Sheltering Tree set and embossed in black. To finish off I mounted the image panel on a white 7x5 card blank that has had the edges coloured with Distress Ink Black Soot. I shall add a greeting on the bottom left corner when I have decided why and who to send it to.
Please take a look at all The DT cards, there is a wealth of inspiration at the House Of Cards to get you started.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Retro Rubber - Use An Old Stamp (had this one for ages, first outing)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes