Thursday, 8 May 2014

Cherry blossom wishes

Had a bit of an 'inky' day today with my card for the colour challenge at ColourQ. I noticed the cherry blossom in the orchards as I drove to work earlier this week and thought that these colours were perfect

The technique I've used is supposed to imitate bokeh ,the diffusion of light into orbs when taking a
photograph, and is very simple.

First I stamped and heat embossed the cherry tree branch and then masked off the centre of the card. I sponged the two pinks and Pear Pizazz and then added drops of water to create  the bokeh . These take time to develop and it's quite fun to watch! Finally I stamped on the greeting. I made a one layer version of this card, but then remembered the fourth colour, so this version is matted onto sage coloured card.
With the card neatly divided into thirds I am going to enter the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, just noticed the sentiment is three words too, there's a coincidence!

I was so pleased with this card that I had another go, this time a more somber colour scheme for a sympathy card I needed.

This time I've used a Woodware stamp image, heat embossed and I've used two shades of blue and 
Perfect Plum.  The darker spots are added with the rubber on the end of a pencil, using the 
Pacific Point blue. This time the mat is black, I'm going to enter this in the challenge at LessIsMore, where they want cards with three colours.


  1. j'admire, je n'arrive pas a faire aussi bien, je dois dire que c'est magnifique, biz

  2. Fab technique and two gorgeous cards, love them!
    Thank you for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    LIM Designer

  3. Pinning this technique - LOVE it! So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Love these cards! The effect on the background looks fabulous ... great colours too xx

  5. I'm sorry that I'm so late in visiting this time, but a new laptop has taken a little time to set up and get to know!!
    What pretty cards.. love the inked panels!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. This is gorgeous; I love the bokeh effect and definitely have to try it. The layout is simple and elegant.
    Heather T

  7. both are such lovely cards - especially love the pink and green one!

  8. These are stunning! I'll be casing you for sure!

  9. Your cards are gorgeous!
    thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. I must have missed these first time round when I was checking out the Colour Q gallery - these are just stunning!


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Louise xx