Friday, August 22, 2014

Bokeh technique for The Friday Mashup!

Over at The Friday Mashup, Holly has a super fun technique for us. I had never seen it before, and it looks super cool. Be sure to stop by and check out what the rest of the Design Team did - all fabulous!


I started with a piece of watercolour paper and did a wash of Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Soft Sky. In hindsight, Soft Sky may have been to light for this technique, but it was all a big learning process! Next, I made myself a mask using different sized circle punch cut outs. I sponged white Craft ink.

The cute little houses are from the new Holiday catty, which is going live very, very soon (I promise)! There are so many amazing goodies in there that I don't even know what to do with them all.

The second part of the mashup challenge was to use die cuts. I thought I had ordered the bundle for this fab stamp set, but when I search my box (and then my order slip, and then the actual order) I realized I hadn't. So let's pretend the houses were die cut, because they could have been ;)

Check out the challenge this week:


  1. Create a project with the "Bokeh Technique"
  2. Create a project with "Die Cuts"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Bokeh project using a Die Cut"

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

6 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this card, Tara! Love the colors, the bokeh, the stamp set and framelits! I can't wait to get mine in the mail soon! Great job.

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  2. Tara- this is AMAZING! What a wonderful way to showcase the Bokeh Technique with the Houses! Your "die cutting" is awesome. I am so glad to have this card as inspiration for this set. I just got my order and mistakenly ordered the Wreath stamp instead of the bundle!!! Ugh! Of all ones to miss! I LOVE your card:)

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  3. I adore this card Tara! Superb job using the Bokeh Technique. It's so interesting!

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  4. Oh Tara, I LOVE this! I am in love with this new set and you used it beautifully here, plus the way you incorporated the technique.....awesome!!

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  5. Your tiny [die cut ;)] houses are to cute against the Bokeh background -- awesome card~

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  6. Tara- this is just beautiful. The Bokeh background is lovely with the houses. Thanks for sharing a wonderful way to use the Holiday Homes Stamp Set. LOVE!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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