Wednesday, 4 February 2015

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge OLS13: You Blend!

Afternoon all.  I was having a wander round blogland yesterday and came across a tutorial for Bokeh. I've seen quite a bit about this recently so thought I'd give it a try.  When I finished I realised it fitted the OLS challenge very well.  Here's what I came up with:

I chose two colours - SU More Mustard and Mellow Moss and sponged and blended the colours onto a piece of white cardstock.  Set aside to dry and then punched some different sized circles out of another piece of card to use as a template.  I then placed the circle template over my coloured background and sponged SU Whisper White ink through the apertures.  Now you've got your panel sorted you just need to make it up into the finished card.  I added some die cut sequins, the sentiment is SU Wetlands and the label punch is SU as well.  Finished touches were the addition of some bakers' twine and then matted and layered it up on cardstock from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by.

Happy crafting.


  1. Beautiful warm colour tones Karen, looks so fresh and clean.
    Pam x

  2. What a brilliant effect, Karen ... and such wonderful soft colours ... delicious! Anita :)

  3. I've been reading about that technique too but have yet to try it - certainly makes a lovely background and I love the subtle colour effect on this card.

  4. Lovely background Karen and like the colours...something a bit different


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  6. Sorry for the deleted comment, Karen!!! I accidentally pasted a comment on someone else's card here and published before I noticed what I've done!!!!
    What I wanted to say is that you Bokeh effect looks beautiful, Karen!!! Such a stunning bg and I love how you have the double mat and then on the dark base - perfect!!! The sentiment, sequins and twine all add to make this a real beauty!!! Lovely!!!
    Have a lovely Friday!!!


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