Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Bokeh Effect

Yesterday I wanted to make one more card for this weeks Lawnscaping Challenge #58- CAS Cards.  I knew I wanted to use my new to me set Lunar Lanterns (thanks Amy T!) but didn't have much else in mind.  I was throwing a few ideas around in my head and then it hit me, I had been wanted to try my hand at the Bokeh effect so why not combine the two, they would be a perfect match!  Here is the picture that I had seen that popped into my head when I was thinking about this, so beautiful!  The light bulb went off above my head...literally!

Being new to this technique, I remembered a while back Kelly Marie at Lawn Fawn gave a tutorial on how to achieve the Bokeh look and made it look so easy.   Well guess what?  It was easy!  I am super please with how this card turned out, good for the challenge, but also just fun to make and I got to use this trendy new technique.  I also got incorporate some sequins which is also super trendy right now.  I will mention that though I want to get on this sequin trend band wagon,  I have yet to buy any.  BUT thanks to my daughter's craft projects I find them all over the house, so no purchase was necessary for this creation. =)  Finally, I paper pieced the lanterns by using DP from LF Daphnie's Closet Collection.

This is so summery and fun, it makes me want to play in the sun and drink cocktails!  I am also playing the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Squeezapalooza Challenge- where I had seen the inspiration photo, but...unofficially.  I don't currently have any FSS so I an not technically eligible!  So what do you think, are you in the mood fro summer?  What are your favorite things to do in the summer or what does this card make you think of?

UPDATE- I am entering this into the Let's Get Trendy Now 3 Sequins Challenge!




10 comments:

Virginia L. said...

So lovely and gorgeous! I love the hanging lanterns and your Bokeh effect is awesome in this, Katie! The added sequins really make this shine BRIGHTLY :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Shine on Katie!!

Virginia L. said...

Oh..I just noticed over Facebook! Congrats to be the Pin of the day for Lawn Fawn!!! Woohoo! So happy for you!!

~amy~ said...

Definitely in the mood for summer...this rocks!

Chark said...

cutest card ever! love the lanterns and the bg turned out beautifully!

Yainea said...

Ohhh this is gorgeous!! Love the effect, the sequins... beautiful!

Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)

Pamela said...

Saw this card on LF's facebook... such beautiful paper piecing!

Karen said...

very cute...

yyam said...

Ooooh...love your paper pieced lanterns! And those sequins really add a festive vibe to your card!

Thanks for joining us at Let's Get Trendy Now!3.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING those lanterns!! Thanks for playing along with Let's Get Trendy 3!!!!