This meets two challenges today: Birgit's Mixability challenge to make a bright, missed media Christmas card and the Free for All to be inspired by a Christmas Carol. I also had some Pinterest inspiration from anawesome Bokeh effect photo. I used Lydia's great Bokeh background tutorial to create my background. I started by swirling white acrylic paint over the entire piece of Soft Sky paper with a paint dauber. I inked up just the village with my Pacific Point marker and stamped in the center. I took both gold and blue Gelato and smeared onto an acrylic block. I wet this with water. I then inked the eraser end of my pencil into first Tempting Turquoise ink then the wet Gelato mix and stamped multiple times with each inking. After this was dry, I added glitter pen stars. The large top one wasn't showing up quite as much as I wanted, so I took a Sharpie paint pen and made a white star then added highlights over that with the glitter pen. I then sponged around first with Turquoise then Island Indigo at the edges. I lost some of the Bokeh effect, so I added back some more stamped circles with just glittery water or plain water. My sentiment was inked with a marker as well to omit the snowflakes on the stamp. I framed with silver and put it on a base of Turquoise.
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013 GMT Views: 2048
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Fri, Dec 13, 2013 @ 6:55 PM
Oh, Gail, how beautiful! I just love your technique and the gorgeous colors! Stunning card! (Just visited your blog and didn't realize you're a homeschooling mom…our DIL is as well…wonderful calling!) Hugs, Cheryl
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Sat, Dec 14, 2013 @ 4:51 PM
Oooh, your bokeh effect is beautiful, Gail! Lovely card!
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