Friday, 23 January 2015

Balloon Bokeh

Welcome to a beautiful Friday in Melbourne! The last two days have been quite hot - 37 degrees (Celsius) yesterday but it has been the warm and very humid nights that have been the hardest. But it seems that is finally on the way out - we are more used to a dry heat -  the humid weather usually doesn't get this far south!! And it is a Holiday weekend  - we celebrate Australia Day on Monday so will be great chance to get away and enjoy the sun for many :-)

Today's card continues the theme of the last one - bokeh. As mentioned in my last post, I saw a tutorial by Dawn Olshefski and you can see more info on that here. This time, I experimented with some really bright (put your sunglasses on!) colours and used the whole background on the card.
And I'm also entering it into the SUO Challenge to add "dots" ….certainly a few of them here :-)

I did warn you it was bright :-)

So to create the background I sponged both Calypso Coral and Tempting Turquoise. And once that was dry I used my home made acetate circle stencil to add the White Craft ink and again set it aside to dry.
The basket and ropes image is stamped directly on the background using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then I stamped on a piece of white card and cut out the basket and added with a dimensional. The balloon is stamped in Turquoise and the birthday added. For accessories - it is pretty hard to go past the gorgeous Calypso Coral Pom Pom trim I think :-) And some gold sequins for a touch of sparkle and a hot summer sky card is made :-)

Card stock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Calypso Coral, Craft White
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Accessories: Big Shot, Balloon Framelits, Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim, Gold Sequin Trim, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a moment to check out all the great inspiration form the Team at SUO Challenges and maybe you might be the next to enter!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Oh, I absolutely love this color combination with the Bokeh technique- gorgeous!! The balloon looks fantastic as well as the rest of the details- thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  2. Very cool technique...I really need to try it out! Thanks for playing along with the "Lots of Dots" challenge this time on SUO Challenges!

  3. Lovely card - the background looks great with the balloon!!! Great entry for our Dotty challenge this week at SUO!

  4. AMAZING!!! I love how you used a more intense color for the Bokeh background. Just STUNNING!!! I MUST try this technique! Thanks for joining the SUO Challenge!

  5. Amazing card, Jan!! Love the colours the air balloon the whole card!! Such a gorgeous card!!!-katerina