Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Addicted To Stamps and More #127 - Make Your Mark


Hello dear friends, I hope you're keeping well! Greetings and welcome to new blog follower, Vicki.

I am back from a blog break for the start of the first challenge of 2015 with Addicted to Stamps and More and the theme this week is Make Your Mark: create a project using pens, paints, chalks or colouring pencils.

First some DT news. Sadly a few of our lovely DT members have departed but we have been joined by some fabulous new designers: Dana, Karen and Sarah. Please do visit their blogs to see their beautiful work.


Our generous sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and our winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend at their store, yay!!

I've used the lovely watermark which the very talented Kylie created for me on my DT card photo. To start the new year, I've used a technique which is new to me. To make the bokeh background I brushed water onto some watercolour card and added watercolour paints, punched some different sized circles out of card and used them to sponge through the white dye ink. Then diecut the "hello" diecut in the background and then out of white card and inlaid the two together.

Don't forget to check out the DT inspiration over at the ATSM challenge blog and we hope you will be inspired to join in the fun!

Linking to a few challenges:
Time Out - Photo Inspiration (I've used the orange and "hello")

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today xx



25 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super striking and totally zingy.
Love it
Sarah x

Rahmat said...

Lovely bokeh effect Sue! this is a fabulous card, love all the soft colors.

Patrice said...

Sue your card is very striking and has turned out beautifully. Must give Bokeh a try myself one of these days. x

sandie said...

As soon as I saw your card Sue I thought that is so different for you and then I read the technique is new to you! Well you rocked it and I love that you tried something different an so pleased you entered it at TIME OUT x

Karen Mead said...

Love your card Sue - your bokeh is so pretty:) Hugs xx

Kylie said...

That panel is brilliant, Sue! Welcome back to blogging - you have come back with a bang! I love the vibrant colour and the inlaid die is super! xx

Julie B said...

Certainly a little zap of sunshine with this card Sue. So crisp and clean and with a great inlaid 'hello' as contrast. :)

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Sue, I've not tried that technique yet and that inlaid die really pops! Happy New Year!
Val x

*Vicki* said...

This is really stunning!! Love the effect you've achieved with the coloring and your inlay looks awesome with it! :) HUGS

Flo said...

Wowww!!! I love this wonderful card!!!

Florence said...

Hi Sue, Loooooove the design. Fabulous card.
Hugs Flo xxx

Lee-Anne said...

Love the bokeh effect on this, Sue! Beautiful colors!

Loll Thompson said...

This is so pretty Sue. LOVE the fresh and bright colours of orange and white together. Great job with the bokeh technique! Loll xx

cm said...

Your sunny, bokeh, inlaid 'hello' card has me smiling brightly, Sue. Sooooo gorgeous!
~c

Anita in France said...

Wow, Sue ... what a stunning and sunny bokeh panel ... so gorgeous with the crisp white inlaid hello! Always so happy to have you play with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Dana said...

The bokeh background is FAB!! LOVE it!! It also helps that orange is my favorite color, so yeah really really love this card!!! :)

Deborah Frings said...

This is stunning. i love the bokeh effect and the colour is so bright and cheerful. Love it!

Shona Chambers said...

Wow this card is so happy and bright!! Absolutely love the bokeh background, its gorgeous. Been to scared to try this technique myself.....So very happy you could join us at TIME OUT and I'm so excited to now be a part of the ATSM DT family too!!

Wei said...

Wow~ This is a fabulous and bright orange colour card! Love your inlaid 'hello'!

Hayley Kew said...

Such a fun background and super cool to have the inlaid sentiment!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Makes my mouth water just looking at it! Love the bokeh effect and I love what you did with the die cut too! Hazel x

Barb Ghig said...

Oh how FABULOUS, Sue! I love the bold combo of colors and your design is so clean and perfect! I would love to CASE this card sometime, if that's ok with you :)

Deepti said...

This is so pretty! Love the bokeh!

Sarah Gray said...

Love this zesty card, Sue. The bokeh effect and inlaid sentiment are inspired! Thanks for sharing it with us at Time Out :)

Neets B said...

Hi Sue, sorry for the late comment! You've totally rocked this technique, it's one I still have to try. And I love your colour choice, very juicy! x