Sunday, October 5, 2014

bokeh...retro sketch #135 and cas #94

hi tracey, momma and friends old and new!

over at the paper plunge, this week's challenge is circles.  yes, i already designed my card, however, you did not see the card that didn't make the cut!

a few weeks ago, i saw this technique called bokeh.  i just loved the look, and knowing that i needed to make a card with circles, i thought i would give it a try.  well, many pieces of paper later, i think i achieved the look i wanted...but then i had no idea what to do with it!  i mean it.  nothing.  until tonight!  i managed to make it work for two challenges:  clean & simple colours & sketches #94 and retro sketch #135.

c.a.s. is a color challenge:

retro sketch challenge:  this week you could choose any sketch from their archive, hence the two sketches:


this is what i came up with:

the color is a little weird here...and you certainly cannot see how pretty the shimmery white paper is...but i really like the way this came out.

stamp sets:  papillon potpourri, oh my goodies
cardstock:  bermuda bay, shimmery white, crumb cake 
ink:  stazon cotton white, bermuda bay, crumb cake, soft sky, chocolate chip
extras:  sponges, sponge daubers, circle punches of various sizes, butterfly punch, envelope punchboard, pearls, deco label framelits

i really love the saying on this card...a nice mantra to live by-don't you think?  the only thing missing is, 'eat lots'!  ...which of course, i did quite a bit of this weekend.  all i can say is, "no regrets!" and besides, julia childs once said, "people who love to eat are the best people."  surround yourself with them!

thank you for stopping by-i appreciate you!

peace be with you-


  1. Love the card!! Very interesting background, I am going to have to try that!

  2. Your card is fantastic! I like how the bokeh circles resemble clouds as the background for that lovely butterfly. Thanks for sharing your work with us at CAS Colours & Sketches! I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge. :)

    1. Thank you so much, Patricia! I look forward to joining you again!