Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CAS Mix Up January Challenge - Bokeh

I am starting to play along with the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge and this is my January 2019 submittal. They are monthly challenges with a specific "mix up". This month is:

The definition of "bokeh" was listed on the challenge blog along with links to You Tube videos to see some fun techniques to create the look:

bo·keh bōˈkā 
noun
noun bokeh
  1. the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.
  2.  As defined by Google Dictionary
In thinking about what I wanted to create for the challenge, I saw this picture on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to try an re-create with the Tea Together Stamp set now available in the 2019 Occasions catalog:

I stamped the tea pot and cup in Memento Black Ink and colored with Stamp 'n Blends alcohol markers on Whisper White Thick card stock. Using masking paper I created a path for the "tea" to pour from into the cup. The background was ink blended with Pineapple Punch and Berry Burst using sponges. The bokeh effect was created with an ink dauber, Whisper White Craft Ink and a stencil cut from window sheet using the Bottles & Bubbles Framelit circles.
Picture isn't too attractive, but this is the stencil I used.
 Added a simple strip of Basic Black card stock with a perfect white heat embossed sentiment and finished with a few Gingham Gala adhesive-backed sequins.

Tried one more card with more of a "real" tea color, but I wasn't as happy with it:
Challenges are a fun way to stretch your imagination!

If you would like to give it try and purchase any of these items here are the links:
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Thanks for staying to the end!
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18 comments:

  1. Both cards are so clever, Anita! I do like the "tea" colors on the first one best and I LOVE that teal teapot and cup on both cards! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  2. Thank you, Bonnie! Such a fun challenge!

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  3. Welcome to CAS Mix Up, Anita! Your tea pot Bokeh is a unique and wonderful idea. The first one has a bright beautiful color combination and I like the second cards' monochromatic real tea color too. Thanks so much for joining us!
    Hideko xx

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    1. Thank you, Hideko! I certainly appreciate all your kind comments. I really enjoyed the challenge!

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  4. Hi Anita. What a fantastic design with your beautiful blue teapot and bokeh tea! This is so artsy and fun. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. Thank you so much, Loll! Really fun technique and challenge❤️

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  6. Love that steaming hot Bokeh from your tea cup! Both cards are wonderful, good job!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  7. Such a clever and creative way to use the Bokeh technique, Anita. Now when I pour my tea I will be thinking Bokeh:-) So pleased you added two beautiful Bokeh cards to our CAS Mix Up Card Challenge. Hugs. Nancy

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    1. I am thinking Bokeh everywhere! Thank you for the kind comment, Nancy♥️

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  8. What an imaginative way to show the Bokeh technique Anita! Thanks so much for joining the CAS Mix Up challenge this month!
    Viv
    (Guest DT - January)

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  9. Thank you, Viv! Inspiration credit to Pinterest!

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  10. Your cards are so creative, unique and fun. I Love how you did the Bokeh effect and the colours you used and then did the teapot and cup in the green tones, whilst letting the technique take centre stage. Such eye catching cards and I love them both. Thank you for joining in the CAS Mix Up Challenge x

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  11. What a wonderful comment! I do thank you for all the kind words♥️

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  12. Love your very creative design Anita, the Bokeh element is fantastic. Thanks for playing at CAS Bokeh this month.

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  13. Thank you, Susan! I appreciate your kind words♥️

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