Today was the first get-together in 2015 for our COD (Crafty Owls Day, but it could stand for Crafty Old Dames I reckon)  😆

As you might have guessed from the title we tried some watery techniques today.  I love it.  Hope everyone else enjoyed themselves too.

Here is 1 of the cards we played around with today –  caution – sunglasses may be required.  😀

Bokeh card

We didn’t use any pretty papers but made the background ourselves.  First we used distress inks to wash the background.  Next we added some orange Glimmer Mist, then the fun part, added circles of white ink to replicate the “Bokeh” effect.  Lastly we heat embossed a sentiment and added a few orange sequins.

Here is the definition of Bokeh –


“In photography, bokeh (Originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.

Fun, fun, fun and very sparkly, sparkly, sparkly!

Bye for now,