Hope you’re enjoying your week so far. Cards are almost done to send out. Christmas tree is up and the kids helped with the decorating. I have gifts to wrap and need to come up with ideas for teachers’ gifts. I have so many teachers to give out gifts this year that I think I’m just going to bake or make something food related.
I am continuing with my share of Christmas cards.
I have been really loving all the bokeh inspiration that I’ve seen in blogland. It’s just a subtle and pretty background and, of course, I wanted to try. This is my first attempt. I wanted the overlapped circles to be more prominent but it didn’t really come out the way I pictured in my head. In any case, I was rather pleased, being it is my first try.
I first covered my card base with a homemade circle stencil, ensuring that the stencil was centered on the base. Using small solid circular stamps, I sporadically stamped dark circles of blue within the circle. I then shaded the entire circle with Tumbled Glass Ditress Ink. I then tried to stamp with water using the same circular stamps to get that faded effect. Well, that didn’t really work out. So, I stamped second generation circles slightly overlapping the other circles.
I set that aside and worked on coloring Penny Black’s Fairy Wishes (4358J). The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and then fussy cut. I brushed Wink of Stella over the wings and then added Stardust Stickles to the want. I centered this cute little fairy over my bokeh background. I used stickers to create the sentiment.
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