Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bokeh Universe

Hello Y'all!

My sister-in-law, who is from South Carolina, just left today after a week's visit. What a great time for reuniting with family it is always such a joy.. With that said, I was neglecting my craft 'table'... It needed to be cleaned and used again.

So off I went to clean and create and this is what I came up with for CAS(E) this sketch and colors inspired by ColourQ. As some of you might know I am a space geek. While crafting for another challenge I was listening to a space program when I looked up I saw the image of the sun and some bokeh diffused around the star.. Well that was all the inspiration I needed to come up this card.

Bokeh space image using chalk ink and stencil.
The sentiment seems to correspond nicely with the bokeh.
The ColourQ colors are very
muted and subtle against the dark background that 
showcases the sentiment. 
Challenge entered:

I think this is the fastest card I have ever done.. It came together so quickly and easily and I couldn't believe my eyes on how well it turned out!

How to:
  1. Cut and scored my white CS to an A2 card size. Set aside.
  2. Cut black CS to 4" x 5.25" 
  3. Stenciled circle images by sponging chalk inks and frosted white directly to the black CS.
  4. Stamped sentiment using VersaMark Ink then heat set in white.
  5. Mounted the black CS panel to card base.
That was it... In total I think it took twenty-thirty minutes from start to finish. I have been realizing that if I have a plan before working on a design it will go a lot faster then if I didn't. 

Well my eyes are getting heavy and they want to go to bed.. Thank you so much for stopping by I really do appreciate it. Also, if you feel so inclined to leave a comment that would be great too. Take care all and see you next time on TheGrandStampede!

All the best,


Petra Swart said...

WOW, Shawna!!! This is simply stunning!!!! Your bokeh really looks great!!! Love the sentiment you used!!! So cleverly done and such a perfect take on the CTS sketch!!!
Have a great day!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful quote and card! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

You are a real sorceress! Look at your card, how to ascend in a galaxy distant ... beautiful and magical card. Sentiment ideally matched to the whole. Great card, an incredible inspiration, wonderful touch of magic ...

Monika Reeck said...

I am swooning
I am speechless
pleassseee send this to me my dear Shawna
tooo adorable bokeh
how did you do...
i should visit you n learn this from you..

Michelle said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Claire said...

Clever take on the colours...what a brilliant idea! It really does look like a group of planets! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love that technique and you did it fabulously!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


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