Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CAS Mix Up Challenge - Bokeh



Hello all ~ I haven't played along at the CAS Mix Up Challenge in quite a while, so when I saw that Loll and Bonnie are asking us to use the Bokeh Technique on our cards, I had to jump in :)


Meet Poindexter...isn't he CUTE?! He has a girlfriend too, so I'll be showcasing her in a future post :) 
I started by ink blending the front panel with DOX ink, and after it dried, I used Unicorn ink and a stencil to create the Bokeh effect. Since a lot of kids are walking around with purple, or blue, or pink hair these days, I thought it would be fun to give him aqua hair with my Copic markers. I also used a small piece of an old washcloth that I soaked with '0' Various Ink and blotted his jeans to add texture to my card. Lastly, I added Pico Embellisher to the beakers and his glasses, and a few PTI Rain Stones...a fun little card, using:
Bokeh Technique
Stamping
Stenciling
Ink Blending
Die Cutting
Adding texture with Various Ink and washcloth

Loll, Bonnie and their DT have a lot of fabulous inspiration and a few videos explaining the Bokeh Technique...go check it out at the CAS Mix Up Blog, and play along, if you like...there is still plenty of time!

I hope everyone is having a great week ~ Thanks so much for stopping by, and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment...I really appreciate it!







Supplies:
Stamps & Dies: MFT - Cute Chemists
Stencil: MFT - Shapes (Circles)
Misc: Tim Holtz - DOX ink; Memories - Unicorn; Copic Markers & Various Ink; Pico Embellisher; Altenew - Gold Border Washi

18 comments:

Mac Mable said...

It sure is a fun card and such a wonderful Bokeh effect with the prettiest of colours. Loving your attention to detail with the texture on his jeans, the Pico on the beakers and glasses and the fun hair colour. Thank you for adding your fun and fabulous card to the gallery at The CAS Mix Up x

Betty Keefe said...

Poindexter certainly looks like he's brewing up something with that bokeh background and all your special touches!!

Christine Alexander said...

such a fun card, Poindexter looks as though he's having so much fun with his little chemistry set. Your bokeh background is a perfect addition:)

lostinpaper said...

Everything about your card is perfect Barb! What a fab (and beautifully coloured) image to use with the bokeh technique and the thing that made me smile the most is the colour of hid hair, I love it!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... I LOVE THIS CARD!!!! Great job Barb. The design is awesome. I love Poindexter and the bokeh design behind him is just perfect for a "science" card. :) Love the blue hair too! xx

I Card Everyone said...

Poindexter has just made it to the top of his class, top of the list of my favorite Barb G cards!!!
LOve your Copic coloring, gorgeous colors, and bokeh-licious card base, my friend! Those GLASSES!!! xx
=]

Bobby said...

Bokeh is a great backdrop for that darling little chemist, Barb. The Pico on his glasses and on the beakers is a great realist touch.

Cathy said...

Such a fun card, love the bubbly bokeh background, perfect for his chemistry concoctions! Cathy x

nancy littrell said...

Love your hip chemist with the green hair, Barb. Your Bokeh background is perfect for a chemist with bottles that have something cooking with bubbles:-) So clever and creative, my friend. TFS and playing along with us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..Nancy

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous, love the mix of big inked dots and rain stones.

Dawn Turley said...

Just adorable. Your little scientist is fabulous and love the bokeh background.

Linda said...

These new MFT images are so fabulous Barb and love the way you've coloured this sweet fella.

Viv's Visuals said...

A fun image sits wonderfully well atop your pretty Bokeh background! Great job. Thanks for joining in at CAS Mix Up.
Viv
(Guest DT January)

Virginia Lu said...

Beautifully done with the Bokeh background, Barb! You have such good eyes for designs!

Jo Manna said...

This card is super cut. The large Bokeh BG gives this little guy the CHEMISTRY he's looking for ;)
Love this whole design Barb, TFS at CAS Mix Up1 xx

Karren said...

Love, love, love this adorable card! Super-cute image and your bokeh background looks fabulous!

Anita in France said...

What a cute chemist Poindexter is, Barb ... love that aqua hair (cause a mad scientist would, wouldn't he?!) ... and the shine on the flasks and his glasses is brilliant. He's perfect against that delicious bokeh background! Hugs, Anita :)

Bonnie said...

This is a fun card, Barb! Love this scientist with his aqua hair! And those glasses and beakers are so shiny and fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with CAS Mix Up!