Saturday, January 5, 2013

I Am Addicted to Bokeh

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. We'll be taking down our Christmas decorations (I know, I know...a little delayed, but I love them).

So last week, I was looking through the new Two Peas releases, and my heart stopped when I saw THIS set by Dianne Rigdon. The journaling cards are so dreamy. I enlarged one to make this card:

*sigh* Don't you love that journaling card? I matted it over a light grey paper by JustJaimee and used one of her digital Ornate Circles stamps for the corner.

The stamp was black and distressed, which makes it harder to recolor. In Photoshop, I selected the entire stamp area (using the dotted rectangle tool on the toolbar), clicked on Edit-->Define Brush. Voila, I had a new digital brush when I opened my brushes.

I stamped the circle over the journaling card in white, and over that, I stamped the Hero Arts' Winter Wishes sentiment. Here's a close-up:

I added a little inking around the edges of the card and some embellishing at the top. That awesome wood veneer glittered feather comes from a local home decor store.

Jeez, my twine is really twisted. ha ha. I think it's still pretty even if it's not perfect. :)

For my Season's Givings blog hop post, it's time for the winner. Thank you all for commenting--you're so kind!

The winner is #168:

Blogger Laura Jane said...
I'll have to check out the Paper Crafts Magazine's Creative Card Challenges issue..Your card is a HOOT!
January 1, 2013 10:15 AM

Laura, I'm not sure how to reach you by e-mail. Please can contact me through the "Contact Me" link at the top. Congratulations!

Have a great day!

Digital Elements: (Chillin Journaling Cards) Dianne Rigdon; (Winter Fresh Solids and Winter Fresh Ornate Circles Stamps) JustJaimee, all available at Two Peas in a Bucket. 
Cardstock: (Natural) My Favorite Things
Specialty Paper: (Premium Matte Photo Paper) Office Max
Clear Stamps: (sentiment from Winter Wishes CL647) Hero Arts
Dye Ink: (Marina Mist) Stampin Up
Pigment Ink: (Weathered Wood Distress Ink) Ranger
Twine: (Natural) May Arts
Button: (Bitty Buttons) Stampin Up
Feather from my stash


  1. Wow, this one's a stunner, Jocelyn! again, your digital skills leave me in awe. I think the twisted twine is part of the charm. ;)

  2. That is some digi goodness...sigh, lovin' the glittered feather....awesome work.

  3. Gorgeous card Jocelyn!!! Love the twine, feather and your digi element!!TFS

  4. Talk about white on white winter gorgeousness! I adore how you used that glittery feather. Smashing!

  5. This is beautiful! I loveeeeeeeeeee the feather!!

  6. I really like the feather! Twine is suppose to be twisted and wonky silly! :-) It's part of the whimsical touch!

  7. So soft and pretty! Love the layered stamp in the corner and I gotta get my hands on some of those feathers!

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  10. The card has a dreamy pattern.

    And traditionally, Christmas decorations were taken down after Epiphany, the visit of the Three Wise Men, so you are right on time.

  11. Me too! So in love with bokeh! You've really done it justice here ... an amazing card!

  12. I can see why you're so in love with bokeh!! I'm so in love with this card - it's just perfect!!

  13. I am addicted to your bokah too! love this one, very wintery :)


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