Friday, April 05, 2013

Bokeh inspired stamping


I was totally inspired by  Betsy Veldman's blog post on Bokeh inspired stamping, that I felt I had to give it a try for myself. I loved how she used the camera from Shutterfly Special and decided to CASE her card.

I used the Colour Crush Challenge on the Pink Paislee Blog, as well as  this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Collage Elements.


Now, I have to say that when I CASE someone, I tend to just go by memory, so it does turn out a little differently than the original. For my Pink Paislee product, I used a piece of their patterned paper from their Portfolio line as my mat. I inked the edges of my stamper's select white cardstock with Hawaiian Shores ink and my blending tool. I stamped the camera from PTI's Shutterfly Special in Versafine. Then I took one of my stamps from Embroidered Blooms, flipped it over and used the backside of it to stamp my circles, using the Colour Crush Palette (Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores and Summer Sunrise). I added the sentiment three times (in Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores & Versafine.)


I'm also linking this card up for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Anything Goes.

Then, I thought that this might be a cool technique to incorporate into a layout, so I found a photo of Sage to scrapbook.

Once again, I inked the edges of white cardstock (American Crafts -- the back side) with Hawaiian Shores ink and my blending tool. I stamped the camera from PTI's Shutterfly Special in Versafine on the coordinating diecut. I matted Sage's photo on white and layered it over some Pink Paislee patterned paper and diecut another strip with the PTI Heart Border die. I stamped my title using PTI's Wonderful Words Additions and added some Pink Paislee chipboard letters for "laugh". I stamped the "LOL! & "ha!ha!" using CTMH stamps. I used the same stamp from Embroidered Blooms to stamp my circles, again using the Colour Crush Palette (Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores and Lemon Tart).


For the Make It Monday challenge, I added a sentiment using a Teresa Collins stamp that is just perfect for Sage, stamped in Sweet Blush. I inked three Pink Paislee chipboard stars (in Winter Wisteria, Hawaiian Shores and Lemon Tart) and added them to my layout as well.


And I stamped the same sentiment again in Versafine on the pull out part of the camera.


Thanks for looking!

21 comments:

Geri said...

Leigh, that layout is GORGEOUS!!! (and FUN!) Love the card, too!!

Kara said...

works perfectly with that photo!!

Marlena M. said...

Lovely Bokeh stamping, Leigh! Wow! Priceless photo of your little girl~so sweet. ;)

Elena said...

so pretty! and I love those candid shots for our kids - show off their personalities so much more than a straight-on smile ;)

Diana K said...

Absolutely love both of these! Your layout is so inspirational and pretty. Might have to CASE you CASEing Betsy!

Tara Elias said...

Looks awesome!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful! I am especially loving the layout, the stamping is gorgeous and that picture is fantastic!

xiumaiyuki said...

Wow. Amazing! I love your LO especially... so soft and happy.

Amy Coose said...

These projects are AMAZING!! I am totally going to have to copy that technique.

Gina said...

Leigh, I love both the card and the LO -- and you're right, that stamp is perfect for the LO of Sage!!

Joyce said...

Awesome way to combine all those challenges.

craftmates said...

Wow! Love love love the card and the layout! Simply fabulous. I will case that layout someday:) - Irma

artful-notions said...

Leigh, these are so sweet. Love your background, so happy.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Great CASE but even better layout Leigh! Perfect combination of colours and techniques to go with your awesome photo!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, love the stamped circles as the backdrop to your wonderful image . I always love to see stitching on cards. Gorgeous. Love your layout too, wonderful spring colours . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Crafty Kate said...

You've done it again! Gorgeous! Loving those graduated dots!

Jann Gray said...

Really love the way you interpreted the Bokeh...superbly!

merryf said...

So gorgeous I could scream! These are perfect!

Terri said...

They are both great but I especially like the layout. That photo of your daughter is wonderful.

Jenny said...

Boken is my new favorite. You did a great job on both! So playful.

Lea L. said...

These are cute! Love the bokeh inspired stamping, and that camera stamp is fab!!