Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Birthday

Happy Saturday!! Saturday means a new Retro Sketch!! So, today's sketch was bases on a card of Tracey's here. And here is the new sketch!
And here is my card!
 I used a "bokeh" technique that I've seen a few times, and well my friends, I LOVE it!!! I finally got me a unicorn white ink pad form Hero Arts, it made this work SO much better than the last time I tried it w/o the unicorn ink, so get yourself a white unicorn ink pad from hero arts!!
The technique is super simple--I used some distress ink to color the background--peacock feathers and crushed olive. Then I punched three different sized circles out of scratch paper for my "stencil". I used a sponge and just put white circles all over! I used different "strength" of white ink, so I used the sponge and then reinked, and also used the sponge several times before reinking--to get lighter and darker ink. I have to say I LOVE this technique!! The "happy" die is from Avery Elle and the "Birthday" is from Hero Arts.
Thanks for stopping by!! Can't wait to see your take on the sketch! 


Aileen said...

Love your card. The colours are perfect and very good bok....(sorry cant remember how to spell it)

~amy~ said...

This is gorgeous Jen!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Looks gorgeous, Jen! Love this bokeh, and color too!

Kylie said...

Oh so pretty! I want to try bokeh too now. lol Gorgeous! How are you finding the unicorn white ink? A must have?