Friday, February 27, 2015

Kind Koala Bokeh Style

I'm back with a card for the Paper Players sketch challenge that can be found HERE.  The sketch has a lot of "white" space and I have a hard time leaving that space alone!  I thought I'd fill up that space while trying a technique I've been wanting to play with.  This Bokeh background was created by saturating a piece of watercolor paper with water and adding random splotches of reinkers with a wet Aquapainter.  After the water dried I used various sized circle templates and sponged white craft ink with some circles being sponged lighter than others.  Let me know what you think.

I'm also entering this card in a "new to me" challenge site called Cupcake Inspirations, love the koala cupcakes cute!  Check it out HERE.  

STAMPS: Kind Koala, Crazy About You
INK: Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade and Pacific Point OR Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, White Craft Ink,  Blendabilities
PAPER: Same as ink plus Whisper White
OTHER: Circles Framelites, Little Letters Thinlits, Decorative Dots EF 


  1. How adorable are those Koalas against the bokkeh background. I love the way you placed the Happy up the side of the circle. Great take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  2. adorable set, love the little koala thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  3. Love the technique and colors on these cards, brilliant! I'm an avid follower of yours.

    1. Thanks for your kind words, you made my day!

  4. These are fabulous! Love the background! Fun technique with great results! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations for our Cute Critter Challenge! I invite you to come back tomorrow as we celebrate our 300th challenge! (Lots of super fun sponsors!)
    Hugs, Debbie
    DT Sweetie

  5. Such fun cards! That bokeh technique is so cool! Thanks so much for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations :)