I was working on the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for this week and decided to do another card using the bokeh technique that I like so much. The Color my Heart Color Dare challenge came up also and they presented a monochromatic challenge. Easy, peasy, Jim likes blue so here comes Crystal Blue, Glacier, Indian Corn Blue, and Outdoor Denim.
I think bokeh works best with lighter colors. I originally did a card with blues and chocolate but the chocolate didn't go on as I expected. You know, sometimes I have problems with my expectations...please tell me I'm not the only one. Lighter colors will blend with each other giving additional colors to your background. This is not as obvious with the monochromatic theme.
Regarding the bokeh dots, I did not use my stamp pad this time. It's getting contaminated with color.
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To prevent anymore contamination, I took my 4 x 5 block and dropped 5-6 drops of my White Daisy re-inker Z2263 on it and used it as a pallet. I cut a 4 x 5 1/4" background and randomly sponged areas with till the ink covered the entire piece. Here are the colors I used for the background:
For the circles I used the Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy (circle 1 and circle 2) to cut Indian Corn Blue cardstock cut to 2 3/4", Blossom X7194B paper cut to 2 1/2", and white cardstock 1385 cut at 2 1/4" in a scalloped circle sponged with Crystal Blue and Outdoor Denim inks. The sentiment is from the "You Mean the World to Me" B1467 stamp set.
The embellishments are White Shimmer tape Z3024, Blue Shimmer tape Z3025, and blue sparkles that are a discontinued item.