Saturday, January 5, 2019

CAS Mix Up January 2019


I've not had much experience with the Bokeh stamping technique... my husband takes gorgeous photos with incredible Bokeh effects, however.  With a few viewings of Dawn's video on YouTube, I think I was able to come up with a pretty acceptable effect of my own, for the CAS Mix Up Bokeh Challenge for January 2019!  See if you agree... OH and I used this darling Pantone 2019 photo as my inspiration...

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  • Bokeh - check
  • Stamping - check
  • Heat embossing - +1 check
PLUS I was able to keep it pretty CAS … it'll do! 

=]  Michele

30 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Michelle, what a beautiful effect with the bokeh and love the mermaids tail :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a pretty Bokeh effect with lots of bubbles, Michele! I love the way you placed the mermaid fin - she's coming up to the ocean (or Little Black Lake!) surface to say hello, right? Gold and Coral is a perfect color combo too.
Thanks for sharing this beauty at CAS Mix Up!
Hideko xx

conil said...

Not much experience, huh? But you nailed it first time out. You do deserve your brilliant status.

Cat Craig said...

Stunning stunning stunning you did a great job with the bokeh effect. Love the stunning cas ness of your card too. Its a winner in my book.

Mac Mable said...

Stunning card and your inspiration photo is wonderful. You have created a fabulous Bokeh effect, which I am sure DH admired x Fabulous design and absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for adding this beauty to The CAS Mix Up Challenge x

Loll said...

This is gorgeous Michele!! Great work with the bokeh technique. LOVE your design with just the tail showing. And what a pretty shaped aperture. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Dotty Jo x said...

What a beautiful card! Always love a nice bit of bokeh, Jo x

Aileen said...

ohh sweetie I love this. I have this set as yet unused and think the bokeh look is amazing with it especially with the colour of the year !! Fabulous

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How fun!

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, Michele! Love the coral color with the aqua blue of the mermaid's tail! I love the way you've framed it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

nancy littrell said...

Wow, Michele...absolutely Gorgeous Bokeh underwater background. Love your bokeh colors with the turquoise mermaid tail. Glorious color combo for your clever CAS designed card. Perfect gold heat embossed sentiment too. I am sure your DH Loved your Bokeh technique too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up, my friend. Hugs, Nancy

lostinpaper said...

Bokeh away Michele, this is gorgeous!

Anita in France said...

The soft bokeh is just lovely, Michele ... what a great spot (tee hee!) for your glamourous mermaid! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne said...

Look at you go! Gorgeous! I think you bokehed really well! Love the mermaid, too. Adore this card!

Bobby said...

As the sentiment says "It's fin-tastic!", Michele.

Birgit said...

Ummmm.... wow!! This is fin-tastic Michele!! Your bokeh technique is pure purfection. ;0)

Brenda said...

Wow Michele, I am so loving your bokeh card! It is so cute with the mermaid tale-loving the mermaid tale. Your bokeh turned out so pretty too. I've not tried this technique, but just might have to give it a go. I need a thank you card, so it might be the perfect time to try it out. Hugs, Brenda

Marcia HIll said...

First time huh?!! Are you bad at anything?? This is just FABULOUS Michele!! Absolutely LOVE your little framed aperture and just the mermaids tail against all that Bokeh...it truly is fin-tastic!! :0)

Lisa Elton said...

Well there is a first time for everything and you, my friend, NAILED IT!! Beautifully done, I spy a winner here!! Tom had to love this card, right?

Linda Callahan said...

Myohmyohmy.........I wouldn’t know where to start to make such a fabulous card never mind FINishing it so beautifully!

Jen W. said...

So gorgeous, Michele! Love that coral colour - so perfect with that mermaid tail. I'm going to have to check out that video. I haven't tried the bokeh effect but I love how it looks.

donna mikasa said...

Yes!! Bokeh bubbles are perfect for your mermaid!

Patti said...

I hope my back doesn't break from bowing!! wow girl this card is so amazing I .... wait.... I need to bow again!! Dang!

Barb Ghig said...

Your mermaid's tail is the perfect image for your beautiful Bokeh background, Michele! I love your soft color palette, especially the lovely coral to showcase those 'fabulous' bubbles! You rocked it once again, my friend...Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS Stencil Challenge!

Sharron said...

Stunning!! You really rocked this one! Fabulous choice of image to use with the bokeh technique and those gorgeous colors!

maria f. said...

Bubbles for water, well duh. But in coral... genius!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous Bokeh Background Michelle.... might be using my mermaids tail in a similar fashion as I really like this! Thanks for joining in at CAS Mix Up!
Viv (Guest DT January)

Jo Manna said...

Wow, what a special approach to the Bokeh. Love this colour combo too. Definitely a FIN-tastic card with the gold embossing. A beauty!
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Karren said...

Oh this is so cool! Keeping the bokeh to a framed area keeps the card beautifully CAS but also perfectly detailed.

Eliz Stewart said...

Perfect!