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I was up early last Saturday morning. My darling husband was on an early shift and he was so noisy I'm surprised he didn't wake the whole house.
So while the boys were sleeping I pulled out the tray I'd been working on the night before. It held some watercolour paints and brushes and the backgrounds I'd created to join in with Jennifer's challenge from her
A few hours flew by... I was on a roll (it's only 8.30am)... and there was still no sign of the boys. By this time the inks and stamps had come out and the tray could no longer be seen...nor could the table, floor or chairs!!
It all started here with Jennifer's challenge, to create a Bokeh effect.
Here's how it turned out...I thought i'd share with you the good and the bad.
First up is the watercolour backgrounds. They didn't turn out quite as I imagined. I tried to create circles in the colour. Sometimes an idea just doesn't work out does it?
Before I totally pushed this background to one side I used one of Jennifer's Happy Scatter stencils and white ink to create the bokeh effect. Nope, I still wasn't happy with it.
Still...a bad idea can morph into a good one.
After messing around with watercolours and not really feeling it, I swapped them for inks. Tim Holtz distress inks.
And once the inked background dried, I used a white ink pad and stencil to create the bokeh effect as Jennifer showed in her video.
I was much happier with the result.
My mammoth morning session ended soon after...when the house started to stir...but not before I'd made more backgrounds ......
I missed Jennifer's deadline for her Bokeh challenge, however I'd like to say thank you to her for setting a challenge that gave me inspiration to go on and create many more backgrounds.
I'll be back soon to show you more on these.
Happy Friday to you all.