Monday, November 23, 2015

Rainbow Snowy Sky


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card that is a CASE of this amazing card by TaeEun (rainbow in november).  When I saw her card, I completely fell in love with the colourful sky and bokeh technique she used.  I had to make one of these for myself.  Thank you so much for the inspiration TaeEun!!

I sponged distress inks onto my card panel, starting just off center with pink, and moving outwards, trying to add colours that would overlap and blend well.  Then I used the dot stamps from the HLS Mix Mash stamp set, stamping them with white pigment ink and then blending them out with a paper towel to soften them.  To finish the background, I diluted white acrylic paint with water and then splattered (A LOT!) over top. :)  I added a simple die-cut snowbank and white tree ... and then stamped the sentiment in soft gray so that it didn't compete with the background.







Stamps:  Mix Mash and Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean (Distress Inks by Tim Holtz); White Pigment ink (Hero Arts);  Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, water mister, brush for splattering, Snowdrifts die (My Favorite Things), Swirly Tree die (Memory Box)


37 comments:

Lee-Anne said...

So, so beautiful, Loll! Love the mix of colors and the snowy bokeh effect!

Ardyth said...

Oh, wow! This is just wonderful (meaning full of wonder!)

Aileen (mum) said...

Ahh Loll perfect sky, love those colours. Beautiful card and isnt that tree die fantastic. Love all the white, do you get snow where you are??

Valerie Nolan said...

Wow, Loll just love that sky!
Val x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Loll! LOVE that background! Beautiful colours too! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Kathyk said...

Turned out brilliantly, Loll

Kathyk

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Loll, this is so gorgeous. You continue to amaze me.

TK said...

This is truly beautiful!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You did a flawless CASE, Lolly! W.O.W.!! I'm blown away!! Hugs, Dolly

Vicki Dutcher said...

SUPER FABULOUS rainbow sky! Love the added bokeh dots too :)

Bonnie said...

WOW! Love the background and the splatters! And that swirly tree is beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love the rainbow colours and the bokeh effect!

Sue McRae said...

What a fabulous background! Love how the white tree pops against it!

Nancy Stislow said...

I LOVE the rainbow background for this winter scene! How refreshing, Loll! The technique is fabulous and thanks for sharing how you did it! Awesome card!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous colours! I love this technique! The softness of the die cut and sentiment are beautiful. The Mix Mash set is so perfect for Bokeh that I really have to do more with that! Thanks for the inspiration xx

nancy littrell said...

Loll your gorgeous sponging of your colorful sky and added Bokeh technique is so beautiful. I love how your tree and snow banks do not take away from your background. TFS your technique steps too my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Suchi said...

That background is soo pretty and vibrant Loll..it makes you smile!! :)
Suchi xx

Donna said...

i LOVE that background, Loll :)

sandie said...

Goodness Loll this sky is stunning, off to see TaeEu's card now xx

Inkyfingers said...

This is VERY gorgeous Loll and the background is amazing!

Linda said...

WOW! That sky is fabulous, the colours are amazing! xx

Sara Barker said...

Love that rainbow background, and you have blended those inks beautifully! Love the bokeh technique and the "snow"! Just a fun Christmas card with non-traditional colors! LOVE it! Hugs!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll! That sky is just incredible! A beautiful winter rainbow and the Bokeh effect turned out just incredible! Love the tree die, so elegant! hugs :)

Karen B said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Loll - that background is fab!

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi. Loll,
What a beautiful card! I love the simplicity of it and making the background sounds like so much fun...can't wait to give it a try.
Bejay x

Carol said...

Love this Loll, your inked background looks absolutely fabulous. Carol x

Mac Mable said...

Love the colours and the techniques. Such a striking card. The white against the background is fabulous x

cm said...

Gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous...You've aced this technique!
Hugs~c

MaryH said...

Can I just say "AAH"? The lovely Bokeh circles in the rainbow background, with the other snowfall, reminds me of the 'foggy' effect we can get when it snows, and you think you're seeing circles round the snowflakes. This is just so stunning. You had super inspiration, and you followed through. Good use of the Mix Mash set to create this effect. TFS & Big hugs

Karen D. said...

I love this...so happy and fun looking.

Tina Z. said...

perfect, wow ...

TaeEun said...

This is beautiful, Loll! Like polar light on snowy sky! Thank you so much for mentioning my card! It is an honor for me!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Loll ... really WOW ... just stunning ... I love it! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

Aurora Borealis. That's what your lovely card reminds me of, Loll.

Barb Ghig said...

You have made TaeEun proud with this stunning CASE of her technique, Loll! I love the bright colors and the single white tree is the perfect touch...WOW!

Daria said...

Beautiful! This looks like it was a lot of fun to make. TFS.