Saturday, December 27, 2014

Just Us Girls #273 - Photo Week

This week at Just Us Girls it's Photo Week.  Nancy is our hostess and she has chosen a fun photo for our inspiration.  Here's how I was inspired.

When I saw this picture with all of the fabulous circles, all I could think about doing was the Bokeh Effect technique.  I love how the white circles soften the base colors.  To create the background I used Hero Arts Soft Granite & Fresh Peach. The white circles were made by using Brilliance Moonlight White.  The thanks script is from Mama Elephant.  I cut four of them and glued them together to add some interest.  The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and Verve.  Thanks so much for coming by to look!

Please visit the Just Us Girls blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the team and our GD, Lee Ann, have made this week.  I hope you will be inspired and want to play along.

If you win Chic of the Week in any of our December challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of February.  Good luck!

Mama Elephant Thanks Script
Pretty Pink Posh & Verve Sequins
Hero Arts Soft Granite & Pretty Peach ink
Brilliance Moonlight White ink
GKD Innocent Pink CS
Gray CS from Michaels


  1. Oh wow this is a stunning take on the colour inspiration.
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  2. So soft and dreamy! You have done the Bokeh technique to perfection. I love it!

  3. Absolutely EXCELLENT use of the technique - I love this card!!

  4. Oh, my word! Such gorgeous colors, and you really nailed that challenge, and you have also really nailed that technique. I have yet to try it. This card is just stunning!!!!

  5. Ok, now I need to try my hand at the Bokeh effect! Your card ROCKS! Love it!

  6. Great take on the insp. photo! Love those subtle circles in the BG!

  7. I love the soft love of this card from the inspirations photo. Great job. I hope I get a chance to play.

  8. WOW Sharyn you really have nailed that technique on this card beautifully. Must also try it sometime. Such gorgeous softness.

  9. Oh your card is PERFECT! It's so soft and lovely, I thought it was Vellum! Well done!

  10. WOW....I have never seen the Bokeh Effect technique done so well! Great job my BFF! Happy New Year too!

  11. Ack, I love this! Your bokeh is spectacular!

  12. This is amazing! I love the bokeh effect! Love this technique but have never tried it! You did a great job with it!

  13. Great minds think alike, Sharyn! Love your bokeh effect! The colors contrast beautifully with the gray sentiment to create a perfect soft, serene card. Thanks so much for having me as a guest DT this month; I was honored and had a blast!


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