Another challenge we had in our group is to do the Bokeh background. My first try I don't feel like I got enough of the white ink on there, and not even sure if I gave the background enough time to dry before adding the white ink. Also next time I would give my whole background longer to dry before stamping, when I first stamped it, it looked all nice and dark but as it dried you can see the white came through just a bit.
I used distress inks in Mustard seed and the new cracked pistachio for my first background, just adding them with the sponge applicator. I then took a piece of transparency and cut out the 3 smallest circles in my spellbinders dies set for a stencil to add the white circles.
I also stamped with the Unity Stamp company, Insightful meadows stamp set
On my second try I used Distress inks in Weathered wood and Dried Marigold. I think pushing my applicator in the ink a little harder I was able to pull up more ink and get a better result on this one. I used the finger sponge applicators to add the white ink through my stencil.
On this one I used Autumn Leaves, flower stamps set and SRM Stickers -- Thinking of you set for the sentiment.
I do love the softness of these backgrounds and you just might see them again in the future.
My Father in law is doing better he is out of ICU and in a regular room so things are going in the right direction, thanks to you all for your prayers and good wishes for him, I appreciate it so much.
Our temps are going to be warming up this next week, I am excited about getting outside and walking and just getting out without the cold winds.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, Have a wonderful weekend,