Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Bokeh of butterflies.........

I was just playing today and wanted to try again for a bokeh effect, only using hearts instead of circles like is usually seen.  So I found 3 different hearts and 4 colors of pale inks and stamped away.

Bokeh Butterflies

Because of the hearts, I liked this sentiment, and then it occured to me that the hearts looked like a big flock of pastel butterflies, so I added this big die-cut Cheery Lynn one, and some clear irridescent sequins.  

The sun is shining today, but it's still pretty chilly, so I'm making my own spring!  

supplies: Simon Says Stamp Mint and Surf Blue inks, Memories Baby Pink and Soft Lilac, Hero Arts Made with Love sentiment, hearts from Simon's Love This and Only Have Eyes for You, and HA's Hugs 'n' Hearts

Thanks for stopping in today - hope you're having a sunny day wherever you are, too!

19 comments:

  1. Love those gorgeous pastels, Lin! Beautiful effect!

    We're pretty cold here too - 19 degrees and they say we will get some "accumulating snow" on Thursday - boo! Stay warm and keep on sharing your wonderful, springtime cards! ♥

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  2. The pretty pastels really speak Spring to me Lin!! Although the sun is shining here, it's cold! Mother Nature sure know how to tease us!!! ;)

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  3. Oh Lin it was sunny and chilly here today too but your card is a breath of spring air--gorgeous!

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  4. wow, this is gorgeous...luv the butterflies!

    Happy Day!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  5. Glad it's summy where you are, Lin...would you believe it is snowing here again?! Ugh! Your cheerful, springy card made me smile...I adore the soft hearts and the sequins...and what a gorgeous butterfly!

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  6. Perfect title, Lin :-)
    I love the soft colors of your hearts and how you've arranged them! The detail in your butterfly is just perfect with your sentiment, too! You always create the most incredibly gorgeous cards...WOW!!!

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  7. Oh this is beautiful!!!! I *heart* the bokeh hearts!

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  8. I had to come back and wish you a happy birthday! Hope you've had a wonderful day, my friend! XOXO! ♥♥♥

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  9. I hope your birthday was just as beautiful as the lovely cards you share with us,Lin. The soft pastels hearts along with the orchid butterfly are just breath taking.
    Best wishes for many happy days in your new year.

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  10. Happy, happy birthday - Lin!! So glad you received my card in time and glad you had a wonderful day. Just love your bokeh hearts card - the jumbo purple butterfly looks great too!!

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  11. Oh my this is so pretty it really looks as if your hearts are faded out of focus or behind some vellum. Lovely effect.

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  12. Wow, Lin - this is just fantastic, love all those sweet hearts. Simply beautiful :o)

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  13. such a pretty card Lin. Love the pastel colours.

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  14. Genius! Love the butterfly effect with the hearts .. the pastel colors are yummy!

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  15. This is so pretty! It's cold but sunny here in NC today...your card warmed me up!

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  16. Oh my goodness, this is GORGEOUS! The soft colours of the hearts all flowing across the card and then the dimension of the pretty butterfly - it all adds up to faublous, Lin!

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