Tuesday, March 17, 2015

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge - Circles!

The OLCC Challenges are always Christmas anything goes with an optional twist!  The twist for challenge #6 is Circles!

The circle challenge was the perfect opportunity to create using the Bokeh technique!  I used Arches Aquarelle Hot Press 140 lb Watercolor paper for my card base.  I masked off the fold so I wouldn't get watercolors running down the back.  I wet the card front and used a wet brush loaded with red and then green Aquarelle Sennelier watercolors to add the color to the card base.  The circles were created using my homemade circle stencil and Sampin' Up White Pigment ink.  The sentiment is Penny Black A Wonderful Christmas stamp.

We hope you'll share your one layer Christmas card with us at the OLCCC.  You ca find the challenge HERE.


  1. Awesome job with the bokeh effect! Love the colors, Vickie!

  2. LOL!! We two are LOVING the bokeh thing!! You've sooo rocked it here....gorgeous card, sublime colour mix:):)

  3. Bokeh seems to have been on the mind of a few of our teammates wasn't it? LOL. Yours turned out amazing as well! I'm going to have to try this technique. :-)

  4. Oh, my.....this is totally dreamy and beautiful. What a lovely non-trad take on Christmas and perfect interp of the circle theme!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. Beautiful soft colours and definately dreamy, gorgeous card. I like how you stamped the sentiment on top of the background.

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