Saturday, January 3, 2015

Just Us Girls #274 - Word

Winner HFC Hop - Cathy Hanes
 


I thought about the word this week, and kind of went blank.  I am sooooo done with Christmas for at least this week [a new challenge coming.....], so, I went to my favorite inspiration spot, Pinterest, and found this beauty;

I am so drawn to the Bokeh effect.  Did you notice all the Christmas programs and advertisements using this effect?  I did, it just jumped out out me.  Anyway, on with my card.

My goal for 2015 is to Make It Work.  I am pulling out stamps I haven't used forever, and making them current by creating "trend" type of cards.  I did some Bokeh technique on this card for the "snow" effect, along with using an OOB image of the tree.  [Did you see all the forest with deer type of cards over the holiday?] I also used the stamped borders instructions from PTI Make It Monday My snowflakes and sentiment are from Verve, Snowflake Splendor [also discontinued].

On a side note, did you notice how my background is out of focus?  I splurged and took an on line Photography class from Craftsy.  I am happy to say, I FINALLY figured out the setting on my camera to achieve this look! I am quite thrilled with this to be honest!  I love the effect.  I am hoping the more I play with my camera [finally], I will get better.

So, now it's your turn to pop on over to JUGS #274 and show us how "Winter" inspires your card!


Thanks for stopping by~ If you have a question, please leave an email so I can answer you :)

17 comments:

Becky said...

This is lovely Vicki.. Good for you taking a camera class on line, the photo is excellent. But your cards always look good when you photograph them. I am still having trouble. :(

Sheila H said...

First, Your out if focus background is amazing - what a great technique. Your card is beautiful. All the elements come together perfectly.

~amy~ said...

Good for you for using those neglected stamps...good grief, I'd be stamping forever if I did that...LOL. Your card turned out gorgeous and so is your photography!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Well, you sure pulled it together beautifully! Love everything you have combined to make this gorgeous card!

Cheri said...

Love the card....and you're techniques are so well done.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is super gorgeous. I love it and it works for the winter season perfectly.

Barbara said...

Love your card and your new resolution to "pull it together".
that technique is amazing and it looks fascinating. Great card.

Lisa said...

YAY for using neglected stamps, I need to do that too!! This is lovely Vicki!

Judy Woodland said...

Whoa - this is just STUNNING!!! I love everything about it, including the snowflake colors, and that gorgeous focal. And I'm VERY impressed with your photographic skills. I would love to see if my camera will do that - pro'ly not...lol. Thanks so much for inviting me to join you this month, It's gonna be so much fun!!!

Nancy said...

LOVE your card Vicki! Love your new year goal for 2015 too! I may have to look into that photography class. Love your photo!! So impressed!!

Ina said...

Loved the bright colours on your beautiful card with the touch of snowflakes in the background. Just all goes together perfectly. Love the camera effect too.

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Vicki. I do love bokeh that I've been seeing everwhere. You are right on trend, my friend! Great idea of pulling out some old stamps and dusting them off ... these are gorgeous!

And LOVE your photographs. Would love some help if you want to send me a little info on what worked best for you! Loll xx

Lee-Anne said...

Not only awesome cards, Vicki, but your photos are wonderful! Great lighting and effects. That's on my list of goals for 2015...get better acquainted with my camera :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Lovely card, Vicki! And photo too!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Yea for you resurrecting neglected stamps! Your card is gorgeous and I love the Bokeh background, soft and beautiful.

Maria Levine said...

This is wonderful! Love the pinecones! Nicely done!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I just love your bokeh snowflakes! Beautiful card.

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