Thursday, April 10, 2014

MDS Blog Hop - Spring Ready

A bunch of us have joined together to share our passion for digital designing with Stampin' UP's My Digital Studio.  These ladies are SERIOUSLY talented in MDS and I am thrilled to be on this Blog Hop with them! You will find us blog hopping on the 2nd and 4th THURSDAYS of each month! We will have a "theme" selected on the first hop and then a "What we are doing in MDS" on the second hop. The theme this month is Easter or Spring! I am not ready quite yet for the first but I am ready for the second!
Have you ever heard of the style BOKEH? 

In photographybokeh (Originally /ˈbkɛ/, /ˈbk/ boh-kay — also sometimes heard as /ˈbkə/ boh-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light".

I have been wanting to try this in MDS so I thought this was the perfect time to try.
The background is Soft Sky. I then added the confetti image from the Cake and Ice Cream download. It comes on the page small so I just enlarged it to the size circles I wanted.  It makes it more pix-elated but I like that! Then I changed it to Whisper White and changed the opacity to 20 percent.  I copied and pasted the image again. This time I rotated it to the right and changed the opacity to 40 percent. I did this at least two to three more times rotating and changing opacity til I filled the page to my liking. Give it a try!

Then it was just filling in with some great embellishments and stamps paired with one perfect photo of me and my baby girl!  The picture was the inspiration for the color combo of Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black. I loved using the wood elements for the flag and photo mat. Under that mat is the OOPS part on the wood. Recolored the brads and wood heart too! The butterflies and flower gives it that "spring" feeling!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you!
Click on the button to move on to see what Cori made!


Amber said...

Cindy, this is really cool! I never would have thought to use that technique on a scrapbook page. I love it!

stampinjul said...

I love it too! The bokeh is a very cool background!

Wendie Waldman said...

simply beautiful!

Jen Timko said...

Such a pretty page, Cindy!! Love your background, the little details...well, everything!!

Marisa G said...

Cindy, I love this page! Amazing background. Can't wait to try out that technique.

Cathy Caines said...

Cindy. This is super cool. Love the pixelated confetti. You are a STAR.