Tuesday, 10 March 2015

YouTube Tuesday / Bokeh and Garden Birds


Hello there!
It’s Youtube Tuesday and time for a neat background technique, showing off our lovely garden bird stamps.
This Bokeh technique, using one of our stencils 
(aptly called Jo’s Bubbles, because clever Jo designed it!) 
is really fun and very effective.





Items Used:




Spectrum Noir Pencil Sets All 5 for the price of 4!




33 comments:

  1. Hi Barbara looking forward to watching you tube Tuesday as I love these stamps but will have to watch later as busy now love you tube Tuesday happy crafting xxx

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  2. Love the finished effect Barbara. You make it all look so easy. Thanks for the tips XX

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  3. Thank you Barbara, I have been trying to find a video on creating the "Bokeh Effect", and your's (as always) is fab! Love the beautiful topper that you have created, Denyse x

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  4. Hallo Barbara, ich habe schon auf Deine Demonstration gewartet.
    Wunderschön!! Da kommen Frühlingsgedanken auf.
    Die Stempel. die Du verwendet hast, liebe ich ganz besonders und habe sie oft im Einsatz.
    Im Augenblick warte ich ungeduldig auf Deine Elfen- und Hasen Set.
    Da die 10 Tage bald rum sind, werden sie wohl in den nächsten Tagen kommen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Karin

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  5. Hello Barbara

    I love this technique and the card is lovely. Looking forward to next week at the NEC!

    Love
    Roz.x

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  6. Hello Barbara

    I love this technique and the card is lovely. Looking forward to next week at the NEC!

    Love
    Roz.x

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  7. Beautiful, loving this technique for backgrounds. I reckon though that you turning into the craft world equivalent of Delia Smith as my local Hobbycraft all sold out on moonlight ink pads So I hope you will have plenty at NEC, I can get one then.. In meantime I am busy with your latest challenge, got me thinking differently. xx

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  8. Hi Barbara This is beautiful. I do your garden birds and this background is fab. I'm so glad you cleaned your blending mat before you put your lovely shirt in it! Thank you for this video. Take care love Diane xxx

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  9. Hi Barbara, brilliant having this demo as a youtube too, more essential tips and techniques for my numpty head to learn from watching you go from start to finish close up :-). Thank you very much. Your youtubes are always so professionally done, while being very informative and entertaining /fun too. And it's very easy to see exactly what you are doing. In the past few months I've watched one or two other persons youtubes when needing a visual of something, which really made me realise just how good and well made yours are! A truly invaluable source for me, and I'm sure many others, who have nowhere else to learn from. A huge thank you from me/
    love Brenda xx
    p.s. my sleeves are forever getting in the ink /paint /glue /chalk.... Helped me to learn not to be stressed so much about a wee bit mess and me getting a wee bit messy too :-)

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  10. Hi Barbara
    What a great technique and I'm fortunate to own these stamps which are my favourite,so will be giving the bokeh background a go.The finished card is stunning and a great video which I shall watch again before the weekend.Have a great time at the NEC unfortunately I won't be going but hope all that are visiting have a wonderful time.

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  11. Oh that's so pretty! I love the colours you used for the background!
    Love and hugs xxxx

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  12. I love this technique. Very effective and give a real illusion of depth. I did infact try it myself. Ever impatien I set about cutting holes out of varying pieces of card, cardboard and paper. Spent so much time cutting holes that didn't work as I wanted that I actually completed nohing but littering my carpet with pices of paper. Jo's bubbles and Brilliance white are defo on my shopping list.

    Fab card!

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  13. Hi Barbara, I hope you are well and have had a good weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed today's video. Stunning project. I have recently purchased these pencils and I have to agree they are brilliant. Kind regards Joanne K x

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  14. Absolutely stunning Barbara. Do love the background and these birds and blossom are some of my favourite stamps. Do have them and must use them. In fact I have everything except the brilliance inkpad. Glad you did it on the gelli plate card as I don't do very well on the clarity card, just wrecked one of my good backgrounds that I had done with alcohol inks with cllingfilm. Seem to always smudge the stamping even when I've tried it out first on spare card. Never mind looking forward to trying this. Thanks for a great demo.xx

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  15. Hi Barbara. What a beautiful card. I don't have the stamps but have the stencil, so will try the bokeh effect. Did I detect a little tongue in cheek and twinkle in your eye when you mentioned adding the tits?
    Gayle x

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  16. Lovely technique and great demo. I do like how you can use the pencils over the Brilliance ink, thanks for the tip. Carol x

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  17. Fab-u-lous! Love the background and the composition of the art work. Like you I'm a fan of the Spectrum Noir pencils. xx

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  18. this is lovely. would make great easter card so maybe i might take inspiration from it if that's ok? hugs xx

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  19. Hi Barb,
    This is really beautiful.
    Maureen xx

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  20. Don't know how I forgot was tuesday may be because was packing ready for move as not sure if moving on 27th as lady we are buying from what mive then and would be nice 6 weeks just about so we are busy packing trips to dump, so only just found this fantastic wish cod play but soon another technic need to try thanks Barbara lots love Joy xxx

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  21. Hi Barbara. Sorry I haven't commented as regularly as usual lately but I've been a bit busy putting my house in order. I will watch your video later as need to get some sleep now...big surgery day tomorrow. I will be saving up all your blogs as a special treat after surgery. I'm sure that you will keep me entertained for quite a while. Love and hugs, Jeanette xxx

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    1. At last Jeanette, hope your op is successful and your recovery quick and uneventful. I'll be thinking about you, love Brenda xx

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  22. hi Barbara
    The garden birds are my favourite stamps-absolutely beautiful. I have just ordered Jo's bubbles and a few other must haves. I too love the pencils. They are such good quality and very affordable too. Thank you for another inspirational video.
    Hugs from Chris X

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  23. Great video Barbara, this is such a pretty technique and I really love these stamps you have used. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Amanda xx

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  24. love this technique must give this a try. Very inspirational as usual Barbara, hugs Pearl xx

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  25. Fantastic love the Bokeh effect. Jo's Bubble stencil is perfect for this and the pencils make the birds pop. Thanks

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  26. Hi Barb,
    So pleased that you have done the video to go with the card. I really love this technique and am looking forward to trying it - once I manage to get the ink pad. I have the stamps and the stencil already and of course the gorgeous pencils. Trying to get to grips with the Aqua pens at the minute as well. Love Alison xx

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  27. I love this technique Barbara and the Brilliance Moonlight White ink creates a fabulous effect. The birds and blossom stamps are perfect with that background. Thank you for this video, it is just great! x

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  28. Great video and just love this technique. Hope I'll get some time next week to get inky and have a bit of a play myself with this effect - thank you Barbara - wonderful inspiration! Susan x

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  29. Awesome video and techniques. Awesome result too! I simply love it! xxx

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  30. HI Barbara
    Thank you so much for this video and what a great technique x x x

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x