Sunday, March 8, 2015

WEEK 2 - Billie and Monika background - BOKEH -A feathers Card and an Orange Monochrome Card

As I mention you on this post, that I make a challenge between me and  Billie Anderson from Ink On My Finger we will continue now it is the WEEK 2, she have choosen the theme this time, we will challenge to make a background named BOKEH.

Here is my FIRST TRIAL to make Bokeh effekt on my card....not so perfect but I am happy with the result:

What I made for my card:

1. Covered with water my water color paper, gave the paper two colors from distress ink in blue:

2. Gave more water to make the color blended.

3. Dry it with my embossing heat tool. I am not so pattient to wait until tomorrow LOL

4. Used that little dots and middle dots/circle stamp I stamped with blue and dark blue and white ink on the water color paper.

5. I have drawn and  fussy cut my DAY sentiment and stamped with newspaper stamp. Put two tiny dots near the DAY sentiment to give a bit interrest.

6. The Happy cut out is from my lovely friend PIA, many thanks dear Pia for this lovely Happy cut out :) 

Hope you like our post, and dont forget to visiting Billie´s Blog and see the card that she made and leave her some love :)

Challenges I love to join with my card:

ColourQ Challenge #282


Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #141: Anything Goes (sdh a. p.)

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
(sdh a. p.)



The second card I made for the challenge at AMUSING Challenge the theme is glitter, as I think this gold embossing looks like glitter, I try to join the challenge :)

I was so lucky being the winner at CAS on Sunday challenge and got this lovely Stampin Up Set Stamp: (I have no feathers stamp and how happy I was to get this sweet and beautiful set)

I used the sentiment from Hero Arts:

And the Batik Paper is fresh from Indonesia, I have got from my lovels University best friend named Icha, dear Icha many many thanks for this lovely and soo beautiful Batik Paper :)

This is the simple card I made:

I also love to join these challenges:

Stampin' Royalti Challenge #269: Embossing(sdh a. p.)

A Gem of A Challenge #139: Clean and Simple(sdh a. p.)

AMUSING Challenge : Glitter


Sister Act Challenge #96: Anything Goes(sdh a. p.)


I can not wait to wait until tomorrow to post this new card I just made...and the challenge will be finished soon too also I put this card on this post too :)

I want to make a card using this colour challenge from Colour Me I love using orange color this time :)

I choose this Tall Stamp for my card and I did not used it all part only the bottom part, the leg of the woman :) and her lovely shoe :) I want to say thank you very much for Cornelia at Fun Stamping in the USA who brought me this stamp last time as she visited Munich (it was 2013)...I just inked this stamp today dear Cornelia :)

I also stamped many lines using this lovely PTI stamp with orange ink, also Cornelia sent to me through her sister who lives in Germany, again many thanks Cornelia :)

Here is my card using all the orange colors, I colored the Image with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Color set. I gave the white dots for giving interest to her dress :)

To cover the bad area on the right side, I stamped the sentiment and punched it in a circle and layered it with orange paper and put there :) voila can not see that bad area more, right? :)

Challenges for my card:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Special Lady/Girly(sdh a. p.)

Colour Me #61: Monochromatic color (see above I put the photo inspiration)(sdh a. p.)

CAS on Sunday #53: Girl Power (sdh a. p.)

Thanks for looking and happy sunday :)




  1. What a coincidence, I've got an idea for Bokeh and feathers going around in my head right now! Lovely cards, Monika, Jo x BTW, hope you are feeling a bit better now.

  2. Sehr extravagante Karten!!!
    LG Flo

  3. Lovely cards Monika! Your broken card turned out fabulous,and your feather card is awesome, congratulations on your win!

  4. Cool Bokeh style card, the second card is fabulous with lovely textures.

    Love and hugs

  5. Monika your bokeh card is sooo pretty! I really enjoy the bokeh making process myself.
    your other card is pretty too!

  6. Hello Monika!
    Happy Women's Day!
    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the Bokeh effect on first one and the second one is just gorgeous with lovely embossed texture, great design with the addition of beautiful batic papers!!! Best of luck!!!!

  7. Both cards are gorgeous... if I had to pick a favourite, I'd probably go for the feathers... it's the gold! :)
    hugs, Asha

  8. Oh I am loving your Bokeh it looks awesome. I love there are different ways to achieve the look. It's awesome (sorry about the early posting, I did it LATE last night) great color choices. Beautiful card.
    Love the feather card and that paper from your friend is beautiful. Great card and sentiment. Hugs friend

  9. Two stunning cards, Monika! I love your first ever bokeh background!! And your feather card is just divine!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. you did a stunning job of the bokeh bg, I haven't tried that yet!
    But your glitter card has me swooning-it is designed perfectly and embossing mix is a sure winner.
    I hope you get to play in our 1st Birthday challenge at TIME OUT!!

  11. Fabulous cards Monika..Loz

  12. Brilliant cards Monika, I love all three of them!
    Dawn xx

  13. Beautiful bokeh! I love the color choices on that card! The beautiful batik paper and embossing is gorgeous! Your orange lady is so fun and fantastic!

  14. Monika, AMAZING card this time, WOW, they are always so great, BUT I love your designs!!!! The GOLD, really beautiful, the ORANGE, WOW cool with the lady, WOW, I hope youre day is awesome!!!!!

  15. I love your girly-girl card! It's all about the shoes, that's what I always say!!!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Me! ♥

  16. I do love this... for some reason your messages do not come in my e-mail... I do ot know why.... But I looked back and saw this comment,so I knoe you stopped my now!!!! HUGS!!!

  17. Oh many wonderful cards. Love them all Monika, they are really just amazing. I am in love with your first card for ColourQ, you are just so creative. I have to tell you when I saw your card I had to smile from ear to ear, it is just so adorable. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

  18. Well done with your Bokeh effect, it looks amazing. I've never tried it before but I'm about to have a go this evening so fingers crossed! Your friend will be so pleased with how you used that gorgeous paper, it looks amazing with the gold and embossing. You certainly have been busy!!

  19. What a stunning array of cards, all of them are so creative but so different - great job Monika.

    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn x

  20. WOW, so many great cards Monika, you have been busy.
    I like the batik paper one, it gives a nice feel to it. the bokeh effect came out really good, and the third card with the girl is also very nice, some impressive water coloring you did.

  21. Wow, Monika, you have been busy! All 3 cards are gorgeous! I really like the Bokeh technique on the top card - that's on my list to try. Yours looks great! Your gold embossed feathers are beautiful! And your final card is so pretty - love your colouring on this one! That must be a big stamp if you used the entire girl. Very nice! I love how you coloured her skirt and added the dots! Have a great week!

  22. Monika, these are ALL really fabulous creations my friend!! Love your work with the Bokeh technique!! Congrats on your win with the feather set...that is so pretty!! :) Love your doll too!! Amazing works on everything my friend!! Hope you are having a great weekend!! HUGS

  23. I love your challenge with Billie. I do the same with one or two of my own stamping friends. Such fun challenges and helps to spread your wings! Keep up the fun challenge!

  24. Hello, hello Monika! I sent you an email about the Birthday card exchange. Not sure if you received it as I don't have any of the information I needed yet.

    All great cards here. My favorite is the one with the gold feathers. So pretty! And congrats on that win! Hope you are feeling much better from your tooth surgery. xo.

  25. First card: hmmmm, this is a technique I want to try, seeing it in these colors I'm thinking underwater scene. Or masculine,nice, like yours!
    Second: you lucky girl, I've got feather dies but no stamps and I've looked everywhere! It looks fantastic this card, so elegant, love the gold!
    Third: what a clever use of that stamp! I've got one of this dolls too, but they're so big I tend to forget to use it. Love your idea of using only the legs!

  26. Oh my--I'm so impressed that your doll image is coloured with watercolour! The coloured are so vivid and beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us over at the Colour Me challenge! :) Julia

  27. Such lovely cards here. I love the way you've showcased the skirt and shoes on the orange card. And you feathers are so elegant with the gold and damask! Great work!

  28. Monika...I had to wait for my daughter to come over and help me fix the computer so I could find your blog and link is weird what computers was taking me to a different server when I tired to click on you name! anyway, I browsed through your cards and they are amazing...I love your bokeh also and that lady card is genius how you laid out only the bottom portion! thanks for visiting me and I will be returning to see more of your work!

  29. Looks like you've been busy Monika - gorgeous cards and so many lovely techniques used. Your bokeh effect is lovely - I love how this technique is unique to every card. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  30. Monika: first, I hope your tooth is much, much better! Your trip to the dentist doesn't sound like fun at all, and eating only soft food, while good advice, must be somewhat not too appetizing. Hopefully, you'll heal up quickly and be back to crunchy, crisp foods in no time! Your cards - here and from earlier - are simply outstanding! Your bokeh is lovely; your word card such fun; your coffee cards exceptionally splendid, and the array here: wow, wow and wow! Again, you make amazing use of your stash, and the gifts you've received from others you showcase beautifully! Gorgeous. As for your request for the circle butterfly card I made: of course I'll send it to you! I'm planning to do some cards when I visit my mom starting March 20th, so look for this butterfly to arrive sometime in April. I'm thrilled its going to a warm, loving home!

  31. You do great work. I LOVE your feather card, gold feathers, yum! Thanks for joining our embossing challenge at Stampin' Royalty.

  32. I'm so happy to see your cards, especilly the card with the bubble background!!
    Greetings Gundi

  33. beautiful cards! love your circle card and the embossing on the feathers is just amazing! great job! Thank you for taking the Stampin' Royalty challenge!

  34. Great set of card. Thank you so much or playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

  35. Wow stunningly creative designs once again. Just adore the feather one and how you used only the legs of that gorgeous girl on your card.
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  36. Wow you have been pretty busy. Love all your cards. The bokeh effect is great and your second card is so elegant awesome. But your third card is so, so great love it. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

  37. Been seeing A LOT of bokeh recently. I'mm going to wait for the frenzy to calm down before having a go. But you have done an excellent job! The color combo is so elegant. Love the Julie Nutting paper dolls. I have a cpllection that have yet to be inked. You are not the only slow one! LOL. Love how you did her outfit.
    hugs, Asha

  38. Beautiful card, I love this one!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!

  39. Love both cards, Monika, your background using the bokeh technique is lovely!So happy to see you at the colourQ each week! Sorry to be so late, I fell last week and although not hurt, just really slow in all things. The stamp set you asked about is "Love is Kindness" Stampin'Up! from the new spring mini catalog. Unfortunately I am not able to ship overseas, but I am sure you can find it online at the Stampin'Up! store or through a demonstrator in Germany. As for the vote, I never new how hard it was to get a group of people voting for the same person until I got a a team! Sometimes the voting is crazy, so just hang in there and someday it will just happen! Always enjoy visiting your blog for a colourQ challenge.


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