This challenge is all about adding distress products to your project to create texture. I have been wanting to try the "bokeh effect" technique for a while and after being inspired by Mandy's card, I thought this effect would be fun for the challenge. Here is my card:
For the background, I used my watercolor brush and added three distress inks (Pickled Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade) to watercolor paper. After filling in most of the background, I splattered some water on the background. Once completely dry, I used some circle stencils that I made from various sizes of round die cuts and randomly colored in areas with white pigment ink to create the "bokeh effect".
I used the same distess inks to color balloons from Lawn Fawn's Party Balloons die set. I colored and die cut the critters from Lawn Fawn's Happy Easter set. I created an Easter-inspired birthday sentiment using the Quinn's ABCs and Happy Everything stamp sets. Finishing off the card, I scattered some sequins from the Pink Lemonade sequin mix by Neat and Tangled.
I hope you enjoy my card!