Friday, April 10, 2015

blowing bubbles. . . .

is something one of my grandsons and I used to do each time he came to visit.  We would sit on the porch and he loved watching the bubbles as they floated away and burst.  The background for this card was made using a bottle of bubbles from the dollar store, food coloring and a bit of sugar:


This is a technique I learned many years ago and had forgotten about, but it sure does make an interesting background, doesn't it?  The stamps are from these Stamplorations stamp sets:  Bold Sentiments and Live Love Laugh.  The stitched rectangle is from MFT and the card base is MFT's spearmint cardstock.  I also brushed wink of Stella clear glitter over the background, but it doesn't show up here.  :(

Playing in these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More:  clean and simple.
Word Art Wednesday:  anything goes.
Stamplorations:  anything goes ongoing challenge.

My down time has been extremely limited this week and will be the same next week.  Please forgive me for not visiting and commenting on your blogs; I will try to do better as time allows.  I truly appreciate each one who visits my blog and makes a comment.
Thank you so much!

Have a wonderful weekend.

24 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Loving your classy water coloured background Joy making the sentiment POP looks great. Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATSM challenge

Judy1223 said...

Joy, I knew this technique as soon as I saw your blog post title! Brilliant background for your awesome card! The big, bold sentiment is perfect for that awesome background!

Becca Cruger said...

Joy... this is truly lovely! I can't believe that background was made with bubbles. I bet you had a ton of fun creating this. It's a great layout, too!

Greta said...

Wowzer, Joy--what an artistic, beautiful creation!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the colours xxx

Dawn Turley said...

Great background Joy. What a fun technique.

sandie said...

amazing background, fab technique and I bet a lot of fun to make. Thanks for joining us at TASM

Lisa said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous card!! I love the background - how creative and fabulous!! The colors are beautiful!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Kunsman said...

Fabulous card Joy! Isn't it fun to revisit an old technique with new eyes?
PS- I caved and got the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set :):):)

Kara Lynne said...

I think you're bringing back a great technique! I'll have to look that up to see how it's done because your card is wonderful!!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A super background on a lovely card. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you back next week.
Blessings, Carole

Mrs A. said...

This is a great technique. The effect is stunning. Love that colour combination on your card. Hugs Mrs A.

Robin K. said...

That does make for an interesting bg! And I'll bet it was a blast creating it!

Inkyfingers said...

Such a great technique Joy and I love your card.

Maureen Morton said...

Love your sweet memories and this dear card. Thanks for the reminder of this fun technique.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a cool background! Good stuff never dies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

walchowDesign said...

Great card and the background is so cool, Joy! Such a lovely memory!

Jacee said...

Great design Joy, love the background
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Theresa said...

What a Sweet card! Never saw this technique with bubbles! Very Creative!! Enjoy the beautiful weather.

Carol McCready said...

Such a great background you created. Love the card.

Karen Letchworth said...

Joy, this is SO pretty! You are SUPER talented, and I feel so grateful to have you share your talents with us. Thanks for stopping by, and have a BLESSED week.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. You're most welcome to share your cards here as well:
V's Sweet Ideas - Anything Goes
www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com

We're actually in the middle of a blog hop at V's Sweet Ideas right now, too. You could win a free stamp set. There are only FOUR stops on the hop.

Chrisboldo said...

Hi Joy, I love your recent bubble background card. Would love to try it, how did you do it?

Also I want to thank you for the beautiful CCC exchange you sent me and the the diecuts too. Could not find an email for you, so I came here. Thank You so much!

Hugs
Chris B

Jo Ann said...

What an awesome background design you created. Love it! Thank you for joining our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. The current challenge is midway and hope you join us again. Leaving you with God's Word to ponder on from Romans 15:4 and it says, "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." God bless always!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card and background Joy!
Thank You!!