Sunday, 26 January 2014

Bubble and Koi

      The challenge at the moment on The Technique Twist is bubble painting. I remember doing this with a nursery class and having to make sure that the children blew through their straw rather than suck! I had forgotten just how much fun it was.
     I used some acrylic paint I had sitting around and put it with my washing up liquid in the lid of an A5 storage box. My twist was to use two colours, I started with blue and when that was dry went on to purple. What came out looked just right for water or sky.
     I have a stencil from Dreamweaver of Koi Carp which I thought would look good on my bubbles. I have used Flitter Glu and gilding flakes to colour my fish.
     In the second photo you can see the shine on the fish more clearly. The flake mix I used was Morris Dance from Indigo Blu.
     The corners of the bubble card are punched and then a thread has been run around the edge to frame the image. There is also a little distress ink added to the edge to bring the colour in.
     I have used a small snippet of oriental paper to make a ribbon effect and added a coin (thank you Karen) with some glossy accents in the middle. The phrase on the left is stamped and embossed in gold, I don't know what it says (I just hope it's something nice!) but I like how it looks.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Technique Twist - Bubble painting
4 Crafty Chicks - Bling ( I hope gilding flakes qualify)
Time 4 Scrap - Chinese New Year 

6 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful card and I love the background and the gold accents!
    I have this stencil but never thought of using the gilding flakes. Very pretty!

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  2. Beautiful! LOving your image and colours Rocky..
    Really, really pretty.
    Chrissyxx

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  3. The bubble background technique is perfect for those fish images! Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at The Technique Twist!

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  4. Really like the card and the Koi on it. Thanks for joining us over at Technique Twist!

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  5. I really love the fish images so pretty !! Thanks for joining us over at Technique Twist!

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  6. This is very neat and I love the colors you used with the gold. Thank you so much for sharing you creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have a great day!

    Tamie DT

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