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 


  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!

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

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

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

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

  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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