The theme at this month's challenge at We Love Stamping is "I Love...."
This month's prize is a matching scrapbook kit and dies from Craft Stash
What I am currently really loving is making my own backgrounds, and this one has been made using the bubble technique, stamping over it using two different stamps.
The bubble background was created using food colouring, the small circle clusters from the Art By Marlene Exclusive Textures set. were stamped using Broken China DI, and the stars using Delicata Gold ink.
The wee bird is from another Art By Marlene set. Back to Nature, Crazy Birds. Stamped in Memento Danube Blue ink on a white piece of card and clear embossed, then painted with some mica paints, The body was trimmed out - then mounted over the same image stamped on the card base.
It was a bit 'lost', so it was framed using a circle cut with two circle dies and painted with Blue Allure Lustre Polish, and grounded with the same medium painted directly onto the background.
The sentiment came from the same Back to Nature set, gold embossed, and outlined with a deep blue marker for it to be more easily read.
The inside was finished with a strip from the background and a simple greeting.
I apologise for not visiting other blogs as much as usual, but my DD underwent surgery this past week - so far the preliminary biopsy results are very encouraging, and we are praying she will make a full recovery with minimal further intervention. The result of that is that I am somewhat busier than usual...
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fabulous background and a gorgeous card Maxine.
A great background and your bird looks at home on it too.
So nice to see heat embossing Maxine, I sometimes wonder if I'm in a time warp as so few seem to these days.
This is awesome! I love the background and the way you framed out the sentiment with the blue pen. Beautiful gold and a cute, cute bird too!
Hope all is well with your daughter.
Your own bubbles backgrounds are always so striking Maxine, and there are a lot of details to see on this card! So pretty and creative!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Wonderful background and I love those gold highlights xx
This is a lovely creation teamie, I will pray for your DD that everything goes OK, you will need to be there for them. Take care of yourself as well though.
Cute and fabulous card;-))m
Maxine: Your card is fantastic!!! Your background is fabulous!!! And how you incorporated the bird image too has been wonderfully done!!! Awesome card! --Becca
Your card is just awesome and fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT
Hi Maxine, a fun and fabulous use of the bubble background, love the cute little bird. Hope DD is recovering well... have a wonderful week.. Megan
What a worry for you - I hope your daughter recovers completely and, as you say, needs no further intervention. Hugz to you both, Mxx
Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous colours and perfect background x
Just GORgeous! LOve your ideas.
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
Maxine, I am in awe of your talent! The background you created is definitely a work of art in and of itself... then add the bird, etc. and this card turns out excellent!
Continued prayers for your DD!
Fabulous background with the stamping and bubble technique,love the bird and embossed sentiment.Sending best wishes for a good result and speedy complete recovery
I think that it is a great background! Love the bright bird too! Hugs, Gerrina
Great background....I think food coloring is one thing that I have not used in my craft room! Love the results you achieved with it. Thanks for playing with us at Krafty Chicks!
Great design and the background is beautiful. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Great background and the stamp is so cute, I like the gold shine. Wonderful card!
Thank you for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks this week, happy crafting!
Leanne DT Member/KCC
Krafty Chicks Challenge
What a super fun card Maxine! I love your background that you are loving making. You get such unique looks. The images you used on this card are so fun, love how you made them stand out-they really pop! I know whoever gets this birthday card will love it as much as we do! Hugs, Brenda
Love your bubble background and that is one cute chicken by art by Marlene. She does the most amazing figures and this one certainly made me smile. Love the way you have done the lettering in gold.
A perfect card.
Blessings, Neet xx
Great background technique Maxine! Thanks for sharing with us on the Polkadoodles Challenge. Pam, DT
Great designing and coloring.
Hugs and blessings
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