Good morning everyone! Chrissy here with a super fun sketch and a super fun technique. You might think I’m a little crazy after you see what I’ve done but I think you’ll like it. 😉 First up, we are in the midst of a 2-week challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch so the sneak you get today is for NEXT Thursday’s challenge. That means you have even more time to work on a card for this challenge. Awesome! Here’s our sketch:
How’s that for a fun take? I found this fun wood grain paper in my stash and then broke out the watercolors to make my blotches. The “birthday wishes” from Artsy Fartsy worked perfectly in the corner with the brush adding a little extra color at the bottom. Super fun!
You guys may remember this card from yesterday’s New Release post. I told you that I’d tell you all about it today and, boy, will I. So, you see how I used the sketch’s circles as fun bubbles in my background? Well, how did I get those fun shapes and splatters? My mom guessed that I used cups to make “coffee” rings but that isn’t right. I’ll show you what I did:
I filled two cups with enough bubble solution to cover the tip of my bubble wand. Then, I dumped in some colored mist and stirred. I had no idea if the color would actually come through on my watercolor paper but I thought it was worth a shot. Finally, I had fun blowing and popping bubbles! If you look closely at the card, you will see some very faint bubble shapes. Those are from the bubbles that popped immediately after hitting the paper. The really obvious bubbles are the bubbles that stuck to the paper and I popped myself after letting them sit and soak into the paper a bit. The best part, when the bubble popped, they sent splatters of color every where. My desk, didn’t appreciate that but I thought it was super pretty! 😉
If you decide to embrace your inner kid and go for this background technique, I HIGHLY recommend using a bigger “splatter guard” than I used. Ha ha. An 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper WILL NOT keep your area clean. 😉
I hope to see many more bubble backgrounds on cards around the blogosphere. It really is a fun way to get a neat looking background and I hope you enjoyed my fun technique. Thanks so much for checking us out here on the Sweet Blog and I hope you’ll join us on our Facebook page for even more fun. You know what I enjoy the most that is Sweet related? The Instagram feed. I love the quick peeks at what is up on the blog that day and all the fun inspiration that I can get with the swipe of my finger. Can’t beat that. Have a great day and I’ll see you around soon. I’m sure I’ll come up with another fun (messy) technique for you to try soon.