Monday, April 16, 2018

Tiny Bubbles ...

Happy Monday All!
Well it appears our 3 days of Spring was just a tease!
Rain, snow, cold temperature ... ugh ... Spring isn't quite here yet in NE Ohio!
So while I wait, I've created a 'bubbly' card for the challenge

To create the bubbles on the front of my card,
I have used the Memory Box 'Bubbles' stencil and Tim Holtz Distress
Oxide 'Salty Ocean' ink w/large sponge dauber.

The Frantic Stamper Swimming Mermaid had been die cut for a different project but then I ended up die cutting it again in a different color for that project.  So, she was just laying on my work table waiting to be used and I thought it might be cute on today's design.  Also, she's popped up with dimension tape for added dimension.
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Swimming Mermaid
Inside View
For the inside of my card I've used a stencil I actually created myself by using a sheet of clear packaging and die cutting circles of various sizes into it.

Going to be a couple very busy weeks coming up around here since we are trying to get all our ducks in a row prior to our BIG VACATION in May.  You will all be hearing and seeing more on that as we travel around in Australia, New Zealand, Bora Bora & Tahiti.  I can't even express how excited I'm getting!  LOL

But, in the meantime, back to reality and preparation
for a private show I'm doing at the local Country Club on Wednesday.

Challenges to share in:
Less is More Challenge #369 - Bring Something Back (the handmade stencil I made over 2 years ago and haven't used in at least a year!)
The Fairy and the Unicorn April Challenge - Anything Goes (Mermaid)
Crafting with Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Clean & Simple

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...


scrAPpamondo said...

Just delightful! Love the bubbles and the beautiful mermaid!

Donna Phelan said...

Great stencil. I love that Mermaid die and the pretty colored card stock.

Leslie Miller said...

And you just happened to have a bubble stencil. Is there anything you don't have? What fun! How perfect your mermaid is with the bubbles, and how perfectly, wonderfully CAS your card is. I really need to work on that. Love this, Darlene! Ohhhh, just imagine the feeling of basking in all that sunshine! I hope it comes to us someday. I've almost forgotten what it feels like .

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a fabulous card you made with the bubbles and pretty mermaid. I love that idea!

Conniecrafter said...

You always surprise me how you have the perfect items for any challenge that comes your way :) cool backgrounds on both outside and inside and neat details in that mermaid die.
wow I can only imagine how excited you are getting, sounds like you have a once in a lifetime trip coming up.
Good luck on your show this week also!

laurie said...

Cute! A fun idea!!!

Judy Woodland said...

I love, love, love this. You have such a great background with the bubbles. Thanks for playing along with us once again over at The Mod Squad. So glad to see you back!

Kathyk said...

Super design, love the stencilling and use of the mermaid die cut too


Trina P. said...

Lovely card. The mermaid is a fun addition. Beautiful colour and your DIY stencil is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. x

Doni High said...

Love your stenciled bubbles! Thanks for joining us at Addicted To CAS.
By, the way, I live in Barberton, Hi neighbor!

Anja Curvers said...

Love those stenciled bubbles and a great card too.thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

Sharon said...

What a fab handmade stencil Darlene! You really should use it more often because you've made such a delightful card with it here.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us,
Less is More xx