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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bubble Fun

Good Sunday afternoon! My card today uses a Changito stamp from Stampendous. I colored the monkeys and grass with Copics and Prismas and then painted the bubbles with Oyster Twinkling H20 paint. I wanted those bubbles to have some of the same qualities of real bubbles. As a child (and as a former preschool teacher!),  I was always fascinated with the iridescent colors of bubbles and how the color would change depending on how the light hit them. The yellow background paper was made using a scrap piece of yellow paper and then I used a small round container dipped in CTMH Sunny Yellow ink and randomly stamped those big circles. I was very happy with the way they turned out, I wanted it to look like bubbles had burst on the paper so I didn't want a solid circle and these turned out exactly the way I wanted them to. Don't you just love it when that happens? I embossed the blue strip with a Cuttlebug folder and decided to do with the more square Mosaic folder rather than the one with circles for some visual contrast. 

And just for the record, I am now really regretting trying to change that tire. Wow and I regretting it. I have changed many, many tires in the past. What I did not take into consideration was that always before when I changed a tire, I was lifting a deflated tire or one of those dinky spares. My Jeep has a full size inflated tire that weighs a lot more than that little donut tire! Shortly after I started driving, I had a flat tire and got stranded and had a bit of a scare. I ended up having to pay roadside assistance like $40 or so to change the tire and it only took him a matter of minutes. When I got home, I made sure that my dad taught me to change my own tire before I drove again. Have a great day!

25 comments:

DaDoodleDiva said...

What a wonderful card! I love the bubbles. Great embossing.

Glad you took the time to learn how to change tires.

Vicki said...

Cute, cute card! Love the details and coloring! Brought back memories of my preschool teaching days! And bless your heart... hope you are ok after changing that tire. Take care of you! Blessings to you!

Sara said...

How cute, love the bubbles!

Scrubbysue said...

This is such a great card gina! I love the iridescence of the bubbles! perfect! and that embossing! your right...it is a nice contrast. In addition, your bkgd turned out perfect! and yes! I LOVE it when a plan comes together!! LOL have a great sunday gina. :)

Michelle said...

Too cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Changito monkeys!! Love the way you colored the bubbles! Good luck with changing tires in the future but kudos for trying!! Did you see that Changito with a tire?! He's a cutey too!!

Kay said...

Love the monkeys and love the bubbles! Don't love flat tires.....

Scrapping Julie said...

you certainly are not a damsil in distress my dear! super cute card from the background to the forground! missed you yesterday hope to catch you in august!!
xoxox
julie

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love these cute images- the sparkles on the images are wonderful. My baby is 16, but I still have nephews that would love this card!

Elizabeth said...

I bow to thee. I couldn't imaging changing my tire. Last year I wheeled my winter tires one at a time to the front door then carried them to the basement. And yes they are heavy!

I love your card - totally adoreable and the bubbles are perfect.

Ann said...

Super cute! Love those bubbles!

Michelle Forrest said...

Super cute! those bubbles are adorable!

TannyP said...

That's beautiful! I love the bubbles. Might have to find some twinkling H2O paints now.

Angie Williams said...

So cute! I love those monkeys!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love what you did with the bubbles. Your card is so cute!

Dru said...

Oh, this is sooo cute!! Love those monkeys and the colors are great!!

One Creative Life said...

Oh I hope you are ok Gina. The bubbles are brilliant by the way!
Erica

Martha said...

very cute, great card.

Michelle said...

cute cute cute
gotta love those changitos...and YOU did a beautiful job creating this card. TFS!
michelle.

Gail said...

Love the monkeys!! I like the way you made the bubbles look too...great job!!

Stephanie said...

Changito's bubbles look great - hope you're feeling more like your typical self after that tire change.

specialcraftmom4 said...

LOve these monkeys!!!

Cindy said...

Super fun card. I like how you came up with the stamping on the yellow background. That coupled with the embossed blue strip really sets up the image nicely.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is darling! I love the bubbles...the shimmer and how you carried the circles to the layer!

Becky said...

I noticed I have not been by here in a while, I dont know how that happened :). This is just so cute, love the shimmer in those bubbles.

katiesniche said...

H2Os! Thanks for the remider, I have a box of those that I really love to use and haven't in forever! Time to dig them out.
This is a very cute card. I also love looking at colors in bubbles, amazing isn't it?
The little monkeys are sure having fun!