Monday 21 September 2015

Muse #134 - Pastel Bubbles

Hi guys

We've whizzed around to another Monday which means it's time for a new challenge at Muse and I'm delighted to be your muse for this week.

The idea at Muse is to use the Designer's card as the inspiration for your creation.  You can interpret it as you wish; using the colours, layout, techniques, etc.  You can find out more about the challenge guidelines here.

After Michelle's fabulous bold design last week I decided to give you a pretty pastel creation for this week's challenge.

I started by stamping the bubble background in VersaMark onto some mixed media paper and heat embossed in white.  I then squished three Distress Inks onto my craft mat and diluted with water before watercolouring them, one at time onto my paper.  When each colour was almost dry I then went back in to add more depth of colour to some of the bubbles.  I cut the panel down and mounted it onto some black cardstock before adhering flat to my card base.  I swirled some fine silver metallic thread into a messy circle and then adhered the die cut 'hello' over it to hold it in place.

Materials used:

  • Stamp: Marion Emberson Designs - Bubble Background
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Spun Sugar
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Cardstock: Daler-Rowney - Mixed Media; Papermania - Premium Textured Cardstock
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Hello Word Die
  • Accents: Fine Metallic Silver Thread

Challenge entries:

Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge #300 - Something that relies on the wind (bubbles)
Sweet Stampin' - Emboss It

Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope you will play along.


  1. Oooh loving these pretty pastel bubbles Anita,such a great card again ;) Viv xx

  2. REally fresh and lovely, Neets!!! SO much more cheerful, and less dramatic than mine, for sure!! =] =]
    =] Michele

  3. This card is so pretty - and it's a little deceptive. It looks and feels clean and simple but when you get up close there's a lot of really neat details in technique and product - can't wait to see how everyone interprets this!

  4. Wow, oh beautiful card! A beautiful idea for a remarkable watercolor. Wonderful.

  5. Gorgeous background, Anita! I love how your sentiment grounds your design and the thread is so pretty! I'm looking forward to playing along this week :)

  6. Fabulously simple and beautiful. I love those bubbles!! Xx

  7. This is just so beautiful...and I can't wait to play along!

  8. So pretty Anita!! Love the design with the white embossed circles. The black really makes the other colours pop. xx

  9. I think this is stunning Anita, such a pretty card and lovely design, inspiration for us all...just need to find my mojo...gone walkies xx

  10. Lovely card thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin. Debbie x

  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! such a fab card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  12. This is SO pretty, Anita! I just love the soft colors and the embossing on this! Just beautiful!!! :)


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