We're down to the final days of Darnell's last NBUS Challenge
to celebrate her
5 years of blogging (birthaversary), her more than 1000 followers and
1000+ posts. What a lot to celebrate! Congratulations, my friend!
Her last challenge, like the 2 previous ones, requires something from our
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) pile and an optional challenge
of using bubble wrap or bubbles or some other unusual material.
I was intrigued by the bubble wrap backgrounds Darnell and other friends shared
and had to give it a try. I have lots of the big bubble wrap but not much of the little stuff.
Most of the small bubble wrap came from the inside of padded envelopes and it's kind of squished.
But I decided to go with what I had.
I tried the big stuff and alcohol ink.
It looked like green eyeballs! Eek!
I dropped some more alcohol ink on a piece of the little bubble wrap
and put pressed the green eyeball piece on it.
It helped some but still not great.
So I though, what if I smoosh the piece into the bubble wrap.
I laid the paper on the inked bubble wrap, pressed down good,
and twisted it smooshing the ink onto the glossy paper.
Now that was fun!
(This isn't that piece.)
So I smooshed some more pieces.
But I was loosing the circles.
So I spritzed with some more blending solution and
pressed the piece into the bubble wrap again.
Had some circles.
That made me happy!
My NBUS is the Fern Die. I die cut it 3 times and glued the pieces
to give it some extra thickness so it wouldn't get lost against the background.
The top layer of the fern is a piece of retired Irrestistable Paper that was laying out.
It has shiny, white dots on it and goes well with that glossy paper.
I also shaped the leaves after the glue had dried.
(Well it was almost dry.)
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Sandal, Indigo, Gold Mixative)
Paper: Glossy (It was a gift from a friend), Snippets of Neena 110 lb., Irresistibly Yours Paper (retired SU)
Other: NBUS Pair of Ferns (Cheery Lynn Designs), Bubble Wrap, Blending Solution (Adirondack)