I came across this background technique and decided to play a bit... From Paper Artsy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nujTk7tGzM&feature=share). I made a background with a mesh type stencil as well, but that's for another day... I love the effect.
You can see all the details and descriptions as well as instructions/colors and more pics for the technique by clicking on any card image. Enjoy
I'm using one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs dies "Friends", also available on Quietfire Design HERE
And I'm using a quote stamps from Quietfire Design "Hold a True Friend..."
And it fits for these challenges:
All Sorts Challenge #345 ribbon and lace
Catch the Bug Bingo: lace BD, bow; button, snowflake, blue; die, stitch, sentiment
Crazy 4 Challneges #318 something about bubbles
Hiding in My Craft Room #233 use your scraps (I raided my scrap cardstock bin & the bow)
My Time to Craft #312 Friends
Moving Along with The Times #11 spots and dots (2nd entry)
Color Throwdown #374 Aqua, Orange, & lt grey
Power Poppy monthly Jan Tall.skinny and technique
We Love to Create #27 anything goes/mixed media (2nd entry)
Opus Gluei #218 stretch yourself