Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Stamp With Us Challenge 2

Hope you all had a good Easter weekend.

Mine was spent decorating our bedroom, so it is all freshly painted and everywhere looking fresh and tidy. I wonder how long they tidy bit will remain LOL.

We are all still waiting for Sister-in-law to produce!!! she is fed up now as you can imagine. I have got some baby projects waiting to post on my blog, but need to wait until baby has arrived in case SIL sees them. I have spent most of today on my own as DS is off on county cricket training. Making the most of my time alone and doing some crafting. I decided that I would join in the new challenge set over at Stamp with Us on Sunday. It is a theme challenge this time and the theme is Birthday. So here is my card.

I have wanted to try out the bleaching technique for a while, so decided today I would make a card for this challenge using this technique. I am afraid I have used pinks again (I think my last 4 projects have all been pink, sorry) Firstly I sponged Whisper White card stock with Regal Rose ink, this gave me the mottled look background. I poured a little bleach onto a section of kitchen roll folded into four, then using the flower stamp from the set Organic Grace I tapped the stamp onto the bleach on the kitchen roll then stamped onto the card stock. This left the imprint of the stamp bleached away. I then left the piece of card to dry while cleaning my stamp (The bleach doesn't harm it by the way) then I stamped over the bleached image with the stamp again inked with Rose Red. I also sponged Rose red ink along the edges of the card stock to make it pop. Next I look more Whisper White card and stamped it with the canvas BG stamp with Pretty in Pink ink. Tied a small bow on the bottom of the panel using White Grossgrain ribbon, placed the panel onto Regal Rose base card, Stamped the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from Basic Phrases set in Rose Red ink, then adhered the panel using foam pads to raise it slightly.

Got a little more time before the hubby and son are back so might go and play a little more....



Bekka said...

I love this Carole - the bleached effect on the mottled background looks stunning.

Glad you have had a good and crafty day :-)


Steph said...

Fabulous technique, I must give this a go - the effect is stunning. x

Elizabeth said...

I have seen lots of cards using this technique - but none as lovely as yours!

It is really beautiful - I am going to have a go!

Alex said...

Love the card Carole :) Funny, I was reading last months SU Impressions Magazine in bed last night, reading about the Bleaching Technique! lol.

I can't wait to see all your new baby projects that you've been creating lately. Fingers crossed it's not long to go now.

Have a good day,

Alex x

Hayley said...

Lovely card Carole.

Mrs Wonka said...

This is great, I've yet to try this technique, I love the effect though!

Thanks for joining in at Stamp With Us!

Zoe x