Friday, September 5, 2008

Bleach - not just for cleaning!

Happy FFF everyone. Sorry this post is a little late in the afternoon I got to bed pretty late last night and had a ton of running around to do this morning. Well let me know what you think of how I used the bleach technique.

To make this card I first stamped the cat image with embossing ink then embossed it with black embossing powder. Next I used bleach and a paint brush to paint in the whole image. I then colored over the eyes with green prismacolor pencil and the yarn with orange prismacolor pencil. Then I took the paper towel I had my bleach on and tapped it all over a piece of orange cardstock. (this actually created a really neat background) I then cut the cat image and layered it on the orange paper I dabbed the bleach on. Then I matted that on copper shimmer paper. I then cut the pattern paper to 4"x5.25" and wrapped a piece of brown ribbon around the lower portion of the card. I next added my fish brads to the ribbon. Then I added my double matted image to the center of the card and glued the whole piece to the orange A2 card base.

Here is a close up of my Kitty and the bleached paper I made.

I really had fun with this challenge. Jen created a Gorgeous flower card using this technique. Make sure you check it out. If you made a card using the bleach technique I would love to see it.

Happy Crafting,

Supplies: stamp by Inkadinkado, card stock by Bazzill, pattern paper by DCWV (fall stack), brads by Creative Impressions, Ribbon by Midori double faced satin ribbon, prismacolor pencils, bleach, black embossing powder.


MaryNSC said...

WOW!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT is so pretty.. I wish i could do something that good..

ChrissyM said...

How adorable!! I had fun with this challenge and look forward to this coming week's challenge. That cat is adorable!


Traci G said...

This is a really cute card! I especially love the fish brads!

Beth Norman said...

What a delightful card. I love how you worked so well with the bleach.