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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Bleach Blocking Technique

 Over at the Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge this month the topic is "The Bleach Blocking Technique".  For my first card I have rubbed over a piece of card with Tim Holtz's Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone and Black Soot distress inks in a very random pattern.  Then you dampen a blending tool sponge, dab it onto the card for 10-20 seconds and lift away.
 As you'll see in this close-up the effect you will get are bleached out rectangles with my cards as I used a Tim Holtz blending tool and sponge.  It has worked quite well with this colour scheme but as you'll see below - it didn't work well with Tim Holtz's Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass distress inks.  I personally think it needs darker colours to make this most effective or a better combination.  Think I'll have another play as it was good fun.

The yellow card I have used a free set of IndigoBlu stamps that I got with Simply Cards and Papercraft last time and stamped the items with black Versafine.  I have cut out and decoupaged some elements and added some ribbon to finish off.
This card I have used some Artemio stamps and again stamped with black Versafine.  I have simply finished off with some mirri card and some ribbon.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine June Challenge - The bleach blocking technique
Crafty Ribbons - Butterflies and ribbon (first card)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes/Best Friends' Day
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/all about dad
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - For the girls
Ruby's Rainbow - Flora and fauna (first card)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

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18 comments:

Gertrude said...

WOW, ich bin begeistert, einfach wunderschön
glg Gertrude

Jennifer said...

This is just gorgeous how you blended your colours and the stamping combination is incredible! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Marg said...

A lovely creation, very heart warming card!! Well done & Good Luck in the challenge at Crafty Ribbons
{{{hugs}}}
Marg DT member for http://craftyribbons.com

Marg said...

A lovely creation!! Well done & Good Luck in the challenge at Crafty Ribbons
{{{hugs}}}
Marg DT member for http://craftyribbons.com

Marg said...

A lovely creation!! Well done & Good Luck in the challenge at Crafty Ribbons
{{{hugs}}}
Marg DT member for http://craftyribbons.com

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 32 anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Renee said...

Both cards are lovely but the first one really got my attention. Stunning use of the bleaching technique. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

Kim Kutie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge.

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us, Kym. I'm always SO grateful to have you play along, and I appreciate your participation more than words can express.
have a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Helen said...

Two gorgeous cards - so elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x (GDT)

Helen said...

Two gorgeous cards - so elegant.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x (GDT)

Jennifer LaVite said...

Beautiful! I love the look you got with the inks. Distress inks are my favorite. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

Dots Dabbles said...

lol..I found it worked better with some colours better than others too. Looove your cards.
Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge.
Dot x

Tracy said...

Both cards are beautiful Kym but I have to tell you I adore the first one:-) gorrrrgeous!
Thank you so much for joining in with the Take it Make it challenge.
Tracy xxx

ElizabethR said...

Both are gorgeous makes Kym, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge and good luck. Elizabeth x

Linda said...

Fabulous cards ..... love all the detail on the first one. Thansk fro joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

Nikki Killinger said...

Two lovely cards Kym, great background on the first one, love the colours on both though. Good luck in the Craft stamper challenge this month. xx

Riikka Kovasin said...

Beautiful cards both of them! Thank you for joining the challenge at Craft Stamper!