Jun 13, 2014

A One Layer Card

"Bleach Blocking"
is the theme at The Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge blog  this time around!

I had in mind to use this arch from The Artistic Stamper...then came the idea of making the background look like it was part of a building using the bleach blocking idea.

I have kept the same colours this time around as what I used last time.  And I have used the bleaching as you would if you were doing stenciling ~ that is, bleaching out the ink, then overlaying with the colours of the ink that was used in the first place...
in this case, aged mahogany and rusty hinge DI's.
Oh, and the light area inside the arch is bleach blocked - 3 times on top of each other - to give a light area on the inside.

The angel just seemed right for the arch 
and for the feeling of the card.
It's a stamp that I've only ever used once before...and it fitted beautifully!

The black lines were added as an afterthought (using a credit card)...you know how it is, "I'll just add this" lol ~ then you sometimes have to resist going on.
Then I thought...maybe I'll photograph it, then change it later lol

There are some great ideas in the June issue of the magazine and
on the Craft Stamper Blog - with awesome prizes to be won!
PLUS:  The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work and choose their top 3...and the overall winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine!
AND: the Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!


I would like to enter this in the following challenges...


Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Ooooh, wow, this is absolutely gorgegous, Dot. Love it

rachel said...

amazing Dot - really beautiful xx

butterfly said...

Just beautiful, Dot - I love how you've used the bleach blocking to echo the brickwork. The colours are stunning, and those last minute black lines really work fantastically to draw the eye in to that magnificent winged woman in her arch. Love this!
Alison xx

Linda said...

Hi Dot, this is amazing! I love your background ... fab colour choice too. Linda x

Mrs.B said...

Another Beauty Dot, love the image in the archway.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous technique and a gorgeous card. Love the color scheme.

Buttons said...

That's a fantastic way to show off the beauty of this technique Dot. As ever you are so clever. Jenny x

stempelbavaria said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at the Cards and More Challengeblog.

Claudia said...

Hi there, what a great layout, love all this parts and the great colour combination, which you created in the back ground.

Thank you very much for joining us at the Cards und More Challenge.

Hugs Claudia

Tracy said...

Swoooooning here Dot . . .a work of ART!!

Michaela/Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Cards und More….
Hugs Michaela

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hello Dot , have been browsing your blog .INSPIRATIONAL .
Truly admired this creation .From background to Angel. How do you apply the bleach in your works of art?
Cotton bud or paint brush or??
cheers Shirley-Anne