Jun 6, 2014

"With Love..."

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

There are some great ideas in the July 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!
Oh, and don't forget to link your work back to the Craft Stamper.

So often we make a beautiful background, then cover it up.
Does that sound familiar?
This time I wanted to make a background that somehow 
blended in with the design...and enhanced the stamping, somehow.

This card I have called 'With Love...'
And comes from a happy place.

To bleach out the ink you simply spray some water onto your blending tool pad, hold down on the distress inked background and hold for a few seconds...then lift.  You can let it dry naturally or,  by blotting it after 10 or so seconds, you can white it out more...so you can play with the different effects.

The lighter colours make the bleaching whiter than some of the darker colours too.

The thing that I love the most about this challenge group is the stamping...you can you use any stamps that you like!  Just so long as you do use stamps...for me it doesn't get better than that!


I would like to enter this into the following challenges ~


Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, this is a fantastic technique and a gorgeous card, Dot.

Have a wonderful weekend

ElizabethR said...

Love your card Dot, it's gorgeous. Elizabeth x

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous Dot! I love the ghost effect on the foliage/swirls too.

Fliss said...

Wow Dot! This really caught my eye on the CS blog. An absolutely amazing creation!!!
Fliss xx
PS: Sorry to be awol so long - in need of more than 24 hours in a day!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful composition and color effects! I have bought the eyes plate too and wait for...
Have a wonderful weekend,
hugs Anja

rachel said...

I love this Dot - the image is just awesome and the faux bleaching effect is brilliant xx

Tracy said...

Swooning here Dot..stunning !!!!:-)

Lin said...

OMW how stunning is this!!! Just gorgeous. Love that face inside the heart, and that flourish is spot on perfect for our current challenge.

Thanks for joining us

Crafty Cardmakers and More

butterfly said...

Wow - beautiful, subtle effect from the bleaching, and hauntingly beautiful stamping too. Love the white highlights on the spray of flowers - fantastic!
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a great card, love the images.

Theresa said...

This quiet Sunday morning has been a great path of exploration. Found your blog by following a pin. Glad I did. Started following your blog through netvibes. Don't know if you see those statistics. thanks so much for sharing.

Inky Angel said...

Fantastic bleaching technique! Love the image, it blends in with the background seamlessly. LOVE IT!
Hugs, Katie

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, Just taking some time to catch up - LOVE this card, the layers of stamping and bleaching give such a depth.
Take care,
Avril xx

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is a gorgeous card, love all the colours and masks used.
Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight at My Time To Craft.
Kim xXx

Buttons said...

Oh my goodness how beautifully designed! The beautiful face radiating from the heart is such a clever focal point. Jenny x

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