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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Bleach Blocking

This month the Craft Stamper magazines, Make it, Take it challenge is bleach blocking, now this colour change is quite subtle because I didn't use Distress ink but Adirondack ink, and the colours are quite pale but I like the change and I will be having another go with distress to see the difference.

I used Willow and Mountain rose inks which I put on with brushes, I then used an applicator sponge to remove the ink and it was a lot clearer when it was first done but now dry isn't as obvious. 

I knew I wanted to use the quote as it must ring true for lots of people, in fact I put this inside my brothers birthday card.  Once I'd finished the background I stamped the two corners again in the Mountain Rose ink, this stamp and the green leaves are from the Dylusions set Doodle Parts, oh yes the quote is from Paper Artsy and is a Hot Picks set.  Now the flower is stamped with Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret and then die cut with the matching die set, I coloured it with the Mountain Rose and then pinched the ends to give it a bit of shape, I cut this out of Centura Pearl so it is a bit rigid but once stuck down not too bad but i think I'd do it n a lighter weight next time.  The leaves are die cut from an old envelope and coloured with the Willow ink, I do love to see the way the ink reacts with the different papers so we get the same tone but quite different colours.  Finally the butterflies are from Cheery Lynn, I bought a set of these butterflies and then saw them elsewhere a lot cheaper, I was a bit miffed until I realised that there are two sets and I had the larger ones, a friend of mine bought the smaller ones and this is what I've used on here.


  1. I like the look of this jenny, not one i have tried as yet and the sentiment is tongue in check but very apt for Rob xx

  2. Congratulations Jenny on winning the Graph'It markers! http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/wk-22frills-and-fancy.html
    Just thought I'd say wow, lucky you and make sure you saw the post. I always feel cheesed off if I win something and don't realise! Especially as they redraw sometimes. Hope you already knew and are enjoying your prize. Hugs, Wends x

  3. Your background is very soft and interesting. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

    1. Such a soft and feminine effect with the bleach blocking on this.
      Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge.
      Dot x

  4. Such a beautifully soft toned card Jenny :-)
    Thank you so much for joining in with the Take it Make it challenge.
    Tracy xxx

  5. Gorgeous card Jenny so soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth xxx good luck

  6. Love the delicate look to this .... thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  7. Fab colours, a pretty, feminine card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Stamper this month. xx

  8. Very delicate and pretty! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper blog challenge this month! xx

  9. Really delicate and beautiful! Love the subtle colors! Thank you for joining the challenge at Craft Stamper!



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