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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.


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