Monday, March 7, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Challenge — Bleaching

I have decided to play along in the Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week which is to use the bleaching technique. I love what you can do with bleaching.
Here is my creation...

Stamps: Medallion, En Français, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red,
Crumb Cake (otherwise known as Kraft)
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Bleach, Linen Thread

I have used the bleach with the Medallion stamp on the Riding Hood Red and Basic Grey card stock, then stamped En Français in Basic Grey over the top. Also on Basic Grey I have reversed this by stamping the Medallion in ink and then bleaching with En Français. When you bleach on Basic Grey, the colour almost looks like Crumb Cake, so it works to use that colour card stock in the design as well. Once I had stamped and bleached the different pieces, I tore them and layered them together.
I am happy that the white piece of card stock with the sentiment brings back a little crispness to the otherwise textured, patterned design.

12 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Shelley. Love your colours and the choice of stamps is perfect for this technique. It looks like a treasure you'd find in an antique shop.

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  2. Wow this turned out gorgeous!!! I love the colors with that crisp white background! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  3. EEEEKKKKK!!!! This turned out gorgeous! So elegant and rich-looking. Way to rock this challenge, Shelley!

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  4. Shelly- Your card is fabulous! I love the design and the bleaching technique worked out beautifully! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

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  5. Много красива творба!Поздрави!

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  6. Oh. My. Goodness! I absolutely LOVE this, SHelley!! You have totally rocked the bleaching technique challenge I put out there! You should be totally proud of this card. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  7. WOW! Excellent card!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  8. What gorgeous effects you have created. I want to try this.
    Heather T

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  9. WOW!! This really is awesome!! Love your creativity.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

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  10. wow...you aced the bleach technique...this is so very lovely...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

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  11. Your card is absolutely beautiful!

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  12. Found your website from a pin on Pinterest. What perfect execution of the bleaching technique! I love everything about it.

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