Tuesday 3 May 2016

Bleaching Technique Birthday

Hi everybody.  Here is a card I have made which features the bleaching technique using water to remove the ink.  I kept it simple as I didn't have much time to make it and get it in the post as I know it will already arrive late but better late than not at all, well, that's what I think, I hope the recipient

I covered my snippet of white card with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed and as you can see mixed them quite randomly and on the generous side to produce a really dark colour.  I found a piece of card left over from die cutting with some leaves and got my waterbrush and brushed through the negative leaf shape to soften the ink and then removed it with a tissue and kept doing this randomly all over the piece of card until the pattern of the leaves showed up quite well.  I think using the card the water seeped underneath a bit so the shape of the leaves got a little bit lost but practice makes perfect I suppose.  I decided to ink over the pattern with a  bit more Mustard Seed DI and then looking at it again I decided to add a bit of Seedless Preserves too.

I looked through my box of bits and found a cream coloured topper, which I had cut a while ago, using a Spellbinders Decorative Elements Die Labels Eight,  and I matted a die cut sentiment on to this which was cut from a snippet of gold mirri card.  I also found some die cut leaves which were left over from another project and had been waiting for quite a time to be used.  The leaves dies Sprightly Sprigs are from Verve Stamps and designed to match with some of their stamps, but in fact the leaves look fine cut just as they are.  I finished the leaves with a punched flower, double layered from another snippet of gold mirri card.

Thank you for looking at my blog today.

Pat  x

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 227 where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It.  (I used a negative shape from a leaf die as a stencil)


Jean said...

I love this inky background Pat, the colours are lovely. The pretty edged sentiment topper, gold punched flower and leafy spray complete the card beautifully.
Jean x

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Pat. LOVE your ghosting technique ... looks amazing! xx

Barb said...

A beautiful card Pat. I love the rich background colours with the technique and your sentiment die is lovely. The flowers and leaves look very pretty too. I really do like this very much. Barbxx

Cathy said...

Wonderful background Pat, that technique looks so effective, Cathy x

Petra Swart said...

Your bg with the wonderful colours you used and the bleached leaves, looks amazing, Pat!!!! The die cut leaves are lovely and the flower is very pretty!!!! Love the gold sentiment on the die cut label - the cream is lovely against the dark bg!!! So beautiful!!!
Have a great day!!!

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful card Pat. The background looks amazing.
Flo xx

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Pat, and I love your background. Lovely colours and a great technique.
Janice x

Di said...

Super card Pat and the background is gorgeous! Loll just made a card using the bleaching technique too, I think it's such a clever way to make backgrounds and bet a few folk will be trying it out. Glad you linked, am not spending as long at my desk and this must have slipped past on my dashboard earlier in the week otherwise I'd have linked you in myself. Have a lovely weekend!


Di xx

Heather said...

A gorgeouscard Pat, a lovely design with super background colours and techniques....your sentiment die is adorable and lovely die-cut flowers and leaves!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Caryn said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and fabulous use of die cuts. Great take on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday STENCIL IT Challenge.
Caryn xxx