Friday, 13 June 2014

Craft Stamper Reminder - Bleach Blocking


Here's a little reminder for the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge - Bleach Blocking.  Remember, we're not using bleach, just plain old water on a Distress Inked background.  I was using my new Tim Holtz mini blender tool for the background and realised that if you load up the sponge, then twizz it onto the card, you get lovely deep circles of colour.  Then when you "bleach" the background with a clean wet sponge, you get this fabulous bokeh effect.

I used one of my all-time favourite stamps, My Mother's Dress by Inkadinkado, stamping it onto a spare piece of sponged card.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter: The Big, The Bold and Fun and The Big, The Bold and Happy.  I took a leaf out of teamie Tracy's book and added some doodle doodle doo stitching around the edge of the panel.  Matches the scribbly dress image.  I covered the dress in Wink of Stella, and added Glossy Accents to the "shine" which you can't really see on the main photo, so here's a close-up:


So get "bleaching" and join in.  Here's what you can win:


The winning entry gets published in Craft Stamper Magazine (hold onto your card till the challenge closes!) and gets a guest designer spot on a future challenge.


12 comments:

  1. What a stunning card... featuring one of my all time favourite stamps! Great effect Shirley, I must go and give it a whirl, Jo x

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  2. Gorgeous background and design. I saw the technique in the Craftstamper and have it marked to give it a try. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

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  3. I love "bleach blocking" with Distress but I have never ever thought of bleach blocking with the mini-tool. What a great idea! The challenge looks interesting too! Going to check it out now! Awesome card by the way!

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  4. Gorgeous :) love the bokeh effect :)

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  5. Sensational card, love the colours and the layout. Just so eye catching. Love love that stamp you have used.

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  6. Wow - now this is one cool card! The background (and your discovered technique) are amazing...as is the dress image! Best part is how you matched your doodle doodle doo border lines to the dress!

    Gorgeous card Shirley!

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  7. Fab-u-lous! Love the colours .... so bright and vibrant. Linda xx

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  8. Fab-u-lous! Love the colours .... so bright and vibrant. Linda xx

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  9. How delicious, Shirley ... more of the pink you promised! Such a gorgeous background and what a stunning dress ... think that one's destined for a prom party! Anita :)

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  10. just a stunning card Mf....wow....gotta try...
    hugs

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  11. Swooooonworthy Shirley in every way!!
    xoxox

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