Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bleached out

I've been feeling a bit bleached out this past week - I managed to pick up an awful cough and cold from somewhere so haven't felt much like blogging. It's getting better now though so I thought I'd share a bleached out project with you!

I do like these typographical Scrapblocks - you can use them as a feature in themselves or you can pick and choose elements and use them as individual sentiments just by doing a bit of selective inking. I went for a grungy look here though by doing a bit of bleach stamping with the whole stamp.

You never know quite what you're going to get with this technique as different cardstocks behave differently but this chocolate brown card gave me some interesting, warm and earthy colours. As well as using the bleach as "ink" on the stamp, I swiped some over an extra piece of card using a babywipe to make the panel for the sentiment.

The textural element was a fun little experiment. I have some plastic canvas shapes that I usually use as piercing templates. I used a circle here and spread Ferro into the holes. Once it was dry, I added a little Rub n Buff to the high spots. I think it's made a fun mosaic look! Just remember to wash your plastic canvas promptly to get rid of the Ferro and it will serve you many times over.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Life Scrapblock (releasing Friday 16th April)
Sentiment from Sweet Bee (Rummage Bin line)

Simply Heavy Chocolate (CHF)
Scrap of vanilla

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Sewing machine and thread
Ferro paint by Viva Decor (Gold Iron)
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Gold Leaf)
Plastic canvas circle (used as template)


Karen said...

WOW I love all the different elements on this card! I haven't tried bleaching yet but it does give a lovely effect Joanne. Hope you are feeling better today hon XXX

Traceyr said...

Great work there Joanne and love the mosaic element :)

Hearts Turned said...

So beautiful, Joanne! Love how you are always trying new techniques! This one is fabulous--I love that text block--a wonderful background, and very versatile, too--as you say...

Hope you get to feeling much better very soon! Rest and drink LOTS of water! (I sound like a mom, don't I?!)

Amaco said...

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Jessie Lubyk said...

Very nice.

I left an award for you over at my blog. Take Care

Janice said...

Great card. Good to hear you are feeling better.

Hazel said...

I love the way you've achieved the mosaic look - and the bleaching turned out really well - hope you're feeling better soon x

Sid said...

Brilliant effect and embelly. Love this card !

Deborah said...

That is one amazing card!

LME said...

LOve the colours :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this effect! Great card!x

Kaz said...

I love the effects you've got all over this card Joanne xxx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

What a great card - love the bleaching

Tejal said...

Love the mosaic...such a fun way to use it..

P.s what is Ferro? no idea what it is.


Kathy said...

What a wonderful effect you've achieved here. I love those chocolatey colours too

Loulabelle said...

I really like this card. The bleaching looks very good and I love your mosaic, all very clever. :o)