Monday, March 7, 2011

Speedy's Challenge #45, Bleaching!

Hello I made this for this weeks Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge #45. This weeks challenge is to use bleach!

First I tried stamping and image with bleach, but I wasn't too happy with the outcome! Instead, I scrunched up a small portion or paper towel, dipped it in bleach and then used that to sponge it onto my cardstock! I love the way it turned out, the cardstock is from MFP and it's like a cross between kraft & creamy caramel, the bleach made it look weathered!

The cardbase is black with a layer of dp from Basic Grey's Oliver, edges distressed.
I stamped the bleached cardstock with the anise stamp from the Daffodils & Anise set. The sentiment is from the Greet the Day With Gerber set. The edges are also distressed on these pieces. The sentiment is popped up and I finished it off with some twine.

Have a Great Day!


Harriet Skelly said...

Laurie this is beautiful - I love the distressed look you achieved with the bleach and the colors are lovely!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Laurie, thanks for playing with bleach! LOL Your weathered look is fabulous, and I think you've just created a new technique! Glad you tried this one out. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

It almost looks like leather too! Fabulous job with the smelly stuff :) Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Julie Hoffman said...

I love the bleach on the cardstock! Absolutely beautiful card Laurie!

redwasher1 said...

Totally awesome card!!! Worked good as a BG texture!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Joanne (jojot) said...

how fabulous is this....what a beauty....thanks for joining the Friends

Susan Raihala said...

What a GORGEOUS card! Very clever to use the bleach that way, too. Thanks for joining us with Speedy's Friends!