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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Bleach Blocking.

Good evening, what a lovely day it has been, it is so good to see some sun.

Karl and me have just walked Tess and in one of the farmers fields was a horse and foal, she was only born on Monday morning....it is so good to see new life don't you think?

Today I have been working on a technique which is new to me. It is bleach blocking and Hels Sheridan has written a brilliant article on it in this months Craft Stamper Magazine....( do check it out )

Here is my take on the technique...I do hope that you like it...

I started with distress inks and a piece of card.. Just random, then gentle blending.

Next I took a clean foam pad ....spritzed some water onto my mat and wet the pad.

Then I began stamping onto the card...holding the pad for about 10seconds each time...( remember to dab the pad on kitchen roll after each stamp to remove any colour)

Then a quick dry with the heat gun.

Next I used some Clarity stamps from the Journalling set and did some organic stamping...( no block...just using my hand.)

What a great way to build up a background...

I do love the Clarity word chain stamps...here I used the word Inspire...

I love to add these borders too.

The next stage was to distress the edges of the card...

On a separate piece of card I stamped this lovely Clarity butterfly, then cut it out and added a little colour.

Some matting and layering, then I added some Sweet Lilac Flowers....the large white one was stamped before I used it..

Just the butterfly to add ,

And my card was complete...

Here is a closer look.

I really enjoyed making this and would like to enter it into the Craft Stamper ....Take it Make it Challenge...

Thank you for visiting today....and do pop back soon....

Crafty hugs...Jo. X

 

 

14 comments:

  1. Very lovely Jo, - nice to try a new technique

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  2. I love this Jo I will definitely give this a try :)

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  3. This is lovely Jo .... thanks for joining in with the Take It Make It Challenge. Good luck hun! Linda xx

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  4. wonderful make Jo - can't wait to try this one out! Hugs rachel x

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  5. Beautiful card! You really did a nice application of the bleach blocking technique. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  6. Gorgeous card Jo and love your step by step tutorials.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Love the card Jo, great technique.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  8. Lovely card,nice and clear instructions too

    Donna x

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  9. Love these colours, they have worked beautifully with this technique.
    Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It challenge.
    Dot x

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  10. A new life is always the most beautiful of miracles to see:-)
    Beautiful and inspiring card Jo!
    Thank you so much for joining in with the Take it Make it challenge.
    Tracy xxx

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  11. That's just gorgeous Jo love your colour choices. Thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

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  12. Hi hun, this is a really fab card, great background and fab tutorial as well. Thank you for joining us in the Take it, Make it Challenge this month, good luck. xx

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  13. Gorgeous Jo, those colours are so warm and summery! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper blog challenge this month! xx

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  14. Summery and delightful! Thank you for joining the challenge at Craft Stamper!

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