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 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 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




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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  8. Lovely card,nice and clear instructions too

    Donna x

  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

  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

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

  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

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

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