Sunday, 1 February 2009

Summer by the Sea - Girl with flowers

This is the 3rd card from the Stamping Up rubber stamp set Summer by the Sea.
I decided to work on navy coloured card stock and use bleach instead of ink.
I took a piece of kitchen towel folded it in four and lay it in a tray and soaked it in household bleach (I would only use this method on orange rubber stamps and wash them immediately after stamping)
Take the stamp and dab it onto the kitchen towel then stamp onto the card stock, it is fun watching the image appear after stamping in this case it turned the navy card a lemon shade.
I then took a paint brush and shaded parts of the image by painting with the bleach.
I matched up the bleach stamped image colour with card stock and layered shaped with Nestabilities dies.
I finished with punched flowers from the same card stock


A closer look at the bleach stamped image





19 comments:

Toni said...

thats come out fabulous Jak I love the bleach technique but like you am wary in using it with certain stamps beautiful card

Jennifer Kirk said...

Oh, that's so pretty! Your cards are always so elegant!

Tabitha said...

This is a so stunning!

I love the elegant feel of all of your cards!

maddy hill said...

what a fabulous effect ! very clever ! beautiful card !

love
maddy

Steph said...

great job! I haven't used bleach for crafting in a few yeasrs... thanks for also reminding me what great results it can give! It almost looks etched. Thanks for sharing!

Jose said...

Wonderful effect... makes me feel its nightime
Jose

Anonymous said...

That is gorgeous Jak
Myrax

Cazz said...

What a lovely combination of colours and a beautiful stamp. xxx

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card Jak. I've never tried using bleach,will have to try it now.

Hugs Sandie x

Jean said...

Love the effect and the card. A really nice stamp set too.

Beryl (bik59) said...

Stunning Jak, I love the colours on this one. I've never mastered the bleach technique
Beryl x

magic boxes said...

Gorgeous card Jak, the best bleaching I've seen, so delicate and suites the mood of stamp perfectly. Love it!

Elaine

Anonymous said...

Jak this card is absolutely gorgeous. i watch all your creations as they come on my site and I have to say this really has the wow factor. Hows the smoking cesation going, good luck with it.

Lesley xx

Anonymous said...

Wow another stunning card Jak. I knew you could paint with bleach but not stamp as you have done, must give that a go as I love your card. Thanks for sharing all your lovely techniques with us.
Sue

Norma said...

Jak this is fabulous, love the stamp and the colours.
Now i can just imagine the mess if i were to try this

Norma x

syy said...

What a lovely card - I've seen this technique before but haven't tried it yet. You've inspired me to try this.

Tiya-B said...

Thanks for sharing although, I don't think mine would come out so sweet.
this is a beautiful card.

Judit V said...

This is so beautiful! Love the stamps and colours! You've inspired me to try this technique!

Jacqui said...

I have never used the bleaching method before. But this card looks so lovely I might just have to try it.
Jacqui (Calexico)