Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Trying the Bleaching Technique on kraft~

Hello my friends! Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?  LOL!  I've been busy the past couple weeks with a lot of things going on in my "real" life, and I have not had much time to be creative!  I hope you'll forgive me!

 I wanted to share a card I made  to honor my dear design team sister, Angie Crockett when she was Queen for the Day over on SCS. I have been wanting to try the bleach technique, and Angie does it so well, that I was inspired by her to give it a try.  I used this month's release from Our Daily Bread designs, Cardinal Ornament I stamped it on Kraft card stock and then painted with a paint brush. The bleached area yellowed a bit more than I had expected. I did not have the bleach gel Angie used so I used straight bleach, and I'm thinking it might have been a bit different due to that. Anyway... I then colored the image with Prisma Pencils, letting the more heavily bleached areas stay lighter for my highlights. After coloring, I added white with my Signa Gel Pen and then some glitter to the pine needles and cones.... but you can't see that in the photo.

I cut the image with Spellbinders Classic Circles Lg and matted with Lacey Circles. The dp is K&Co. I stamped the sentiment from the same set with VersaFine for the darkest imprint on the dp.  I also tried piercing around the edge but nowhere as perfectly as Angie does it!!! 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

 


Stay tuned because the bread sticks are busily preparing for the Dec. release on Saturday... and you won't want to miss this release!!!  I hope to see you then!

Blessings,
 

27 comments :

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Grace! You had me at 'Cardinal's'! Love the background, the bleaching looks perfect to me, and that piercing must have taken you ages! Thanks for sharing...hugs!

seamom said...

I think this is an outstandingly beautiful card! Cardinals are my most favorite bird. We saw lots of them in Indiana. Sadly I haven't seen one since moving to Florida.
So thanks for the memory, so well done!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the red and white (bleaching) against the kraft card, perfect paper to go with it!

MaxineD said...

Grace this is fabulous - a worthy tribute to Angela!
Blessings
Maxine

Only By His Grace said...

A beautiful card Grace. I love these Cardinal birds. We don't have them here in Australia. You ahve done such a gorgeous job of coloring them. the bleach effect looks great. super design.
Hugs Maz

Patter Cross said...

Oh Grace, just beautiful! I love your coloring! And I just got your comment on my blog. I have been e-mailing but not sure you are getting them since I haven't gotten a reply. You can e-mail me at tripletmom94@gmail.com. Maybe I have the wrong address again. I will give you both of my new phone numbers. Would LOVE to get together! Blessings,

ednamburgess said...

I think you did a wonderful job. It's very beautiful. Edna

Mary said...

I think you did a good job,your card is very very pretty...God Bless

Gina Ables said...

I love the cardinals. It is beautiful.

Jackie said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors & that image you used! Thanks so much for joining us @ ABC Challenges!!!

Chris Olsen said...

What a gorgeous card Grace!! I just LOVE your coloring of the cardinals!! The designer paper and your layout is perfect!! Beautiful my dear friend!!
TTYT!!
hugs,
Chris

Traci M said...

Grace,I would say you mastered the bleaching technique!! I have not tried this in so long, may have to, but not sure my brain could withstand any lost cells due to inhaling bleach. LOL! I love your card!

scrappingnana said...

This is beautiful. Love the technique and your colors is awesome. TFS

Clare Curcio said...

Another beauty, Grace! I think I like this better than bleaching on black!

Where did you find your cute blog header? I tried to change mine for Thanksgiving, and it was totally messed up - a blank white square on it, the main image all the way to the right side, etc...

I hope you and Alan are doing well! Hugs! Clare

Robyn said...

Grace, you have indeed captured sweetness for dear Angie! She is surely honored to have a friend like you! Blessings for a beautiful season of celebration!

Gretchen Wilson said...

This is beautiful grace, I love the effect.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great card, I love the colour and effect. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Judy said...

Grace - Beautiful card! The design is just lovely! I love Our Daily Bread stamps - they add the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Girls!

Traci S. said...

Gorgeous!! This looks incredible! I especially love cardinals. This technique looks great on flowers and such, I'm sure. Is it really as easy as it seems? You did a great "Angie-esque" card! Lol I miss you, Grace.

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Ger said...

How fabulous! Gorgeous image and card. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.
Geraldine M
CBN DT

Sol said...

Beautiful Car.. Love the colors.. and the coloring of the birds are Stunning.. Great shape of the card too.. :o) Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol :o)

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very pretty card, love the technique. Really popped. Thank you for joing us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

Lela said...

Pretty colors, the cardinals are lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Blog Challenge this week

mum of two said...

What a great project! The bleaching is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

Patty Gorka said...

Beautifully done, love your coloring and highlights too! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges this week!

Nina said...

Fabulous colouring! Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing your card at our challenge at creative stamp frinds.
Nina

jo said...

Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x