Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Up, Up and Away at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for our first challenge of 2017 at Cardz 4 Guyz, and our theme is Up, Up and Away  so we want to see something like planes, airships, balloons or kites on your work.

For my cards I've used a vintage balloon card from Crafty Individuals. I tried it with two shades of blue to see which I preferred, and not only did I like them both, but I thought they worked best of all when I swapped the images and backgrounds between the two blues, so you've ended up with two cards from me!


I've used cheap household bleach - not the extra thick sort - to make my cards. First I made the backgrounds by cutting the card to size and then using a small spray bottle to lightly spritz with bleach. Then I stamped the image onto more card, using a black Versafine pad,  and heat embossed with clear powder. I used a waterbrush filled with bleach to paint over areas where I wanted to remove the colour.

After spritzing and/or painting, the work needs to be set aside for an hour or so to allow the bleach time to develop. It's always a good idea to test the bleach on a scrap of the card you plan to use because it has a different effect on each different card,  even two sheets of the same colour from different manufacturers. You can see here that the lighter blue card has lost a lot more colour than the dark, but with some other cards the bleach makes it change colour completely - I have one green card that bleaches to pink!



I would like to share this with: 
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic design Team Open Challenge - January
World Wide Open Design Team - Challenge #17  

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely stamp and I like both colourways equally. I'd forgotten about bleaching! It works really well. Barbxx

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  2. Fabulous. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]



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  3. Back again, and again great work.

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  4. This is gorgeous great creation thank you for joining into our challenge at http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

    Michelle DT

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  5. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Lisa DT for:-  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  6. Both great cards and love the fabulous stamp and bleach technique
    Carol x

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  7. Fabulous and wonderful card's xx

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.


    Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  8. Love seeing cards created using items that we all have in our homes. I've never been brave enough to attempt bleaching in my craft area but you have rocked it out of the park! Love it and so masculine which is perfect! Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  9. Lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Carla DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  10. Great cards, Jane - I love them both too!

    Thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge and we hope to see you back again next month.

    Helen x

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