Friday, May 24, 2019

Spray, Sparkle and Bleach

Welcome

I have recently been 'playing' with bleach on my cards... this time I used Brushos in the background, activating them with both a Lindy's spray and water on watercolour paper. 


I had taped my paper down before making the background, thus the colours did not really 'run', but stayed as speckled, aided by the fact I used minimal moisture.


I stamped and copper embossed this fabulous image from Rubberdubadoo Stamps - (it
is one of my oldest stamps, and has been well used - I was so pleased to see they still stock it!)
I then bleached out the background inside the pear and leaves, and when it was dry, I painted  the areas with watercolours - the bleach was not fully dry, and I had fun with the paint reacting to it ... 


To keep to the rustic/autumnal feel of the panel, I layered burlap, organza and sparkly gold ribbons on the left of the panel, and die cut and stamped a tag with the sentiment embossed in copper, adding some more of the sparkly gold ribbon to the tag.

This last photo shows some of the shimmer and shine in the background


I did add some washi tape to the inside of this card, but had written in it before I remembered to photograph it!

I may not be visiting blogs for the next two weeks as I will be in an area without internet access, but I will pre-schedule some posts, and hope that they 'work'. 

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26 comments:

Glennis F said...

Love the result Maxine, It is always a surprise when using bleach!

Monica said...

SUPER CARD! My fave one so far... Loving the pear and how well you have done the bleach technique. LOVE it.

Love,
Monica

GalFridayStamping said...

What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

Jane DT for  http://https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

Ellibelle said...

This looks amazing, Maxine. Love the splatters of color! I've only used bleach once in card making at a stamping class so many years ago. Somehow I always shy away froom using it.

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a fabulous technique.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Kristie Goulet said...

Very fun card, Maxine! I love the look you achieved!

Cynthia said...

Lovely mixed media card, Maxine. Have a safe trip!

Suze said...

This is lovely Maxine. Hope you have a lovely time away. Safe travels.

brenda said...

A really lovely Brusho backgrond which really sets of the focal image which would make a great masculine card. I was also playing with bleach yesterday, very effective on Brushos. It's lovely to see you at our 10th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts, thanks so much for joining in the fun.

B x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous card sis... really love speckly background and you superbly set it off with images, bleachy effect with side ornaments an tag.. love everything about it. That stamp isn't cheap. I do have one like it though.. clear SU set.
Note to self: USE IT!!
Prayer hugs dear sis Lord bless.
Just posted this post.
Shaz.x


https://wonderfulwordsoflifebyshazinoz.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-word-only-follow-thou-me.html?m=1

Wendy L said...

Wow, it looks amazing, thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts xxxx

mamapez5 said...

A great result Maxine. I love the stamped pear with its flecks and shades of colour, and the background is so pretty. That is new way to use bleach for me. I have some bleaching card that Barbara Gray used to demonstrate, but I never had much success with it.
Well done on another great card. Kate x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful,Maxime.Love this technique.The result is super.

Gr,Sylvia.

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card Maxine and your bleaching technique is fabulous! I love the speckled look mixed with the lovely sparkle too.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Loll said...

Beautiful card Maxine. I love the artsy look of the speckled brushos background. Bleaching the pear and leaves worked perfectly for your watercolour. Love the finishing touches of the different layers of burlap, ribbon, etc. Have a wonderful time away. xx

Dawn T said...

what an incredible card Maxine. The different textures you achieved are really pretty.

Lovely Linda said...

I love the techniques on your card Maxine - I have not used bleach on projects for ages but have been thinking about doing it - thanks for the inspiration my friend - grea lyering too my friend xo

Josephine said...

Interesting techniques and a lovely creation.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Mac Mable said...

Great effect to activate the brusho's with Lindy sprays to produce the shine. Love the way you used the bleach and loving this card and the fabulous design of it x. Have a lovely time away x.

Macimbalo said...

Wow you really got some amazing results with your goodies - love the look you were able to get - It's really so beautiful and perfect for a birthday card! Thanks for sharing at ATSM!

Judy McKay said...

super card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see your creative artwork back here again soon. Judy DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is gorgeous! I love the splattery look! Awesome card!!!

Nandini said...

Love the gorgeous background. And I love the bleaching technique for the fruit. Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

Gerrina said...

Beautiful how you made the background and that beautiful colouring of that pear! The ribbon and tag balances it perfect! Hugs, Gerrina

Maikreations said...

Love your colourful, fun and creative background ;o) Thank you for joining our birthday challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers and I hope you'll forgive me my late commenting! have a happy and crafty week! Maike

stampingbowd said...

A gorgeous splatter background! I like the added fibers and the small tag. Beautiful card!