Monday, April 27, 2015

Bleached Daisies

Hello everyone (again),

I just looked and saw that the Color Throwdown closes in less then an hour!! Update: Phew I made it with 17 minutes to spare. Now it is time to touch up!

 I took this challenge quite literally because I just happen to have the perfect stamp for the job! More about that later... Just a great challenge!

Entering Challenge
:Color Throwdown ctd339
 Well here is my submission I really hope you like it!

Bleached the daisies and got these
wonderful shades of yellow.
The silver thread and sequin is just enough to add a bit of shimmer!
The sentiment is perfectly understated.
The white butterfly is surrounded with silver thread
then framed by a delicate open scallop circle.
A closer look at the butterfly which comes from
SU Butterfly Basics set which is part of the their
Occasions Catalog
I spent a lot of time on this card and want you all to see it before it is too late. I wanted to tell you about bleaching CS. This technique is an oldie but a goodie!!

Bleaching is so much fun because a few things happen. One, you never know what color will come up when bleaching. In fact, I wanted to do a lot to this card to make the mustard color but when I bleached it the color was perfect!! Score!! Next, you get amazing variations of color! It looks like you spent a ton of time on it when all you did was brush on some bleach! Plus, it gives it a sketchy quality which I think is fantastic.

Okay so this is how I did it:
  1. Cut and scored my CS to 5.5” x 4.25”.  Set aside
  2. Stamped daisies on black CS and heat embossed white.
  3. Using a nylon brush and bleach I painted all the petals. Adhered to card base
  4. Cut a notch on the side of the card  for the silver thread then wrapped the thread around the card. Set aside.
  5. Die cut the open scalloped circle.
  6. Heat embossed butterfly on vellum and die cut.
  7. Used silver thread behind the butterfly. Adhered to black CS.
  8. Stamped the sentiment and die cut in a tag. Adhere to butterfly panel.
That was it. Bleach is so much fun to work with. You get lots of varients in color and you will never know what color you will really get.. So fun!

One note about the daisy stamp. It is by Peddlers Pack and I just adore these images, especially the background images! They are so detailed and consistantly stamp crisp, clear images. Also, they are so easy to color because stippling is doing all the shading for you. It is just a wonderful product and really would hope you check them out! (BTW I don't work for them at all. However, I should!).

Well, that is all for now! Have a great night and please don’t forget to leave your comments good, great, or otherwise..

All the best,


Aileen said...

Shawna, great card and only 18 minutes to spare, worse than me. I went in one and thought 25 minutes to spare was bad.
Love this technique, you have another follower, though I follow thru Feedly so you don't always know Im there.

Joan Ervin said...

Your bleach technique turned out beautifully...such gorgeous yellow daisies and I love the sweet little butterfly!!! You did good with 25 minutes to spare...LOL!!! I'm so glad you played with us this week at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

BożenA said...

Very sensual card! Beautiful! And what surprising color after bleaching:-) Perfect for the challenge:-))) You had earlier talk with the bleach, huh?
I greet and hugs,

Monika Reeck said...

I really like it...
Did you mix bleach with yellow ink?
Clever again Shawna
I love the look of your flower petal and love all the arrangement on your card
and we both join the same challenge
but they did not chosee your card or my one..
hmmmmm but I LOVE your card
you always have a great idea
now I am finish catch up your blog
run to my table it is 21:20 must finish my DT card ooh nooooo hehe

Dawn T said...

stunning Shawna. This is always a fun technique. You never know how it will turn out.

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