Wow, it's so long since I posted on my blog ... apologies to my regular followers. I've been away visiting my parents in Lincolnshire and doing some jobs for them. I've been back since Tuesday but my card making mojo has taken a holiday ... and I've been sidetracked refurbishing some furniture. This morning I was determined to get back to my cards and enter a couple of challenges.
I watched a video recently with Jennifer McGuire colouring with bleach and remembered that it was a technique I used sometime ago with kraft card but had forgotten all about (I put it down to old age!). So I thought I would have ago using distress inks ... this is the result:
I inked a piece of white card with spiced marmalade and festive berries distress inks. Once the panel was dry I stamped the image with spiced marmalade and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then coloured (or rather un-coloured!) the flowers with bleach - I adhered this panel flat to the card and then added two raised pieces of card to add some dimension, stamped the sentiment and that was it!
I'm going to enter the card into the following challenges:
"Less is More" the theme for this week's is "Congratulations"
CAS(E) this Sketch #136
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries
Funstamps Clear Embossing Powder
Uniko Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum Stamp Set
I'm always surprised when one of my cards wins a challenge but equally delighted to be chosen. This week I've had a card ShowCased at "Less is More" - thank you to the designers that chose my card and for all the wonderful comments that visitors have left for me. This is the card: