Sunday 5 April 2020

Another use for bleach ...

It seems that part of my lockdown routine is to create a card ... first find a challenge that inspires and then get creating ... sometimes it is not as easy as I would like, in fact sometimes I think my mojo is on lockdown somewhere else!!!

Today's card:

I began by stamping and heat embossing the flower on coloured card, I then used bleach to remove some of the colour from the petals before using polychromos pencils to add some detail and depth into the image.  I used bleach to stamp the leaves onto the green card stock - I was delighted with the resulting images and the fact that they were yellow and not pure white (I did wash the bleach from the stamp as soon as I had finished stamping).  It is interesting the way coloured card reacts to the bleach.

I used:
UNIKO Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum
Visible Image: Go to Words
Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils
WOW Clear Embossing Powder

The challenge that inspired this creation:

CAS MIx Up April Challenge
- as well as bleach my project includes die cutting, heat embossing, colouring with polychromos.

Stay Safe!


  1. What an interesting way to create. Love the finished effect. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a stunning card!! I love the flower and the design is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS Mix Up!!

  3. What a beautiful flower, Elaine! I love how you've gotten depth and shading by using the bleach! I haven't tried stamping with bleach. I love the results you got! What an amazing color! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Another great way to use bleach, Elaine! I LOVE those stamped leaves in the background. And your large blooms is GORGEOUS! Great layout and design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. I like the way you stamped with bleach and split the green panel into 3 pieces before adding them to your card and the yellow flower is divine. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up this month.

  6. Gorgeous chrysanthemum card, Elaine! I love it!
    The shades of yellow are so bright and beautiful. Adding the details with color pencils does male a difference.
    The bleached leaf outlines make the panels look like patterned paper, and the different sizes of the panel make a wonderful and interesting backdrop for the flower.
    Thank you so much for sharing this beauty at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx

  7. Fabulous results with this technique! Gorgeous card! I know what you mean about crafting during lockdown and loss of mojo. It's great when something inspires you:) I'm glad you enjoyed this challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS Mix Up.


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