Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bleach Flowers


So I had this idea to use these Inkylicious stamps and colour the flowers with bleach for the Less is More Lime and Black challenge.
I was first shown this technique many years ago by Kim Reygate when she was demo at Newbury Artstamps. Often I used it on a Sailing boat stamp so its sails were white.
What I didn't reckon on was myself having several senior moments and my hatred of the brayer which eventually ended up back where it came from.
I still working on my technique using brushes instead of a blending tool, yes it is easier on my hands but I keep forgetting to dab.
After several attempts in the bin I was determined to make this card and this one I'm finally half pleased with.
The white isn't as bright as it should be cos you have to use really cheap bleach possibly Sainsbury thick bleach isn't cheap enough or its reactived to the inks.
I coloured the flower centre with a black gel pen and a few black pearls to finish,phew.


42 comments:

  1. This is fantastic - love the image used and the blending especially the lime colour.

    Jayne x

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  2. love the fading on the yellow/lime and great image too
    Hugs Kate xx

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  3. Gorgeous card Debby, love the striking colour combo and flower. Did this a few years back too and never done it since! Carolxx

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  4. Gorgeous card Debby ,, very elegant and stylish ,,, FAB :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  5. Love what you have done here - really effective. Hugs, Claire x

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  6. Gorgeous Debby love the way you've layered your card
    jacqui x

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  7. beautiful Debby. Love the soft colour on the background.

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  8. Oh! WOW!! Debby, this is just gorgeous, I love the colour and the white on the flowers is so striking..gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. A beautiful card...gorgeous image and background.xxx

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  10. Its beautiful Debbie. I think maybe the thin bleach would work better than thick.

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  11. Good Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous,I love your creation hugs Pops xxx

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  12. What a wonderful card Debby.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  13. So glad you persevered Debby - this is gorgeous. I was useless with a brayer till I got my splodge mat - makes it so easy.
    Beryl xx

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  14. The finished product is just gorgeous Debby - well worth the effort!

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  15. Looks fabulous Debby! I wonder is Tesco Bleach would be cheap enough bleach? I know when I thought I would try to go cheaper on bleach, I tried Tesco and found I had to use twice as much to do the job around the house:)

    But a great technique, who would have thought it!!
    Love
    Michelle x

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  16. Lovely card Debby. I have to confess i hate brayering too, just cannot do it, always looks so naf. I agree the brushes give a much better look. Love the double stamping flower. Debbiex

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  17. this looks fabulous Debby and its so long since I tried this I'd forgotten about it completely. Thanks for the memory jog xx

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  18. This is gorgeous Debby. I love the image and the colours are wonderful.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  19. Totally fabulous creation so beautifully presented too!xx

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  20. Fantastic card Debby. You do CAS so well! Love the gorgeous lime/yellow.
    Hugs, Janine xx

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  21. Oh wow Debby love that image and youve coloured it so beautifully to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  22. Hi Debbie - I know what you mean about the brayer....it is not my best friend either - luckily there are lots of other things you can use instead these days! Your efforts were worth it though as your card came out just fantastic!

    Sharon x

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  23. Wonderful card. Great technique that you used. Looks fantastic.

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  24. What a beauty Debby!!
    XXX Heidy

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  25. Gorgeous Debby. Fab technique but I don't think my hubby would let me loose with the bleach. Lol!!

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  26. Love the return to "old school" techniques. You brought this one into "new school" with your creativity Debby ... love the lime shades.

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  28. I had not heard of this technique...it is quite wonderful! I think the flowers look really white!
    Beautiful card.

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  29. Totally stunning! Thanks for the info on this technique Debby, still not sure if I'm brave enough to give it a go, Jo x

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  30. Debby, these flowers are so stunning!! I love how you've added the colors to them!! Really clever idea! :) Thanks so much for poppin in my friend! :) HUGS

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  31. Debby, I really love this stylish card. I must play with some bleach... Erm... That doesn't sound so good! X

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  32. I think the white really pops, so pretty! ~hugs

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  33. A total stunner Debby, it's very beautiful.

    Love
    Maarit

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  34. This is gorgeous, Debby! The technique really showcase the beautiful flowers!

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  35. Thus looks superb and I tried the bleach technique once it went everywhere it was supposed not to including my sleeves !!! but seeing how beautifully it worked here tempted to give it another go !x

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  36. Looks as great as ever Debby, looks like your bleach worked well!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  37. Oh this is gorgeous! Love your double stamped flowers, I would never have been able to stamp it straight!

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  38. Hallo debby
    Wat ziet dit er prachtig uit met die bloemen heel mooi van kleur
    Groetjes
    Corry

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  39. Bleaching is a technique I tried once but never again!!
    Love the effect... looks white enough to me :0)
    Jenny x

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  40. A great card Debby - I think your flowers are really white and striking! I tried bleaching once but it wasn't worth the effort, however, after that I read somewhere that 'thin' bleach is recommended for this technique.

    Mary Mac

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  41. Hallo Debby,

    ein traumhaftes Werk nach dem anderen haust Du hier raus. Egal ob niedlich oder nicht, einfach klasse.

    LG
    Ulla

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