Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bleaching on Basic Gray

This card was done using the CC135 colors ~ River Rock, Basic Black and Basic Gray. I've always loved bleaching on cardstock because you just never know what color you'll get once the bleach is dry. Who would've thought that basic gray turns to river rock when bleached??!! Once I did the bleached basic gray layer, I knew I had to use it on my card! These colors are very soothing and elegant to me, also perfect for a *man* card, I think. I'm running VERY low on river rock cardstock, so I took a piece of white and brayered it with river rock for the main image layer. I stamped the Queen Anne's Lace stamp (which I now know that it's not a weed!) in basic gray after stamping off once. I highlighted the tips with a white gel pen. The card base was done with the En Francais BG stamp in basic gray which I also stamped off once. Oh, just wanted to add that I just use one of those little trays from a microwave meal (such as lean cuisine) for my bleach. They're the perfect size since you don't need to use much bleach for this technique. I lay a few layers of paper towels or tissues on the bottom and pour a little bleach on top.

Well, this is the boys last day of their fall break, so we're going out to the beach. I'll have to see what I can get cleaned once they go back to school tomorrow ~ yay, lucky me!!! Ha! I can't believe we're having our entire house packed in just 3 weeks!! Fortunately, the new house seems to be moving along nicely (thanks Tara!) and I'm praying we may actually be able to move in it BEFORE Christmas!! Though I'll try not to get my hopes up too high, but Christmas in a hotel is no fun, especially with 3 kids! Been there, done that!!

card info: stamps ~ oh so lovely(hostess), en francais bg, baroque motifs, circle of friendship. paper ~ river rock, black, basic gray, white. ink ~ basic gray, river rock. accessories ~ bleach, punches, piercer, taffeta ribbon (yum!), hardware.


Anonymous said...

Its beautiful Angel! I love it!

Mark's Finest Papers said...

Oh, Angel!!!! This is fantastic! I love it!!!

Tara said...

WOW...love this card...the bleaching turned out so great!! I tried it once and it didn't work...I'll have to try again though!

Oh...BTW, I saw brick in piles in front of the house...I am gonna take pics tomorrow!! :)

Juliana said...

This is beautiful!! I love how you used the queen anne's lace stamp!

Lauren (mytime) said...

BREATH TAKING! I didnt know it wasnt a weed either! LOL! What a way to use the colors.

Carol said...

Great card! I love the bleaching and how you added the ribbon.

maiahs_momma said...

Wow,what a elegant card :)! Love it :)!


Rose Ann said...

This is stunning!