Wednesday, 27 March 2013

BLEACHED BUT - ALAS - NOT BLONDE!!!

Hi there lovely blog friends and fellow blogsters - and a special hello to my two new followers Christine and Julie, I really do appreciate you checking out my blog and my 'offerings'.  

I don't know about the weather near you but it has been bloomin' cold here and we have had more snow this year than we have had for a long time.  The birds have been fed at least twice a day although the little divils are back on their Sainsbury Basics bread not the Kingsmill!!!  They also have dried worms, bird seed, peanuts, fat balls and bird pellets!  I don't mind them popping in for a feed and a bath (they have tepid water in their bath and bowl in this weather!!!) but I do draw the line at their 'funny' business which they seem to do on the garage roof!  Mind you the snow has stopped all that for the time being - makes me blush!

Anyway enough of my birdy antics and on to my card!  I found this project when I was (still am by the way!!) clearing out my drawers and things.  I did this at a workshop I attended ages and ages ago.  The technique was bleaching and I absolutely loved it.  I haven't done it since though - which is typically moi - but I shall have to have another go.  I stamped the image onto the card using bleach  then, when it was dry, did two images either side using Versamark and gold embossing powder.  Must admit it looks a lot more detailed in the daylight.


I matted the green card onto a piece of gold satin mirri card then onto a piece of black card and finally onto another piece of toning green card.  I used the same toning green card for the border piece and label.

I quite like the effect of the green on black - especially as I don't tend to use much green card.  I hope you like it!  If you have left me a comment I must tell you I am really grateful.  You are all so kind to me and give a boost to my confidence.

Anyway I hope you are managing to do some crafting in this awful weather, we have had a little more snow again today!!  I do need to make some cards for a Guest DT spot coming up on Christmas Cards All Year Round - wow am I getting adventurous or what!  I am usually so backwards in coming forwards! LOL!!   Mind you I really am enjoying being on Lady Anne's Challenges DT, it is really interesting.

Lots of big crafty hugs to you all out there, I'm off to catch up with your blogs now.

See you soon

SUE
This is an edit to this post because I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges -

613 Avenue Create Challenge No 12 - http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/anything-goes-challenge-12.html
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge No 16 - http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/challenge-16-anything-goes.html
Clearly iStamps Challenge No 71 - http://clearlyistamp.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/clearly-inspired-challenge-71-cic71.html
Ladybug Crafts Challenges - http://ladybugcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/march-challenge-and-new-dt-members.html
NanaVic's Challenge No 4 - http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/4/post/2013/02/nanavics-4th-challenge.html
Paper Shelter Challenge No 105 - http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/challenge-105-anything-goes.html
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge No 113 - http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ptt1130-anything-goes.html
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No 120 - http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-120.html
Simon Says Stamp challenge - http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/simon-says-anything-goes.html
Throough the Craftroom Door - http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/2013/03/ttcrd-march-26-april-1st.html

28 comments:

  1. Like the effect on this card very much, I think I need a bigger craft room to use bleach. I like the way you have placed the bling for focus. xx Flora

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  2. Hi my lovely crafting bud!!!! missed you ..hope you and hubby are good, this card is lovely I've missed your waffling on I've had to waffle without you!!! you take care huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Stop worrying about bloglovin if I can do it YOU most certainly can..not sure why we need it actually but just grab all your followers and add the bloglovin button xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Nice to have you back. Well this is something special Sue. So different. I have seen other people use bleach in one form or another. Very clever. Love from Christine xx

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  4. Hi Sue love the card I have never tried this technique but it looks really effective! Susan x

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  5. WOW!! This wonderful Sue. I love the design and the colours are fantastic.
    Take care
    Hugs Sue xx

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  6. I really love this card Sue. The combination of the bleached background and the beautiful gold embossing is really effective. Someone's gonna pleased when they receive this card!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  7. Great card Sue. Have never used the bleach technique. Love the gold embossing.

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  8. Wonderful technique (not yet tried that one) and a beeeeautiful result Sue!!!

    I got the micro beads from here BTW:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261077057016V

    Hugs, Di xx

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  9. Hi Sue,
    such a fabulous card with such a great technic. Love the wonderful colours too. I too am miffed about bloglovin I leave the scene for a while and come back to lots of blogs with this on.lol. I need some more computer skills me thinks.
    You have warbled about your wonderful birdie friends. How is my little friend Pidgy ? I sure have missed hearing your great warblings about his antics.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Your warbling friend. Jenny L.

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  10. Lovely card Sue. I can see that I am going to have a go at this technique, I love the finished result.
    Take care
    Sue xx

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  11. Stunning card, love this technique and results.xx

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  12. Gorgeous card Sue, love green, I haven't tried this technique, I think I am like Flora, i need more space for this. Happy Easter.
    Carol.x

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  13. This is gorgeous. My hubby wouldn't let me loose with bleach that would be fatal. Lol!! You have made an awesome card sweetie.

    Have a good weekend.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  14. What a beautiful card! Love the color palette! Love the stamping & embossing, and love the pretty border cuts & design. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  15. Sue, this is beautiful - love the design and the technique you've used: beautiful Carole Z xx

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  16. Great card, Sue. I love the colours, and how you have used this technique.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  17. I love the bleach technique. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge. Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future.

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  18. Love your card, great heat embossing and I love the gold against the green

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week

    Hugs

    Jo x

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  19. Stunning! Love the embossing, thanks for visiting us at 613 Avenue Create.

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  20. Wow, this is one gorgeous card. Love the gold embossing. Thanks for joining us for our anything goes Clearly Inspired Challenge.

    Linda

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  21. Bleaching, I've not been brave enough to give that a go. You did a really nice job of it. I love gold embossing and you did a great job. You should be very proud of your card cause it's a beauty. I can feel your bird feeding pain. We've switched from winter to spring feed many times this year. I'm hoping we can finally put the winter food away. Happy Easter to you and yours...

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  22. Love your card Sue. Lookinf forward to meeting and working with you, Thanks for joining us for Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's.

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  23. Stunning card Susie, so beautiful.
    Susie I have received a lovely comment on my card from Anne but when I tried to return a comment on her blog it took me to 'behind the scenes' admin, I tried to leave a comment to let Anne know but it wouldn't let me. I thought it best to tell one of the DT. Take care and Happy Easter. Hugs Teresa xx

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous - love the way you've done this.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  25. Beautiful card...great technique!

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  26. love the card sue, now i'm following you lol john x

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Hugs Sue Pxxx