jeudi 30 juillet 2020

Stay Strong

Hello everyone!
It's halftime at the Dream Factory! Here is my new creation for our current challenge - "Aquaman"

I was very inspired by our guest designer Cornelia. She used the bleach technique for her card. 
I've never tried this before and was eager to see how it worked. - A really great and fun technique I must say!! 

For the background I sponged a panel with Distress Oxide inks, splashed water on the back, let it soak and then crumpled it up. I left it like this and smoothed it slightly after it was almost dry. I sponged again with Distress, Stampin'Up and Versafine inks and worked out the wrinkles - the more they absorb ink, the more they appear darker. As soon as I liked the result, I run the panel through the Cuttlebug to smooth it out, and let it dry completely.

I stamped all seaweeds and sea creatures....  ....and then came the trick with the bleach! 
With a fine brush and bleach, I washed the stamped images clean. This is really very fast and... 
...if you have only used water-based inks before, the white of the paper comes out very well again! 
I noticed this with the Versafine inks. They are not water based and are less easy to remove - but  this can give very nice effects after re-coloring!  

After all images were clean I colored them with alcohol markers. The bubbles are highlighted with white gel pen.
When everything was ready, I cut the panel to size, glued it to a white card base and added the sentiment.
I really like the result!

Linked up with:
Little Red Wagon - Give Us Your Background
Aud Sentiments - Things with wings
DL.ART - Animals
Lavinia World - Anything Goes
Bastel-Traum - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

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Stamps: Seashell, big fish and seahorse (Craft Sensations); Seaweeds and tiny fish (Stampin'Up); Sentiment ( ); The bubbles are handdrawn
Inks: Iced Spruce, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean (Ranger Distress Oxide); Tranquil Tide and Pear Pizzazz (Stampin'Up); Smokey Gray and Onyx Black (Versafine);
Alcohol markers, white gel pen,

14 commentaires:

  1. You did a beautiful job with this technique! Love your underwater scene ... looks FANTASTIC!! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. This is an amazing background and one I am not familiar with. What a great card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

  3. Wonderful card. Love the background and images. Great colors. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

  4. Love the bleach trick - it gives such wispy colors. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Crafters challenges.

  5. Definitely a very nice card! Beautiful colors, beautiful technology and beautifully colored! Thank you for participating in Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!

  6. Oh mais que c'est joli Rosi! Biz

  7. Beautiful card- I love the rich colors. Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki

  8. Your card is gorgeous and I love the background. Thanks so much for explaining how you did it. So glad you shared this with us for the Lavinia World Challenges #32 :-).

  9. Super gorgeous design, love your Anything Ocean/Beachy theme and technique. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge..good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges

  10. Beautiful card and design. Love your under waterscape. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lavinia World Challenges. We hope to see you again next time. Have a wonderful day, and stay safe and healthy!
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Lavinia World
    Lena’s Creations

  11. Beautiful card!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Lavinia World Challenge blog

    Ania DT

  12. Rosemarie, this is amazing. I'd love to see a video of you doing this! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavina World Challenge!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  13. Beautiful underwater scene and I love the Stay Strong sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!

  14. Wow, Rosi, eine zauberhafte Kreation und tolles Layout und einfach genial koloriert und einfach super! Vielen herzlichen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an der bastel-traum Challenge.

    GLG und viel Glück
    DT bastel-traum Challenge


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