'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Yes, I have a list of things to do as long as my arm and I SHOULD be working on Saturday’s Stamp Club BUT I noticed that the Crazy Amigos challenge is Bleach and just had to fill up a water brush with some bleach and play… here are the results :)

First a Paperbag Studios image – I made a mess of that middle eyelet, didn’t I??? Ooops! Amazingly, this is my favourite. It’s all sprayed with Glimmer Mists in rust, copper and gold, so the bleached effect really stands out amidst the shimmer in real life. It’s a shame it doesn’t show up. I added a very fine line of white pen in a couple of places, just to highlight the parts the light is shining on.

bleach 1

Next some ISC images on a VERY colourful background but I thought the pink stripe looked like a mysterious veil, so I left it, lol. Not brilliant and different because it’s on watercolour paper.

bleach 2

Then a tag I stamped ages ago but it was way too dark. This one has come up really well. It really is a very dark image to start with.

bleach 3

Finally, one of my favourite Crafty Individuals stamps, accompanied by another favourite from Stampers Anonymous. Looking at this, I wish I’d stamped the background but I was rushing to get to other things. Still, like the colours, lol. I was amazed at how well this card bleached – not many cards go pure white as this one did. It was much easier to colour the Viola once it had been bleached. Must find wherever I stashed that bleach pen…

bleach 4

6 very kind comments from lovely people:

Unknown said...

They are all fabulous - never tried bleach - it is obviously not as scary as it sounds. Lovely effects

Neet said...

Lovely Cath - I especially like the colouring on the last one - and I am not really a "green" fan.

Anonymous said...

They all are absolutely gorgeous. I love the "vale"

Anita said...

Wow GREAT JOB!!!!!
I like them all!!!!

Carol Q said...

lovely Cath. the green one is amazing, the tree looks nearly 3d and didn't that veil position itself perfectly? LOL

Godelieve said...

Wow, gorgeous work!! What a treat, scrolling down and seeing more bleached pieces, beautiful!!