12/10 Something a bit different!
I rarely use bleach when I wash clothes (unlike my mother . . . the whole house smelled like bleach when it was laundry day on the farm!) so I decided to try a little bleach on my card. I started with a card base of Creamy Caramel. I stamped the flower from the set called Doodle This with Black Craft ink and then embossed it with black embossing powder. I used a watercolor brush to paint bleach onto the flowers and it turned into a lovely shade of yellow . . . very similar to Barely Banana.
I had a lovely background . . . and not a clue where the card would go from there! Does that ever happen to you when you create a background? It's usually the result of a little work . . . so you don't just want to cover it all up with an image panel! So, I decided to opt for just a couple of strips of paper with a sentiment. I like how it turned out. I think the Tangerine Tango Patterns paper gives the card a nice "pop".
Supplies I used to create this card:
Stamps: Doodle This (flower image), Upsy Daisy (sentiment) Paper: Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Barely Banana, Tangerine Tango Patterns DSP Ink: Black Craft Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Vintage Brads, Sponge, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Watercolor Brush, Bleach, Dimensionals
I am going to bake cookies today. I promised the kids I do a lot more baking for the holidays this year. Most of the goodies will go straight into the freezer. I simply cannot risk having cookies sitting out. My self control is in the negative numbers when it comes to sweets!! I recently made Berry Shortbread Dreams and today I am going to make Mexican Wedding Cake Cookies.
I am also making a double batch of potato soup - most of it is prepped already. And then tonight I will make a pot of chili for the girls to take to a skating party tomorrow. I'll have it simmer in the crock pot all night long so it will be perfect by noon tomorrow. I am feeling a bit like a domestic goddess today! lol!
Have a happy day and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!