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!


Jenn D said…
This is really stunning! At first I thought you used fabulous dsp and then I realized you made it!
Juanita said…
I go through phases of domestic goddess-ness. It gives a feeling of accomplishment.
This card is great. I don't stamp with bleach a lot, because I have carpet in my stamp area, so I have to relocate the operation to the kitchen.
Mary said…
What a beautiful card! Love it!
Silli said…
wowowwww, Kay, your card is so beautiful. Many thanks for this inspiration! I like the stamp and the colors... Hugs from Silke
LeAnne said…
What a cool card! I haven't done the bleach thing forever! Glad to hear you're in the cooking/baking mood. I will be making the little Mexican wedding cakes, too. Only my grandmom called them Russian teacakes, which I translated to "brush-your-teeth" cakes! TFS!
LOL! I am seriously laughing right now reading your post about bleach! My whole house smells like bleach right now! I wish it smelled like bleach because I was stamping and creating a darling card like this! LOL! This is so cute! thanks for reminding me to pull the bleach out to have fun rather than clean! Hugs, KElly
SmilynStef said…
This is so cool ... love the bright contrast of the bleached areas.