Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WOYWW, Bleached Images on Cards + Extending a die

Hi there folks - back after wee break from WOYWW or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday - our Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground is home base for WOYWW, over here.

This was my desk couple of days ago... centre of desk is clear blue box of ink daubers + sponges,  and in very front, I am in middle of cutting a base for the bleached image stamped, bleached then coloured again. I have worked out how far it has to be extended.
When cutting put the piece which you don't want to be cut over the end of the plates as shown.
I have just realised I haven't shown you how I bleached the image in the first place (26.9.15). Trouble is I take photos to do WOYWW then no time to post, will add quick summary now.. sorry, Julia!

Stamped in Versafine Black Onyx, then heat emboss (need to heat emboss to prevent bleach spreading). Use an open image for easy colouring afterwards. Also use a good cardstock. These were SU, except for the purple - a cheap card, unstable when bleach was applied.
It was a  plain, cheap bleach. Frankly do NOT use a good paintbrush to do it, see the stub of mine .. it totally dissolved it. All card bleached white, except SU Moss green bleached lemon. :D
End result - finally blogged card to the left .. see here. Used good Caran D'ache pencils to colour.

Note the instability of the purple on this close up, had to touch it up a bit. Daisy stamp is from Artneko see here
Love this verse, the LORD does  bless, help and keep us, when we look to Him.
Aussie shot -  flowering flame tree among other tropical plants.It really is summertime here, we are in heat wave mode. Can't swim this week with removed skin cancers needing protection, but will be healed soon :D..
If you've made it this far, congratulations!!!!
Have some exciting fun this month too ~ as it is my fifth blogaversary.. so CLICK here for the blogaversary candy please!
I will comment as able ~ still a little behind, but getting there :D
 
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek as chat, and may God bless your day wherever you may be!  Shaz in Oz.x

"Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me." Micah 7:8 

Linking up to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/
2. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au

18 comments:

Nikki C said...

Oh How kewl is that bleaching paper never tried it must remember if I do not to be wearing good clothes
Your card turned out so pretty when it was done :)
thanks for the how too
hugs Nikki ???

my craft cupboard said...

I love coming by on Wednesdays and seeing what you have been up to....lol....
Love the bleaching!!! it looks fantastic, you are so very creative.
We have heaps of flame trees flowering here in QLD we have 4 in our garden although they are a little slow in colouring this year.
Oh I nearly forgot to tell you, your card is beautiful!
Enjoy your week.
hugs sharon :)

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards, Shaz - you have been busy! I've never done the bleaching thing, I really must give it a go one day. Happy WOYWW Helen #3

Maxine D said...

Your bleaching is wonderful Shaz, and I love the way you have coloured the bleached flowers. Your desk looks as busy as mine!! ;-).
We are also warming up here, and today I was picking my own greens for a salad :-).
Blessings
Maxine

butterfliecrafter said...

great technique, just to be careful with those bleach fumes.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, I didn't realise you could use bleach as a technique..how clever and very effective! I love the snowflake card from the next post too :-)
Hugs, LLJ 15 xxx

Anne said...

Lovely work. It is a technique I have been meaning to try out- one day maybe! Good to see you. Anne x #23

Anne said...

Lovely work. It is a technique I have been meaning to try out- one day maybe! Good to see you. Anne x #23

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

What a great technique with bleach! Fantastic results! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #29

Di said...

Oh you've been a busy bee Shaz! LOVE your card and also the photos of life in Oz are always such fun to see.

Hope you're all healed up soon!

Hugs

Di xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, love the quick techniques you've shown this week. Thanks so much for your constant support and prayer- I'm getting stronger every day, it's just going to be a longer road than I first anticipated.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #1 xxx

lisa said...

Hi Shaz. Your bleached cards look great. I like to faux bleach distress ink backgrounds using just water, it's much kinder on your brushes and you can get the same results.
What's this about a heatwave, not that I'm envious or anything.
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax #16

StampinCarol said...

Love your bleached card! Nice vibrant colors! And that flowering flame tree, WOW! Hope you have a fab WOYWW!
Carol N #27

Pia S said...

I've heard about bleaching but never knew exactly what that meant. Looks messy but the end result is fantastic!

Ginny Maxam said...

I love the bleach technique and yours came out wonderful!!
Have a wonderful week my friend! Ginny M

Alison C said...

Beautiful daisy card and a technique I have yet to try. I'm inspired to have a go. I love to see a messy workspace, I've seen a few recently in blogland which were too tidy to be real. Yours makes me feel better. X

CraftygasheadZo said...

What fabulous makes and super pics. Take care Zo xx 33

Sally H said...

Wonderfully successful bleaching, Shaz! Gorgeous cards and great colours! Sorry I haven't been over in a while. I've been a bit busy finding things to fill the time that I used to devote to Meg - I am determined to not let it be filled with work!

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