Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bleached Midnight Madness

Hi Everyone!

I hope your day is going well. I have been enjoying a relaxing morning catching up on last season's "Mad Men" before this season begins. It is such a good show! I've also been very creatively productive as well. I've actually stamped two cards this morning; but I'm saving one to share at a later date. The one I do have to show you today actually combines two challenges. The first being the MMC 14 challenge. Again, this is my first time back with this challenge and I enjoyed it very much. If you've not had a chance to check out Priscilla's blog, hop on over there. She has some amazing eye-candy, as well as other goodies to take a gander at. The second challenge I incorporated today was the SCS color challenge. This week's challenge was rather unique in that it combined a techinique as well, bleaching to be precise. I was a bit leery of this at first, because my experience with this technique has not often been successful. Still, nothing ventured, nothing gained right? Well, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the results. I decided to keep the colors few and simple, using only Kraft, Melon Mambo and Blush Blossom.
I learned through a bit of experimentation that bleaching outline images is a bit easier than whole images, which is why I chose this flower from Fifth Ave Floral. I also discovered that when bleaching, a light hand is key. I used my Oval Nesties and the Oval All stamp set for the sentiment and then finally added just a bit of decoration around the scalloped Kraft piece.
Happy stamping everyone and have a great day!


Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Thank you for taking the time to play our sketch. I think your bleach tecnique came out very pretty with that rose. Love that sentiment stamp too. :) See you at the next sketch, good luck on the prize drawing, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Sue McMahon said...

My bleach technique is never this crisp! Great job! What a beautiful card overall! Thank you for playing with us again and hope to see you again next week!

MMDT Member

Priscilla said...

I have to agree with Sue..it is really crisp. Well done and well done with the sketch. We are just thrilled that you played alone with this today :) Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and be sure to stop back by on Wednesday for my tutorial :)
MMSC Hostess

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this stunning rose!! It is at the top of my SU wish list!!

Love the beautiful blush color that it bleached out!! Great design for both challenges!!

Carolyn said...

OMG, I love this!! The pink is gorgeous and with the bleached flower, it is just stunning. I can't stop looking at it. Thanks for playing with us at the MMDT. We love and appreciate it and hope you will join us in the fun again next week.

Carolyn, MMSC DT

sarahw said...

This is just beautiful. The technique looks just great. :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

This is a technique that I have wanted to try! You have done such an awesome job that I am very inspired. Love the colors and the rose image. Just lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the MMSC challenge!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

I really like your eyelets and rounded corner accents. Good job with the Midnight Madness Sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

paige said...

Beautiful bleach card! I also just wanted to say in general that your blog is great and your creations are all so beautiful! Enjoy your talent!