Friday, January 1, 2021

Mix It Up Challenge - Bleaching

Hello my friends!
A new month means a new challenge over on the Mix It Up Challenge Blog.
Remember, this is a monthly Anything Goes challenge but with a fun twist that you can choose to join in on ... or not!  This month's theme is:
 Anything Goes + Bleaching

 Today I've created a card using a 'Flowers & Ribbons' stamp by Hot Off The Press. 


 After stamping onto white card stock using Versamark, I embossed with white embossing powder and heat set.  I then sponged on three different colors of blue Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in an ombre pattern.  After sponging, I wiped over the entire panel with a soft cloth.  Then, I began bleaching the flower petals using a small artist brush and regular household bleach.

I added my sentiment to a vellum panel then die cut it using a banner type die to tie in with my stamped image.

 Challenges to share in:
Jan's Digi Stamps December Challenge - Anything Goes
2 Sisters on the Blog Challenge #46 - Vintage
Classic Design January Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #411 - Anything Goes

I do hope you'll pop over to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog and join in the fun!
You have until 6 PM EST the last day of the month to enter!
I'm so inspired by the rest of our amazing DT 
and I can't wait to be inspired by YOUR project!
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!



  1. This is gorgeous, Darlene! Love the bleaching technique! Thanks for the inspiration! Love the vellum touch too!

  2. OMGosh, that's a gorgeous stamp and one of the most beautiful bleaching examples I've seen. Exquisite!

  3. This is a technique that I have never done often but I really like the look you have achieved here! I too love the vellum ... you have inspired me to try again!

  4. Wow! Such amazing card! Love so much the bleaching effect!
    Have a lovely and healthy new year!

  5. LOVE what you have done with that stamp. I have it and don't use it enough. I'm pinning!!!

  6. This is so gorgeous. A beautiful bleached design.

  7. This is so awesome. I have never tried this bleaching technique. Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial, Darlene.
    Happy New Year!

  8. Darlene, such an inspirational technique. Thank you for sharing your striking creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Stay safe and Happy New Year!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  9. This has turned out hust fabulous. The blues are so rich and the white so crisp

  10. Beautiful card but I don't know if it's really a vintage card.
    But thank you for joining our challenge.
    Love Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  11. Wow that gave it a beautiful effect to the flowers, love how you used the vellum for the sentiment too, great effect it gives!

  12. Such a beautiful card! Love those pretty flowers with the bleach technique! And, lovely blue background! Thank you always for your sweet comments on my blog! It would be great to meet up one day to talk about crafting and the guys about nuclear power! Take care and Happy New Year!!

  13. very nice card.
    Thank you for joning us.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog


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