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Thursday, 25 August 2016


Good morning! Got in a right painty mess with this one!!!!  Inspired by Allsorts Challenge "Fabulous Florals" I set out on a bit of an adventure!!!

I knew the stamp I wanted, I knew the effect I wanted - it was just a matter of how I got there, but get there I did and I'll show you how......

I started with my usual white piece of card and sprayed some yellow and red inks on it.  Then I stamped my rose image in perfect medium and embossed with matt clear embossing powder. I also at this stage added some stencilled leaves and stamped the "beautiful" sentiment in Archival ink.

I had to start to make that rose stand out so I started to darken behind it with some Distress Ink.

It needed to be darker still so I added more......

Then one of my favourite techniques, - bleach!!!!  I needed to remove and lighten between the embossing.

Now comes the magic.  By adding acrylic paints the rose started to come to life!!! I have also added some stencil work at this stage too.

I took this photo for you to see the stamp that I was working with from Imagination Crafts.

I made the very bottom of the stamp very dark to bring the rose out a bit more.....

Happy with that!

I would like to enter this in to the Allsorts Challenge - "Fabulous Florals".

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx


  1. Absolutely stunning, love it.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Fabulous Florals' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  2. Beautiful flower! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this challenge.

  3. AMAZING! I'm intrigued by your technique, especially the bleach! Is it normal cleaning bleach? Doesn't it take the paper off too? Its a really gorgeous card. I'm a follower now!

    1. Hi there, it is a bit different isn't it!!! Yes, it's ordinary cleaning bleach diluted a bit. Works at it's best on a good quality card stock (I tend to use Sheena's stamping card). This technique works at it's very best with water based paints (aqua tints, diluted brusho's, distress inks if you are painting with them diluted). Hope I've been helpful - have a play perhaps on some tags - if your not then entirely happy with your technique at that point, you can always use the tag for something!!!! Leanne xx