Monday, May 20, 2019

Bleached Brushos

Hi everyone.  Sharing one of my many cards that I've finished at the retreat so far.  This technique was led by Susan (Cardmaker's Garret).  Such a fun and easy technique with great results.  We were all thrilled to learn this and we all vowed to use it again and again!

Smooshed the brushos for background and let air dry.  Stamped the image in permanent black in and then used a cheap, small paint brush to remove colour from the flowers using bleach.  Don't use a good brush because the bleach could damage it.  Finished the card with a black card base and frame with white heat embossed sentiment.

It's been a whirlwind week with very fun and crazy days filled with crafting, laughing and lot of good food.  The people attending aren't bad either. LOL!!

We are staying at a huge house in Crescent Beach BC that we got for a song and a dance.  Turns out it's a bit run down with lots of little quirks, but it just made things even more fun.

Joining me this year are Susan, Christine, Nancy, Dolly, Trina, Bonnie, Linda, and Colleen.  Most I have "known" on-line for years, but first time meeting Bonnie, Linda and Colleen.

It's been a fantastic time!!!

Hope to share more cards soon, but might have to wait until I'm back home.  We have a couple more days before the retreat is over and we're excited to welcome Maureen (Scrappymo!) for lunch and a visit tomorrow!

Stamps:  First blush (Penny Black); Special Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Watercolour paper (Blick Cold Press); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Brushos, Archival Black; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, small cheap paint brush, bleach, white embossing powder, heat tool


Christine Alexander said...

Loll, that was such a wonderful technique. Thanks for organizing the retreat, we are all so happy to be here and having such a great time.

Tina Z. said...

Wow, this is stunning and such an interesting technique.
Enjoy your time with crafty friends.
Hugs xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card and such a cool looking technique! Sounds like lots of fun at the retreat! Enjoy happy times, Cathy x

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous card Loll, love the colours and new technique for us all to try...glad you're all having a wonderful time on the retreat, hi everyone and looking forward to seeing all the creativeness that's been happening, Robyn

Julie B said...

What a great technique Loll.
You look to be having a great time with like minded friends.The retreats that Kylie ran were such fun but I'm not sure they will run again now that she's off to Uni. Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow crafters. :0)

Linda said...

Looks like you're having a great time. What a fab technique and I love the results. The black card makes this even more dramatic xx

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - I have just finished using this technique on a couple of card today - great minds?... your is dramatic Loll - love how you have used the darker colours, it really makes the bleached flowers pop

Brenda in IN said...

I turned in early last night and I couldn't sleep because I kept hearing you guys laughing and carrying on! This is a lovely card and the flowers really pop when you take out the color.

Kara Lynne said...

What an amazing card, Loll! I can't believe how white it got! So glad you're having a wonderful time! I can just imagine!!

Mac Mable said...

Now you continue to have fun and what fun you must be having x
What a stunning card and fabulous technique and you know I will be storing this one away. Such a unique card, vibrant colours and particularly love it on the black card stock x. So very striking and absolutely beautiful. This is one extra special card x.

Nstiz said...

What a fabulous job you did with this technique, Loll. I love following your blog for the techniques as well as the reminders to use techniques I've tried and long forgotten. I can't get over the really white white you achieved with the bleach. I remember struggling a bit with h\it. Beautiful card!

Karen Dunbrook said...

I love how this turned out....gorgeous.
xx Karen

Quillish said...

Wow.. this is awesome! Great technique and amazing result ♡

Anita in France said...

How gorgeous, Loll ... the bleached flowers are so clean and bright ... they positively pop against that luscious brusho colour! Have fun for the rest of your retreat together ... sounds wonderful! Hugs, Anita :)

Bonnie said...

This was such a fun technique and I'm so impressed that you got a card finished, Loll! What a beautiful bleached out flower and a beautiful background!

Trina P. said...

Even more beautiful IRL, Loll. Definitely a fun technique. For years, I was so intimidated to try it... don’t know why! *lol* 😂

Papercraft Boutique said...

I LOVE this card, Loll! The colors used in your background are my favorite and I can keep looking at this beautiful card for a long long time. :-)
The bleached out pretty flowers pop against the background and the black frame is striking. I'd love to try this technique.
So glad to hear you had a fantastic retreat!
Hideko xx

BożenA said...

This stamp is very beautiful. I love how white flowers pop out of the background brusos. I did not think bleach was removing all colors so well. Thank you for sharing this technique.

Daria said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.