Monday, June 23, 2014

Gotta Create!

Once again, I find myself creating with a couple online challenge.  The first one is a brand new one to me at the Craft Stamper Magazine.
 This challenge was to play with a technique I really hadn't tried and so this was the time to dive in.  The challenge is called Bleach Blocking. Instead of using actual bleach though, you use water with Distress Inks.  I have used bleach several times and love that look.  I created a background with some Distress Stains and Distress Stamp pads. As I sat at my desk, I glanced at a jar of embossing powder that was in front of me and I wondered what would happen if I spritzed water on the lid and "stamped" that into the red ink.  Just like with using bleach, you have to let the water "work".  I came back to find a look I loved! I also used some black embossing paste and a stencil to add small aaccents.
 How amazing is that leaf branch???? That and the little flower are from Waltzing Mouse.  They have matching dies so I cut them out with those.  
 Here is the Craft Stamper challenge.
 I also wanted to play along with the CAS-ology Celebrate challenge with some Wplus9 Designs and Paper Smooches stamps.  
 This quilt builder set is so fun, I kept with a very simple design and used the red and blue to go along with Fourth of July coming up soon.  I used Liquid Pearls for accents and some red splatters.
Here is the CAS-ology challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Beautiful cards and so clever. Love the techniques.

  2. Great cards - I love the fun pattern on your celebration card - definitely perfect for the 4th! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  3. Wow, love both cards!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology. May

  4. I am totally wowed by these, the black leaves against that red BG is awesome :)

  5. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. I love the contrast of the leaf branch against the red. The little flower is perfection. You rocked the bleach blocking technique.

  6. Such a creative and unique use for a lid! I love your inventiveness and the effects look awesome.
    Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge.
    Dot x

  7. Beeeautifiul card, loving the way you played with the technique!
    Thank you so much for joining in with the Take it Make it challenge.
    Tracy xxx

  8. Gorgeous make and a lovely background, thanks for sharing with us at teh Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  9. Great take on this month's challenge. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  10. A nice, crisp simple card, great background, thanks for joining us at Craft Stamper this month. xx

  11. Love that background! Thank you for joining the challenge at Craft Stamper!