Monday, September 3, 2012

Bleaching Silks

Pinterest strikes again! I ran across a link to the bleaching technique and pinned it. Unlike MOST pins - I actually gave this one a try! It is fun having color on a non-white background! I will probably try this again.

ALSO a Pinterest find: microwave corn on the cob cooking/cleaning. As much as I LOVE corn on the cob - I have always hated the shucking, cleaning, pile of refuse from the shucks and especially the HEAT generated in the kitchen while cooking it. So...thank you Pinterest! I tried it and will NEVER shuck and boil corn on the cob again! Four-to-five minutes with two ears of corn in the is perfection of a perfect meal. Yes...corn on the cob IS a meal!

Bleached Blossoms
~Stampin' Up Very Vanilla cardstock
~Purple polka dot design paper
~Blossoms stamped on Stampin' Up Perfect Plum using Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder
~Flowers bleached, colored with Copics, centers highlighted with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
~Two brads
~Sheer ribbon
~Stamped sentiment tag attached with blue metallic embroidery floss (transfer of crap from sister Gail)
Just Us Girls - sketch
Southern Girls - flowers
Dutch Date - flowers
Craft  Your Challenge - flowers
Ladybug Crafts - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Very nice card- and will have to try the corn on the cob in the microwave- sounds great not to have to shuck it!

  2. Love your card the flowers look fab, thanks for joining us on challenges for everybody hug vicky

  3. Greate tecnique! It turned out so beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at DDCC

  4. The bleaching gives such a cool effect. Love the bright flowers on the dark paper. The purple dot background really grounds the card and provides a wonderful frame. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.

  5. Love how you turned the sketch on the side...gorgeous coloring and flowers! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

  6. Fabulous card the technique on your flowers!

    Thanks for joining us for the "Flowers" Challenge at Southern Girls this round!


  7. Cool card and size! Nice job. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

  8. This technique turned out so nice . I love the flowers. Thanks for joining in at Dutch Dare.

  9. ohh, I like it! Will have to learn this technique myself... looks interesting! Thanks for joining us in our flora challenge over at Southern Girls. XOX Tania

  10. What a fun technique. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passions.

  11. Such a clever technique and so beautifully done.Love your colour choices on the flowers.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. Gorgeous. Love it! So glad you could join us at Ladybug Crafts this month. Hope you will join in with us again next month.
    Best wishes, Sharon


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