Thursday, December 4, 2008

Diane did a bad,bad thing

Yes, it's true. I did a bad, bad thing. I disappeared for a week with little warning and with no pre-scheduled blog posts. My intention was always to stamp ahead and have blog posts ready to go up in my absence, but with all of the other things going on immediately before Thanksgiving I just ran out of time.

But now I'm finally back and I even had a chance to stamp a new card tonight. This card may be a sample for this month's technique Tuesday class, which is bleached images. When you first look at this card it almost looks like the image on this card was stamped on mellow moss and then carefully cut out and placed over a nigh of navy mat. In reality, though, the image was originally stamped on the night of navy card stock and then bleached to create the lighter effect. Once I bleached the card and saw that the underlying color was something between always artichoke and mellow moss, I knew exactly what other colors I would use to finish off the card.

It may not be a traditional color scheme, but I love how it showcases this technique. Here's the recipe:

Card Stock: Night of navy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Ink: Basic Black Craft
Stamps: Home for Christmas
Accessories: clear embossing powder, mellow moss taffeta ribbon, soft subtles buttons

If you want to know that I was doing while I was gone, tune in tomorrow. I won't spoil the surprise, except to say that I had a blast!


Jules said...

Well well welcome back, now you know better then to leave unannounced!!! LOL
BUT just look at this FABuLOsO card!!!
Awesome and RAD!!!!

Elizabeth said...

well.. look what the cat dragged in.. just about when I was going to call the missing persons association.. ha ha ha! can't wait to see what you have been up to!