Friday, May 07, 2010

FWF Friday - Bleach it!!

It's Friends with Flair Friday today.........woo-hoo another weekend is nearly here!! For today's post I decided to try something different. I think Unity stamps always lend themselves well to brightly coloured cards with lovely patterned papers so I challenged myself to:
  • Make tags instead of cards
  • Use no patterned paper
  • Use no colouring medium
Here's what I came up with:

I cut tags from my scrap cardstock before using various distress inks to colour them. I then used bleach to stamp the main image on the tags before using distress ink to stamp the sentiment and then embellishing. Here's a closer look at them all:

Materials used: Image stamp - Unity June 09 KOTM - Perfect in Every Way, sentiment stamp - Unity May 09 KOTM - Another Sweet Day, Maya RD ruffled ribbon, Stickles, Hobby House rhinestones, other ribbon and ric-rac. Materials used: Image and sentiment stamps from Unity March 10 Store Kit - Adventures in Happiness (available from Make The Day Special, Stickles and raffia ribbon. Materials used: Image stamp from Unity May 09 KOTM - Another Sweet Day, sentiment stamp from July 09 KOTM - A Pocket Full of.... , rhinestone and ribbon.

Materials used: Image and sentiment stamps from March 09 KOTM - Simple Life, Prima lace, adhesive pearls, organza ribbon.

Don't forget to check out all the other participants of Friends with Flair....follow the list on the Unity blog. Keep an eye out for the special blinkie too... you could win some fab stamps!!

Thanks for visiting!!

27 comments:

Poppit said...

Wow Jo, these are AMAZING. I LOVE what you've done (I'm such a fan of CAS). That bleaching is sooooo effective. Really cool!

secret scrapbooker said...

They are stunning ....but let me get this right ....you stamped using bleach? :0}
Kate x

Christi Snow said...

These are fabulous, Jo! smiles...

Laurel said...

Wow, these are great Jo!

lynn said...

LOVE what you have done with the tags, jo!! happy weekend:)

Maria Levine said...

These are fantastic! Gott alove it when you try something different! Nice job!

Jennine Chambers said...

Love these! I am going to be creating some soon because I am INSPIRED~!!!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!

Angie Blom said...

these are wonderful Jo.. love the distressing.

JPScraps said...

Love these!

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh my! These are stunning Jo!!! I so have to try the bleaching technique! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!

Lacey said...

AWESOME TAGS!! Great work!

shuggy said...

well i think you did a great job!!

Lesley said...

Hi Jo - beautiful tags! I love using DIs but not used bleach - yet!! xx

Cath x said...

Brill Jo, worked really well!

Gwen said...

These are GREAT, Jo! Love how you've bleached the images!

Linda said...

wow Jo those are some cute tags.... cool stuff Have a Happy Mother's Day!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your tags are just beautiful, Jo! I have never tried that bleaching technique but you have inspired me to give it a go!

Jennipher said...

This are fantastic Jo! I love that you challenged yourself and came out with mini masterpieces.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Those tags are so pretty! I love that tree one--almost like the gum drop tree from Candyland:) WONDERFUL! TFS!

Donna said...

These are awesome! I've never done the bleach technique but now I want to give it a try

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

It's been forever since I bleached anything. These tags are wonderful!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

wow these are just gorgeous! I have never tried that technique but now I really need to!

Amy said...

These are great Jo..LOVE THEM!! and your paper pad is finally on it's way to you...:-)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What fun tags! Love what you did with the bleaching technique - Thanks for the inspiration - I'll have to try this one!

JenMarie said...

Ooo...great tags!!

stampjourney said...

These are gorgeous! Love your technique!