Day 4 of 16

Panic it already feels like the 2 weeks are slipping away!

Yesterday was one for staying at home, finishing a couple of projects starting a couple more and starting to make plans for my current house.   Today will be abut making plans for some of the next 12 days.

So finishing off projects.

These 3 came out of the same background making session one evening last week.   In Craft Stamper this month there are a couple of projects that appealed to me.    The first Bleach Blocking, the second a group of torn and layered tag.   Bleach Blocking made the background then, it involves distress inks and water.   I experimented with different surfaces and shapes to do the bleaching but think I might have been to busy with the distress inks in the first place.

The torn layering first then.   Using some of the bolder coloured card torn into strips and arranged on the base card, which had also been coloured with DI and bleached.   Once the layout decided the base card was stamped with Andy Skinner Images.   The top strip came from the less deeply coloured part of the card stamped with Hobby Art's delightful poppies.   The poppy stamp used on another piece of card for added dimension, the colouring was done with Do Crafts felt pens and glazed with Sakura clear glaze pen.    Of several bee stamps the Magenta one is my favourite double stamped and coloured in the same manner as the poppies.

For this book cover a section of the paler bleach marked card cut down to make a topper.    Cherry Lynn flourish die cut from another piece of the card.   TH bird stamped and coloured with DI Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo.    The label 'Artist Journal' is also a TH stamp in Vintage Photo ink.    Got my Bind it all out for this one as it is quite a slim little book.

Finally the 'waste' from the flourish die cut backed by black card made this card from.   Just the addition of the bee coloured with Sakura pens, and the sentiment written in Sakura silver.   Think this one probably shows of my bleach blocking attempts best.

Sharing these with.

Craft Stamper Take it Make it - Bleach Blocking Technique
Fashionable Stamping - Birds and Bees
Anything but a Card - Summer Loving
Open Minded Crafting - Something with wings.  yes I know this is a repeat entry but I do tend to use winged things a lot…..
Live and Love Crafts - Summer Garden
Fussy and Fancy Fridays - Things with Wings
Thats Crafty - Birds
A Vintage Journey - Wings and things, TH inspiration on these?  The backgrounds are totally TH, not to mention some of the stamps.

Back to planning and maybe a little de-cluttering.


  1. What a busy bee - sorry couldn't resist :) Glad you are busy I'm very quiet - vocally as voice gone result shared cold from Ben who, as you'd expect, is now much better!!! Gorgeous makes love recycled die cut card - ENJOY last 12 days of hols xxx

  2. Lovely results from your "playtime" my favourite is the last one with the negative die cut

  3. Fabulous techniques, I keep changing my mind about which I like best!! I'll have them all :) Thanks for sharing with us at Anything But A Card this time.

  4. These are lovely Zoe - making the best use of your time off !! Really effective backgrounds...gorgeous colours, and great focus details...Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC...Esther xx

  5. Beautiful!!! Wow!! Love the gorgeous cards!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. They do say time flies when you are having fun Zoe :)

    These are really lovely. The poppy one is my fave

    Love Chrissie x

  7. Gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  8. Beautiful work - The backgrounds are so well done. Thank you for joining us here at A Vintage Journey.

  9. You obviously enjoyed your 'playtime' with these Zoe. Fabulous makes,
    love those backgrounds and gorgeous stamping.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  10. Gorgeous projects Zoe!
    Thanks for joining us at That's Crafty.
    Alison xxx

  11. Totally gorgeous creations! Love the tearing of the paper!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  12. What a great project! Love the colors. Thank you for playing at Open minded crafting. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  13. You have created some fabulous backgrounds with the different techniques and then used them so wonderfully to create the lovely cards. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Wings and Things Challenge. Jennie x

  14. Lovely projects. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  15. Gorgeous results Zoe each and everyone :-)
    Thank you so much for joining in with the Take it Make it challenge.
    Tracy xxx

  16. Gorgeous makes Zoe, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  17. My goodness .... you have been busy. Gorgeous results too. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  18. Amazing makes, thank you for joining us at Craft Stamper this month. xx

  19. Absolutely love these, Zoe - such beautiful colours and the torn edges create such great texture. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  20. Wonderful takes! Thank you for joining the challenge at Craft Stamper!

  21. Lovely work; my favourite is the 2nd one with the bird. Thanks for joining LLC for our June challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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