Thursday, July 2, 2009

Here we go now - Raspberry Suite Color Challenge

Here is this weeks Raspberry Suite Color CHallenge. 

5 Colors? Five!?!? And strictly speaking no white/light neutral.  I had an idea in my head to use bleach and lighten up the gray/stone card stock.  It was something completely different in my head when I started this project, but I do like how this card came out.

I still bleached it  - I filled my aqua painter with straight Chlorox  and squiggled across the sentiment (it was embossed with black craft ink and clear EP).  There was also a little  red left on my sponge so when I did the edges, the gray and red mixed, creating an effect I really like.
I also stamped the Linen background to give it a fabric feel.  I finished it off with some satin ribbon and a leaf green button from PTI
Thanks for stopping by!
{Embrace Life card supplies}
Stamps: (All SU!) Kind & Caring Thoughts, Linen Background, Embrace Life (sentiment)
Ink: (All SU!) Real Red, Sahara Sand, Black craft
Paper: (All SU!) Going Grey, Basic Black, Real Red
Embellies: (All PTI) Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon, New Leaf vintage buttons
Tools: Bleach, aqua-painter, eyelet border punch (SU!)


  1. I love this card! WOW!! Who would have thought these colours could actually work!! Such a super job, well Done!!!
    Love the layout too, that extra hieght is really eye catching!!

  2. Such a great card! I love that little bleached squiggle!! You did a great job putting the colors together :0)

  3. I really love this ... fabulous technique with the bleach and what a cool button.

  4. Very pretty! Great job with the colors!

  5. I love this! It is so soft and serene!

  6. Wow. Interesting effect with the bleach. Something else for me to try some time...

  7. Bleach?!? This is so cool love the effect. :)

  8. Wow! That looks fantastic! That bleachy effect looks positively electric! What a great card and fabulous use of the color challenge!

  9. Love your use of bleach!! That linen background stamps is one of my absolute favorite bg stamps. And your green button is a perfect finishing touch! :>

  10. I just LOVE your card. It's one of the best I've seen so far! The bleach squiggle is brilliant!