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Monday, December 3, 2007

Bleached Africa

Wow - hard to believe it's the start of another work week already! Hope we can all find some time for stamping in with the work of every kind :o)

This card features bleaching. The lion and the piece it's sitting on are all one piece of cs.

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

To start this card I stamped the Africa map (2nd Star on the Right) on a tan card with brown ink. Then I layered the torn edge natural paper on the left.

Next I stamped the lion (Rubbernecker) on dark tan cs using embossing ink and brown embossing powder. After melting the powder with a heat gun, I took a fine paintbrush and bleach and "painted" the body of the lion. After this had dried I used a damp paintbrush and watercolors to add some brown to the body, and some green for grasses.

I trimmed around the lion closely, tore the base as shown, and adhered it to the card.

*tip*
If you're adhering an element to an uneven surface like this where one background paper is thicker than another try putting a flat Glue Dot on the thick edge and a thin pop-dot on the other side.

Thanks for looking!

2 comments:

leenda said...

Really love the look of this card. Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

I am sooooo fortunate to have the real version of this card in my grubby little hands! It's even cooler IRL!
Trudy