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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.

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!


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!