Hello, Judy Woodland here, and I’ll be your host for this week’s challenge.

We hope you will play along!


Bleaching with colorThe challenge this week is to use bleach on your card. But we are taking this technique one step further. After you bleach your image you will color it. You can use alcohol markers, colored pencils, water color. Anything you like as long as you color it. A word of caution here – you MUST dry the bleached area completely or your coloring will be bleached out as well.


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Here’s My Card

This is one way to do the bleaching technique. Here I stamped the image and then using a paint brush I painted the flower and leaves with bleach. I dried the bleached image completely and then used Copic markers to color it in. The image I used is a retired GKD stamp set duo called Heart Blooms. I didn’t realize until after I had started posting this that the stamp is no longer available, but any of the Year of Flowers sets by Melanie Muenchinger would be perfect for this. For all the details on how I made this card, please visit my BLOG.



And Here’s Another Way

For this card I used the bleach as ink. I made an “ink pad” with some paper towel on a plate, and then poured the bleach directly onto the towel until it was juicy. The I just dipped the stamp in the bleach and stamped on the paper. The bleach doesn’t hurt the stamp – but to be certain you may want to rinse it under the tap when you’re done. After I dried the image with my heat tool I again used Copics to color it in. It’s really fun to see the bleached image appear as it dries with this technique. The image I used here is from the Gina K Designs stamp set The Wetlands. For information on this card, please visit my BLOG.


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  1. Barbara Campbell

    I love your challenge. So different, and the cards that you did are awesome.

  2. Angie Cimbalo

    Great challenge idea and your cards are stunning!

  3. Heidi

    Beautiful cards! I have a question, do we actually have to use bleach or can we use any technique that gives this bleached and colored look?

    • Judy Woodland

      Um…..I really think you need to use bleach here…that’s the challenge. 😀

  4. Donna Ellis

    Thanks for the fabulous tutorial and challenge! Such incredible cards from the DT!

  5. Joyce

    Love these cards! I really like that cattail, looks real

  6. Zelda

    Gorgeous cards and a great challenge!


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