Thursday, 22 June 2017

Whitewash!

Hello and thank you for your visit.

Today's card was made for a friend's birthday last week and is my first attempt at the whitewash technique.

I used a Paper Artsy set and stamped the flower spray with versamark onto a piece of kraft card which was then embossed with white embossing powder.

For the whitewash technique I rubbed a white inkpad onto my craft sheet and watercoloured it onto the flowers.  Then using a pink inkpad in the same way painted a thin coat of colour over the white flowers.

I did the same with the butterfly on a small piece of kraft card, coloured the body with a promarker and fussy cut it.

I decided to make another card before cleaning my stamps.

The background stamp is from the same set and stamped with distress ink and the sentiments are from different companies.

I added clear gems to the centres of the flowers after colouring them brown with a peel off pen and the paper strips on the second card are the trimmings from the sheet of paper which I used for the square card.

I would like to enter my first card into Mr's A's challenge on her Butterfly Challenge Blog #80 (using the middle line of the Bingo lines - butterfly, blooms & bling).


47 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Barb, two gorgeous cards. I'm a great fan of white ink on Kraft card and I love what you've done here. I love the butterfly and the subtle touch of pink is just perfect. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous cards Barb. Beautiful flowers and butterfly.

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous cards Barb, I love Kraft card and those flowers are so pretty :)
Hugs, Kaz xx

brenda said...

What a fabulous effect Barb the subtle pink over the white looks super, think I am going to have to try this one.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a beautiful technique and you have created two fabulous cards, love them both.
Lorraine

SARN said...

Brilliant explanation of the colouring technique used and such pretty cards you made with it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

meg said...

Wonderful technique Barb, the flowers and butterfly look really delicate, the hint of pink is beautiful, great cards

Carole said...

Wow Barb...these are really lovely. I can't say I have heard of the white wash technique...will add it to the to try list! It certainly looks stunning on your cards and that butterfly is so very pretty.

Cara said...

Two stunning cards, love the whitewash technique, it looks so delicate x

Glennis said...

How pretty, I love this effect

Tina Z. said...

wow, great technique and both cards are pure beauty!
hugs xx

Sylviahobbycards said...

2 beautiful cards,Barb.Love this technique.Such a fabulous butterfly.

Gr,Sylvia x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards Barb, love the technique and the gorgeous images, the colours look great.

Kath x

Veerle said...

Super gorgeous cards Barb and so elegant. Love this.
Hugs Veerle x

Carol L said...

Two beauties today, and I'm new to the whitewash technique, but I love how these cards turned out! Pretty flowers!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow what a stunning card Barb, I love the white embossing on the craft card it gives such a beautiful look.

Sue xx

Gerrina said...

Wow so delicate and elegant through the great colouring! Hope you kept it cool yje last couple days!

Babs Watson said...

This really is beautiful and i love the spray of flowers that you have used and coloured so beautifully with the white wash technique a pretty butterfly too.

Hugs Babs x

Donna said...

This is gorgeous Barb, I've not heard of the white wash technique, I will have to give this a try, thanks for giving a description.

LesleyG said...

Another technique I'll have to try, I was only just thinking how I don't use my white ink pad much, pretty cards xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Really beautiful card Barb, another technique I will have to try, love the result.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Aquarius said...

This is a great technique and one I'd temporarily forgotten about - good to have a reminder of techniques from trawling around the blogs (there are so many - blogs and technquies!!). The card is just right for the challenge too

hazel said...

Two beautiful cards Barb, I love the flowers and how you've coloured them, I've never seen the whitewashed technique before.
xxx Hazel.

Mia said...

Two great cards, Barb! So beautiful and romantic!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Lovely cards Barb. What a great way to use Kraft card and make it into a pretty card instead of the usual grunge most of us associate with it. I have used this technique on black card but can't wait to try it on Kraft - thanks for inspiration. x Anne

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous cards Barb and such a lovely technique...

Anne

Linby said...

I've seen this but not tried it - your beautiful card really wants to make me have a go now. Great effect.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

OOh, cool technique Barb! Love that look! the stamps are pretty too! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Barb, gorgeous images and your designs are so pretty,Kate x

Margaret said...

Beautiful card and interesting technique I had not seen before.
Hugs
Margaret M

Janice said...

Two fabulous cards Barb, both so pretty! You are so good at trying new techniques with fantastic results, well done you!
Janice x

AlisonC said...

Gorgeous. The effect of the white on kraft is so beautiful and I will definitely be having a go. I love it with the touch of pink too.

Craftychris said...

This technique looks so cool! I am loving both of your cards. xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, your cards are just fabulous!! Love your technique, thanks for sharing!!

Liz said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb. This technique is so effective and looks stunning on the Kraft card. xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what wonderful techniques, and super stunning designs on your very lovely cards.
Love the butterfly and the flowers as they are so pretty.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lillianb said...

Two lovely cards Barb well done

Lilian

rachel said...

absolutely brilliant Barb - I love the top one especially!!! Hugs rachel x

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Barb, a fabulous technique - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Barb - love the subtle touch of colour over the white, and the versamark background!
Blessings
Maxine

MiamiKel said...

Oh Barb - this is sensational! What a gorgeous card The whitewash look which happens to be a personal favorite of mine ! Gorgeous!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is one gorgeous card! I love this technique and the look it gives. I'd love to give it a try but I'm horrendous when it comes to watercolor. I drown everything even when I try not too.

Greta said...

Oh what a beautiful result! Thanks for the info, Barb--gotta try that!

Angela Radford said...

What a beauty. Loving these cards so much xXx

Karen D. said...

beautiful results Barb...lovely, calm look to this beauty.
xx Karen

Bonnie said...

Wow! What a wonderful technique and beautiful cards, Barb!

Donna said...

Beautiful... very beautiful indeed.
I need to try and remember this idea as I love Kraft card... but sometimes it just needs 'softening'.
Gorgeous work. x