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).


46 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. Gorgeous cards Barb. Beautiful flowers and butterfly.

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

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  4. 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

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

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

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. How pretty, I love this effect

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

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  12. 2 beautiful cards,Barb.Love this technique.Such a fabulous butterfly.

    Gr,Sylvia x

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

    Kath x

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

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

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

    Sue xx

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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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

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

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  22. 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

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

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  24. Two great cards, Barb! So beautiful and romantic!

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  25. 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

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  26. Gorgeous cards Barb and such a lovely technique...

    Anne

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

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

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

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

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

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  32. 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.

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

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

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

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  36. 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.

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  37. Two lovely cards Barb well done

    Lilian

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

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

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

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

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  42. 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.

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

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  44. What a beauty. Loving these cards so much xXx

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

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

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