Sunday, December 2, 2012

Non Traditional Christmas

I am on a bit of a roll today, completing my second challenge entry!  This time I am entering in Just Add Ink colour combo, and Sunny Challenges sketch  and non-traditional challenge.

I got inspiration for this card from the lovely Liz Hicks, I saw her do a presentation at Stampin' Up! Convention this year and then more recently she created a stunning scrapbook layout with a technique that I think I described as "sponge, partial stamp, bleach, sponge, stamp"!  Basically you just keep building colour and images  until you are happy with the result.  I used a little stamp to stamp bleach over the right hand panel, dropped some bleach down the left hand panel, splattered some ink using my spritz tool on all layers.  I also did some sanding on the left hand panel to remove some of the colour.  

I really love how this turned out and am grateful to Liz for exposing me to such a fun, and messy, technique.  You can check out her blog here: Liz Hicks - DizzyINk Inkspires you!

Happy Stamping


  1. I like your non-traditional Christmas card Monique, you have blended the colours together well. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Monique, a beautiful card. The blending and bleaching and stamping and bleaching sounds like fun. Thanks for playing along at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

  3. This is truely a stunning card Monique. I love the technique/s you have used to create the finished result - must give it a go myself. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sunny Challenges & Creations.

  4. Great stamping - I like how you have put the colours all together - very effective technique. Chantell JAI

  5. This is really pretty, Monique - and looks like it was a heap of fun to make! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week; I love how you've used the challenge colours. Very clever!

  6. Congratulations Monique, your beautiful card has been selected as our Ray of Sunshine for this week. Once again, thanks so much for joining us at Sunny Challenges & hope to see more of your lovely work in the future. Have a wonderful Christmas, a happy & safe New Year.


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