Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Stampscapes - Craft A Scene Challenge

Hullo there everyone - well isn’t this so very exciting? Our very first entry in Craft a Scene Challenge and this one is Anything Goes, as long as it is a scene.

Please do join us in the fun of this very new Challenge!

Now I have had this piece of brayered glossy card here in my stash box begging to be used and thought of it when I was reading Sheree’s post saying sometimes she uses Stampscapes with colours that are way out there
Well, my background is certainly that. You will see the recipe for this background on this post. It is done with some Iridescent Medium and Big and Juicy ink pad, Hydrangea (aren’t you glad at times like this you have a blog – I had no idea which ink pads I had used on this till I looked at this post!). The Iridescent medium is amazing and this why it has the lovely shimmer on it shows up best on top right of photo), making it seem more life like.
I saw it being used with watercolours. Using it with a brayer, as far as I know it is my idea – I just though it would work well. It does, but don’t put it on the brayer – as my earlier post says, I put it on the paper.

Now to the Stampscapes.

Wow, I love them! Used here are the following stamps:
Reeds 067B and 304B, Lakeside Cabin small 147F, and Row-boat 166A, partially stamped Gulls 302A, Rock Duo 131A, Ripples 069A, Oak branch 203G

Also edged around glossy card with black ink, then mounted on back handmade paper, with corner cut with Martha Stewart Deco Shell Corner punch, mounted on rippled blue card to complete the card

So that is how I craft a scene!

Thanks for popping over for a look and a chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in oz.x
PS A big welcome to my new wonderful encouragers, one who does not have a blog, so can't link over to her blog, and the second one is I Create For Fun (her latest post has three gorgeous cards). Sorry I missed you three days ago! Thank you ladies you are a blessing to me!


Mrs A. said...

Totally amazing. Just like a painting. You have got so much depth into the scene. Have been over to the new challenge blog and going to give it a go. Have no idea what I'm doing or how to do it but one of my resolutions for 2012 is to master as mny new technigues as possible. Hugs Mrs A.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The blues and purples are just dreamy!

Karen Aicken said...

This is beautiful - I can image the pretty shimmer!
Cheers, Karen

craftieodmae said...

this is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!!!!

stampinganja said...

Great card, love how you made the scene and all the blues! Thanks for sharing, Anja

Unknown said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! What a neat idea to stamp the lakeside cabin like that! You're a genius!!
Thanks so much for playing along Shaz and.. thanks for helping to spread the word! We've had a lot of traffic come from your blog! You, are an angel...

NancyD said...

Oh Sharon, your scene is soooo peaceful. Makes me want to go fishing or stop and visit that cute little cabin. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our very first challenge. I hope to see your wonderful work in all our challenges. NancyD

Anonymous said...

Dear Shaz,

This project is lovely! Thanks for sharing it.

May He bless you also this day. "His mercies are new every morning".



I am going to go out on a bit of a limb and say I like your recycling and getting a head start idea, lets you hold on to the magic a bit longer to. Plus your right there are lots of ideas around that never got used! What lovely nice surprises to get cards in the post. I loved all the secret Santa stuff (the giving and receiving!) Happy new year.

Colleen said...

This is beautiful, I love the blues and purples, gotta get those ripples. I became a follower.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

STUNNING card Shaz! Perfect brayering! I think it should be framed!

{{hugs}} and blessings

Victoria said...

Hi Shaz, thank you for your kind words over on my blog and thank you for the link and tips on brayering. I will watch it later when I get a minute and I will keep trying!! I love the blue and purple tones to your card - so subtle and elegant. That rowboat in front is perfectly placed. Lovely to see your work :)

Mariëtte said...

Hello Shaz, thanks so much for your inspiring words on my blog after the posting of the sweet Kate Palmer. I joined your blog, want to see more of your work when I find some time :-) And yes I will put a note on my desk for the scene challenge. Love your scene!

shulsart said...

Beautiful card, Shaz and lovely design. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft a Scene.

Lisa said...

Love the colours you used, wonderful job

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