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 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Black, plus Yellow Card ~ Oriental Stamp Art Mingle

(Sorry wrong link on WOYWW post click here - thanks :D)
Hullo there everyone. 
In later part of last year I joined through a friend the OSA Yahoo group - OSA stands for Oriental Stamp Art ( for more details, click here). 
In Mingles, we send each card to another OSA member chosen in from those who said they will take part, and we receive one in turn.
My friend Anne does some lovely work with it -see here, and here. She inspired me along with Annette of Artneko Stamps to join - see Annette's bundle when it came over here, and if you go to her website here you see she has great stamps and very good price - and SEE some are reduced for sale at the moment!
The image I used was on my desk on WOYWW last week and was coloured using my sister's Prismacolors and the background was coloured with lightly with yellow chalk

The OSA challenge of the current Black plus one colour mingle ~ January is Yellow and so decided to use one of the Artneko atc the Hibiscus - we even have one like this in our garden, above is bloom from it.

The card elements are:
Chinese fishing marker
1. Artneko Hibiscus flower ATC stamp, inked.
2. Black card is actually embossed with Cuttlebug Chinese embossing folder background called Oriental Screen.

3. The yellow and black Chinese/ Japanese paper was free download of older paper scanned from Annette of Artneko on the OSA site. I was very grateful for it.. love it. I have printed in varying colours. Unfortunately some aspects of card dont come out in photos but in the colouring I lightly used black to shade leaves etc, and various yellow.  
I also wanted to share something my brother in law, Greg, found washed upon his beach as flotsam.. I thought it amazing and have had it for years now and he was not sure how old it was.
 It is a Chinese Fishing marker; he said some Chinese staying with them translated it, but he does not think he has it written down.
Decided to take it with the sea in the background at his place. it is attached to bamboo with sturdy looking rope at the side.

Thanks so very much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat, and may God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in Oz.x

I would Like to enter this card in the following challenges:
 Simon Says Challenge - Embrace the old.. the Chinese Paper on this was from old design - alsou under it al thought you cannot se it is an older sheet of art paper in black/gold yellow.
 Stamping Sensations Monthly Challenge -  Friendship, this is going to fellow OSA member. Also the Hibiscus, which inspired this card was a cutting from the plant of someone dear now gone, but not forgotten.
Crafty Boots Challenge - Black and bright! (Yellow)
Let's Craft and Create - Anything goes 

EDIT: This card also made into top three at Stamping Sensations.
I think awards like this mean so much as they are from your peers, fellow crafters who you admire so much  so THANK you!!


Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Shaz. Love it. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and Happy New Year.
Caz x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Pretty card, Love the colours
Hugs Tamara

brenda said...

What stunning lilies Shaz, they have to be my favourite flower, although I'm very partial to poppies as well.

It's so nice to see some Oriental cards and seeing some of the new DP's which have come onto the market lately I'm secretly hoping Oriental makes a comeback.

It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge this month, thanks so much to joining in.

B x

Sonia said...

Fantastic card^_^
Love the image and the gorgeous details^_^
Brilliant work^_^
Big hug,

pinky said...

Love your stunning projects. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Unknown said...

Lovely inspiration and beautiful card.

Hettie said...

This is stunning Shaz. Love the colours you have used and lovely and bright. Makes such a lovely change from seeing Christmas things.

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card Shaz... love the shade of yellows..... so pretty. Wishing you the best for 2013...x

Mandy said...

such beautiful creations Shaz, thank you so much for sharing them with us at Let's Craft and Create.

Lynne K said...

Absolutely beautiful, Shaz! The black and yellow looks so classy, and the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month, and good luck.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Such a lovely black and yellow card, the design is gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Barbara said...

What a very pretty card Shaz......the black and yellow go so well together, and the image is lovely too. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network.
Barbara xx

Sally H said...

A beautiful card, Shaz! Very elegant! Thanks also for explaining the links to friendship x Thank you for joining in with our Friendship theme at Stamping Sensations challenge this month, and good luck!

Sarah said...

very elegant and such a wonderful bright yellow. Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

Francesca said...

very Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!


Unknown said...

Love the feel of this card the yellow is so pretty and the background is just fab.
Thank you for joining us at crafty bloggers network.

JoZart Designs said...

Beautiful card Shaz... can't find you WOYWW post for today 23rd Jan so I'll comment on here. Love your card and didn't know you had joined OSA. I'm a lurking, but once very active member of OSA and have lots of Asian stamps. It's a beautiful them to craft.
Hope you are on the mend... thinking of you and there's a little packet in the post for you.
love jo x

Cardarian said...

I have a few sort of "oriental" stamps but I have never made an oriental card - I must put that on my "to do" list!
Your card is lovely!
Lots of hugs,

sandra de said...

Pretty card and lovely to see a different theme.
sandra @67

Glenda said...

I didn't get to play today, but I had to come visit anyway! Love what you have going on this week. Lovely work!

shazsilverwolf said...

Love the card Shaz, black being my all time favourite- whether its for cards or clothes, lol!The Fishing marker- what an awesome find.Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

shazsilverwolf said...

Love the card Shaz, black being my all time favourite- whether its for cards or clothes, lol!The Fishing marker- what an awesome find.Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

ria gall said...

What a very pretty card the yellow and black really makes it pop. I love those two colours together.
Ria #92

Chrysalis said...

Lovely card, Shaz - thanks for sharing xx

Belinda Basson said...

Yellow is such a happy colour and was my favourite as a child.

voodoo vixen said...

I think yellow on black is one of my favourite colour combos, it always looks fabulous as does your card. Annette #18

donnalouiserodgers said...

Love your Card Shaz, but I really an envious of your fishing marker, it is just gorgeous...

dxxx 54

Jenny Marples said...

Oh what a wonderful card and I covet that fishing marker! Any bets it probably doesn't say anything exciting but who cares when it looks so pretty. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #150

Craftychris said...

Stunning card! I adore the colours. The fishing marker is so cool! Take care xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh now, that is the sort of romantic-with-a-story flotsam..I love that you've kept it, I would've for sure.
I did not know that January was yellow. Another great thing I've learned from you...and to boot, they are just gorgeous cards.

okienurse said...

gorgeous flower and gorgeous card! Love the combination of that black and white asian print with the yellow hibicus! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week! Vickie #35

fairy thoughts said...

lovely cards as usual shaz, love the colours and it makes a change to see pictures not including snow
janet #31

She Who Doodles said...

Love the cards, I always love oriental designs. Happy woyww

scrappymo! said...

Love the cards...Would love to see a close up of the embossing sounds divine!
You are right, that fishing marker is fabulous garden art!

sandra de said...

Thanks for your lovely comments and letting me know about watermarks. I will look into this and email you if I get stuck. See you next woyww.

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