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, May 15, 2013

WOYWW + Yellow Red Black OSA Challenge - Plastic Wrap Ink variation

(warning ~ picture heavy, etc.)
 Hullo there everyone.
Before go further just want to announce that finally did the promised PanPastel post down below - so if you want to see it please scroll down or click here - have methods + tips there.
Well, another big BLINK!! and here we are ready for another mid week blog hop on WOYWW, starting over at our hostess’ Julia’s blog - to all the wonderfully inspiring desks around the world. Come and join in the fun at Julia's Stamping GroundHaving some wonderful inky fun here .. over at OSA Card Layout Challenges
they have a colour challenge using  Red, Yellow Black.  
Desk 1 - the night before. I was playing the Barbabra Gray Plastic wrap method - but changed it ( see here for original method)
I used gloss card as she did but used Distress inks not dye (as best red and yellow were DI). Did not brayer but added the ink onto gloss card straight from pad, covering most of white gloss card randomly - adding more red than yellow.
I laid down the water-spritzed crumpled up cling wrap, evening out the colour spread, removing any bubbles. Left it then removed plastic after five mins of drying (not completely dry, just partially). Resulting in no wrinkles as with proper method - the colours, because they were DI, become quite washed out when dry. But have just covered the dry sheets again with neat yellow ink from pad, it then popped all back to life, as shown!
  desk 2.Here they are dried - to left of desk working out the stamped images am going to use, as you can see the end result is softer and almost natural looking.
late 1990's, discontinued but the small unmounted peace Kanji (middle far right) is from Artneko stamps. Two wooden stamps are from Australia in
Wanted a feature embossed piece. Lightly spritz the black card before embossing to get deeper impression, but heat dried it before wet embossing (Sizzix leaves - Embossing Folder) with black card. Used Versamark and red embossing powder, had to double emboss to cover surface area with the lovely molten gloss. 
Here are the two finished cards - first is plainer, has rounded corners (as suddenly found my punch :D from Fred Aldous, Man. UK ) + handmade paper from Paperchase, also in Manchester, UK :D
This one has the EK Success arrow punch on side and few other features.
Will close with our local scene down at our creek (5 mins from here) near the railway bridge. Notice the two surf skis to right in distance, they are standing up. I think they will be sitting down when they hit the rougher water near the mouth of the creek in the distance.
May God bless you day everyone, thanks so very much for popping over for a peek and chat ~  and a very happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x 
PS. Sorry, for next two weeks return commenting is still limited, but won't be long now!
I would like to enter these cards in following challenges:

37 comments:

brenda said...

Me again Shaz,

Interesting how we can all achieve different affects just by having a little play - that's what makes crafting such fun.

I keep going back to look at the leaf piece, the texture looks amazing.

B x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous,
hugs Tamara

Judy McCarthy said...

Ditto..great ;eaf stamping. etc.
Judy #25

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Shaz - wow that embossed leaf piece is just beautiful... almost looks like a bark carving... Happy WOYWW ...Mxx #65

Helen said...

Love that leaf! Have a creative week. helen 16

Angeliki Kolo said...

Wow, Love your work Shaz - very inspiring!Just love your blog in general!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Shaz. Love you work.

Happy WOYWW honey.

Hugs
Sarn #79

Shaz Brooks said...

Gorgeous card Shaz. Just had a quick peek at your Pan Pastels post- I am trying hard NOT to convince myself I need them, but I think I will lose, lol. I do agree with the Oystercrafts reference, they are definitely the best price I have found. ( See, I've been looking, lol). Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #85 xxx

Neil said...

Hi Shaz, lovely cards today, particularly like the textured piece. Hope you have a good week.
Neil

Regina Hamilton said...

Your cards are stunning. Love the textured stamping. Happy crafting #4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, I love the abstract patterns you're working with this week...the leaves are really effective and I like the concentric circles patterns in the background of the card. They're both really unusual and rather funky in my opinion!
Hugs, LLJ 29 xxxx

glitterandglue said...

Just beautiful, Shaz. You nare so creative. Love the colours, and the leaf pattern, and....well, all of it really.
Have a special week as you continue to heal.
God bless you.
Margaret #64

famfa said...

Gorgeous effects you created. Love the results. Great photo.
Famfa 105

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I have to admit to a real fondness for plastic wrap as a crafting tool. Have you tried this? Scrunch p a bit, and tamp it onto a Versamark pad, then onto the cardstock. Before it dries totally but after it's not too "wet", dust on the Pan Pastels. Looks really pretty!

Have fun :)


Happy WOYWW!
MA (3)

Neet said...

Great cards and backgrounds. Reminds me of when we met.
Hugs, Neet xx 40

Hettie said...

Gorgeous projects you have on display this week Shaz and glad to see you are up and about playing! My friend was over the other night and we were trying to devise a Japenese type card with a mix of her stuff and mine, and it turned out well I think! I need to persuade her to blog me thinks!
Hugs
xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Shaz
some fantastic techniques you have shared with us there and wow just look at the finished results. Two amazing cards
Have a great WOYWW today and a fabby week
Ria #21

Betsy said...

Beautiful cards Shaz. As I said before, I don't dare start another craft though so I'll just have to enjoy yours.
I pray that your day will be blessed too.
Betsy

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Shaz - great results on your backgrounds - thanks for technique info. Happy WOYWW have a good day.. Gill x #117

Carole said...

Yes great results, fun technique, I will have to play with that soon. Thanks for sharing. Your cards are fantastic. http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/2013/05/woyww-206.html

Liz Black said...

What great work, you have been busy! Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@130

pinky said...

I love what you have achieved here. Brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Pinky

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous makes! love your local scenery too!
mo xxx #69

Sue - said...

Lovely finished cards and interesting techniques.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, so nice to see you happily crafting again and making beautiful cards too. I absolutely love the effect you achieved with the black card, embossed leaves and red embossing powder - fabulous. Hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #36

Faye said...

Wow, this is so beautiful.

MaryH said...

Lovely, lovely cards. Thanks for the idea of trying the DI on the glossy c/s. I loved that look. My brayered pieces really faded overnight under the crumpled plastic, but it was a look I liked. I like the more vivid look too, worked wonderfully well with the EF leaf you chose. I'm off to check out the pan pastels too...been collecting some recently, not had a chance to play. Need to learn some techniques. Jill Foster has a great video on using them too, (which is why I got 'inspired'!). Loved the creek picture too. TFS all with us. Hugs (and hope the eyes are all healed by now!)

RosA said...

Hi Shaz,
I love those subtle colours you've achieved there! I must read it again and pay attention because I would really like to try that! Thanks for stopping by too,
RosA

Caro said...

Wow, fantastic and gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro x (#61)

Nikki said...

Shaz that affect is stunning thought it was embossed leather love it !!!
Have a fab day hugs Nikki #2

Anne said...

Both are stunningly gorgeous! You are so creative and inspirational! TFS! xxx

Sally H said...

what a gorgeous pair of cards, Shaz. Like Brenda says, that triple embossed leaf panel is just wonderful. Thanks for joining us again at stamping sensations for our embossing and texture theme this month and good luck!

lisa said...

Hi Shaz
Looks like you've been having lots of fun experimenting. I love the cling technique with di's on pearl card, gives a lovely result.
Your pan pastel review is sooo interesting. I am planning to invest in a few so your tips and thoughts are very useful.
Thanks for stopping by already.
Hugs Lisax #136

MaggieC said...

Some really lovely effects on those cards. It just shows how you can take one idea, run with it and come up with something completely different but also beautiful. That is what we should all aim for to find our own way. Right now the way I would settle for is a clear way to get to my desk through all the stuff that seems to have arrived, all by itself, on my floor. xx Maggie

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Shaz
thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. As usual I am late getting around but here I am at last :o). WOW love the cards...Nice effects on both...so have your new glasses come? What a gorgeous spot you live in too.
hugs
Annette In Oz # 11

scrappymo! said...

What beautiful papers you created. i loved seeing them made up into a card. Both suited that image you usd so well!

How are your eyes healing. I am assuming that you made these prior to surgery!

Plant sale tomorrow...then Monday am we are heading up to the lake for a week. We need to set the watering system up there as it can climb to 40 or even 42 degrees in Aug. We will be in England them and don't want to lose our shrubs and lawn!
I am going to bring some images to color...that is always relaxing!

Take care Shaz and crafty hugs!
Maureen aka Scrappymo

Stephanie said...

What pretty cards!! Thanks so much for sharing the "how-tos" with us. The leaf texture is so pretty and I like the Asian themed card too. From other comments, I'm guessing you recently have had surgery or been ill. I just prayed for a smooth recovery for you. Thanks for playing along at Word Art Wednesday.

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