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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

About Art Accents ATC Iris ~ Brayered Cuttlebug folder

Hullo there everyone! Back again with post from drafts, done ages ago now. On a WOYWW post in June I was working on this card, using the bearded Iris ATC stamp (Stamp - see here) from AAA (About Art Accents). On this desk shot (here) was trying out several methods.
It was for a very dear friend, Iris, who is in her eighties and lives in the Old Blighty in Lincoln. I visited her last year and so enjoyed my time there. I made this present (click here) - also an Iris with calligraphed verse to take over to her.
This card was stamped in white on black card then coloured with my Art (Caran D'Ache) pencils. Used 5 x 7 Cuttlebug Kassie's Brocade embossing folder brayered in SU Lavender lace ink pad for the background. Mounted image on Double layered Crafts-Too (Labels 2) Nesting die. Edged with some braid used for first time and toned in so well, with punched white card edge of Arrow EK Success punch.

Still as not 100% so not blogging much at all; I had to cut back the calligraphy teaching to once a fortnight (see last post). Not managing to teach the weekly lesson, so maybe able to pop on here more often. Now hope to finish a card for a four year old :D  - and, God willing, possibly back for WOYWW tomorrow.
Many thanks for popping over for peek and chat. I  may or may not be able to reply to comments but each and every one of them really cheer my heart, so I thank you very much!
May God bless your day wherever you may be, Shaz in Oz.x
I would like to link over to following challenges:

13 comments:

ike said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous present Shaz. I love irises. I actually saw some out here in the Spring in someone's garden... didn't know they grew in Greece !!!!

I hope you feel better soon and am sending healing vibes :-)

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxx

Di said...

Hi Shaz! Good to see you in the Playground again - lovely card and the embossed/brayered background is beautiful. I love that technique and don't use it often enough.

Well done honey on cutting back on the classes to once a fortnight as well.

Take care, hugs, Di xx

brenda said...

Beautiful hues of lilac Shaz, Irises are such an elegant flower and we have a good few in the garden.

Your take care and don't over do things, blog when you can and only if you feel up to it.

B x

Stephanie said...

Hello dear Shaz! You have been on my mind lately - praying for you, sweet friend! Your card is simply lovely! Thank for sharing with us. Hugs to you!

Betsy said...

Beautiful cards Shaz. I've been keeping you in prayer and hope that you'll be feeling 100% very soon.

Blessings,
Betsy

Betsy said...

Beautiful cards Shaz. I've been keeping you in prayer and hope that you'll be feeling 100% very soon.

Blessings,
Betsy

MaryH said...

So enjoyed seeing a post from you pop into the feed. Sounds like you are still pretty fatigued, but happy that you were able to share a little post with us. Make you as your priority, and getting yourself back tiptop. Hopefully your classes will soon finish, and you can return to what you love to do. Happy to hear from you. Take care. Hugs

Tracy said...

Such a pretty card, and love your image. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous feminine card Shaz, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely card Shaz.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Anne said...

Such a beautiful card Shaz, I have this stamp too and it is gorgeous! Must get it out and use it!!!!

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful card
Rosie x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card- the stamping in white on black is wonderful- and love the purple on black as well! Keeping you in prayers!!!

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