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, October 30, 2013

CAS Ink Blending Dragonfly Card + WOYWW

Hullo there everyone - ultra fast post; wont be able to comment much but will do my best!
Here is my desk as it is Wednesdays big blog-hop over here ~ "Chez Julia's"! You can see desks of the world over there!
Here you spy some inky fun aka Heather Telford style - masked off main section and inking with three Adirondack pads: Lights ~  Cloudy Blue, lemonade and Cool Peri.
One of my nieces (who doesn't look at this blog) loves dragonflies has a birthday soon, so used this unmounted stamp from Stone House Oriental, sent to me in prize a while back with OSA. Top shot has a rough sheet - testing layout.
Here it is... the single dragonfly was coloured with same inks then double embossed in iridescent Embossing powder. Used Hammer card for this and love texture with the inks. This printed sheet was in stash for ages now, waiting for this card! Had printed it out from a formatted Word doc. about two years for another card, and never used it.
Here is the Aussie shot of the day - our cream poinsettia in flower. Actually this is a few months ago, in our winter. It was pruned last week, that reminded me I had not shared it with you! Our red ones are still flowering.
Thanks so much everyone for popping over for a peek and a chat and may God bless your day wherever you maybe.. Please do pop over to the candy for those who have joined this blog as my Wonderful Encouragers - over here!
Shaz in Oz.x
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45 comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

I wish I can fly
and be so free like your thinks with wings
gorgeous card
hugs Tamara

Regina Hamilton said...

That card is beautiful. Those cream poinsettias are gorgeous.

MiamiKel said...

Oh I love dragonflies!! Your stamped card is just as lovely as can be! Love the gorgeous flowers, too :)
Blessings!
~Kelly #12

MiamiKel said...

Oh I love dragonflies!! Your stamped card is just as lovely as can be! Love the gorgeous flowers, too :)
Blessings!
~Kelly #12

Nikki C said...

Such a pretty card I love dragonflies too they are so delicate looking :) hugs Nikki 1

Jani Lewis said...

Beautiful dragonfly card. Love the way you blended the colors.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy cow, Shaz, that poinsettia plant is incredible! I don't think I've ever seen such a huge beautiful growth of them!!

Your card is really beautiful! We both did the Heather Telford thing on the cards we posted today! How about that!! Happy WOYWW and thanks for coming to see me! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Darnell #9

voodoo vixen said...

Love that dragonfly stamp, the card is gorgeous and now you have also asnwered my question... I was sure I had seen poinsietta in cream but it threw me cos I was sure they were red!! Annette #11

Patsy Paterno said...

I get very excited when I see dragonflies! In my subdivision, there aren't that many of them anymore :^( Great card! and I love the funny monkeys on your desk! patsy

Sandy said...

Your dragonfly card is lovely, it has a lovely sparkle to it.
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :) #23

Helen said...

What a beautiful card, love those pretty colours! Thanks for stopping by already, sorry I wasn't in when you came...lol! Helen 31

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I adore that card, Shaz! The simplicity of the design really appeals to me..it looks quite oriental. I bet you'll use that dragonfly stamp again and again..it is really lovely!
You're right, it has been a testing week but we are doing ok and my son now knows how to prep, sand, cut in and roller paint walls so that's a bonus ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xx

Sally H said...

A gorgeous elegant card, Shaz.Beautiful subtle colours

Mrs.D said...

Morning Shaz
I love the idea of pruning the poinsettia.Here we struggle to keep a poinsettia alive from one year to the next, never mind pruning them. Thanks for showing us that lovely picture.
Love the dragon flies too, lucky niece getting the finished card.
Blessings
Chris #43

Glenda Brooks said...

I love your card, simply beautiful! Also those poinsettia are so wonderful! I have never seen anything so gorgeous!
Glenda #52

Julia Dunnit said...

I've never seen a cream Poinsettia - isn't it beautiful. We have to encourage ad keep them potted to have red ones by Christmas, they are so much more beautiful when allowed to grow in a garden!
Love your card, the ink pad choices are delicious; I think that's the bigger skill for these blended style backgrounds, colour choice.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, here for two reasons today, WOYWW and to take a closer look at your lovely snippet card. Love dragonflies too and I like the inked panel - using light colours is so effective with such a delicate creature.

Your cream poinsettia is stunning, the bract shape seems quite different from the red ones we keep in pots over here ... longer and thinner I think. And always a thing of wonder to see them growing quite naturally outside in your garden.

Thanks for sharing and I hope you both have a good week. Elizabeth x #42

ike said...

That is a gorgeous DF card - she will love that. :-) Your Poinsettia is amazing... I used to have wild red ones growing in my garden too :-)

Happy WOYWW #230
Hugz
IKE in Greece #63 xxxxxx

Shaz Brooks said...

hi Shaz, truly gorgeous card, love the colour scheme. Wonderful pointsettias- another one of your plants thats a very tender house plant only over here. By the way, you were quite right about the rose- my bad! I saw a card made with the set in the e-mail promo I got, and assumed all the stamps in the card were on the sheet- clearly not! Glad you spotted it, I'd have come to use it, and be convinced I'd lost it, lol. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #56 xx

Cardarian said...

Your dragonfly card is lovely - I am sure your niece will love it! Ah the Poisettias are so beautiful - we can't have them in the garden, we just have them in pots!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Mrs A. said...

The dragon fly card looks very sophisticated. Love the cool colours. this reminds me that I have a dragon fly stamp yet to use!
Lovely to see a white poinsettia in full flower as have only ever seen red ones before. hope you are keeping well after your ops. hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

The dragon fly card looks very sophisticated. Love the cool colours. this reminds me that I have a dragon fly stamp yet to use!
Lovely to see a white poinsettia in full flower as have only ever seen red ones before. hope you are keeping well after your ops. hugs Mrs A.

Nan G said...

Love the cream poinsettia! They grow semi wild here in Florida too. Great heather Telford influenced card. I really must try that. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #6

trisha too said...

Oh Shaz, that card is lovely, but those poinsettias are absolutely gorgeous! What a treat, thank you!

Happy WOYWW to you,
:)trisha
#75 this week with
a mess, bunting, and
tiny book

Lindart said...

The dragonflies are so pretty! and so nice to see such beautiful poinsettias. You are going in to summer - we are going into winter. Brrrr! Lindart #80

sandysewin said...

That dragonfly card is just gorgeous. Of course she will love it.

How nice to have poinsettias that are not in pots, so lovely.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #3

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Neet said...

That's what is on my desk - poinsettias! Not sure they look at all like real ones but I do like the die I used. How lucky to have them growing like you do.
Great card - love the colours you have used and I do like the masked out areas (or masked in).
Hope you are well my friend, maybe I will get time to write in a week or so. mega busy at the moment - brain not working as it should so struggling with ideas.
Hugs, Neet xx

Peg Robinson said...

Love the card and the flowers. Since frost just hit here. we have little left but mums. Hugz Peg R #71

fairy thoughts said...

love dragonflies, this card is gorgeous, i'm sure your niece will love it
janet '

Cazzy said...

Hi Shaz, I'm back! Well for now and hopefully for good!
I couldn't pass you buy my friend!

Love the dragonfly card!

Cazzy x #99

Kim Ferguson said...

Are those sock gorillas? They look quite fascinating sitting back behind your lovely dragonfly project. Kim #77

Andrea said...

love the dragonfly card and those pretty subtle inkpads... lovely colours thanks for visiting and belated woyww crafty hugs Andrea #25

Di said...

Great dragonfly card Shaz!

And the cream poinsettia is gorgeous, to be honest I prefer them to red and if I do buy one for the house at Christmas time that's my choice.

Sorry I'm a bit late calling by, still battling holiday laundry here :(

Hugs, Di xx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Shaz, what a beautiful card, I;m sure your niece will love it. The poinsettias are gorgeous too!!
Hugs
Debs x

MaryH said...

Sharon, loved your dragonflies. I like that border arrangement you have as the focal point, and great touch to add the extra dragonfly outside the border as you did. Always enjoy your area pictures, and that is one gorgeous cream poinsettia. TFS & hugs

Anne said...

Such a beautiful and serene card, skillfully made. What a delight! Your cream poinsettias are delightful, God is so amazing with His creation! Thank you for sharing! And today is your 'blog birthday'...congratulations! Thank you for inspiring us with your calligraphy, art and especially God's Word. May you be blessed.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

What a beautiful sponging (or is brayering?) on your dragonfly card. Love the colours - they are so pretty.

I have NEVER seen white Poinsettias before - wow - what a beautiful sight! Guess they are probably frost-sensitive so wouldn't grow down here (we are still having really cold nights too - very unseasonal). Hope you can share a photo of the red ones - I would love to see what it looks like grown in a garden instead of the potted ones I see in Safeway/Woolworths just before Christmas.

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn x

Karen Letchworth said...

Thank you for playing along with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, Shaz! It's always a blessing to have you play along with us. Have a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

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scrappymo! said...

Great snippets Card! I love how you did up those Dragonflies!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - never seen such a large poinsettia - AMAZING.

Your dragonfly card is lovely too and sure to be appreciated.
Hugs
Sarn xxx

Pat said...

Lovely card. Dragonflies are so beautiful and such lovely soft colours.

Saints Rule! said...

Love the dragonflies! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Jules said...

Brilliant dragonfly card Shaz!! I am sure your niece will love it as much as I do.

Great technique.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

famfa said...

love your dragonflies and the poinsettia is beautiful
i am very very late this week, sorry.
famfa 2

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