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

Monday, April 14, 2014

Marbling with Re-inkers + OSA challenge 267

Hullo one and all.. how quickly we are flying through another week! 
Well beginning this week with a challenge or two this week..As most of you know I belong to OSA (or Oriental Stamp Art group). Each week there are layout challenges and monthly there are technique challenges.
Last week's layout challenge is over here. To make a card with punched or cut out vase and flower in CAS style, must have stamping and be Oriental.
I had a play a week or so ago for the April "re-inkers and make a background" challenge with glossy photo card and dye re-inkers, but did not make a card (plus used silver alcohol re-inker a little with alcohol blending solution to aid ink dispersion, cleaned off excess with a hand wipe and this really made it pop. Excess ink removed once it was dry made it all stand out.). Really intense and almost like marbling! The saw challenge 267, thought to combine it, so hot off the press, here's two!

Stamped Artneko Small Brushstroke Orchid http://www.artneko.com/displayItem/A148-0006 
Used the colour with water markers and "huff" method.
Cuttlebug Alphabet Olivia die has a vase (and flowers) with phrase "hi" on it. Put Taylor Expressions eyelet border on side to show off more of the inky photo paper. Rounded corners on right side to reflect the scallop on left.
Love both of these cards and method.. plus used "Not Much Used Before Schtuff" again!
Update on folk in Far North Qld with Cyclone Ita: Well, she packed a punch but no where as bad as feared - mercifully no deaths, some homes, about forty, in Cooktown damaged and lots of flooding from the torrential rain. Sadly many banana and sugar cane farmers have lost a lot of crops, rain and wind flattened them. However compared to what was predicted, this was better news in a lot of places, so thanks for thoughts and prayer.
Thanks too for popping over for peek and chat. May God bless your day and those you love, wherever you may be! Shaz in Oz.x 
I would like to join thse over to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/  Used snippets, white sheet with border die had been sitting around for ages awaiting inspiration, rejected on another card.  
2. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au

12 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Hot off the press, this is beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week and for posting your awesome art in our Word Art Wednesday challenge. Blessings, Carole

Sally H said...

Wow, Shaz! That is stunning! LOVE it!

Chrysalis said...

Thanks for sharing these, Shaz - they turned out really great! Hugs, Chris x

Neesie said...

I haven't visited for such a long time...but it's great to see that you're still creating such stunning pieces.
Have fun and say 'Hi' to everyone over your way ;D

Hettie said...

This is lovely Shaz. Love the marbelling effect.
Hugs
xx

Maxam Made said...

Hi Shaz!!
your cards are Beatiful!! I have to do mine now!! I love the colors!!
Hugs!
Ginny

Di said...

In a word - perfection! I adore these cards Shaz and the marbling is gorgeous.

Hugs

Di xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Shaz these are soooo pretty! Love your background really stunning then how you used it to show through the pretty vase die. Thank you so much for your comforting words and wishes for my Grandson, they meant a lot! Hugs Susan xx

my craft cupboard said...

Fabulous card Shaz I love the colours.
hugs
sharon :)

Jo Ann said...

You did a marvelous card and love the CAS design. Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful artwork at Word Art Wednesday. Have a nice day and sharing with you God's Word in 1 Corinthians 6:14, " By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also." Hugs always!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Just gorgeous, that background. and the cards are very sweet - stunning photos too, so loveliness all round this week!
Better late than never :)
Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (23)

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Ooo, LOVE how you used the reinkers - the effect looks amazing - and they look so striking in the finished cards.

Jocelyn x

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