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 20 May 2014

Cards for Charlotte ~ Music on Vellum, Ink Resist, LOTV + Penny Black

Hullo there everyone - well have been working for the last four weeks on this order for an elderly lady who wanted these five cards made on behalf of her ten year old great-granddaughter. It was a very specific request - and needed a poem also written for inside the cards. As it is personal and relatively long I wont share it. The styles as you will see are quite varied.
1. She is a Bass clarinettist, and Gran wanted that emphasised so did 3D of digi image I downloaded from Google, added a digiatl greeting to base card. Used SB labels 8 Fleur de Lis, and Sizzix note die. Embossing folder is CB large music one, used on vellum with lovely tinted colour to it... with MS Shell border punch, ribbon from stash and gold pearls.
2. This is Hero arts background stamp with white embossing and ink resist - showing method on my desk tomorrow for WOYWW. Used SB Petite Ovals and multiple Scallops, with rosebud lace and pearl strip.
3. "LOTV All Wrapped up" stamp on watercolour paper used water colour pencils, with glittery highlights. DP is from old stock, the centre embossing in white is from CB Caramello, SB Fancy Ovals for central image, corner in Mirri card with Marianne Corner die. SB Petite oval and SB fancy labels attached to end.
4. Penny Black "You are the Bestest" stamp .. usually see it in orange and greens, but this lady wanted mainly mauve, so used artistic licence on the daffodils :D. This is really not my normal style as used a fussier layout, but again this lady likes fussy. Lots of features I dont normally go for, not sure if like it... love the Primsacolors though, which used on the image. Corners on left are actually part of square Fleur de Lis cut up. SB Hexagons and cut outside the die - see this post on how to do this. Snippet of lace found in sewing cabinet.
5. Another music one on vellum again but with stamped and gold embossed image, from Victorine Originals bought on eBay years ago now. Corners are Gold Mirri snippets CB Vintage corners, "Charlotte" is from Olivia CB alphabet. The SU Itty Bitty banners die was extended for this banner, with a really old unnamed "Just for you" wooden stamp about twenty years old! Lace, bling, and ribbon from stash.
I will comment as able but time online needs be limited, I will do my best. However I really want to thank you so very much for popping over for a peek and chat. May God bless your day wherever you maybe.
Shaz in Oz.x
Would like to join these over with the following:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on all card .. that's me!  - but will enter card 4 and 5.
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes (Card no 2 and 3)


Chrysalis said...

You've surpassed yourself there, Shaz - Grandma and Charlotte will be absolutely thrilled! Lovely. Chris xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, what a lovely selection of cards ... I particularly like the music themed ones and the gold embossing on the last one is gorgeous. I'm sure that Charlotte and her gran will be so happy with these. Elizabeth xx

Unknown said...

So beautiful and creative. Thank you for dropping in to visit us at Word Art Wednesday today with this beautiful art. Blessings, Carole

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous work
hugs Tamara

sharon said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, they are all individual, well done.

Irene said...

What amazing individual cards Shaz, they are all beautiful. If I had to choose my favourite is the first one.

Sarn said...

Fantastic cards here Shaz. Nice to be commissioned eh?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Andrea said...

goodness you have been busy Shaz what beautiful cards ...I am sure the customer will be delighted with them all...and so many styles looking forward to you sharing the resist technique you used tommorrow and loving the fab cat stamp too sweet.Crafty hugs Andrea x

Di said...

Beautiful cards Shaz! I do so love the Fleur de Lis die you used and very clever to use if for the corners. I bet the person who asked you to make these was totally delighted!

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

What a bevy of beautiful cards. You'r a card making queen. So many lovely ones!

Ginny Maxam said...

Your Cards are such treasures!!!Always such an inspiring treat to come over to your blog!! I especially love the resist technique card!!

Carolyn said...

Charlotte will be very pleased with the cards you have made as will her great grandmother. They are all stunning with the elements and details you selected. Your work is always above the mark and so well executed.


MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

PS You need to add to your list of the blogs you watch and they should show up each day. xx Maggie

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