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 21, 2014

Emboss Resist with Hero Arts, Lorikeets + WOYWW

Hullo there everyone - Well, another week of desk hopping here again already over at WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday chez Julia). 
Only one week to the big Celebration of five years of WOYWW! What glorious autumnal day we have here in Oz! Just superb, God-blessed, sunshiny weather. :D Now to matter in hand- the desk:
Mm, actually not my desk this week took a photo but still camera not 100% so this is last weeks desk.. both of them are inky. This Hero arts "Classic Fabric Design"background stamp was inked Versamark + heat embossing with white embossing powder. Then used daubers to ink over using a circular motion to apply ink from Big and Juicy "Hydrangea" pad. Love these daubers. You will see finished card on post below, with four other cards done for an order... please scroll down.
Now to the Aussie photos for today - this Rainbow Lorikeet was having a feed at our Bottlebrush - overlooking our kitchen sink, was doing dishes when he caught my eye! and was he ever the poser?! Have new video of them uploaded last week on You Tube, only two minutes if you want to see them as a group of very noisy birds at feeding time. 
Ooo, do look at me! Do look at me!!
Mm, tastes pretty good right down here... (nectar lovers).
 
 
Thanks so very much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat!
May God bless your day wherever you maybe (sorry in advance ~  I will endeavor to comment as able).
Shaz in Oz.x

34 comments:

Nikki C said...

Now those are pretty birds to look at only big birds we have out pigeons...yawn compared to those loris have a wonderful day hugs Nikki 3

Helen said...

Love that bright Lorikeet! Hope your camera gets fixed soon... love the embossing. Helen 8

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Daubers. Now I have an idea for my envelope for the PIF partner. I don't decorate envies, so you have truly given me a plan. THANK YOU for that.

Yes, I showed some blurry ATCs last year. Good memory. I hadn't planned that this year, until I realized I was a week early with the ATCs.

I adore the Lorikeet. The last time I saw a bottle brush tree/bush was when I was in CA a few years ago. They would never grow in my climate. thanks for the memory AND the beautiful bird photos, too.

Belinda Basson said...

So nice to see this bird in the wild, as here they are kept as pets. #25

sandra de said...

Gorgeous bird and to think he is just outside your kitchen window. My kitty would give him such a fright. Love the emboss resist look.
Sandra @12

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh lovely way to colour that resist - and what a lovely image, I don't see much Hero Arts these days. The Lorikeets are so gorgeous and fun, but I had forgotten how noisy they are!
A million thans for thinking of me with an ATC, safely arrived,am saving them up for next week, it's more exciting than a birthday in terms of anticipation!

Jules said...

What a wonderful view from your kitchen sink .. .. almost good enough to make you want to do the washing up LOL!!!

Your resist work looks gorgeous.

Thanks for reminding me that I own Big and Juicy pads!! I have to store them separate to all my other pads because of their size so they get overlooked. Hope they haven't all merged into one whilst waiting to come out to play!!

I hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Neil said...

Good morning. Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting us in to peek at your creative space. Beautiful colours on the embossed piece. Ha, that bird looks like a proper poser, I agree. Gorgeous bird though.

Hope you have a good and blessed week too.
Neil #40

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your post is full of beautiful colours this week! Love it :-)
Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz.
Lovely background - and some beautiful cards. A bass saxophonist! Wow! Our Joy plays the alto sax - it's a gorgeous sounding set of instruments.
Have a good day watching your lorikeets.
God bless.
Margaret #42

Andrea said...

love the photos shaz what a beautiful bird ...great inking technique also I love the colours ofthat ink pad have great week andrea #'45

Eliza said...

Hi Shaz,

Lorikeets are such beautiful birds but noisy little critters too. They do love the bottlebrushes I do too but I am allergic to bottlebrushes and I used to have 9 different ones here at the house. Hope you get your camera working again soon.

Have a wonderful week

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Sleepy head Yoda 26

jill said...

How lucky to have such beautiful bird visiting your garden. Happy woyww jill #5

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Shaz, what a beautiful effect with the resist embossing and that gorgeous ink pad, love it :o) Annie C #57

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

It's always nice to come through and visit for a bit! I can't imagine being able to see a bird like that outside my house! Simply beautiful! Love the shot of your desk, you always seem to work with such beautiful colors!
Glenda #53

Chrysalis said...

Lovely effect, using that stamp! And the birdie companions are gorgeous. Have a great week, Shaz. Chris # 17 xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG a bird at home,,,,,,wowwowwwowow

Carole said...

Beautiful resist and thanks for sharing the photos of the Lorikeet...so handsome.
Be well Carole #52

Sandy Leigh said...

What an exotic beauty that bird is! I noticed you have the Pinterest feature on your photos -- I really need to figure out how to do that. I love Pinterest! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #22

Robyn said...

Beautiful background stamp and colors, and enjoyable travel log as well!
Thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
Robyn 30

Nan G said...

Stunning bird! I'm off to see the video. Love those big daubers too. Especially for juicy ink pads. :) Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #10

Gita said...

Love the colors on that Big And Juicy. And the birds are gorgeous. Wow. What a view!! Brigita #80

fairy thoughts said...

hi shaz
i wondder if they make a loikeet coloured big and juicystamp pad...... now that would be fab
jaanet #24

Caro said...

The Lori is such a poser! How wonderful to have him sat out there. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#44)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

What a gorgeous bird! And the card too - I love resist techniques (did one myself earlier in the week, a follow up to an old post that seems to have been landed on a lot recently, 2 years after I originally did it) and the white looks great with those bright colours. Love the samples in the post below too - you've spot on, VERY varied styles, but all beautiful She must be pleased!

Happy near 5 year WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Ali H said...

Fabulous bird ! We have nothing as vivid as him over here ! Thanks for calling by ! Ali #6

Annie said...

I'm only just doing my rounds to catch up with all my blogging friends....it's been a busy day with lots of extra cuddles needed by my little poorly munchkins.
I so love your lorikeets....such gorgeous colours.
Hugs,
Annie x #27

Angela Radford said...

Hi there, you are using one of my all time favourite inks, Big and Juicy.
You are so lucky to be able to see these birds in the wild, gorgeous.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. We mainly have pigeons outside our windows - not as exotic! Ali x. #34

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz Happy WOYWW and hope the camera problems are overcome soon. Gorgeous pics of the lorikeets. Cheer and have a great week RobynO#19

Neet said...

Oh my, he is a poser, but what a lovely poser. Beats my birds for colour hands down but I do love my blackbird.
Lovely embossing and rainbow pad - hope we see it in use before too long.
Thinking of you and yours.
Love
Neet 18 xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gosh, they sure are gorgeous birds, Shaz. I wouldn't get a thing done; I'd be sitting there watching them all day! I enjoyed the video (and a couple of others!). It looked like one of them fell off the branch and the other one laughed his head off! They are noisy, though. You beautiful colored stencil really took my breath away!!

Thank you for coming by to visit me! Have a wonderful week and Happy WOYWW!! Hugs, Darnell #29

Anne said...

Stunning! I loved the video clip of the lorikeets and these photos are gorgeous too! Bravo!

peggy apl said...

What lovely stamping! And how fascinating to have those wonderful birds to enjoy!
If you are making extra ATCs to trade for the anniversary, let me know if you would like to swap, Shaz!
Happy WOYWW!

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