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, June 18, 2014

Butterfly Challenge Monochrome

{WOYWW post down below ~ thank you!} 
Welcome everyone! Well, a great honour was conferred upon me by dear Mrs A. of the Butterfly challenge - she asked me to be her Guest Designer for this next Butterfly challenge!!!!(see here! for LINK).
It is quite an honour, never been one before you see !! :D plus it was for Monochrome ... 
Use just one colour only and had never done that before so two challenges in one!! 
So ended up with much faffing around to make two cards of the fairly simple variety..

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Card 1 Purple/mauve Two CB embossing folders in Mauve Swiss Spots and Paisley on mauve cardboard background, ribbon, Memory Box butterfly with vellum underneath sprayed with glimmermist (it was cream, been on desk since Feb. reject from another card). Verse is from Word Art Wednesday digi on Spellbinder Petite Scallops, central image is Artneko Iris from Spring collection on Labels 4, stamped and embossed on a brayered snippet and SB Fancy Labels 4 underneath.


Card 2 Blue. Stamped and masked with Kaisercraft Butterfly four clear stamp set plus tiny one from Hero arts. Masked an "off centre" strip  on card base (snippet) with masks. Stamped images with Adirondack archival deep blue. Then sponged with large sponge daubers in blue before removing masks, then continued it after masks were removed a bit lighter, and deeper on edges. Stamped Printblocks with clear stamp " Just for You" in blue archival ink. Mounted simply on blue card base.
Welcome to some new friends also who have become Wonderful Encouragers of this blog ..  
to Annie - who used to be called Aussie Annie of "Memories blog" she had to close her blog down as it was hacked (how sad!) and she has some candy to celebrate her new one.
 so pop over to her and the other bloggers and give them some encouragement today! if you kindly join this blog please let me know so can link over too.. ta!
Well, thanks so much everyone for popping over for peek an chat.. will return visit as soon as able... thanks for those who popped over last week... and may God bless your day wherever you maybe!
Shaz in Oz.x
Also want to join over with:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on both cards.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au 
3.Stamping Sensation..  http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/  Animal antics ... second card with stamped masked butterflies
4. Our Daily Bread Design - One Layer Cards. You must just have only a base or a base with only one layer on top - number 2 http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/odbdslc207-one-layer-cards.html 

33 comments:

Neet said...

Both cards are super but I do like the butterfly one.
What a great honour to be a GD - I have never been one either. But a much deserved honour for you as you make such lovely cards all the time.
Hope all is well with you and yours
Love, Neet 26 xx

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a great honor to be a guest designer! Both your cards are wonderful!

SarahGeorge said...

Amazing cards! Congrats to you :).

Gita said...

Oh my, I would have such a hard time I think using only one color. Brigita #60

Monica said...

Beautiful cards Shaz. you create so many lovely things.(problem writing as need to remove summer nails!)
Monica 57

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the GD spot, Shaz! BOTH of your inspirational cards are magnificent!! Hugs, Darnell

Betsy said...

Both cards are stunning but my favorite is card #1. You are so talented Shaz. Congrats on being chosen.
Blessings,
Betsy

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Both cards are fantastic
hugs Tamara

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving your butterfly cards! The embossing on the first is great- loving the two separate designs and the die cut you used- plus the Monochrome design, and the color strip on #2 is awesome!

Maxam Made said...

Congrats on being a guest designer!! I love both cards, but my favorite would be the blue butterfly card! Great post Shaz thank you for sharing on CCM too!!
Hugs,
Ginny

brenda said...

Congrats Shaz, you must be thrilled.

Two delightful cards but my fav has to be the second, I love that style of card so elegant.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Eret said...

Very pretty cards. Love the stamping and inking on the second card. Thse colors are so beautiful together. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Janene McAnally said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for visiting me last week even though there was no WOYWW and because I was out of the loop for a while...I posted! I am loving your cards!!! Happy WOYWW for this week :-)!
Janene #55

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi there Shaz.
Two delightful cards shared today .
Love the masking and sponging for the butterfly card and the elegance of the purple and mauve card .
A double treat of eye candy .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Di said...

Two gorgeous cards Shaz! Don't ask me to pick a favourite - I love them both. Sheesh though, I'm fretting here at the thought of monochrome fro Mrs A - gulp :(

Sorry I'm a bit late commenting, life got a bit busy!

Hugs, Di xx

Angela Radford said...

Two great cards but the butterfly card is my favourite. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #45

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shaz, congratulations on being a Guest Designer! That is no surprise to me seeing your beautiful work! I love both of these cards and especially love the one you submitted for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week! I just love the butterflies and how you've masked them and sponged! Gorgeous cards, precious friend! Warm hugs, Cheryl

scrappymo! said...

Both cards are beautiful, Shaz!
Love the deep colours of the first one and pretty design...and love the pretty stamping on the second!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, I especially like the masked one, so beautifully CAS, Cathy x

Eliza said...

Hi Shaz, you have created such wonderful cards, you've gotta love KaiserCraft they have come a long way over the years and now are a brilliant product line. Thanks for letting us snoop on your desk.

Happy Crafting and belated WOYWW greetings.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 85

Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Shaz, both of them! Think the blue one is my favourite (just!)Congrats on your GDT spot at the Butterfly Challenge, and I'm so glad you shared your lovely cards with us at Stamping Sensations too.

Lynne x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on being a guest designer!! Both of your creations are stunning but I have to say I love your one layer with the masked and sponged butterflies. Such simple elegance. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at ODBD this week!!

blessings,
Chris

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! I struggle with monocromatic cards...but you sure aced this challenge with that lovely purple...

Mrs A. said...

you nailed it with both of these cards. Thank you so much for being my Guest Designer for this challenge. hugs Mrs A.

Jennifer said...

Simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Congratulations on being a Guest Designer Shaz - that's fantastic and a wonderful blessing for you.

Love both your cards - gorgeous colours and design - and really have that WOW factor!

Jocelyn x

Andrea La Vigne said...

I saw your butterfly card on the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge post, and had to come take a closer look. Beautiful CAS card--love your stamping & inking! Congrats also on being a guest designer. Thanks so much for sharing these cards!

Linda Carson said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot! Both cards are so pretty! Love the different sizes of butterflies and especially your sponging on this single layer! Thanks for joining us Shaz at ODBD!

Becky said...

Love your blog and your designs...thanks for joining my blog! Good luck ....

Liz Williams said...

Love the masked sponged card with the butterflies. Thanks for coming by to check out my card.

Mrs A. said...

Just to let you know I have added the prize gallery page to my butterfly challenge blog and you are the first entry on there. Hugs Mrs A.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Shaz and your butterflies are stunning! Thanks for joining in with our animal antics theme at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

MaryH said...

Well deserved honor to be GD at Mrs. A's. I caught a glimpse of both of these lovelies when I made a swift visit at the B'fly challenge, and saw you & Miss Scrappymoi highlighted. Congratulations and can't wait to see what you share as your GD efforts. I know it will be fantabulous. These 2 are definitely terrific. Well done on the monochrome too, simply stunning...each one. TFS & Hugs

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