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 25, 2014

WOYWW Ink Resist + Brayer with Stampscapes

Well, here we are in middle of another week and the almost end of of the financial year... and that also means.. the time of Le Tour approaches, Le Tour de France for those who dont know what I mean. This year it starts in Yorkshire and Lisa of Craft Garden blog said last week much was happening in her backyard... she promised to get me some pickies. :D My grandma was born in Yorkshire.. near Barnsley.
It is also time for WOYWW Or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday - here is Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground, it's home base for WOYWW- here. - to my desk.. here  it was late yesterday.
As you can see it is inky time, again! and yes my fingers were very inky!.. am working on last of the cards of set of five for Lee. I am trying to decide which stamp to use on card and an emboss resist. Used white embossing powder with versamark, heat set powder, then sponged with daubers and dye inks - namely two Kaleidocolor pads (Calypso and Riveria) and my one Big and Juicy (Hydrangea) pad at the rear. Think I will be using the Stamping up Daisy stamp...??
Margaret of Glitter and Glue blog sent me this wonderfully blended inky card with atc.. and could not find last week, but found it - joy! .. thank you dear friend!

Well, here are two cards made this past week. The mauve one is one for Lee, which was in process of being assembled on last week's desk. It is with brayered gloss cardstock with Stampscapes. Used a sketch found on Pinterest, which was originally from Splitcoasters. (see here) the bird was the one on last weeks desk.. my stamp flew the other way and found and fantastic shortcut on Picasa for mirror reversing and image - Ctrl + Shift + H.. this simple tip astoundingly turns image to face the other way! Other card was test run for Lee, made using SB Curved Borderabilites, and embossed and inked folder CB Brocade, digi verse from Word Art Wednesday.
Here are the Aussie images for today . This Rainbow Lorikeet was having one big feast in the NZ Christmas Bush  which is full of blooms, he was kind of playing hide and seek with the camera.. to begin with.
A big welcome to two new friends also who have become Wonderful Encouragers of this blog ..  to JD Jill of Ribbon Challenged blog and to Becky of Stamping and Scrapping, so please pop over 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, a couple of Google + folk I have not traced yet.
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. Ruby's rainbow Challenge - Stamping -http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/ch-82-stamping.html

54 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

I'm having blogger problems (Like a lot of others right now do too, I am told) where only one blog is showing at a time in my readers list. This time when I logged on to my blog it was yours that I had showing and I'm so happy it did...such a great post and such pretty cards, I especially like the Mauve one had to enlarge it to take a better look!
Hope you are having a good week!

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love how you arranged the snippets of the stamp scenes on the mauve card a lot :)
~Stacy

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, I'm having that same blogger problem. I'll just put my head in the sand and hoped it's fixed soon :)
Love those brightly coloured cards (top pic) and especially the purple card with the Stampscapes! Just lovely!
Have a good week,
RosA # 2

Nikki C said...

Hey Shaz blogger can be such a hassle I'm using blog lovin as a reader so easy to use and organize my reading lists too. Such beautiful cards your making hugs Nikki 12

Belinda Basson said...

Love the cards you are busy with and what a cute parrot. So nice to see them wild and free and not like here as a pet in a cage. #13

Helen said...

As always, gorgeous cards you are making and have made... hope you get sent some great pics of Le Tour! Happy WOYWW Helen 5

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh I do love me a handy keyboard shortcut! :) Love the resist technique - looks so pretty with the white shining thru. And how pretty is that bird?
Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

Regina M. Hamilton said...

Your cards are amazing. I love them all. #4

Regina M. Hamilton said...

Your cards are amazing. I love them all. #4

Neet said...

Didn't know you were into le Grande Depart Shaz. See my blog for some connection.
Love the lilac card, what a wonderful idea to use the three circles. I will borrow that idea if you don't mind.
Stay well my friend
Hugs, Neet xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love everything in that first pic, but especially the white floral silhouettes against that deep blue. Absolutely scrummy!
I'm a massive Tour fan as well and am really looking forward to seeing it against the beautiful Yorkshire scenery!
Hugs, LLJ 16 xx

Annie said...

Hi,
I'm just doing a quick visit round my favourite Wednesday blogs before I plough into my huge work load for today.
I really love the cards you are working on. I'm looking forward to seeing the bikes in Yorkshire too :-)
Hugs,
Annie x # 33

Claire said...

Wow, what lovely creations!!
I'm making as many quick visits as I can while I have internet...
Happy WOYWW x
no. 19

okienurse said...

great looking cards Shaz especially fond of the purple one. The Rainbow Lorikeet blends in well with the bush and it took me a minute to locate him. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week. Vickie#40

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz. What beautiful finished cards - and the unfinished bits and pieces are lovely. I especially like the mauve card with the circles, and that deep blue is stunning - the effects you have achieved are great.
Thanks for already visiting and for your comments. Yes, clouds in life do happen - and can be a tremendous blessing - still looking... I really enjoy sewing the blankets together. They are quite a challenge, as the squares that have been knitted are often only squarish!!!, and so to make them into a cohesive whole is quite an achievement.
Have a special week.
Margaret #20

Andrea said...

Stunning card Shaz I love the card set the colours you have used are ace and ive never tried this emboss resist technique but looks so good.your other cards are fab too I love that your styles are so varied. great bird shots what a stretch ..guess the food was worth it for him !...have a great week ahead crfaty hugs andrea #29

sandra de said...

Gorgeous cards and stunning wildlife in your part of OZ. Doesn't look like the cold has come your way.
Sandra de @57

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

The color variations you have achieved are amazing! Such gorgeous cards!
Glenda #56

Bridget Larsen said...

The cards are gorgeous, I love the lorikeet colouring
Bridget #35

Maxam Made said...

Dear Shaz your cards are always so extraordinary! Love the photos of OZ too! Hope you are staying warm and you get that order finished!!
Hugs,
Ginny #69

Gillian Pearce said...

Hi Shaz. Seems like I may be the odd one out here as I particularly like your red card (even though purple is one of my favourite colours):-)
Had a great week
Gillian #66

Carolyn said...

Your two completed cards are stunning. Both just marvelous! It is fun to visit your blog.

Di said...

Two fantastic cards Shaz! I'm so in love with the curved border dies - really should use mine more often. And the mauve card is a stunner too!

Hugs, Di xx

Betsy said...

That is a beautiful bird Shaz. I can't imagine something that beautiful just flying around where I live. Of course, that purple card is my favorite. You certainly have been blessed with a wonderful talent that blesses others.
Betsy

StampinCarol said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Had to pin the Stampscapes one. I haven't played with those stamps in ages! And your other photos are just beautiful! Love nature! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #62

Roberta B said...

Oh I love all the colors. I have one of those rainbow stamp pads and I never know what to do with it. You make it work. :-) Thanks for the peek. Roberta 78

Robyn said...

wonder ATC's, backgrounds and colors in general!
Ah tour time. If it wasn't for sports, the men in my family would have no emotional life!
thanks for visiting!
Robyn 10

Caro said...

Gorgeous colours and ink resist...they are really looking stunning. I love the finished cards too. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#48)

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Shaz, what stunning cards, just beautiful, and I am bowled over by the vivid colours with white emboss resist, got to try that! Happy WOYWW :) Annie C #54

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Shaz, what stunning cards, just beautiful, and I am bowled over by the vivid colours with white emboss resist, got to try that! Happy WOYWW :) Annie C #54

lisa said...

I put the piccies on today especially for you Shaz. Hopefully I will have some really good ones after the day itself. We are getting really excited now, it's hard to believe that it's all happening next weekend. Everyone has been commenting that I should have a big WOYWW banner and jump up and down as the race goes by so that all my WOYWW friends will see it on the TV lol!!
Love your cards, especially the mauve one, that is beautiful.
Hugs Lisax #38

Sharon Madson said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the mirror tip. I will heck it out!
Thanks for sharing your Ausie images. :) #71

Anne said...

Hello Shaz lovely cards ( lovely colours ) and images of Oz!!! My son is one of the volunteers at Le Tour on the Sunday. He is really pleased that he will be on the actual route. He lives in Holmfirth - part of the route. Anne x #38

Mrs.D said...

Hi Shaz, What wonderful picture on your page, as usual!
Love the Brayer with Stampscape pages, that's not a technique I have tried yet, but it might well be on my list of things to do when I get back home in 10 days.
the red and white card is stunning.
As always God's colouring is extra special, the Rainbow Lorikeet and the flowers are sensational. Thanks for showing them
Bless you
Chris #25

Jean Straw said...

Hi Shaz two beautiful cards. The mauve one is my favourite, I just love those stamps you've used and the colours.
Jean x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, your cards are gorgeous and the colour combinations on the first ones are to die for, love them.
Happy crafting, Angela x #43

Mehrll said...

The mauve card is beyond beautiful. I love it!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for the visit...blogger reading list has been gone for almost a week. But I've been enjoying the great outdoors, perfect weather here.
Just love all the photos you posted. some lovely designs. Have a great weekend.

Eileen said...

Hello Shaz.. thank you for popping over and saying hello and for the lovely comment you left me... that Template came from a shop in Australia (via the net! and has been back over many times because I have loaned it to many crafters... its also been to the USA, Canada and all around the UK! everyone loves it but the company that made it discontinued it long ago... I'm fit and busy hope you are doing okay Shaz... love and hugs
Eileen xxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh you're inky and I'm a bit jealous! Beautiful cards. Yep I would use that daisy stamp, and round the daisies I would use the border effect you're currently inking. Then you have a set of cards that are the same, but different!
The rainbow lorikeet is cheeky..there are a few green ones in spain - good grief, they are noisy!

MaggieC said...

Thank you for your visit, Shaz. I am fortunate with my computer guru as he is my daughter's father-in-law and he really knows his stuff. He only ever charges me for any parts that are needed and he gets a bottle of his favourite wine (which happens to be a really cheap one), and I should only have to plug the laptop in, and load the new printer software while the proper one is away. Lovely picture from you as usual and the cards are beautiful. My day, today, is largely a matter of sitting round, feeling frustrated because I can't craft, just waiting for things to be delivered. then it will be a mad panic to clear a way to the computer for it to be collected tomorrow. Do have a go at this week's Youtube video with Barbara. It really is so simple and so incredibly effective. I demonstrated it to a friend yesterday and both hers and mine were great. Have a good week. xx Maggie #60

Eliza said...

Shaz,

Love the cards you are working on, on your desk they are looking fantastic but most of all love that purple card it is so stunning and the receiver must of been tickled pink/purple.

Our birds are so strikingly beautiful, excellent capture of them feeding.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 74
Happy WOYWW belated

Shaz Brooks said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, really loving the purple Stampscapes, its really stunning. Love the white resist technique, it produces some lovely results, doesn't it? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #35 xx

Kelly said...

You work with some of the most awesome color combos. So pretty. Gasped at the beauty of that sketch card. Wow. Creative Blessings! Kelly #73

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Shaz
Fabulous post .Love your card making style .I do have a soft spot for embossing and silhouette images .
Love the photos at end too .
Thanks for your visit and comment .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Jennifer said...

Your work is just stunning! I love the wonderful circular silhouettes you've created. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

MaryH said...

Hi Sharon, So lovely to see your name pop into the comments tonight. I keep seeing your link at some other blogs and think "I have to visit Sharon", and like you, get busy and nothing happens! So tonight I had caught up all the comments that had come in this afternoon, so had a bit of breather to pop over for a fun visit. So many beautiful cards to see. Am so loving the s/Scape one. It's just beautiful, and of course so is the pink one. TFS the link on reversing images & I'll check that one out. As always, enjoyed the Aussie pics. You're such a great photographer. I'm off to see the monochrome card I spied as a highlite at Mrs. A's. so g'nite my friend. God Bless and hope you are doing well these days. TFS & Hugs too.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation Shaz, love it.xx ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Debs Willis said...

Hi Shaz, gorgeous cards. Like the way you've used the curved dies. Absolutely love the purple card - I have those stampscapes stamps and may have to borrow that idea! Never thought of cutting images, always made 'full' scenes :-)
Hugs
Debs x

Vickie Y said...

Gorgeous cards! Especially love the stampscapes card! Thanks for sharing with us at Ruby's Challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always love to stop by- the cards are just beautiful- love how the scene in the three smaller circles still shows the scene through! Love the resist cards- and love the bright colors!

Kyla said...

Oh some lovely cards. I had not seen scenescape stamps before until the other Shaz (silverwolf) brought some to the crop....they are stunning and another thing I need to add to my stash list!!

Thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla #8

Debbie said...

Beautiful stamping.Such stunning creations.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shaz, I have this Stampscapes image and have just pinned this card! It's gorgeous! Hugs!

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