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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WOYWW Watercolour Distress Ink + Ink Resist Birthday Card.

{Warning -VERY  photo heavy post}

Well, it has been a while it seems since joining WOYWW ( see here  Julia's Stamping Ground,) or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday or in my case ... Thursday! it's the way things are these days - very topsy turvy, but I am here!
{I want to link up also to Word Art Wednesday (WAW) and Di's snippets, see links below.}
Loads of pickies and first one shows my desk last weekend when was making a quick, and yes! it was quick card for my SiL. Had Distress inks in card below it so out they came again.. saw a card like this on my Pinterest Layouts page. Colours are Peacock Feather, Broken China, Dusty Concord.
Soak the water colour paper with water add inks via craft mat and also directly from pad in random fashion the spritz again with more water. move colour around with heat tool as drying it add more if needed.
Stamped Kaisercraft Butterfly twice with waterproof ink and also with Versafine Black Onyx with clear EP. Used the latter, as was much nicer in my two tests.
Coloured with Distress inks smooched onto craft mat + water. Then spritzed with Diamond Dust Glimmer mist, hand cut them out. Curl with bone folder to give dimension on card. Mount with silicone glue to support the wings
Embossing folder is Swirl EF was done with my 8" x 8" folder, which I cut down to fit in Big shot.. see here. Have also spritzed water colour piece with Diamond dust Glimmer mist, popped it up on double white background with silver thread added underneath + random pearls. This card also reminds me of Cathy's card spot .. take a peek and you will see what I mean!
Ink resist done before (see all details on this post, and here), stamp in clear embossing powders, then inked up with round DI tools. Used DI Weathered Wood, Peacock feathers, Dusty Concord.
I love this new stamp by Hero Arts was watching it on eBay when PayPal sent me a $10 voucher to buy on eBay!! I rang them cos didn't believe it .. was true! so this cost $10 less, about $5 {Yay! thank you, LORD!!} :D
The Aussie shot for today - this is from verandah at Easter when visiting family, at the very tip of the bird wing on the watermark is the kangaroo I spotted, so zoomed with the 24x optical lens.
"Mm, I think someone is looking at me..."
.. " they're somewhere, I can't see them though..."

"I think I'll hide.."
Note the seaview the kangaroo has behind the grasses, not bad eh?? he was actually mainly eating and just peeked some of the time.
Also want to welcome a new Wonderful Encourager - please pop over and say hi to Carole Robb Bisson from WAW!
Thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat .. will return your visit as soon as I can, as do love to see your work too. :D
May God bless your day and those you love, wherever you may be.
Shaz in Oz.x
"The LORD will hear me, when I call unto Him". Psalm 4:3

1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on cards. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au.
3. Allsorts Challenge -  quick and easy does it! Great Challenge here - to be honest both were quick and easy .. even the first one had not done before. I had done the second one a couple of times.

26 comments:

Di said...

Fabulous snippets cards Shaz, and fascinating to read how you made them, especially to glorious butterlies one! I love the photos of 'Skippy' - at the seaside for his holidays?

Hugs

Di xx

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

How creative your butterflies are and I love the photos of the kangaroo! Have a great rest of the week!
Glenda #33

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Crap - I forgot to tick wordpress and it kicked me out to Google log in so I have to begin again :) So to repeat myself, love the card and love that you added the technique. A big bonus for me on WOYWW day :)

Happy day after WOYWW!
Mary Anne (3)

brenda said...

Great photos Shaz, so pleased you shared them and got the close up shot as well.

Two very elegant cards and a lush colour palette.

Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Annie said...

Thanks for popping over to mine earlier. Really love that butterfly card.....my fav colours :-)
Always love seeing a little of life where you live.....oh how lovely to have a kangaroo so close.
ugs,
Annie x

Conniecrafter said...

Your cards are just beautiful, love the colors on the butterflies and the resist technique turned out wonderful!! Love your beach picture, I love being at the water!

Mervi said...

Lovely card, beautiful butterflies and colours.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an outstanding post, Shaz! I am in love with your sensationally colored cards! Bonus that you used snippets, too! And thank you for sharing the incredible photos!! Hugs, Darnell

Betsy said...

Love those butterflies Shaz. Of course, I always enjoy seeing your beautiful cards.

How wonderful to be able to spot kangaroos so close by. Amazing!
Blessings always,
Betsy

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous cards, late or not, I love them. Have a great woyww and week, Angela x30

Anne said...

hello Shaz - love the cards. What a gorgeous view. Had to smile at kangaroos. When we visited a while ago now) I was just entranced at seeing them just out and about - couldn't get over it :-) Anne x

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely cards gal, how nice to see you are cutting down emboss folders too...I can't accommodate morally or physically, another machine, but I do like some of the big folders!
Pictures of Oz....good grief, sea, beach, grasses and a kangaroo....of such stuff are English story books written!

Robyn Oliver said...

Happy late WOYWW Shaz and thanks for visiting me. I am so loving those two cards, beautiful, I love working with DIs too. Of course I love the Aussie pics too. Happy crafting Cheers RobynO#24

Cathy said...

Hi Shaz, your cards are beautiful, I LOVE the butterfly one as I am partial to them! The colours are stunning, thanks for the shout out too :) Cathy x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

As a non card maker and stamper, I still find the processes interesting, especially when shown step by step as you did. The butterfly card is fab, I love it! And ol' Skippy there looks like he's having a fab time in the grass :-)
I've had a hard couple of months with my elderly dad, which culminated into moving him into a care home last week. Just wasn't in the mood for crafting......but it's ok now, he's happy and so am I :-)
Hugs, LLJ 13 xx

MaryH said...

Shaz, so good to hear from you. Sorry to have been MIA in your world for a bit, and hope you have been doing very well. Am loving all your backgrounds, super score on that bday card too. Especially loved your butterflies with the technique done...just gorgeous too. And of course so much enjoyed the fabulous scenery & your cute visitor. My gracious, what a view you have blessed to see daily. Big Hugs & TFS

Mehrll said...

Love all the cards, but especially the butterflies. Thanks for showing us how to make the card. I need all the help I can get! Love the picture of the kangaroo. Of course we don't have kangaroos here but I have come home at night and had to wait for the deer to get out of my driveway. Hugs.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, love how you did the butterfly card, its gorgeous.Lovely scenic shots, as always. Running late this week, it seems to have gotten away from me somehow! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #11 xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Gorgeous butterfly card and I really love the combo of colors on the resist card. Thanks for sharing the kangaroo pictures. That is so great to see right in the backyard.

RosA said...

Hi Shaz
The cards are gorgeous! Great techniques too. I will have to try that background embossing method, it looks spectacular!
No woyww this week, but had to have a look at a few favourites.
BTW, I should be OK for the 7th (I think), if it suits you? Third time lucky, maybe :)

Anne said...

Those butterflies are amazing! What a great technique! Love the resist and I still haven't given it a go....must do...! Gorgeous cards, love the kanga photos too! TFS! xx

Debbie Harris said...

Wow, that's all I could say when I saw those butterflies! Amazing how they turned out.
Beautiful, just beautiful.
Oh the beach photo was glorious, awww...
So nice to visit today.:-)
Bless you

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card, beautiful butterflies. Fab pics too.
luv
Debby

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shaz, I love your card! The background is stunning, and I really love that you added the glimmer mist - must be gorgeous in real life! Oh, what a beautiful scene, and how adorable that you captured the kangaroo in several photos - how precious! Oh, the beauty of creation, my friend! Hugs, and thanks for your lovely comments. And, yes, what great comfort in knowing that our mums are with Jesus now! Hugs, sweet friend!

SARN said...

Oh my word I just LOVE that pretty butterfly card.

Great pictures Shaz

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Swooning over that water colored panel! So funny - we have Easter bunnies and you have Easter kangaroos!

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