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, June 18, 2015

Using Ink Dusters, Stencils and Embossing paste +WOYWW



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 this Wed (yesterday) when finished one card and about to make another – a thank you. It is on hold and made an emergency birthday card had forgotten about today instead ~ not enough room though to post it today.
Okay, at the back is the wee card (which I played and coloured the butterfly stamp on) ... wasn't coloured when it came and lovely atc which will show below was my PiF WOYWW 312 from Soojay. Thank YOU so very much! Also below, on desk to right is the card just finished a belated on but as made it generic, so it wont matter. Front centre is a "thank you card" begun for dad to give to someone, made using one of dad's paintings as a digi image.
Showing this to share how I cut up die cuts (please note die cuts not dies). First die cut is the SB Fleur de Lis square die, make great corners. The second one is the scalloped oval, wanted a shadow reflection in gold. So this is why I did it, the eye thinks you have a whole gold oval unless you look carefully. :D

 

Gorgeous multi-medium ATC from Soojay, cute plus.. love the background textures + shades of colours! THANK YOU!
On my post below (or click here) you will see I am working to he left on this background hee - I said then I did not know if I like or no.
This is how the background sheet started out .. using some embossing paste, and stencils. Then out came the dusters and ink.

This is it at the end of the inking ..did another layer on what had done an decided it was okay. Used DI Vintage photo, Rusty hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed. Antique linen. Also spritzed with "Shine Huey's Mist, which really finished it off, coloured some Floss with ink, too.
At the beginning of the year I won one of the NBUS prizes over at Darnell's, and prize was voucher at Sher Russ' Stamplorations ..lovely clear stamps plus was given two free masks, have used two sets here  *Vignette Trendy Feathers and *Bold Sentiments Hello. Love both these sets, and embossed them in Versafine ink, coloured + hand cut them out. Mounted on piece or neutral corrugated card.
 

Last of all , your Aussie shots ~ a Rainbow Lorikeet on his morning walk on fence top, after a bath in the bird bath, below! they are such clowns!

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 I apologise a have not commented on many from last post .. but will do you first, so sorry.
May God bless your day and those you love, wherever you may be.
Shaz in Oz.x
"But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;' John 4:14a
Linking up with also:
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.

27 comments:

sandra de said...

Hello Shaz, thank you for stopping by and always leaving such lovely comments. The rainbow Lorikeet is a gorgeous bird... I am surprised there is only one. Love the cards you create, you have such a great eye for detail. All the best with your catch up with RosA , Hope all goes well with your trip to Sydney. Unfortunately I will be at work.... may be next time.
sandra de @37

Di said...

Beautiful cards Shaz! It's always great to see you in the Playground. Super painting by your Dad too! Talent runs in the family I see :)

Hugs

Di xx

Twiglet said...

Oh so many lovely things to enjoy - fab painting by your dad and your techniques are so clever to me! x Jo

Betsy said...

Such pretty cards today. You are such a talented lady. I enjoyed your bird shot too!
Blessings,
Betsy

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, loving all your gorgeous cards! Your Fathers art is wonderful. Those Lorikeets are beautiful- having seen them a couple of weeks ago at the Zoo, it must be great to have them as wild birds! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #15 xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic cards
wish all the best
hugs Tamara

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Super. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 188th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
Blessings, Carole

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, your Dad's painting is really good. He will love that you used that for his card to give. I love your background with embossing paste and dusting with Distress Inks. The butterfly card is great too. I love that background as well.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm just getting into stencils, so was thrilled to read how you used the embossing paste.

Your dad did a beautiful job on his card. Must run in the family (grin).

The lorikeet is a beauty. Always fun to see the different animals and such in your world. Happy belated WOYWW from #5.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm just getting into stencils, so was thrilled to read how you used the embossing paste.

Your dad did a beautiful job on his card. Must run in the family (grin).

The lorikeet is a beauty. Always fun to see the different animals and such in your world. Happy belated WOYWW from #5.

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, a late Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk. No good that you've not been feeling too good, so hope you are on the mend and eager to be creating again. Love that you have mounted a digi of one of your fathers paintings...wow it looks super and what a great idea to cut up the die for the frame. Anyway hope you're enjoying the rest of your week Hugs RobynO#16

RosA said...

Hi Shaz,
I do rather like that background for the Hello card. Very effective!
And the die cut fleur de lis square corners look fabulous! I don't have lots and lots of dies ... yet. Might have to put that on my shopping list :)
RosA

Brenda said...

I love how you cut up your die cuts Shaz, those Fleur de Lis die really does make fabulous corners-I am loving those! I also love how you make your scalloped oval reflect a shadow in gold, it really does make the eye thing you have a whole gold oval-that is so cool to me. Beautiful, just beautiful! The ATC you got from Soojay is beautiful as well, love the colors and textures. But your last card is really amazing too! I love the textured background on this one, the colors are fabulous. Love those feather and that nice bold "hello". I always love seeing your Aussie photos, this Rainbow Lorikeet is so beautiful, how fun to see birds like this out your window!! Hugs, Brenda

my craft cupboard said...

Fabulous cards Shaz, it is always lovely to come by and have a sneak peek at your desk.
hugs
sharon :)

Julia Dunnit said...

It's great to see you. And fascinating that art is in your genes...isn't your Dad's painting amazing! I really like the texture and colours you've achieved in the feathers card....but really....how much work?!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are always SO fabulous, Shaz. I just LOVE the art and the love you share with us. You're such a tremendous blessing to our challenge blog, and I praise God for you OFTEN! Thanks for joining us again this week, my friend.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I'd like to warmly invite you to a couple more challenges where I know your beautiful art would be GREATLY appreciated, and I really hope you will join us here:
CropStop - www.cropstop.com/blog - Anything Goes
Classy Cards 'N Such - http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/2015/06/ccns-challenge-89-fathers-day.html - Father's Day

Shoshi said...

What a lovely post Shaz, full of interest! I particularly like the background of the card with the feathers on it - it looks like shiny tiles! Fascinating. I haven't come across that gloss spray before but I suppose any shiny finish would do it? You've got some great work on your desk this week.

Thank you for your prayers and your lovely uplifting comment on my blog. I hope what I wrote will help somebody. I am happy to report that I'm starting to feel a bit better today but still have zero energy and feel somewhat shaky but at least I'm not feeling nauseous any longer! My appetite is returning too. I just want enough energy so I can start doing things again...

Shoshi

Sue said...

Lovely projects.

What a beautiful bird.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Belated Happy WOYWW
Sue #20

scrappymo! said...

They are all fabulous but especially love that idea to cut up the die and make corners from it! Brilliant!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous projects on your desk Shaz! Love those pretty butterflies, Cathy x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Thank you for your visits, Shaz, and I am sorry to hear you have not been well. I hope things are going better for you now. I love your different techniques on this post, things that I have not seen you use before, and the results are stunning. Your Dad's painting is so beautiful - a very talented man, and such a good way of using his lovely work. Hope you have a good week, and I am glad you like the ATC. xxx Maggie #8

Diane Baker-Williams said...

So many different techniques today. You amaze me! Love the die cuts you used on the the corners for the card. The bird gave me a good chuckle. Diane #43

Darnell J Knauss said...

An entertaining post, as always, Shaz! And so much artistic productivity! I'm so glad you are enjoying your NBUS prizes from STAMPlorations! You certainly are doing beautiful work with them!! TFS the Lorikeet, too!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Kathleen said...

Some fantastic creations on your desk here Shaz, especially love the sea and sand image.
Thank you so much for the tip about not ironing the die cut paper and I will do as you said and put something heavy on instead.
Hope all is well with you.
Thanks again.

Kath x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, I must have missed you last week but I'm here now. Happy woyww crafting, Angela x

StampinCarol said...

Love your cards! And clever use of the square die to use as corners! And I really enjoy your "Aussie" shots! Thanks for popping by!
Carol N #44

Lenoria said...

Your Dad's painting is breathtaking and you have made such a gorgeous card with it! I can't imagine seeing a bird like that outside my window.

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