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 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Alcohol Cling Wrap method + Stampscapes + WOYWW

{WARNING - Picture heavy post.} 

Hullo there everyone - YES! 'Tis Wednesday - desk showing/ sharing again!! Pop over to Julia's - we all join together to share and learn on a world wide desk hop. 
Today however we are feeling a little sad at the sudden passing of a fellow Aussie and  WOYWW-er - Eliza of  Queenartopia last Wednesday. My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved her, especially family and friends. I first came to know her, as did many of us, not long before she had rescued Yoda her beloved cat, there was always a Yoda pose for us to enjoy on Eliza's WOYWW. Eliza will be really missed by so many.

 To my messy desk:
Well, this is a "To Do" desk really .. on left for the hand made stamp (shown last week, two posts below) carved by RosA which was stamped and embossed - binned the other two  did as did not like the powders I used - really need to cull some ugly ones. Why do they make and sell ugly embossing powders? LOVED the gold embossed image on black card though. Also there are some NBUS stamps, am going to leave out in hope (?) that will use them! Especially Christmas ones, I need to get cracking! On right is a 3D rose set as have to make an 80th birthday card for a friend who also is rose lover. So plan is to use one of these.
One more of the 12 cards made for friend's family .. see others here and here, or just scroll down. This one is die cut .. border is a Nellie Snellen, the flower and vase is from Olivia Cuttlebug alphabet die set. Marbled gloss photo paper is made like this technique here.
Except this time did not brayer but just "splotted' it over gloss card/ or photo paper, which was first moistened with alcohol blending solution. Used alcohol inks, and some dye inks. Its very "try and see what works" style :D but need to move quicker with alcohol inks.
Stampscapes scene created with many stamps then coloured mainly with Panpastels but few inks too. DP on background as one sheet a freebie, then CB woodgrain Embossed piece in Kraft card done years ago now. Greeting "Sending prayers and hugs" is by ODB
Now the photos from Australia today are by friends of mine who are travelling around WA. Although winter rather than spring here, they still found some wonderful wildflowers that I thought you might like to see. I spent some time trying to find the names of them to no avail .. except for the Banksia. They are all taken this week at West Australian Lesueur National park.

Well, that is all for today except to extend very big welcome to anew wonderful encourager to this blog - so a very big welcome to Nan of WOYWW, over at Nann's Craftiness
May God bless your day, every one - wherever you may be!and thanks so much for popping over for a peek and chat.. will return your visits as soon as able!

Shaz in Oz.x
"Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for He hath torn, and He will heal us....

Linking over to:
 1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on second card.
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

3. Aussie Blog Challenge "Anything Goes" @ Bizzy Bec's a great Aussie craft site .. very reasonable!  -


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Another inspirational post
love your card
and amazing flowers
hugs Tamara

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Beautiful crafting and flowers on your desk today. Lovely words about Eliza too.....
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards

Annie said...

I think we are all mourning the loss of our blogging friend were very lucky to have met her in real life. She was a special lady.
Love the photos of your beautiful flowers.
Annie x # 20

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, a lot of lovely cards and works happening on your desk and love the flower pics too. A special hug for Eliza our Aussie WOYWW friend, RobynO#25

Angeliki Kolo said...

Great Cards as always Shaz. Love all your work. Xxx

Neet said...

Gorgeous cards and flowers as per usual Shaz. Do you mean RosA carved that griffin (?) stamp? If so it is magnificent, if not I am sue what she did was amazing too.
Happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Net xx

Lisca said...

Your cards are beautiful.Yes, that hand made stamp is stunning. I saw it on your previous post.
Thanks for those awesome photos of the flowers your friends took. And those are winter flowers? Wow! Utterly beautiful!
Have a great week,

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, love the wildflower pictures. They are often so beautiful, sren't they. The stampscapes card is gorgeous, and totally agree about the gold on black! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #13 xxx

Unknown said...

Love your cards! And especially the flower pics! Yep, your desk is quite busy. I also enjoyed your previous post. That heart card is gorgeous! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #46

Belinda Basson said...

I do love a visit to your neck of the woods. Always interesting to see what nature photos you post. I love the desk shot and it looks like you are ever so busy. #22

Di said...

Beautiful cards Shaz and a lovely tribute to Eliza. Loving the photos of Oz too.


Di xx

Barb said...

Your cards are lovely Shaz. The hand carved stamp is very special. I agree with you about embossing powder. Some of the black is awful isn't it. Your friends' flower photos are very pretty and it's your winter time too! Barb #27

Betsy said...

Beautiful cards Shaz. I especially like the first one. Wildflowers in winter? How wonderful. All we have is grey and snow in the winter!

Twiglet said...

Stunning wild flower pics - fantastic vibrant colours. x Jo

Christine said...

Great cards - love the scenic one!
Love seeing all the wonderful plants you have out there, that cactus is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing

Have a good week
Bishopsmate #50

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a good way to describe your desk "A to-do desk" so much to do and so much in progress. It all looks like fun. I really like that card of the flower in the vase. I remember that technique. I actually had a go at that one. Usually I just read about them and let the rest of you experiment. Judy #51

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards, and lovely photos from your friends. So terribly sad about Eliza, everyone remembers her so fondly, we will all miss her loads. Helen 3

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your cards and the photos! Well done for starting Christmas cards! I think we are all going to miss Eliza! Chrisx 53

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Such amazing plant photos. Love your messy desk too and the cards. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 30

Kelly said...

Hello, Shaz. Such lovelies on your desk and the photes are very pretty. Just love nature. Creative Blessings! Kelly #49

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are always so lovely. I always enjoy your visits, and I appreciate all your encouraging comments. Thanks so much for sharing with us, and being such a blessing. May God shine His precious face on you, and give you a wonderful week for sharing your talents and encouragement.
Word Art Wednesday

Robyn said...

fun to snoop around such a busy desk and I love your flower photos.
thanks for visiting!
robyn 7

Nannie4 said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Shaz. What a nice thing to do! I used to be a schoolteacher too, very many years ago. Love your cards. You, like me and several others, are thinking about Christmas crafts. I started mine right after last Christmas but when I joined The Documented Life Project, everything else fell by the wayside. Must get back to it. 😐 I'm happy for your visit and wonderful comments. Have a fun week!
Nann4 #38

Sarn said...

Wonderful pictures Shaz. Love the Olivia die cut card . . .have pinned it!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

sandra de said...

Stunning wildflower pics and as always absolutely gorgeous card. Could never get the soft touch needed for panpastels. Eliza and Yoda will be sadly missed.
sandra de @55

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, very sorry to hear of Eliza's passing, it is been months since I have played on WOYWW and had no idea. your cards are beautiful, the stamp scape is perfect and I love your alcohol work!! I also always enjoy your Aussie photos! Thank you for sharing your lovely art work!

Conniecrafter said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of a fellow card maker.
Love your pretty flowers in the vase, I love the colors you used. That cabin scene card is just gorgeous, the corner dies work just beautiful with the scene!

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Lovely to hear what a kind bunch the WOYWWers are! Thanks also for your kind comments on my busy book. Fantastic Aussie wild flowers - inspires me to get back to doing some needle-felting. Happy crafting x

Marilyn Mathis said...

Your stampscape card is absolutely gorgeous. Hugs.

Shoshi said...

If only Eliza was around to read all the lovely comments all the WOYWWers have posted about her, Shaz. How blessed she would be to discover how loved she was, and how sadly she will be missed. I am going to miss sweet Yoda week by week, too - he and our Beatrice were like pen pals!

Love your flower photos this week, and your gorgeous cards. Thank you for your lovely comment, and for your continuing prayers - it is so great to be feeling so much better now, so I can get some things done before round #4! Thank you also for pinning my card on your Pinterest board - I have just signed up to follow you. I have several Ryn stamps and you can see images of them on my "My Paper Art" Pinterest board:
I've just taken a leaf out of your book and started a "Designs by Ryn" board!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #52

LesleyG said...

Beautiful makes and amazing photos, thanks for 'following' and your encouragement xxx

Ohhh Snap said...

Love that card with the stamp RosA carved for you gold on black is stunning. I am more likely to use stamps that are in front of me, deciding to use them is half the battle won : D. The are gorgeous flower pictures, thanks for sharing them. I'm still in shock about Eliza, and I only knew her from her posts and comments.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Beautiful cards as always, Shaz. I love the word splotted, so expressive. Thank you for your visit and lovely comments. I have just been given a commission for a very special parchment card for a wedding - no pressure there, not much. I am waiting with pent up excitement for my 2 day Retreat with the fabulous Barbara Gray - more about that next week. Speak soon. xx Maggie

Anne said...

Such gorgeous cards and I love your photographs too! What a delight your blog is and a real blessing!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Thank you for sharing your cards and photographs! I really like the marbling effect and I like the colors you chose. Yes it was sad news about Eliza. And I read about how her brother just passed away also. So sad for her Dad.
Happy WOYWW and thanks for dropping by!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Karen said...

Love the CAS line of your card. The flower in a vase card is so very pretty.Thank you for joining us this month at Bizzy Becs for our Anything Goes Challenge.

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