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

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ink Resist + Stampscapes Brayer card

Hullo there everyone! Well, our winter is lovely, fairly warm and sunny where we live but very cold, snowy down south and up on the northern tablelands, about an hour or so inland from here.. 
Also really enjoying watching Le Tour de France .. with all it's thrills and spills .. my brother is over there again riding each day part of the course as Aussie bike tour guide .. they usually do about 2/3 of the route each day then watch the race from a vantage point. :D

I am sharing again a couple of cards from the dozen I made for a very dear family who lost their dad.
See others shown here, here and here - two each link. .. or just scroll down below the posts.
This is an ink resist: 1.stamp the background stamp on white card with clear embossing powder
2. Using Distress Inks, ink up background with sponge daubers - Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, Weathered Wood.
3. Use same inks to color white mounted card, for background. "With Love" is wooden Print Blocks
Stamp from 1990's, embossed in silver, inked in Peacock feathers.
Stampscapes and brayered background (see here) on glossy card image, with masked moon. Stampscapes stamps - Lakeside cabin stamp, rock platform, reeds,and small tree branch at top, inked with black around edge. I like this last stamp 'cos they look like gumleaves.
Used curved Spellbinders borderabilities on background, with two CB embossing folders, distressed a little - bubbles (mauve) and reed (grey). "I'm praying for you" stamp is Stampabilities.

 Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek as chat, and may God bless your day wherever you may be! 
Shaz in Oz.x 

"But the Wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, .. easy to be intreated, full of mercy ... without partiality, and without hypocrisy." James 3:17

Linking the two cards up to: 
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used  a number of snippets on both cards. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/
2..Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au.
3. Aussie Blog Challenge "Anything Goes" @ Bizzy Bec's a great Aussie craft site .. very reasonable! http://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/july-challenge.html

20 comments:

Natalie said...

Both cards are beautiful! So glad you've shared with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless you!

brenda said...

Just a very quick hello Shaz(mean to still be on time out until a bit better, but behaving gets boring) and to say what gorgeous cards as always. I'm also enjoying the Tour.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

debby4000 said...

Both cards are stunning.
luv
Debby

Jules said...

Hi Shaz

Your brayering is fantastic and you have set such a fabulous scene.

I love the colours on first card very much.

I hope all is well with you.

Enjoy your day.

Love Jules xx

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards, Shaz! I love the wonderful colours on both - just beautiful!

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Shaz! Thwe fishing scene is absolutely beautiful, I have a similar set but could never use it as you have!

Hugs

Di xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful ink resist card Shaz...great colours, very effective with the white embossing

Suzanne said...

Lovely cards! The colours on the first card are three of my favourite Distress Inks and the background stamp is gorgeous. The second card is so peaceful. Thank you for joining us at Bizzy Becs Anything Goes Challenge.xxx

Carolyn said...

Beautiful cards today.

Mrs.D said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for the warm welcome back you put on my page, it is nice to be loved.
I do love your cards on here, I know it is not your WOYWW posting but I saw the beautiful ink resist one and had to comment on it, I must have a go at that technique but it won't be a gorgeous as your.
The Brayered on is lovely too, but I haven't got the hang of brayering so probably won't try to copy that technique.
Chris #15

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz! Such beautiful cards, they made me feel good just looking at them! Love the designs and the palettes and the skill in using these techniques! Thank you for sharing with us on Word Art Wednesday Challenge #192!
Ginny M DT WAW

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my they are both just lovely but your stamped scene is just wonderful, love the brayered background and the stamping is just amazing!

Diane said...

Gorgeous images, colors and designs.

Hugs Diane

Anne said...

Such beautiful cards! So skilful and just wonderful. Bravo mon amie!

Gail said...

Beautiful cards!
Hope you're well!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Both cards are stunning! The colors are gorgeous also! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
http://collectivecreativity.blogspot.com (my personal blog)

my craft cupboard said...

I always find your card to be very impressive, I love the card that you have created with the Stampcapes stamps.
Both of your cards are amazing!!
hugs
sharon :)

Evalila said...

Oooh, wonderful cards, esp. love the clockworks card. Gorgeous!

Have a great week and Happy WOYWW
Evelyn/Evalila # 53

Dana & Glen said...

Wow, your cards are amazing! The fishing card is incredible, makes me want to go to a cabin in the woods so I can experience this card in real life.

Karen D. said...

great cards...really great eye candy...

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