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, 10 February 2016

WOYWW + Ink Resist with Hero Arts and Distress Inks

Warning: ~ Picture overload :D
 Hi there folks - back after wee break, but still doing catch up!! :D
As we are in middle of another week, time for WOYWW Or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground is home base for WOYWW!!!
Here was my desk few days back! (Now it's officially a dumping ground so didn't take that). Had to make a batch of thank you's.. so here have taken the Hero Arts Background "Thank You Definition" stamp and inked in up with Versamark embossing powder and heat set it. (The Video plastic case holds my ink daubers and handles - have unmounted stamps, ink spots, etc stored in others, stacked on one another in CD case holder- - for display see this link here)
Chose two methods to ink these sheets up:
1.Ink daubers + distress ink 2. Brayer and Kaleidocolor Calypso
As you can see the brayer wasn't sharp enough on print but really like it for quick even coverage, so still recommend it.Redid it with Ink Blending tools to get more definition, using same ink colours.

Four finished cards, did five in all, but used four... DI inks were good but so were Kaleidocolor - recommend both methods.

DI Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean. "THANKS" if from CB Olivia alphabet set .. discontinued.
DI Peacock feathers, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord.

Brayer and Kaleidocolor Calypso

Kaleidocolor Calypso & Ink Blending tools.
Now for Aussie shots taken when we went out with dad for our icecream down by the beach.. bit of a Sunday arvo tradition, buy an icecream and take it to some beachy location to eat it. This was one gorgeous day.. with seagulls going a tad crazy.
Mother and toddler below were swamped.. birds were harmless.. no food so kind of lost interest.. note the colour contrast with the deeper water out to sea..

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 

“Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God;
there is
none else beside him.” 
Deuteronomy 4:35

Also want to join over with: 
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on all of the cards.  
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 


Lynn Holland said...

I like the idea of those daubers and I like the pictures of the blue skies and sunshine even more. It's never stopped raining for months here in Lancashire UK
Have a good week
Lynn 12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really like those thank You cards, especially the ones with the rainbow backing colours. Quite lovely!! And I'm envious of the blue skies and sea's dull and grey here today. Sigh!!
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

brenda said...

A fabulous batch of cards Shaz and loving the bright and zingy colour palettes you have achieved with the resist stamping.

Many thanks for joining our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Neet said...

Gosh, amazing the difference in the colour of the sea where it goes deeper. Love the photos especially as the place you remember (M/Cr) has been wet wet wet.
Love your experiments, some lovely colour combos - I just love using DI's and almost any combo works well. The ones you chose are good.
Hugs & Thanks for the visit
Neet 1 xx

buterfliecrafter said...

lovey thank you cards. I'm really envious of your scenery, would like to visit Australia one day.Vicky#19

Di said...

Beautiful snippets cards Shaz - such zingy colours perfectly offset with the sentiment/word! Great to see you in the Playground too!


Di xx

Barb said...

They are beautiful cards Shaz. It's a lovely technique. Wonderful photos from Oz. Have a lovely week. Barbxx

Annie said...

I love the colours you've used for your cards and your Oz pics are simply gorgeous....I can feel the sunshine from here :-)
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x # 10

Lisca said...

Thanks for taking us to the beach. What a lovely unspoilt beach! Yes, the colors of the sea are stunning.
I really like those thank you cards. The colors are beautiful.
Have a good week,

alifefullofpassion said...

wow you do a great job with the distress inks, I'll have to give those a try :) thanks for sharing, Clemencia #39

Sharon said...

Thanks for including warmth and sunshine in your post. It's lovely to see. Makes me jealous but brings to mind warmer times.

I love the thank you cards. I love that technique. It makes me want to drag out my distress inks again.

Have a wonderful week
Sharon k #44

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards. Love the Colours.
Thanks for sharing and have a good week.
Catherine #34

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful colors on these backgrounds, I like using the brayer but I enjoy sponging my ink on. Those pictures are just beautiful, I can't get over the different colors of blue, that is just amazing, getting ice cream and going to the beach sounds wonderful right about now :) Have a great week!

Sarn said...

Lovely and colourful! xxx

Helen said...

your thank you cards are amazing! I haven't used my rainbow pads in so long...they make for gorgeous backgrounds.
Wonderful photos too, love the blue sky/deep sea/shallow sea contrasts Helen 4

Pia S said...

Very similar designs but the cards turned out looking different and unique, you're great as using your inks, I could be more adventurous mixing colors and using them more often!

Unknown said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I haven't thought of that technique for ages! And love the beach scenes. So relaxing a scene. Hope you have a great day!
Carol N #41

Joan said...

Love this batch of cards, gorgeous colours and I also love your photos !

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Joan said...

A fabulous set of cards, love the rainbow colours

Thanks for joining us at Stamping a Sensations this month


Julia Dunnit said...

I think 'Olivia' is one of my most favourite typefaces of all of them! Your cards are delicious, lovely rich colours. And then the of rich colours. Great.

Kathleen said...

Oh WOW what totally stunning colours you have achieved here, gorgeous.
Just face timed with my Daughter and she says they have had lots of rain in Sydney but you don't look to have it wherever you are.
Hope you are having a good week.

Kath x

Anne said...

The cards are lovely - gorgeous colours as is the sea in your photos.
I'm rushing round to visit as I'm very late - photo issues - again!!!!
Anne x #65

Bernice said...

Great cards and lovely seaside photos. Looks a bit warmer in your part of the world than here in N Ireland - down to minus 1 this morning!
Bernice #22

Natalie said...

Love those background colors, so pretty!! Lovely thank you cards! Beautiful photos, we've had a break in our rainy weather here on the north coast of California and have enjoyed the sunshine, a little too cool to head to the beach, however (at least for me anyway!). Enjoy the rest of the week. God bless!

JennyH said...

I love these cards Shaz, the distress ink blending looks amazing. . . I need more practice with a lighter hand to get decent results.
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I am now your new follower as well : )

Twiglet said...

Stunning colour combo on your cards Shaz. Those beach scenes are just perfect - I just wish I could step right into one! x Jo

Kelly said...

Love the colors and what a cool technique. Thanks for the tips. Beach scenes look so inviting. Especially this cold morning in the Ozarks. Creative Blessings! Kelly #42

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Sharon, love the distress inking! I love distress inks cause I think so much can be done with them and they are so fun to work with. Love, love, love those beautiful pictures. I sure wish I was there! lol We are bitter cold here and got more snow. Will be down to 0 tonight, brrrrr! Hugs, Brenda

Unknown said...

I have seen this technique yet have not tried it. Glad you shared this. The beach and water looks so wonderfully relaxing especially since we just got four inches of snow dumped on us with freezing temperatures. Diane 35

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those rainbow colored backgrounds make my heart happy. Those cards came out fabulous. I want to be on the beach pestering and being pestered by seagulls. It sounds so much nicer than freezing my butt off in this office! Thanks for the visit earlier. PJ #53

Robyn said...

So much little time! love the calypso colors- I have that pad somewhere!
Robyn 2

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a gorgeous collection of the way you achieved such perfect blending of colors
Dr Sonia

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

I am a fan of the Distress Ink Pads. Your cards came out nicely. I hadn't thought of stamping with Versamark and not adding any embossing powder. I'll have to remember that.

Beach photos are amazing. I'm a Cancer so I think I should live near a beach!

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (50)

Betsy said...

Happy Thursday Shaz! Sorry I'm late to the party, it's been a hectic week here. I think those cards are so pretty, but, as usual, my favorites are the Aussie shots. Those beach photos. Oh my! When we are in the winter doldrums here, they are just what I need to lift my spirits. That sky is amazing! Thank you.

RosA said...

Hi Shaz,
That's a great technique! But of course the beach pics are what I really came for :)
(Yes, the world of zentangling is an odd place.) The tiger pic is part of a double page spread. It's finished and maybe I will have time to put a pic up later.)
Have a good week,

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, such beautiful cards, they are always inspiring! I love your photos too!Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday's 219th challenge!! Ginny M

Anne said...

I love this technique and your colouring tips are great! Your cards are lovely, colourful and elegant. I adore the photos of the beach, blue skies, a stroll with your Dad, ice-cream in hand....bliss!

Hettie said...

Love these cards Shaz. The colours are beautiful. I love the idea. They reflect the colours of your sea pictures too.
Now what I would give to get an ice cream and going to a beachey place with my Dad. We are a bit too far from the beach to do that!

Shoshi said...

I've done this resist technique, Shaz, but used Inkylicious Ink Dusters which work really well, and get in all the small areas. I love how you've blended the colours. Grea Aussie pic too! Thanks for sharing.

Thank you for your lovely comment - glad you like what I'm up to! Dentist this week... (Shoshi shakes...) Port flushing is a doddle though. I got a letter yesterday and the port comes out middle of March.

Sorry to be so long getting around - I've got loads of comments to reply to and have been busy making my hubby's Valentine card so I'm all behind.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #20

Sally H said...

A stunning selection of thank you cards, Shaz! I love them all! What a simple and elegant design, great colours and stamps! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations and good luck!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love your cards Shaz with their beautiful vibrant colours and excellent blending. I really like the resist technique. I also love your photographs. Not ice cream weather here I'm afraid, we are due to have snow tomorrow, brrrrrrr ! Wishing you a wonderful week full of sunshine X

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous colourful cards, I love them! Awesome photos too! xxx

Mrs A. said...

All stunning cards. The colours are fabulous together. Your beach photos are good. We haven't seen skies that colour or so long. Hugs Mrs A.

Diane said...

I really like the backgrounds colors and designs. Wow what lovely beach pictures.

Hugs Diane

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