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

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Bizzy Bec's April Challenge - Darkroom Door Butterfly

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Hullo there everyone - well another blog post for the
Design Team of Bizzy Bec's - Aussie Crafty Website Store! 

Bec has amazing prices on all your crafty needs!
If you cant find what you want, Bec is only too happy to source it for you.

 Each month we have a Store blog challenge, Anything Goes! 
Please join us do - prize posted world wide!
Anything Goes! and the winner of each months challenge, will receive a Mystery Prize - being a die or stamp.
 Will share how my card is made it step by step.
 For those who don't want all the details - then just look at the pickies :D

Took a piece of water colour paper, and some watercolour markers in this case Tombow markers - bought in 1990's and still going strong. Wet it thoroughly with misted water to let colours blend. allow to dry well before using embossing buddy (how to make one here) and inked stamp as per recipe below. (Used yellows because the lady who I was making this for fav colour is yellow!! Green used, which wasn't tombow didn't blend, so did another sheet without the green)

Finished card - used the following items:
Clear Embossing Powder and snippets of cardboard.

I edged the yellow base with black ink to make it pop more - to get a fine edge on your piece of card, hold it at a slight angle and slide along the edge of the pad.
TAKE CARE not to smudge the ink till it is dry around the edge (wonder how I know?).

Also made some bookmarks to go with this card .. the pippi butterfly die was used here. Not actually in list but Bec is able to source it for you... or check link there are some similar ones there too.
I have made two other cards with this Butterfly stamp - you can see how versatile it is! please click on links for how they're made :D
Recipe - details here

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

"But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26

Linking up to: 
 1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
2. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets, on image and die cut.
3.  Stamping Sensations - April - One for the girls.  Butterflies


Pen Sunshinepen said...

Lovely selection of cards and tags. Love the colours.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Unknown said...

You do such wonderful backgrounds. If I may say I really like the two tags but the cards are wonderful. Butterflies are so much fun, peaceful winged beauties. Thank you so much for entering your creative and beautiful art in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings, Carole
DT Member

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Awesome cards, tags
lovely backgrounds
hugs Tamara

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards and tags!! I love butterflies in any form :)
Moxie Craftie

kiwimeskreations said...

Love all the different looks you have given this stamp Shaz - these are beautiful. Love that Pippi butterfly!

cuilliesocks said...

A stunning selection of cards and tags Shaz, I love your colours, and the butterfly images, Kate x

Cara said...

Wow, looks like you've been busy. Fantastic projects. Cara x

Brenda said...

Wow, I am loving your watercolored background Sharon! I am also loving that stamp. Your cards turned out so beautiful and I am loving the bookmarks too. Hugs, Brenda

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous Shaz! I love how you experiment and also give so many tips!


Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

All your projects are just amazing!! Love expecially the two bookmarks! Thanks for the tips you have shared! :)

Aileen said...

I love all this butterfly beauty. The yellow/orange works beautifully. As does that wonderful copper look background and butterfly.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun background- love the colors : ) The stamp is so nice : ) Love that your made a bookmark to coordinate with your card.

Annie said...

I'm having a lunchtime catch up with my fav blogs today as my curtain cutting assistant came early and I then went on to shorten the dreaded curtains first....they are all done now :-)
Beautiful cards and tags today :-)
Hug's Annie x # 10

Conniecrafter said...

These cards are even more gorgeous than your last one, such pretty colors in the first and the embossing with the copper background in the second is perfect. Terrific bookmarks also!!

ToadilyDiane said...

All your cards are so cute!!! I will somethings edge my paper using my Copics. It seems to dry faster then just edging with ink-I can never leave it alone long enough for it not to smudge when I use ink!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #30

Barb said...

An absolutely beautiful selection of cards and bookmarks. Love that butterfly stamp. Barbxx

Kathleen said...

Some fabulous creations here Shaz and great colours too, love all your inkiness.

Kath x

Darnell said...

This is a magnificent array of handmade art, Shaz! I didn't think my jaw could drop open that far by the time I got to the end!! Hugs, Darnell

Pia S said...

Ah, look at you creating art using this wonderful butterfly stamp! Same image, completely different looks, love it!!

Viv said...

Fab backgrounds and a wonderful selection of cards and tags!

Eret said...

Really beautiful cards and tags. Love your creative backgrounds and those pretty butterflies. It's perfect for our challenge. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Kim Heggins said...

These are simply wonderful...I love that you show us how to make one just like you. Love your wonderful images, they make incredible cards. Thanks for becoming one of my followers, you are welcome to come hang out and watch I Love Lucy reruns with me anytime! Enjoy your weekend.

Dora said...

Beautiful card. Beautiful colours.
thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Sally H said...

More inky gorgeousness! I love all of your creations, Shaz! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us once more at Stamping Sensations and good luck!

MaryH said...

A beautifully detailed stamp, and looks great in each card that you've done. Loved the ombre technique with the w/colors, and the edging details too. I especially loved the richness of the coppery embossing with the turquoise and gold on #2, and the more sea-shore color combo of #3. Great work! TFS & Happy wkend.

BożenA said...

My friend. Thank you for the wonderful comments on my blog. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you also for the great recipe for "Gelli plate".
I also really long was collecting money for purchases from Ryn Tanaka. When I have the necessary amount, it turned out that the delivery costs are enormous. But Jesus helped me :-) For you can certainly find some way that you could have some lovely stamps from Ryn. That I sincerely wish.

Lilian said...

Wow, these cards are awesome! I came from WAWed...
You could also link these to Creative With Stamps! We have a butterfly theme going on!
The Leaf Studio

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That stamp set is gorgeous, Shaz! Love what you created with them - just beautiful! I've got a few Tombows but I've never used them for backgrounds - I thought they were a new product - didn't know they go back to the 1990s! Thanks for visiting the other day, even though I skipped WOYWW this week. Hope to be back next week!

Brenda in IN said...

These butterfly cards and bookmarks are just beautiful. I love the background made with watercolor and the card you made with it is so fantastic. The bronze cards are simply gorgeous. All I can say is wow. The shimmer on your last card just shines. I have never seen a rock pool so thank you for sharing that. You live in a stunning place.

Craftychris said...

Ooh these cards and bookmarks are all beautiful! Fabulous stamps and glorious backgrounds! xxx

Lynne K said...

Love how you get so many different looks from one stamp, Shaz. This one is particularly gorgeous. Fabulous cards. Great tags too. Thanks for joining us again at Stamping Sensations.


CherylQuilts said...

Shaz, I always learn something when I visit with you! I also love how you've used this single image and made different and beautiful things - cards and bookmarks. And I love the idea of brushing the card stock up against the side of the ink pad! Hugs!

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