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 June 2016

WOYWW + Distress Ink Smooch background

Another WOYWW or What is on Your Workdesk Wednesday, 
hosted again by dear Lunch Lady Jan  (Thanks, dear LLJ!)
I am p
raying on for dear Julia, we do miss you Julia. Also please say a special prayer for Jan, she lost her darling dad at the weekend.
My desk yesterday arvo. 'Tis late Wed here as running tad late, out all day busy with family who are not well. However my good news is on my desk from WOYWW7 PiF a few weeks back now. Was going to share the Iris card on right today but changed my mind, its on its way to UK...
To my second desk shot: I saw this online and wanted to try it. You randomly ink up with Distress Ink on a mat (or in my case a white piece of laminated cardstock) and then spritz it with water and stamp on it.
Inking it up background stamp - SU French Script... I let it sit for while.. then lifted it- spritzed some more on card but think should have skipped that. Had loads of ink leftover and couldn't waste that so grabbed another snippet of card and smooched up the left over. It became the central panel of card below
This card was half done on last weeks desk. Cut the smooched inky centre piece with Pinpoint Circles by Memory Box, doubled layer of them. Used a variety of flowers from stash. Border is Nellie Snellen Border die. Stamp with a favourite of mine by Stampendous:
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will shelter in the shadow of the Almighty.."
This is a very good thing to remember in times when every is not all happy and smooth sailing. God knows, and He cares, nothing catches God out.
WOOHOO!! Look-ee, see what arrived in yesterday's post my PiF - from UK, the card, wonderful envelope and superb ATC by ...
.... (EDIT - had wrong person DER!!!! it is from Andrea of Arty Andrea Link here ignore what I printed on it, what a utter duffer, I am!) thank you dear friend, I love it! its actually quite glimmery.
This is the ATC and card, I sent to Shaz Silverwolf, my PiF.
ATC made with snippet of brayered card + iridescent medium added to it, + cling wrapped, then dried. The lovely black trees is part of a die cut given by RosA. (will look up name, as have it somewhere). The card was another brayered piece with Ryn's bubble stamp on it + die cut alphabet too.

To the Aussie shots today- two from the garden...
This is a NZ Christmas bush in flower and the Rainbow Lorikeets (noisy things :D) and other honey eating birds love it !!

Please say hi - to let me know you've been by! 
May God bless your day wherever you maybe!

Shaz in Oz.x

"I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you". John 14:18

Linking up to:
1.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 


sandra de said...

Gorgeous Cards Shaz and a stunning ATC. Love those pics of the birds and yes they are noisy but not as noisy as a flock of galahs.
sandra de 34

Caz said...

Love the cards....and more of the wonderful ATCs that everyone is showing.
Wonderful photos of the birds too

lisa said...

Hi Shaz. Back with you at last!!!! It's good to be here. Love that spritzed script effect. What a lovely effect you get. What a treat to get happy post, your ATC's are beautiful.
Thanks for the beautiful photos too.
Hope you have a good week.
Hugs Lisax

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic cards
hugs Tamara

Helen said...

wow, you've been busy! love the atcs.. that script stamp is FAB! Helen #5

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

First on your pohotos: I have never seen a bird so colourful, this Rainbow Lorikeets looks wonderfully! And he is also very hungry :)
Your cards are so beautiful and you have used so well your scraps pieces in the first one! Thanks for the explanation of how you have made it, I will try this tecnique with the mini distress and water. Love the ATC, too, with these purple tones and the tree silouette!! Also the card and ATC you have received from your friend is amazing with the seahorse and also the envelope, wow!

Anne said...

Hello Shaz - always lots of interest on your desk. Anne x #23

Andrea said...

Hi Shaz
I am so pleased you received my card and ATC as was worried you would never get it !... you've linked it to the wrong person though LOL that is the sort of thing I would do.I love your inking technique a stunning card and what a great idea using teh left over ink the colours are wonderful. As always great photos those birds are so beautiful and what stunning colours I'm sure it makes up for the noise !. I hope you have a great weekend happy WOYWW Crafty hugs Andrea 53# ( not 19 as I messed up link this morning LOL)

kiwimeskreations said...

Shaz these cards are beautiful - love your brief tutorial on that stamping technique - I must give it a go :-) - thanks for the inspiration. The results from it on both pieces are wonderful.

Twiglet said...

What a beautiful post! Your cards are so well thought out and so lovely! just admired the boards one on todays post too! x Jo

Cara said...

Loved seeing all the creativity in this post, beautiful. Cara x

Brenda said...

Wow, what beautiful cards, ATC's and photo's! I am so loving what I am seeing with the Iris card on your desk, it looks so pretty. I love your inky technique and will have to keep that technique in my mind and try it sometime. Your card turned out so gorgeous!! I love how you sopped up the ink and made it your sentiment mat. And yes, I too, love that scripture! The ATC's are equally beautiful. And then I get to the garden pictures and they just steal the show! I am so loving that bush, so beautiful. Then there is that vivid colored bird,I swear he looks like he belongs in the tropical rain forest. lol How beautiful!!! And how talented you are to capture these photos Sharon! Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous cards and always love seeing what is on your work desk! Love your pair of beautiful photos too.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my I just love the technique you did on that card for both the backgrounds, that turned out fantastic and so pretty with the flowers!! Sure to be reassuring card! cool atc's too!

Jo Ann said...

Such a great inking technique. Thank you for joining our Challenge last week and hope you join us again in our new Challenge beginning today at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an encouragement from God's Word in Hebrews 3:6 which says, "But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast." Have a blessed week...


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