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, October 12, 2016

WOYWW + More Faux Vellum Technique

Hi one and all, time is running away from me so lobbing in with a very quick post for WOYWW and to share a new card in the Faux Vellum technique but as this is WOYWW or What is on your Workdesk Wednesday (pop over to Julia's and join in do!). So here is my desk.. or as was last night, as packed up now!

Have two images stamped in Black Onyx Versafine and embossed and you can see there are more Christmas cards being made! I have used my Caran D'Ache Aquarelle pencils, and as the are water colurs they make for lazy colouring, you colour then blend with a brush. I had the DI Antique Linen ink out, smooshed it on my laminated white sheet to colour the skin tones on the images with a watercolour brush. Grey promarker was there for highlights around the images. Other colouring pens are at back but didn't use them on these images.
I made a set of three of these cards, this is using the Faux Vellum technique which I showed step by step on the post below (or here). Used some Victorine stamps (the three silhouette wise men and the sentiment stamp - Wise Men seek Him Still). The the pebbles and the reed grass stamps are two Stampscapes stamps, multiple stamped. I rubbed some Cocoa Memento ink with my finger around the bottom to define it before removing the mask.
Out on our Sunday icecream drive, we saw this beautiful scenery down at our local jetty. I clicked a few to share with you.
It is springtime here and our flowers are just magnificent .. the roses and the sweetpeas are abundant this spring. Not much rain but beautiful sunshine, we are very blessed of God indeed to live where we live!
Thats it for today am busy making up some DT cards as want to get the posts for next three months done ahead of the busy Christmas time. Some of the DT cards are also Christmas ones so that is a double bonus!

Thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat.. you are really appreciated!

May God richly bless your day wherever you may be!


Shaz in Oz.x

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.  John 6:29
Also linking up to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on my card.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/ 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes     http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au  
3. Simon Says Monday Challenge theme is Explore the World - or travel - and the three wisemen are travelling very far on there camels on my card.http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6845
4. Crafty Hazlenut's  Extra Christmas challenge  http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/chnc-challenge-extra-for-october-2016.html

38 comments:

Annie said...

Love your cards and the beautiful pics of where you live always make me smile....oh to be heading towards Spring :-)
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those beautiful pencils all laid out like that made me happy this morning! There really is nothing quite so pleasing at looking at all those colours :-). Unless it's looking at photos of your glorious countryside, look at that sea...gorgeous!!
Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, I love the technique you've used for this.

Sue xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such beautiful seaside pictures!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. So many gorgeous creations. I haven't done any colouring for a while, but planning to print off some Xmas images to colour in whilst watching tv in the evening. Your local scenery looks a lot like Pembrokeshire. Our planet is so beautiful. Ali x #10

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, lovely Christmas cards from you there. I was watching an American lady's video on the tissue technique last night, and she said it was often worth trying any Tissue gift wrap, as some will do the same thing. Glorious scenery, seems strange that it's turning to Autumn here, just as all your spring flowers are appearing! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #6 xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Shaz, busy looking desk, and a beautifully coloured image waiting to be made into a lovely card.
Your card is stunning, lovely image and design, Kate x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely card and colouring! I never thought of watercolour pencils as "lazy" but I see your point LOL! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #22

Sharon Koole said...

Beach pictures look wonderful!

Your card looks great. Nice technique. The colouring looks really good too.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #30

Vicky Fisher said...

Looks like a neat technique, you can indeed make a cheap stencil out of dies, but wouldn't call dies cheap. Happy WOYWW, Vicky #9

Di said...

Beautiful card Shaz - I do love that technique and have the goodies here to have a go - when I find the time! Lucky you, heading into Spring! Getting much cooler here now, sigh.

Hugs

Di xx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, precious Shaz, you were my very first comment, and what a joy you are! It is always a delight to see what is on our desk! You are amazing, and I love how beautiful your pencils are arranged and the lovely coloring of the manger scene. And what a gorgeous card with the three wise men. Ah, that we all would be wise ini seeking Him each and every day. Oh, you certainly do live in a beautiful place, Shaz, and we are blessed as well to live near the ocean and see all the birds and the beach/water. I love when you share photos with us, and I especially love the beach. Hugs, precious friend, and I'm so glad you received your package (finally...you know how "life" gets in our way, right?). More hugs!! xoxo

LisaDV said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that faux vellum technique in the last post. You can really see the shimmer too. Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #26

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, Lovely cards. Really like the technique.

Thanks for sharing the beautiful scenery.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #5

Helen said...

I am drooling... not only over the photos of such a gorgeous beach but those pencils!!!!! love the cards, too. Helen #1

Betsy said...

Such a pretty, pretty beach. I always amazes me when I think that while we're experiencing fall and our first COLD snap, your part of the world is enjoying springtime and all of it's glory. Hubby and I are planning a trip to the Oregon coast next week so we can get some beach fun in too although it's sure to be cold and windy as it always seems to be this time of year on the coast.
Blessings,
Betsy

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card Shaz, love that Faux Vellum technique! Your images are fabulous!

Julia Dunnit said...

Spring is indeed looking good at your jetty, how wonderful. I hope it helps with your recovery and overall feel good. As will the colouring, there is nothing so good, especially when the results are like this, lovely lovely cards. I have that str die cut, thanks for the reminder too!

Mrs A. said...

I love your coloured images using your water colour pencils. I have just invested in some dearer pencils and the difference is you get what you pay for as I only had a set of 12 cheap ones before and they kept breaking on me. I have not heard of the brand your using. Glad to see you back in blog land. Hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

Your 'work in progress' looks like they will make wonderful cards and also love you new design of the vellum card.
Beautiful photo's, you are certainly blessed to be living where you live.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

Kath x

Monica said...

I love my Caran D'Arche crayons but think pencils better as they do not break when dropped. Beautiful photos of coast. Have a lovely spring time.
Hugs Monica

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, lovely colouring. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

StampedbyChris said...

Hi Shaz! I'm going to try that technique this weekend. Thanks for sharing it.
Love the beach photo's. Fall is in full swing so no more beach for me.
Hugs,
Chris #24

StampinCarol said...

I am impressed with your Faux Vellum technique! It's given me some ideas. And I just LOVE your scenery photos!!! Oh, your coloring is pretty cool! Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #32

Heather said...

Your cards are just lovely - I've never heard of that technique, so it's always nice to see how something new looks in real life. The jetty pictures are beautiful, what I wouldn't give to have the time to get to the beach! Have a great week! Heather #40

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful technique!! Love the card you've made!!

okienurse said...

Beautiful cards Shaz! Love the coloring you do! We are heading towards winter here and today was the first really cool day of fall. Right now it is 54°F or 12°C. It is only suppose to be 54° tomorrow all day…brrr...Thanks for visiting my desk earlier and leaving a comment. Have a great week! Vickie #2

RosA said...

Hi Shaz,
Your faux vellum technique is effective. I've not done anything like that at all.
Love the beach pics, as always!
RosA # 28

Maxine D said...

What fabulous cards Shaz - I love your Christmas one - I used that set last year for my cards :-). Your faux vellum is gorgeous. That pencil set looks stunning!
Blessings
Maxine

sandra de said...

Always such beautiful cards and interesting techniques. As per usual the beach pics are stunning. We are having a cold snap at the moment .... out comes the winter dressing gone again after washing and packing away!!
sandra de @7

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty wise men card, love the stars you used on it too!
Yes you do live in a most Beautiful area!!

Anne said...

Such beautiful cards! Our autumn has kicked in, grey and cold....send more photos of sunny seaside.....!!!! xxx

Faye said...

Beautiful art work on those cards, Shaz. You have some incredibly wonderful watercolor pencils!

Neet said...

Well My Little Friend what gorgeous cards you have to show us. Love the Caran D'Ache coloured images and the Faux Vellum ones are beautiful. The Cocoa Memento ink addition is pure genius.
Thank you for the ice cream drive photographs, just what we need to see, lovely seascapes and sunshine.
Thanks for visiting me whilst I was away
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

April Story said...

What a lovely ocean scene. Your manger scene is looking good. Can't wait to see the finished card.
April #25

Pia S said...

I've used my DI ink pads quite a lot lately for coloring. Shading sure is easier, as you say, when water is involved...

Suze said...

Lovely design - brings attention to the image. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for October.

Sharon Koole said...

Gorgeous boy card! Wonderful techniques used to make it. I love seeing all your scenery pictures - especially when winter hits as they are much looked forward to during the snowy season.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #34

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