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

Sunday 15 January 2017

Darkroom Door Surfboards Stamp - Bizzy Becs DT

Hi there everyone, where does time go? Now the 15th, so halfway through month - that means a Design Team post. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Today I'm sharing another card with a Darkroom Door Surfboard Photo Stamp .. do love these great red etched cling foam mounted stamp. May use them in stamping tools like a Misti although really after you've stamped off once, and have re-inked well, they stamp well.
Here is peek of my card... loved the result, like a lot of cards I had some ideas and these governed the way it took shape.
As planned on water colouring part of it, stamped about four images in mixture of waterproof Archival inks, Jet Black, Sepia + deep blue - Cobalt. Stamped one in just Cobalt, which used for main image then the others were in mixture of black, sepia and blue swiped over the stamp.
Next chose Cobalt inked image to do the sky + sand. Used a mixture of Distress Ink pads, on the sky and sea, Salty Ocean, Denim Blue, Stormy sky. For sand - used Antique Linen, Mustard seed, + little vintage photo, especially around all the corners of the image, to give it depth of field to the image.

Intended to 3D the Surfboards. As many of you know I live by the beach here, and see fair few surfboards, so when saw all cards made with this image were mostly beige surfboards I was puzzled. Mostly they've some sort of colour on it, but there are quite a few neutral ones too. Anyway these were calling for colour ๐Ÿ˜Š So that's why they have some!
Added the cut out Surfboards, shaped then glued with silicone, and front two were added on top of first lot. Once it was dry, I added glossy accents to the Surfboards, they looked like the real thing then.
I really loved this image, it was so much fun to play with it. To finish the image I dusted it lightly around the edges with DI Vintage Photo, to age the edge of card which was stark white. Then took a snippet of DP with sea words on it in lovely turquoise colour.
The corners are cut out pieces from a discontinued set from Cuttlebug called Vintage corners. I've cut the die cut done to make photo corners, as shown in image.
Stamped the Happy Birthday with Lawn Fawn stamp Set -  "So much to say" on cream card in Onyx Black Versafine Pigment ink pad, and clear embossed. Hand cut a greeting banner and backed in black card.
Wanted to make a gatefold card. Was going to do it in usual portrait style, but  the image was landscape - so made it landscape. Embossed a sheet cream, similar to greeting banner, with a favourite folder for male cards, Sizzix Dot Matrix embossing folder. Needed to extend my embossing folder - to see how to do it, look here. This was smooched with Distress ink Antique Linen, use this colour a lot. Then took a snippet of turquoise and embossed it with large embossing folder, by Embossaliscious Swirls folder. Added it to bottom and then top added image. Three black small brads on the side finished the card off.
To close here are photos from Oz yesterday, seen on our icecream drive.
 It was hot here, 39C yesterday, over 100 F, but thankfully it's cooler today and last night's storm (you can see the beginning of it in the second photo, top right) really helped.
Seaside summery sunset by my brother in law.

If you have time, would really appreciate a comment on my DT post here - thank YOU! 

Well, that's it for today... dont forget to pop over and join in Bec's Anything Goes January challenge .. you might win the prize :D
May the LORD bless you and those you love, wherever you might be. Thanks so much for popping over for a peek and a chat. 
Shaz in Oz.x

"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:" Psalm 103:1, 2

Joining up with:1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 
2.#233 Any thing Goes at : 
3. .Artistic Inspirations #170 Anything goes.
4. Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
5. Scrapping 4 Fun #81 Bright colours.
6. Crafting By Designs # Anything goes.
(I am so over all the winter challenges, it is sooooo summery here!)


Betsy said...

I really like that surfboard card Shaz. Your talent never fails to amaze me. And your ocean photos are so beautiful. They give me hope that the snow will someday melt and we'll have summer again too! :-)
Blessings, Betsy

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Shaz. What a lovely summery image! It really is pretty miserable here at the moment. Love your photos too. Barbxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful work Shaz! I love the surfboards!! And beautiful pics of the beach!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow, these surfboards have a wonderful 3D look! Thanks for sharing your step by step process. Your seaside background looks great and you have made a lot of work to make your card! Amazing result!
Beautiful pics of the beach!
Have a lovely weekend!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, very well thought out and a really great end product and I do think that surfboards should be nice bright colours.

Kath x

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Shaz, a beautiful scene. Thanks for sharing the photos of the beach, looks idyllic. xx

sharon said...

Wow what an amazing card Shaz,
The surfboards really do standout, brilliant:)
Love the pictures from the Coast. We also had a storm last night which has cooled things down today. I am looking forward to Autumn.
Enjoy your weekend.
sharon :)

Ginny Maxam said...

HI Shaz, this card came our really beautiful, I lOVE your coloring !! Brilliant! Hugs, Ginny M

Creations by Shirl said...

Cool card, love those surfboards...TFS it with BrownSugar Challenge!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Shaz - and of course the surfboards should be coloured!!!!
Your photos are fabulous - just send a bit more warmth our way please - we seem to be getting lower than average temperatures and higher than average rainfall this side of the ditch.

Lia said...

I love your card because I can 'feel' the summer in it.
Over here we are covered with snow....
(By the way: some relatives of mine are also living on the Gold Coast!)
Lia DT S4F

Carol said...

Well done Shaz, I knew you would come up with something good and on time. The hot weather didn't even deter you at all. Many Blessings from Carol x

Brenda said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! I love the scene you have created. The surfboards look so real!! Love all the bright colors they are sporting. A fabulous card and fabulous pictures of the beach and sky! Hugs, Brenda

Conniecrafter said...

Very cool, at first I thought you took one of your pictures and added the surfboards on top, so great job with the background and I do think it is great that you gave the boards a little more character with the fun colors, and the glossy accents finish them off perfectly!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Gorgeous card, love the surfboards
Warm welcome
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT

Anne said...

I love this stamp of yours and it looks quite small, which makes your creative techniques even more stunning! I adore the way you have stamped and coloured andlayered thenmounted on larger card.It really is a super card and very inspirational! our seaside photos warm me up and have me longing for summer days! Bravo mon amie! xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

It is nice and chilly here- love your beach scene card- and the 3-D surfboards are awesome. I love that you take the time to experiment with papers and inks.....
I updated my blog and all of the links went poof, so stopped by to grab yours. Happy New Year!
PS- I just LOVE the scenery pictures you post!

Pia S said...

Surfboards, I'm thinking Australia (eeek, and sharks) as soon as I see them. Love the effect here, they look like real ones in a photo!

Andreja said...

WoW, what a stunning card you made :-))
Thanks for playing with us at Scrapping4Fun. Hugs, Andreja

K M Meena Herale said...

Awesome work.

Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

Meena S4F DT

cohenna said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for participating in the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge and good luck.

Craftychris said...

Awesome surfboard card! You are so talented! Gorgeous photos too! xxx

scrappymo! said...

These cards are beautiful. I have a couple of watercoloured prepared background pages but had never thought to use them for die cuts. I think this is a brilliant idea!
The surfboards look great cut out and reapplied to your card. I like the bright colours they depict...perfect with your beach scene.

Your Oz photos are fabulous as always.

I think we can safely say that your card is never to be seen again. The lady who bought my old house does not speak or read English. I think they would just throw away any mail for me as they would not know they could return it.

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