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, 5 February 2017

Gold Embossed Vellum with Butterfly Challenge - Underneath +Umber

Hi there one and all, well lobbing in for very very quick post, as over at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge it is U is for Underneath and/or Umber!
Yup, it surely sounds hard doesn't it? But curiously, as was musing on it when I was doing something else, an idea flashed into my head! As is my wont when this happens, I scribbled a layout sketch and description on the back of an envelope. I have of course been totally flat strap with a list way longer than any arm, but pressed ahead on this at night instead of TV.
So here my "desk", or actually kitchen bench, dining room side. I was working on a "must do" chart for the church on dining table (only place it fitted) and this in between.
 I stamped two sheets of vellum with gold butterflies, laid out on Mini misti, sure makes it easier. They were small set by Kaisercraft and larger set of butterfly clear stamps by Stampendous, done in versamark then heat embossed in gold.
I coloured UNDERNEATH the vellum in two variations of colours, the UMBER, orange and yellow Tombows. The purple mauve and pink variation - I have a friend ( birthday 28 Feb.) who loves butterflies and purple. As I was colouring I thought I'd do the umber one into a sympathy card, which was of the Lord, as I needed one to give out this morning at church so it's already gone
Here I am using PanPastels (Raw Umber) on the embossed verse by Stampendous from 1994, and price on is $14.95, which over twenty years ago was lot more than now. Curious, too, how varied the colour umber is according to whether it is Burnt Umber, Raw Umber or just Umber.

The verse is one from early 1990's Revelation 21:4
 "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:"
 I stamped embossed it onto a snippet, the gold edges are snippets good embossed, and the SB Peitite Ovals are scrap cards also gold embossed.
Taken on our ice cream drive today, the one below is a close up, the beach on southern side is a dog leash-free beach ie unleashed dogs are allowed. How they love it.
Thanks so very much for popping over and please let know with a comment that you've been by!
Lord bless you and your dear ones wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x

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


Cathy said...

The gold with the pops of colour looks fantastic Shaz, wonderful verse too. The beach would be very welcome in this terrible heat! Hope you are doing ok in it, Cathy x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous gold butterflies, so gorgous!! Great card!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

How pretty! I really like the colors you use and the way you colored from underneath. It looks really lovely with the golden embossing.

Mrs A. said...

Wow Shaz, this is really pretty and so classy looking. I love the shading of the butterflies done from underneath. Brilliant idea. Thankyou so much for taking time out to flutterby my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Aileen said...

Beautiful idea the cards with the butterflies in gold on vellum. The colours behind really make the card look wonderful.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that beautiful, the colors behind that gold embossing is just lovely, I am sure your friend is going to LOVE this as I am sure those who needed a sympathy card were very touched!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Shaz these are wonderful cards - and how wonderful that you made a sympathy card and needed it so soon afterwards - definitely a God thing!

brenda said...

A very pretty creation with a lovely choice of rich bold colours Shaz, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful creation Shaz!! Love the gold embossing!

Pia S said...

Don't you just love it when an idea pops up and you're able to see it through in real life as you imagined it! Turned out beautiful!

loz said...

WOW That is amazing Shaz.. I never knew you could emboss on vellum I will have to give this a go.. Beautiful card for a sad occasion..beautiful beach photos..loz

Joan said...

A very pretty card with beautiful butterflies

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


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