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, 29 March 2017

WOYWW with Power Poppy + Scrappy Mo's Christmas Challenge

Warning - picture heavy post :D

Hi everyone, well the days are rattling by in March, wow blink and they're gone!
Have some steps of the making yesterday for a special birthday with a Power Poppy Digital Image of a trout. Step 1: Cut, then coloured  the base, added some glossy accents with brush for splashes in image, trialed colours for fish on base. Used SB Pierced rectangle to pierce large rectangle main image.
Step 2: Prismas laid out, just about to colour top image as intend to 3D the image. Looked up a couple of images for colour and tone ideas, etc.
Step 3: Here's finished rainbow trout, which are actually found here, though not naturally. Trimmed it and also the pop up pieces have been cut around and rounded with rounding tool as well. I then adhere  to base image with Silicone glue for dimension + flexible when mailing..
Finished card. Used a piece of glossy Brusho snippet to cut out Happy Birthday (Elizabeth craft designs, I think) "70 " is from discontinued CB Olivia alphabet. DP is a digi I scanned and changed colours, the original colour is snippet on birthday greeting.

Sprayed it with glimmer mist plus the glossy accent to make it really looking wet.
My Rudolph day card (25th till end of month) thrown together last night, in less than half hour from my Christmas snippets box. Gotta love snippets.
The verse is digi "The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world."
A good thing to remember at Easter time which is approaching! Dies - SB Petite ovals scalloped + Cottage Cutz pierced ovals, Stencil piece, from ages ago, by Dreamweaver with gold paste. Kaisercraft corner rounder punch used. EF, cant recall done last Christmas.
Today we had a big trip and hour half south to visit family We used to often visit this place when we lived down this was it has two good beaches to choose from..
Big beach and Little beach we called them .. original, huh??? this tiled piece was on one of the amenity blocks .. there were a number done in 2001.

Big beach above and below

Little Beach above and below.
Looks beautiful and serene today .. with small surf but wont be tomorrow. Up north in Qld. Cyclone Debbie hit and much damage there. We had low over us which is heading north, and joining up with ex-TC Debbie heading south - tomorrow we are in for a wet, wild day again - gale force winds big seas and rain+.
God willing, it wont be too big a dump of rain as we are still rather waterlogged from the 17" or 425mm dump from a fortnight ago.
That's it for today - thanks dear wonderful folks - you are all such a blessing to me!
.. thanks so VERY much for all your lovely comments and may the LORD bless your day wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x

Linking over to:
1. Rudolph day challenge over at Scrappy Mo's
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


LilArtsyWoman said...

Beautiful creations and the scenery is awesome also!

sharon said...

Oh it is so hard to believe that it is Wednesday already!!!
Your Trout card looks wonderful. I love seeing what mischief you have been up
The picture of the beaches are magnificent, yes we do habit of naming things, hence little beach, big
I do love the tiled piece there should be more of this type of work around.
Enjoy your week, ours is going to be a wet one as we will get the rain from the cyclone.
sharon :)

Valerija said...

Wonderful card with fish. Love your fantastic colouring. The Rudolph day card and the pictures are beautiful too.
Valerija xx

Annie said...

The fish card is really lovely....I'm sure it will be loved. I always enjoy sharing your beach pics too.
Hope you have a creative week.
Annie x #9

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful cards, the trout is lovely and looks so good against the glossy splashes. I love the black and gold against the white background too - very striking, although I can't think about Christmas for at least another 5 months!! Beautiful scenery and stunning mosaic - I'd love that in my garden.
Hope you have good week and not too much rain,
Diana #14

Lin said...

This image makes a great masculine card, Shaz - love how it turned out! Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Christine said...

Hope you manage to stay dry and not suffer too much from the wind. Love that card, well done.
Take care and have a good week
Christine #15

Sarah Brennan said...

Lovely fish. Do you ever have problems with the ink bleeding when you add colour with digi images? Sarah #13

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. Two lovely cards there today on your desk. Great Aus shots, too. How beautiful the ocean looks - trust folk are safe after the storm.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #29

Unknown said...

Absolutely LOVE your trout card! Great coloring! Love your photos, too! No beaches anywhere near us. Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #33

Dorlene Durham said...

Awesome fish cards! Wow! Your lovely beach is so beautiful and the tile art is so great. Great photos - all of them! Happy WOYWW. Dorlene #33

Lindart said...

LOVE your fish card! Beautiful! Stay safe in that wild weather! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #35

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Your trout is just perfect!! Such amazing colouring on it and the glossy accents for the spritzs of water are just a clever idea, they look stunning! Really a fab card, so different!
Lovely Christmas card, too, with your snippets, well done!
Stunning tiled block and beautiful beach to enjoy :)

lisa said...

Love your fish, Shaz, it's beautifully coloured and perfect for a male card.
Big and Little beach are equally perfect. I would be very happy on either of them. I hope you don't get too much rain, poor Queensland. We saw the pictures on the news here.
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax #19

Jenny L said...

Hi Shaz,
what wonderful cards your fish one is so very life like and wonderfully coloured.
Your Rudolf one is another super design and such a great sentiment as well.
Love the wonderful gold tiles.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Helen said...

you always have such gorgeous cards to share, today's are no exception. Glad you've managed to stay safe from the weather for now at least! Helen #1

Twiglet said...

Your fishy card is lovely - it's your finishing touches that set them off so beautifully. Love the seaside collage too - nice beaches. x Jo

Betsy said...

As always your cards a amazing my friend. That fish looks like it could jump right off the card. Also, the beach photos are so pretty. I hope the expected storm isn't as bad as you fear. We've been in flood warnings for weeks now and it's been pouring all day and night again. I sure hope spring comes soon.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the fish card! I'm a fan of Marcella's images. The beaches look lovely.

Kathleen said...

Wow the fish card is so stunning with fantastic colouring.
A really beautiful Christmas Card too love the gold images.

Kath x

Brenda said...

Wow! That fish card is stunning Sharon!!! I so love how you colored him so accurately, the attention to detail is amazing my friend! I'm sure this card made someone's day big time! Your Christmas card doesn't look like it was just thrown together in less than a half hour, it is gorgeous as well!!! I love the pine and poinsettia images in gold, they really shine on this card. The embossed background makes for a great place for them to sit upon and the sentiment is just perfect for Christmas, Easter or everyday life! We should do well to remember this sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

serendipity said...

Brilliant colouring on your trout card - love it and the splashy background. Super fabulous tiled piece, can't begin to imagine how it was done.

Conniecrafter said...

You did a fabulous job of coloring the fish, great idea with the glossy accents and shimmer!
Love the Christmas card and how well the embossed piece goes with your images!
That tile piece is just amazing!!
How wonderful to have two beaches so close together, and looks like it was perfect weather for it all too, hope that the bad weather coming calms down before it reaches you.

kiwimeskreations said...

What an amazing card Shaz - absolutely stunning!! Love all your photos, and that mural is stunning.

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, two wonderful cards, love the trout card it turned out beautifully. Love the cas Christmas card, navy, white and gold always look great together, that is a Darice EF, I think I have one here too. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Mrs A. said...

Your trout card looks amazing. Such talent. The colours are perfect.
Love your Rudolph card. I have mine made finally and just need to take photos in the morning. I'm so chasing my tail around at the moment. Hugs Mrs A.

sandra de said...

Hi Shaz, hope all going well in your part of the sunny/stormy NSW. Hope the flood waters aren't going to affect you too much. Gorgeous cards ... you have such great ideas.
sandra de @16

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

scrappymo! said...

Your 70th Birthday card is fabulous What a wonderful image. I have marked the company and added it to my wish list for my family to check at Xmas/birthdays etc I love the way you coloured it and added the sparkle and sheen to look wet.

Your Rudolph Days card is lovely. The die cuts and great in the vivid gold and the sentiment so perfect for Xmas.

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge

loz said...

Hi Shaz. I Love your trout card and the christmas one is fabulous for a quick make...Loz

Janet Christensen said...

Aaaahhhh. So restful. Peaceful cards, beautiful beaches, lovely post. How relaxing your pictures are.

Gail said...

Your trout card is outstanding!
Love it!
I like the others too!!!
Hope Debbie has left, and your weather's good!

Julia Dunnit said...

17" of rain. My word, talk about extremes. Stay safe wont you, these wild and windy days are always a little more wild and windy than you expect. Glorious beach pics, how lovely to choose between near deserted and nearer deserted!
The trout card is a tour de force Shaz, you did so much research too - I hope your recipient loves it, and I really hope you got pleasure from making it and the final result - well, you are allowed to be smug!

Jo Ann said...

Such wonderful creations. Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. We are starting another Challenge today and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which tells us, "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." Have an awesome week.


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