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

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Bizzy Bec's DT Darkroom Door Sail Away + Distress

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Hi there everyone, back with another card using the wonderful Darkroom Door set - Sail away! first a peek, then the how to!
 I gathered sea coloured Distress Inks ... see colours below. 
On desk added inks to white coated mat (plastic coated lid from takeaway) laid down a layer water on watercolor block. Then randomly added colours till happy.
Stamped on scraps - two images with my favourite stamping ink - Black Onyx Versafine, embossed with clear EP.
Completed watercolour piece, now dry.. as you can see colours very random, cut to fit a 5" x 7" base for card.
With two stamped images (save other for later), inked with similar colours as used above, also DI Fossilized Amber from moon reflection.
Oval die, see links below, used to cut out window out of watercolour piece. Added die cut frame, shaping it a little on foam mat with shaping tool.
Added behind frame, double-folded mounting tape, ie folded in on itself to make it half the width and double the height.
TIP: Stretches/ fits better around oval if pull off all backing paper and stretch as you attach. Used largest and 3rd largest for die frame
 Supplies used: *All are Pre-order
* Darkroom Door Sail Away Stamp set.
* Lawn Fawn So Much to say ... birthday greeting.
* Distress inks 
Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans,  Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire.
(if you see something that is not listed in store, then ask Bec via email to see if she can order it in for you! )
Thanks for popping over, especially a big thank you if you say hi to let me know you've been by!

 Oh, and dont forget to  join in the Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes challenge for June HERE..  someone has to win that prize.
 Shaz in Oz.x

"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." Psalm 27:14
Joining up to the following:
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

3. Lemon shortbread challenge - anything goes. 

4. Always fun challenge - For a male or dad 


Andrea said...

What beautiful cards Shaz and thank you for sharing your techniques. I never quite get the results I want when mixing distress inks but I suppose practice makes perfect:-) The stamps are stunning and the images so crisp...The oval frame really makes them pop. They make great male cards which I find always difficult to do.thank you for the lovely comment you left and I hope you have a wonderful week crafty hugs Andrea #10

loz said...

Gorgeous card and technique Shaz..Loz

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Shaz and your work desk looks as busy as ever.

Kath x

Dorlene Durham said...

Gorgeous card. I love the stamp with the reflection. So wonderful. Have a great week. Dorlene #44

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Shaz. Love the effect of mixing all the inks. xx

Sharon said...

Really lovely card! Great technique.

Sharon K #38

sharon said...

Fabulous card Shaz, thank you so very much for showing us your technique.
I must pop on over to Becs as she does have a fabulous collection of toys for us all.
Enjoy your week.
sharon :)

brenda said...

A totally delightful creation as always Shaz and what a serene scene with the ship.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful card Shaz - thanks for showing us the process, and sharing tips.

Anne said...

WOWZA! Fantastic cards dear Shaz! You have been busy! I love seeingall your techniques too! Bravomon amie! I love all your Aussie scenic photos, such a lovely country to live in! Thanks for showcasing those beautiful ATC's, super artwork! Your post is full of inspiration! xx

sandra de said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the birthday card with cute pug and love how you have created the sailing card. Always lovely to see how much effort you got to create brilliant cards.
sandra de @11

Karen Dunbrook said...

looks wonderful....the water and reflections are great.
tfs and happy stamping,

Brenda said...

Your card is just beautiful Sharon! I love the scene you have created, it looks so real like I could reach out and touch the water. Great job with the inking and blending! Hugs, Brenda

BożenA said...

So beautiful!! He has the magic of the moment ...
Thank you for the beautiful inspiration.

scrAPpamondo said...

Ww!! This sailing card is just delicious! Great background with the sea and moon!! Fab dimensional feel! Well done!! Thanks for sharing!

Cara said...

I love this card, it's so atmospheric with those moody blues x

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Shaz! you have created a beautiful scene.

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Neet said...

Beautiful cards - I love your distressing technique. So very effective and gorgeous mix of colours.
Hugs, Neet xx

Kim Heggins said...

Absolutely your water, simply gorgeous.

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, looks like it could be a photograph!! Lovely job on the background!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous card. Love the background and the focal image is brilliant! Thank you for joining in with our Special Man/Boy Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, x

Katie @ Arnold's Attic said...

What a fabulous workspace!
Have a super weekend,
Katie xx44

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Always Fun, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sunshine Country said...

Very pretty! And wonderful encouraging verse from God's Word.

Cobnut Crafter said...

What a beautiful serene card! Thanks for sharing technique and in particular the specific source of all the blue tones you have used - so helpful. x Anne

Karen Letchworth said...

This is awesome, Shaz. I can never thank you enough for sharing your time and talents with us. Have a wonderful week!
Karen Lethworth
Word Art Wednesday - I'd love to have you visit

Pam said...

Wow! Such a beautiful, serene card. Thank you for sharing your design in our "For a Special Man/Boy or Father’s Day" Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!
:) Pam

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, another wonderful inky background card, love the moon and the reflection you made behind the boat, I must say Bec has some super eofy prices at the moment and maybe I've had to take up her offer on some Darkroom door stamps... have a wonderful week.... Megan

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a stunning card. Wow!

Aileen said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the colours you have chosen and would love to try this. I have got to sort myself out and get more silhouette stamps they can be shown so beautifully.

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