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

Friday, 15 September 2017

Bizzy Becs DT post - Watercolouring with Distress Inks.

 (WOYWW Post below this)

Hi there everyone, Am here with a another DT post for Bizzy Bec's - this time tutorial - watercolouring with distress inks.
Although this image came coloured I wanted to colour it. This I found was best way to colour any fine lined image, as no detail is lost! Plus Distress inks blend beautifully.
Distress ink on white piece of laminated cardstock, or use a stamping block, with white paper under it so you can see colours.
Used two mauve/ purple, and three green with blue. DI Blue Denim was used on both purple and green for shadows.
So here is the completed image .. this was for a very special ladies birthday. I inked whilst the die cut still in Stitched Oval die with Distress inks in two greens, Peeled Paint, and Pine Needles. Cottage Cutz Stitched ovals  fit really well the largest of the Spellbinder Elegant Ovals.
I shaped the flowers as love the 3D look, although it doesn't really show that clearly - see here to show I do it. I did this with a single coloured layer.. a cheat's way :D
Completed card. All dies, etc, used listed below. Although looks like 80 is in different coloured mirri card it is not :D
Items Used:
 Spellbinder Elegant Ovals
Our Daily Bread Beautiful Border Dies.
(Available previously with Bec before, so check availability).
Dies on Small labels:
Greeting is a disc. Our Daily Bread Greeting set, and Cuttlebug disc. Olivia Alphabet set for numbers. 
The digi image is Beccy's place Iris digi

 Now don't forget to pop over  HERE at Bizzy Bec's and check out the other DT gorgeous creations, and please do join in ANYTHING GOES September CHALLENGE - to win that prize.
Pop by Bec's store, too, for her great bargain prices
Photo taken by Fraser Young in South Australia.
.. oh we need some rain in our part of Oz, they've had rain down there - we have not. Love this shot .. the clouds and sheep are a real contrast.
An image which brings a smile to my face, as does this card (so linking up with
*Annie's Friday Smiles) .. if you want to see the cards I made for Nan as well as this one , just scroll down!

Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat!   
May God bless your day wherever you may be. 
Also wish to apologise for tardiness in commenting, very busy here downunder :D

Shaz in Oz.x

"O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: because His mercy endureth for ever."
Psalm 118:1

Joining up with the following Challenges:
 1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 
2. Tic tac toe at Flower challenge Using diagonal, white, watercolour, sentiment. 
(Mm, just realised my card has all but two (blue and CAS) of tic tac toe, so could go many ways!)
At Stamping Sensations they've a colour challenge, can use one or more colours or just the flower  which I've done.
Stamping element is the gold embossed greeting.


LilArtsyWoman said...

Beautiful card and colors.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

so pretty :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Beautiful coloring and I really love the perfect bow! How sweet! This special lady is going to really enjoy this card.

Kathleen said...

Totally gorgeous Shaz and so it the photo.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card, so elegant!

Betsy said...

That is SO pretty. It's going to make a special lady very, very happy. May you be blessed today my dear friend.

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Shaz. The lovely image is beautifully coloured. xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Shaz!! Love your coloring!

loz said...

Stunning card and colours Shaz..Loz

brenda said...

Beautiful Irises Shaz and the looks so pretty against the delicately embossed background, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month. Take card and I hope life slows down a little for you soon.

B x

Marlies said...

A beautiful elegant card. A lovely flower stamp, I like the die frame too and the embossing looks realy chique! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Borqna said...

Gorgeous card, Shaz!
Good luck!!

sharon said...

Gorgeous card Shaz!!! The colours are perfect :)
I might have to look at buying a set of the Cottage Cutz Stitched Oval die.
We desperately need rain here on the coast many people's tanks have dried up and there is a wait of about 3 weeks before water can be delivered :(
Thankfully we still have plenty in our tank as we are very careful.
Have a wonderful weekend.
sharon :)

Viv said...

This is so pretty Shaz, love your beautiful flowers framed in that lovely oval die. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful those sweet flowers!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful watercoloring of this, I do like using my distress inks to watercolor :) Love the die to frame them, so delicate and pretty embossing for the background!
Do hope you get the rain you need

Beccy said...

Your card is beautiful Shaz, I'm sure the lady who receives it will be thrilled. You did a wonderful job with the water colouring, it's so soft and pretty and I love the blending of the colours. The purple mirror card was a great choice for the frames and other embellishments. Well done!

Hannah said...

Hi :) Would love it if you could pop over and let me know what you think of my latest cards! :)
These are beautiful, as always!
Hannah x

Cara said...

Gorgeous card, so delicate x

Darnell said...

Great photo, Shaz! And really stunning card! Adding watercolor and shaping the irises are both wonderful details that add so much depth!! I would have stopped there, haha, but you made it a true keepsake work of art with the oval frame, bow, beautiful sediment detail, and wonderful pearl-embedded e/f!! Hugs, Darnell

Mrs A. said...

That is a very pretty finished card. I much prefer this way of coloring as I find I can have more control of how much ink is going onto the image and shading too. hope your enjoying your time with your family. hugs Mrs A.

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