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 3 December 2017

Watercolour paper from Cereal Box - GD Snippets Playground

Hi there everyone. A huge surprise last month, was asked by Miss Di of Snippets playground - would I be able to do Guest Designer on 3/12? Of course, I say! Truly honoured! Warning lots of photos, but fun things are learnt in this card! Experiment plus.. A peek!
Yes ... it maybe observed Christmas is rapidly approaching so of course I had to make a Christmas card!
 So take a cereal box... and turn it over and colour on the white/ cream side with  watercolour markers, I used Tombows as shown. I roughly coloured, just made whole area was well covered and roughly blended. What totally shocked me is how brilliant this was as a watercolour blending background.
  Cereal box makes awesome watercolour paper - y’see the top coloured sealed layer (which becomes the base) keeps it in shape beautifully. The white underside (now top) is perfect for smooshing and an absorbing surface for watery medium...
Yay, and it’s free, I’ll be getting everyone to save me cereal packets. Tried it with brushos too, and worked just fine, however remember not all card is created equal.
 Added Shimmer spray as water medium well spritzed till blend then waited till dry, may heat dry.
Use a background die  to dry emboss on the watercolour shimmer background as above.
 Die cut a background, also out of cereal packet, then smoosh the diecut with Versamark, then emboss with silver, I did this one twice as missed bits on first pass.
 So this gorgeous piece below, with embossed die cut attached is simply a bit of a cereal packet or box!
All the card is snippets except for base, used snippets for silver on flowers and flourish, also flowers had a blue water colour cereal leaf. Verse also snippets, shaded whilst still in die, highlighted with silver pen around edge.
 Items used on this card:
Britannia poinsettia die set
Papertrey Moroccan screen die
Joy! Small leaf Flourish
Xcut Victorian die set
Stampendous Christmas verse stamp
The Sea card ~ Top three at WAW EDIT: So excited ... this card made top 3 at WAW.
 Don't forget now to pop over to Miss Di's playground for a peek! and watch out for Parsnip's shenanigans too, no telling what he is up to at this time of year!
May God bless you in your day wherever you may be, and thanks so very much for all your kind encouragement even when I'm not a good blogger. :D

Shaz in Oz. X

78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the Dayspring from on High hath visited us,
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, 
to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke1:48, 49


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Well done Shaz!! Clever recycling of the cereal box,I have to try with watercolors on it! Love the fab combo blue + silver, so perfect for Christmas night with this quote. Adorable trellis! Congrats on your GD at Pixie's Playground!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is absolutely Gorgeous, beautiful background and love that die cut with it and the flowers are just beautiful in the silver against that blue. I know our cereal boxes are all kraft color inside but I will have to see if any of our other boxes would work :) Love when we can recycle!

Liz said...

Congratulations on your GD spot over in the Playground, Shaz. Fabulous card, so elegant and classy. Love the colour choice and your recycled background is beautiful. Lovely to see you over in the Crafty Calendar Challenge, good luck!
Liz xx

Pia S said...

So beautiful with the metallic silver and blue color combination. Gorgeous flowers too. So glad to see you participate in our Christmas chaos event over at Catch the Bug!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Shaz, such a great idea - lovely blues and beautifully designed.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lisa Lynn said...

Very creative. Love the bright color and beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Holiday Chaos 2017 Merry and Bright Challenge, Lisa Lynn GDT.

Billie A said...

Wow this is stunning. I love the colors and the thought of it being a cereal box.. WoW.. good to know that it' better than water color paper now if I only had young kids still home that ate cereal.. lol. I am so glad you shared over at Catch the bug.

Billie A
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Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely creation. Enjoyed seeing how it came together. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our week-long Holiday Chaos! Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT

Di said...

Hi Shaz! I adore your card as you know and am so grateful for you to be our GD this fortnight. Slap my wrists though - I just clicked on the link you sent me for my blog and it didn't work. Now corrected and HUGE apologies! Psssst, I sparkle right now - been using glittery paper for Sunday Snippets card - in between chasing my tail over 101 other things.

Big hugs and a squishy extra one from Parsnip :)

Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Great card for your guest designer spot at Di's. Congratulations on the gig!

Your card is stunning. And to think it started out as a box of cereal! Love every little thing about it. The blue and silver is stunning.!

loz said...

Your card and colours are stunning Shaz..Congrat's on being a guest designer on Snippets..Loz

KathyA. said...

Congrats on your guest designer gig. You rocked it! Also thanks for the tip about cereal boxes. I love upcycling but I haven't seen any cereal boxes that are not kraft/cardboard inside. I do use them... but not for watercolor. Will need to look harder! (BTW your card is gorgeous!)

flossbite said...

Lovely card, very clever. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra.

Katrina Bufton said...

Gorgeous card, I never would have guessed it was from old cereal packets :D Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
Katrina x

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