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, February 7, 2018

WOYWW - Brayer Iridescent Medium + Brusho cards

WOW! yes another week gone .. and didn't excel in past week, missed a family birthday yesterday (oops!) so posted a belated one today.. better late than never! :D
And its Wednesday sooooooo time for WOYWW or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday ... Pop over to Julia’s Stamping Ground! Check out desks all over the world! To my desk!
So on right is an engagement card on the make... all elements there but not assembled. The lily of valley flowers are Spellbinder, I bought die cuts on eBay in white and coloured them, had ten lily of valley, and ten blue bells cheaper than buying dies! but card wasn't grand to colour, a bit poor quality really. I'm a paper or cardstock snob, I think... to left of that is another card been sitting there almost done for ages now finished as birthday card for nephew 3, it will be late I think as is nephews 2, but not showing it. On very left are card inserts already printed out.
This was brayered and stamped (probably Archival Black) years ago.. a true snippet, as are the corners (a square die cut up), I used iridescent medium on the brayer gloss card base with Kaleidocolor pad in blues... or maybe Big & Juicy pad looking at edged in greens.. snippet used for greeting die cut.
IO greeting set, top edgers.
 
 Now these are three more of the ten cards made as "thank you cards set" .. a requested wedding present .. she likes blues and greens, I've been told - so used blue green brushos, on two of them - watercolour resist technique + die cuts on third (used a CCD, comes in two pieces, can be used as one or alter to size). EF is Embossalicious Swirl. CCD for first TY die, and for "thanks" is a CB Olivia alphabet set.
Now to my Aussie shot.. we sat watching the waves this afternoon on our icecream drive :D Am busy next two days, hope to catch up on commenting on Sat. all being well!
Oh, excitement - just discovered have a new encourager of this blog .. a big welcome to Laurie! of In My dream, I see! pop over and leave some love.. she's only a fairly new blogger from Ontario, Canada!
 Thanks so much for popping over for a peek, especially if you stay for a chat!
May God bless your day wherever you maybe!
Shaz in Oz.x


Thus saith the Lord God... ".. yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands".... Isaiah 49: 15b, 16a

Joining up with following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au 
Stamping snesations - Anything with flowers! loads of flowers here! http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2018/02/february-anything-with-flowers.html 

41 comments:

Claire said...

You create such wonderfully varied cards!! All are beautiful :)
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 4

Helen said...

your cards are beautiful! the engagement card is going to be gorgeous. Happy WOYWW Helen #3

brenda said...

I do love blue and green as a colour palette Shaz, the two colours compliment each other so well and you have a super display of cards using them today, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Annie said...

I love the colours in the cards you’ve made today...all my favourites. Oh to have a walk in the sunshine on that beach! It would blow away some of these bugs in my head this week I’m sure.
Hope you have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x #16

sandra de said...

Lovely collection of cards and always love the Aussie pic. We really do live in a beautiful creation :)
sandra de @109

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful collection of cards you have made. Love your designs
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Sarah Brennan said...

I love all your cards Shaz. I'm a big fan of blue and green myself and I'm sure the bride will love her present. Have a great week. Sarah #23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the blue greens of those thank you cards, my all time favourite colour! The white die cuts on top add to the fresh look, it's really pretty. And as we had snow this morning, the sunny beach shot is most welcome! Margaret is en route as I type but I think she's sticking to motorways rather than the scenic route down through Wales...safer.
Hugs LLJ 15 xxx

Lois Wyche said...

I'm in awe with all of these lovely, beautiful creations. So, so inspiring.

Marit said...

I love all the cards, very different and all beautifull! The quality of paper/cardstock is indeed very important, I am a 'card-snob' as well when it comes to that! I will now be off to Laurie to greet her! Happy woyww, warm hug from Holland. Marit #26

laurie said...

I think we've all missed a birthday or two, lol . You have been very productive!!! Your cards are beautiful, the thank you sets are such an amazing color, I wish I was by the ocean with ice cream!!!! I'm very jealous lol,,,

Felicia Aaron said...

Shaz, you ALWAYS have some loveliness going with your cards....late or not! LOL And these are not exception! Love the Aussie shot for sure! Have a blessed rest of the week! Felicia #32

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, just reading that you remind me I have some Iridescent medium somewhere, must try it with the brushos. Cards are gorgeous, she is going to love them. Have a lovely week, hugs, Shaz #11 XxX

Betsy said...

Shaz, I always enjoy seeing your posts and all of the lovely cards. The lillys of the valley are extra amazing! I never have any idea of what your writing about though, as I don't make cards and I don't understand the language of dies, snippets, corners, brushes, etc. It got me to thinking about how my sweet husband doesn't understand my yarny lingo either. I talk about gauge, textures, needle sizes and y/0's, etc. and he says it's like a foreign language to him. But it's clear as day to me.
Well, that got me to thinking about God. How His wishes and love for us are clear as day to us, but a foreign language to others who don't know Him. Also, how wonderful it was that He gave us all special talents to grow into and to love doing. And how important it is to share those talents with other. You give your cards away. I give most of my knitting away.
Love the Aussie shot. Sunshine. Beautiful sunshine.
Blessings,
Betsy

Anne said...

What a delightful collection of cards! You have so much talent! I love your seaside shots....we were throwing snowballs today!!!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Such beautiful variety of lovely cards. All unique. I love the last photo, water relaxes me and I love to be near it. But here snow and lots more on the way. Hoping in a week or so we are on our way to spring! Enjoy a great week.

Brenda said...

Oh my Sharon, your cards are just stunning! I love each and everyone. I am especially excited to see the engagement card with the lilies of the valley on them. I thought they were real for a minute! Great job coloring them. Oh your beach view is just what I need to see today. We are wrapped in ice here, so a very grey, dreary, dismal day here with icicles hanging and ice wrapped trees and steps. So I'm hunkered down and staying in! Spring will come, spring will come.....one day. Hugs, Brenda

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely array of cards, you have been so busy!

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous collection of cards. Have a great woyww, Angela x17x

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh you have plenty going on at that desk..just as well you take ice cream drives, you need the head space! Love the thank you cards, I bet the bride will be thrilled. Great idea with the lily of the valley die cuts, theynlook lovely on that card. Is it a Commission? I can’t think of the last time I needed an engagement card, must be in the age where our friends are too old and our children are....holding out on us!!

Lynne K said...

Loads of gorgeous flowers indeed, Shaz! Love your Brusho backgrounds, especially the colours, and the resist flowers, one of my favourite techniques. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, I love the brayered card. Hopefully mine will look as good when I get round to practising! Beautiful set of thank you cards for the bride. The colours are lovely! Hope you enjoyed your icecream. Have a lovely week Heather #28

Neet said...

Gorgeous brayered cards - the colours remind me of your Ozzie photo. You are good at this kind of card with the brayer included.
Mind you that lily of the valley card is something else - so beautiful. What a lucky person the recipient is.
Now did I imagine you said something about wings?
Hugs, Neet 1 xx (been asleep all day - full of a cold- hope it's not flu)

Plush Possum Studio said...

Good work with blending those clear and gorgeous colors!
Happy WOYWW
Rose #7

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous backgrounds on all of these, great masculine card in the first, the following cards I love the ones with the dry embossing also, I love the white embossed flowers also!

Maxine D said...

Wonderful cards Shaz - I love the snippets (masculine) one!
I am waiting on part of an order of CCD's - three (of 10) have arrived and so far they are all good ... and arriving way earlier than I anticipated, one arrived in 6 days!!
Love your beach scene, I could do with some sunny beach days about now, so I will have them vicariously through your blog
Blessings
Maxine

SusanLotus said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!
I love that you have the same
colour combination on all of them. :)

Happy WOYWW,
Sussie nr 38.

Sharon Madson said...

Your irredescent cards are gorgeous! My favorite colors are blues and greens too. Love your Aussie photos. Thanks for sharing all. So nice of you to mention Lauri, and I will go check her blog out. Well, I am late, but happy WOYWW! #37

Vicky Fisher said...

Lovely cards, you've been very busy, have a lovely week, Vicky

Lindart said...

Beautiful cards! I love blues and greens too! The ocean view is just what I need today, knee deep in snow! LOL! Have a great week, Lindart #35

cotnob said...

Your desk looks interesting Shaz, pretty Lily of the Valley.
Beautiful cards, lovely backgrounds and colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Laurel Kerr said...

Fabulous cards and colours Shaz. I really must open my brushos and use them..Loz

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a lovely set of cards. I like the Brusho background on this one as it makes the white flowers really pop. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

sharon said...

I always enjoy looking at your desk :)
Wow your nephews card is a real beauty!!!!
Adore your thankyou cards l do love the blue and green and firmly believe that they can be seen together :)
Hmmmm love the icecream drive picture.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
sharon :)

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant Shaz, oh to have a day crafting with you would be awesome.x [aNNie]
 ❤️

Di said...

Wonderful cards and a lovely post as always Shaz! Love your snippets card - great to use up long forgotten items isn't it. Great to see you in the Playground with us!

Hugs

Di xx

Cara said...

A fabulous set of cards. I'm a total paper snob too! Hope you have a great week x

BJ said...

Totally taken by the engagement card, probably the lace - scrumptious, oh and I can just smell the lily of the valley too, divine. Thanks for the visit BJ#2

Twiglet said...

You do make the most lovely cards Shaz. I'm sooo late getting round the desks this week! I envy your sunshine - it's been cold, windy and even blustery snow showers this week here! x Jo

Pia S said...

They're beautiful, I do like this mix of greens and blues. Great tip on how to use a square die cut as corners too.

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