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, 20 June 2018

WOYWW + Lawn Fawn With Partial Oxides Mask

Well, another Wed here in a blink. One day off shortest day of year for Downunder ... can't wait for summer! For desks of the world, pop over to Julia's, do please, at the Stamping ground.
Now to my desk!!
 One can see Masks, Oxides, DI tools, cute Lawn Fawn Hedgies. Saw Kristina Werner do partial masking with cute die cuts stamping. Inked images with Black Onyx Versafine with EP and then coloured Promarkers. Fussy cut here, as no matching  die cuts.
 TIPS: You can use black Versafine (a pigment ink) or blue red, green, purple and make it white gold or silver or whatever EP is. Don't need Versamark pad, really. I found this out by being too lazy to clean my stamp. 😊
TIP 2: Set Oxides with hairspray. Works a treat, removes oxide look. 👍 Love saving pennies!!!
TIP 3: With mask inking, especially one like zigzag one, use a gentle pouncing with sponge applicator - works best. After mask inked lift and add excess ink over same spot to soften the colours.
 Used two masks one below Darkroom Door Mesh and Zigzag is a Huey mask.
 None of the two cards are finished for photos. Attached images with "White -tac" as outside light was fading fast. Our shortest day tomorrow... YAY!
 TIP 4: Had Black ink from stamp catch top of this card top. Removed it with my usual array. Being a calligrapher, I'm a collector of rubbers/ or erasers. The old Staedtler ink/ pencil combo is a good standby, Pentel Hyperaser is ultra thin and handy for tight spots, not unlike Mono, and lastly the newer Mono eraser. Ink removed.
TIP 5 : Always polish over the surface of paper/card with pencil eraser as it removes furry surface. Below is Washi Scored card. For details see post below.
Some lovely photos from Oz went for walk yesterday with someone very dear. Took this photo of our families favourite spot. Aren't those clouds amazing. God's glory shown forth! Glory indeed.. t'was real winter's day with wind as well !!
 My brother in law snapped these white Corellas I think.. checking them out, I suspect.
 Thank you so much for taking time to pop over and say hi.. especially if you take time to leave a comment. You do so bless my heart!!
Going to make a real effort to comment this week!!
God bless you in your day.
Prayer hugs,
Shaz in Oz. Xxx
I love this verse.. it begins with  "we have NO might... neither know we what to do, but our eyes are upon Thee!"
How precious it is.. our God is more than willing and able if we but call upon Him. I'm daily needing it at the moment. Trials draw us closer to Him. 😊
Also joining up with:
1.http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
2. http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-anything-goes.html

28 comments:

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the cards Shaz, the backgrounds are so effective. Thanks for the tips on removing ink! Have a great week. Sarah #19

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness, Shaz. Your cards are beautiful. I love the Versafine tip, but I don't have any of that, either. I really love how you made your backgrounds. Everything is gorgeous. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Super cards Shaz, love those little Hedgehogs. As soon as I saw the mono eraser I knew what you would be using it for, it's great for removing those unwanted inky bits and a lot harsher on the card than the sand rubbers I used when doing Calligraphy at College.
Beautiful picture's, blue sky is always so calming.
Creative wishes for the week ahead and Happy WOYWW.
Tracey #4

Maxine D said...

What gorgeous backgrounds Shaz, and you have made the most of them by keeping the overall design so CAS with just the hedgies and sentiment. The Thanks card is so elegant.
Love those cloud formations!! Yes the shortest day is a turning point, but the saying here is 'as the days get longer the cold gets stronger'...
Blessings
Maxine

Annie said...

I’m just catching up with a few of my favourite blogs while I grab a quick coffee. It’s been a hectic morning to sat the least but I’m really buzzing.
Love the cards Shaz especially the hedgehugs. Always love your beach shots and what gorgeous birds too.
Hugs,
Annie x #16

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. Your cards are beautiful - you have a real gift with colour and shape. Great work. Love the text at the bottom - most apt!!! Hopefully will get around to emailing soon! honestly, where are the days going???
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, I hope you are well? What a coincidence, thats the second time recently we've watched the same videos!. I watched that one a couple of nights ago, and thought it was a great technique.Last one was the Black Ice technique. Gorgeous cards, all of them. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

Heidi Stamps said...

I really like the hedgehogs especially! TFS!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really love the birds on a wire music! I have actually tried to sight read the tune from starlings on wires before now (I know, crazy woman!) so this made me smile. Love the hedge hugs too, isn't it interesting how different the two coloured backgrounds make them look?
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

jan spencer said...

Your cards are lovely, I really like the BG, I’ve been trying to do less is more, not very successful but seeing yours I will try with my stencils next time.
Love the birds and the beach photos too.
Jan#31

Sharon Madson said...

Hi Shaz! This is a great post! Your cards are lovely, and the backgrounds you created are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your tips! And I love the verse you shared, too. #31

Caro said...

Hi Shaz, I'm back in blogland for the first time in four years so it is nice to 'see' you again... I love that verse too. It is wonderful and so true. Your cards and backgrounds are gorgeous. Thanks for the tips. Caro x #24

Helen said...

some great tips and some fab backgrounds on your cards. thanks for stopping by. Helen #3

Lillianb said...

Thanks for the tips and you colouring is grreat,

Lilian B #14

Betsy said...

Such sweet little hedgehogs. I love that verse. I needed to see that today. Thank you for the sweet tips about getting my pictures. to my blog. I’m going to give it a try.
Blessings,
Betys

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely cards, and thanks for the tricks you shared! :)
Hugs!

Hazel said...

Very effective use of the mask on the cards, Shaz. Thanks for sharing today - Hazel, WOYWW 472 #17 xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, life is full of coincidences. I watched Kristina Werner's video a couple of days ago, have that hedgie stamp and, as if that wasn't enough, have the Washi tape with the bird images too. If I didn't know you were on the other side of the world I'd suspect you'd been in my craftroom. I've missed your Aussie photos during my absence - so very nice to be catching up. Hugs, Elizabeth x #30

Angela Radford said...

Great post today. Loving the cards and great tips too. Have a lovely woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x22x

Natalie said...

Your photos are beautiful done showing the God's wonderful creation! Your hedgie cards are so cute, what fun backgrounds. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday! Blessings to you!

brenda said...

Great artwork for our June challenge at Stamping Sensations Shaz, many thanks for joining in. Super photos as well, those birds look so unusual (for us over here that is), rather like white Parrots - and we did see a lot of the green ones in Spain earlier this month, they sit in the tree in some towns.

B x

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous cards, Shaz! Love the backgrounds and the hedgies are adorable! Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Brenda said...

Lots of good things there on that desk Sharon! I am loving your cute hedgi cards, the cas design is perfect and I am loving those inky backgrounds! The thanks card is lovely as well and of course I am loving that cas design too. Love the down under photos. So you are in winter now??? We started summer and I'm not ready for fall or winter yet. lol But was in the hobby store and they had all the fall stuff out. What?! Already?! I get Christmas in July...well kinda. But fall when summer just began. sigh No wonder we are always feeling rushed. lol Hugs, Brenda

Laurel Kerr said...

Fabulous technique and cards Shaz. Beautiful photos.. The white corellas are in plague proportions here and make a lot of noise in the evening..loz

Ginny Maxam said...

Great Tips Shaz! the cards came our super and I love your Oz Photos!
Hugs,
Ginny

Janet Christensen said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me on a rainy morning.

Anne said...

I absolutely LOVE these! I haven't tried this yet, a bit short of stencils!!!! Thanks for all the tips! I'll need you to show me the eraser technique as I scuff my card and the ink remains.... lovely photos too! TFS!

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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