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, 14 November 2018

Brusho Ink resist Dragonflies + WOYWW

Hi all, hopping over to join in for WOYWW or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Pop over  too, at Julia's at the Stamping Ground!
To my desk!
As you'll see I'm making a Brusho mess! I save on clean up by working on junk mail it collects excess colour and water nicely. I cover up under and around desky area with it.
Then the pesky little brusho powder which strays is picked up with junk mail and put in recyling once dry! It's just more colour than original junk mail! 😊 *dragonfly stamp on left pressie from Shaz Silverwolf, on right from Ann in France.
Snippets are good. Needed one for a greeting to match chosen piece!! And so hunted in brusho snippets bag for a greeting piece!
Greeting is Elizabeth Craft design HB, frame is wonky stitched rectangle Creative set, cut and mounted as frame. Embossalicious EF. Birthday card for overseas family member.
This next set of cards are all makes from half finished stash. The Hero Arts stamp was clear heat embossed like two dragonfly but Distress inks applied instead of brushos for resist. The SB Fleur de Lis rectangle used with disc. Greeting stamp.
The next two cards were made out of one background. I reused the Elizabeth Crafts Quietfire design HB on second card. Layers on both cards were white purple and turquoise card from scraps. The one below has Embossalicious Swirls EF on it, a favourite folder.
Here you can see the layering each layer is offset by 1mm approx. to give shadow effect. I use DST when die cutting which makes this quite easy.
Last a thanks card... I love this verse yet how rarely do I use it or even apply it to my heart amd give thanks to God for all His kindness to me!
Aussie sunshine from last Sunday drive.. had a flat battery so drive for recharge! Then bought new one next day! 
Found this very intersting today! Have 3+ dozen rose bushes and use companion planting to combat pests. One bed has mint (yes, its an insect repellent and aerates soil too, as constantly pulling it out - it escaped from a pot!) Other beds have lavender growing as does lemon tree. Deters stink beetles on lemon.
This rose was given in a pot, too late for me to plant here (in memory of my darling dad 😊).  It had aphids crowding all over its new buds. I'd pruned a bit of lavender so lay pieces over buds in hope the aphid covered buds might be helped.
I know this works, but was still totally shocked at the success. See sick looking few aphids! Each bud was covered a few days ago! Love the minimal effort and no spray. Thought others might like this tip!
Well, loads of jobs here, better wriggle on!!
May God bless your day everyone! Thanks so much especially if you pop over for a peek and a chat!
Shaz in Oz. X
Our Creator God is magnificent in His creative works. It truly is awesome, in its original meaning, as we look around us. A Designer at work is clearly evident..

Eccelsiates 3: 1 -11 has a thought provoking passage, which is very well known. This begins with:
" To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: "
and am sure most are familiar with it.
This verse .." made everything beautiful in His time.."  to me is a highlight pointing to the great hope and promise of things to come ....
One day this creation, which is spoiled by sin, pain, death and sorrow, will be new again. Those rose aphids I'm sure had a good purpose in the original creation before Genesis 3 and sin ocurred! For at creation God said, behold everything is good. So everything must have been a good purpose before Gen 3.

Linking up also with:
1. http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ Anything goes! 
2.  https://alwayshappybirthday.blogspot.com/2018/11/november-challenge-birthday-anything.htm
3. Simon says Thanksgiving.. last card..https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-thanks-thanksgiving/
4. Monday Simon Says Thanks or Thanksgiving - last card.
 https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=14731

26 comments:

Betsy said...

What great ideas you shared in today’s post. Using junk mail as your working mat is brilliant and all of the hints about keeping roses healthy will come in handy for me next spring. Thank you for that. And I love the verse re God making everything beautiful in His time. I need to fix my heart on that and remember it well.
Blessings, Betsy

Sarah Brennan said...

Morning Shaz, what a great tip about companion planting and the lavender to stop aphids. Love the cards, but then I do like Brushos too. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. I like using and playing with brushos - different result every time! Lovely cards and photo of the sea.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Helen said...

your brusho cards are absolutely gorgeous!! great photos too. Helen #1

Neet said...

Beautiful cards again Shaz. I love how you die-cut lettering like that - it works so well on a plain background. I really should adopt this idea.
Great use of Brusho paints, funny that I have not used them in ages but did the other day.
I need to send you an email.
Hugs & Blessings, Neet 11 xx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Wonderful to see photos of your crafty creations, as well as the Australian sunshine. I did have a few Pixie Powders, which are similar to Brushos, but think I may have sold them. Will have a look in my mixed media storage trolley. Great tip about lavender, which is my favourite scent. Ali x #12

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Brusho is worse than glitter for spreading to the four corners of your house! Beautiful cards as always. I love the Birthday die cut.

Fiona #18

Annie said...

I'm sorry to say it's a copied and pasted comment today to let you know I've visited you and read your blog. My ipad isn't playing nicely and wont let me comment on many of the blogs and I am unable to sit for long sessions at the lap top with my painful hip.
Hugs,
Annie x #15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh wow, I love that dragonfly and music on batik card - absolutely gorgeous!!
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz- my first thought was wow! Coincidence, I've used that stamp exactly the same way, lol. In my UFO box, must get round to making them up. Pleased you like the stamp.Love what you've done with the blue/purple one,and the white. I have that die too! We must have matching stash, lol.How useful is that lavender info? Amazing, and one I'll remember for next year. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #9 X

Marit said...

I love your cards, especially the dragonfly ones... and I always smile reading that name (in Dutch we say "Libelle" which doesn't sound as lovely as 'dragonfly') Happy woyww, enjoy your day. Big hug from Holland. Marit #20

scrAPpamondo said...

Great works with brushos!!! Thanks for sharing your tricks!

Lindart said...

Hi Shaz! Love the Brusho dragonflies, and especially the framed one - looks awesome! Also love that technique with the cut out Happy Birthday! I need to get me some of those dies! Have a great week, Lindart #29

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Hi Shaz...oh so love those dragonflies, I bought a set and have yet use them.
Beautiful photo of the water area. Lots of inspiration thanks for sharing. Have a good week

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, lots of lovely things in your post today, the brusho cards and offset die cut sentiments look great. I smiled at the picture of the Aussie sun, complete opposite of the cold weather we are having. I'm not an accomplished gardener, but I will make a note of what you have said in my gardening journal, when I create/start it! Have a lovely week Heather x #13

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW & great work space xx Jan (32)

Monica said...

What a beautiful view. When ever I watch a movie from Australis I think of some of these photos.
monica #24

Angela Radford said...

Loving the dragonfly stamps, I have the one on the left but not used it for ages. Gorgeous view, been quite sunny here for the time of the year but obviously not quite the same as where you are. Have a great woyww, Angela x16x

Conniecrafter said...

Love the gorgeous backgrounds you came up with, such lovely colors! Like the offsetting of the sentiment.
Neat tip about the Lavender, I did not know that.

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a gorgeous collection of cards, love the white embossed card with the coloured sentiment. Good luck with your rotator cuff, mine has taken five years to be diagnosed... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful cards! I love the white embossed dragonfly birthday card and the elegant colour combination of your Thanksgiving card - so pretty 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

Darnell said...

Gorgeous Brusho backgrounds, Shaz, which look fabulous with the dragonflies! The color with that white embossing just glows! I love the other inspiring cards as well, and the photo of the sea, as always! Thank you for the great tip on lavender killing aphids!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Laurel Kerr said...

Fabulous Brusho card and the other cards are beautiful Shaz. What a great idea to use junk mail..Loz

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz :-) I love the first one with the fabulous artsy background and white embossed dragonflies, very beautiful :-)
Love your other cards too, all awesome! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Luv
Lols x x x

Kelly said...

Great tip on the lavender for roses. yes, you have to watch mint. Extremely invasive. So is Thyme. Lovely cards. Dragonfly is one of my favorite images. Creative blessings! Kelly #27

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, I find white embossing powder so effective with Brushos.
After our rather warm Autumn the temperature is now beginning to plummet, hoping it doesn't go too cold too quickly as our strange weather this year has shocked many of my plants this year.
Happy woyww & have a blessed Sunday Tracey #10

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