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

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Penny Black Soft Wings Butterfly + early WOYWW

Almost Wednesday.. a day early with desky share time for me ... tomorrow pop over to head desker Queen Julia of the Stamping Ground!        My desk (s):
 Well, here is my bargain stamp tool bought in New year sales (less than 1/2 price). Love it! Crafts-Too Press to Impress. If not too late over at Mrs A's butterfly challenge, I hope to enter again. Using Tombow watercolour markers and spritz technique. Below you see stamped image used three colours in Mrs A.'s challenge. Ivory (cardstock), Iceberg Blue, and Imperial purple.
 This is my new method of storing Tombows. Saw a cheap A4 storage box in supermarket, thought of Tombow & Bob's your uncle! 😊 I've had some of these since 1992. Not one has been binned yet. The one thing I ALWAYS try to do is double check every single cap I've used before putting them away. As you'll see I did some spattering with same colours too.
 Completed card (*so sorry image bit soft, its very windy today card kept blowing!). Also used the other three wheel elements on Mrs A.'s challenge. They were Include a Die cut (CCD Stitched Flag), Invitation and Image (stamp). Aren't they pretty colours? So used all six elements! Yay. Mind you I'm taking the calligraphed "You're invited!" tag off .. and keeping it as an emergency card birthday/ sympathy etc card. I just wanted to use all six elements.
This is the encrusted jewel technique I spoke of last WOYWW. I shared another one earlier HERE too. Basically it is mutiple embossing. My technique needs to be more polished. The background has one mask, multiple masking. Moved same mask along once then reinked for different pattern. Then flipped mask over, and added white chalk ink layer. The base card is kraft coloured.. it actually is an ice cream packet! Helps in mutiple layering effect if you start with coloured base card IMHO. EP shown below one had glitter in it. You start with extra thick EP.. or multiple clear layers. Last entry for CAS stencil challenge. I have had fun.
 Haven't made this one up. Used Green Glitter EP. The white is shaved ice. Folks on videos etc said it went pretty green. Mine went white... I still really like it. Not made into card yet. I'm going to go back to basics next time I think and try cooking it over a toaster like I did before heat tool bought in 1995. My Milwaukee gun is still working after nearly 25 years. I dont know how often I've dropped it!
I'm going to close with some more of Norway like last post. We went to the beach at the weekend I was there. No real sand like here kind of coarse granular. Still loved these flowers. At first glance they look like scotch thistle. But they're not. Very soft, also a yellow pea flower there. Maybe wildflowers. Loved the painted beach sheds or whatever they're called in Norwegian! This beach is an hour from Trondheim.
Sorry about reflection took it through a window.
Thanks everyone for popping over for a peek and chat. You make me smile. I pray every blessing upon you and those you love too.
Hugs Shaz in Oz. X
My new blog over here at Wonderful Words of Life. I’d love it if you’d pop over, join and say hi there too. 💕
Mrs A.s theme of Invitation made me think of the many Invitations in the Bible. This one is oft quoted yet used too little. How rarely we find that complete rest for our souls.. if only we'd slow down and look up to the Lord Jesus. He alone can give that rest to our soul.
Linking up with:
1. The Butterfly Challenge Butterfly card "I is for Imperial Purple/Iceburg/Ivory/Invitation/Include a Die Cut/Image can be Digi or a Stamp/Butterfly. Used Purple, Die cut Stamp and butterfly. Entry butterfly card. ***USED all SIX elements.
3. Simon Says Monday challenge Recycle. Second butterfly card butterfly and stencil work is re-using icecream packet. https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=15322
4. Stamping Sensations Fabulously Feminine - Penny Black butterfly stamped card. http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-fabulously-feminine.html?m=15.
5. Penny Black Saturday Challenge New stamping tool used! http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/pbsc-january-anything-goesoptional.html?m=1
6.  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ Anything goes.

43 comments:

brenda said...
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brenda said...

A beautiful Butterfly creation for our 'Fabulously Feminine' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for joining in with your pretty work.

B x

Carol said...

Love your butterfly Shaz.

I hope your year is going well so far. Crafty Hugs Carol x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Your butterflies are so pretty and delicate I think my favourite is the orange one. Your photos of your travels are tempting me to bok a trip to Norway, but it won't be this year as my diary is already pretty full. Thank you for your visits and lovely comments on my blogs. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter)

Shoshi said...

What a lovely post, Shaz. Your encrusted butterflies are stunning, as are the beautiful cards you have made with them. Everything is gorgeous as always! Thank you for visiting, and I’m about to pop over to your other blog!

Happy early WOYWW (don’t think I’ve ever said that before lol!),
Shoshi x (hopefully see you tomorrow too)

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, I hope you are coping with the current heatwave and keeping cool. I love the butterfly in blues and purples, looks life like. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Mrs A. said...

Love the big spritzed butterfly. Your tombow markers look very similar to Marvey Le Plume II pens that I use and love?. Very hard to get hold of though so if Tombows are the same then that's good to know . Beautiful calligraphy on your sentiment. Thankyou girl coming and spinning the butterfly wheel again. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

Two beautiful butterfly cards Shaz! Love the spritzed on with the blues and purples. The splatters are the perfect finishing touch! And your stenciled background is so pretty with your jeweled copper butterfly. Another great design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

Betsy said...

Beautiful, beautiful butterflies. I’m impressed that you still have, (I think they are markers but I’m not into the card business), since 1992. I keep my crafts for a long time too, as long as they are useful. Beautiful photos of the ocean.
Many blessings my dear friend, Betsy

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, the first butterfly looks amazing stamped with your Tombow markers! Love that stamp, gorgeous and very realistic! Amazing encrusting butterfly too, and that background is fabulous, thanks for sharing your techniques!
Lovely photos of your trip to Norway!
Hugs and blessings

oldpunca said...

Lovely Butterfly cards. I like your stenciled background. Orange is my favourite colour. :-) I have the same stamping tool as yours. My is new. Before I used one that I made by myself. :-)
We will "see" each other often. I am now following your blog too. :-)
Have a great day!
Sonja

loz said...

Your butterfly and background is Stunning Shaz. Beautiful cards.. Hugs Loz

Joan said...

Lovely card, the butterfly is beautiful and I love the colours you have used.

( I also have very old Tombow and Marvy pens that all still work beautifully)

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Joan

Conniecrafter said...

That butterfly is just gorgeous with such wonderful detail and I just love the colors you chosen!
Love the metallic look to the second butterfly, such a neat pattern you have behind it!
The flowers are very interesting, haven't seen one like that around here.

Helen said...

Loving the blue butterfly cards. Happy WOYWW Helen #5

Claire said...

Beautiful butterflies - gorgeous work!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire, no. 3

Neet said...

What lovely butterfly cards Shaz. I am in love with the first one - those shades of blue and purple - you are so clever.I must have a try at doing something like this with my Misti. Never thought of using it for different colours on a stamp.
Love the Oz photos.
Blessings, Neet 4 xx
ps did you see the scripture you once sent me peeking in a the top of my desk photo? I always have it close by.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gosh, I love those butterflies Shaz, especially the bluey purply one, so gorgeous! I think you can use those again, they make such lovely cards. Great pics from Norway, I think those flowers maybe a form of cornflower, they look similar to the perennial ones I have in the garden.
Hugs LLJ 12 xxx

Annie said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz and those flower pics are really pretty.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, love the technique. On my list of stuff to try.I really think the various stamping platforms are the best thing ever. I have my assorted markers in a plastic box too. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

Caro said...

That butterfly stamp is gorgeous and I love the different ways in which you have used it. I do love the tombow watercolour and spritz technique. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog. Have a lovely week. Love and God Bless, Caro xx (#19)

craftyani said...

Gosh more butterflies what is it with card makers and butterflies? Love them. Crafty ani 24

Christine said...

Love that blue butterfly card. I have also started storing my pens horizontally, those boxes are so useful.
Have a good week
God Bless you
Christine #25

Diana Taylor said...

A simply gorgeous blog post - I'm in butterfly heaven! The stamp is beautiful and looks so lovely in those shades of purple and blue, and I also love your encrusted jewel one - just stunning.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana x #18

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh wow Shaz! I really really love the butterflies and you are going to really love the stamping tool, I use mine all the time now. Have a lovely creative week and a happy woyww, Angela x10x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, love your 2 toned stamped butterfly and what a wonderful bargain! Your embossed butterflies are beaautiful and I love your stencilled background, such a clever idea to move the stencil with each colour, thankyou for playing along at CAS stencil, Cathy x

Julia Dunnit said...

You never stop girlfriend! Love the butterfly, and had to smile when you said the general consensus was that the shaved ice would look green., and yours stayed true! Im fascinates by the multiple stencil layering, what a clever idea, if you don’t mind and I don’t make a hash of it, I will try and show!

Sarah Brennan said...

Stunning cards Shaz. I love the use of the aperture with the pop of colour behind especially. You always give me such good ideas. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

Twiglet said...

Nearly everyone loves butterflies don't they. Yours are really beautiful. Photos gorgeous as usual too. xx Jo

Lindart said...

Hi Shaz! The butterfly cards are lovely! I especially like the one where the butterfly looks like it's escaping, reading to fly right off the card! Lovely views from your window as well! Have a great week, Lindart #31

Pia S said...

Those markers seem to be a true treasure, I love how they enable you to add different colors to a stamp, without them blending into a blurred kind of color. I agree, without the sentiment this card can be used for any occasion, happy or sad.
I hope you enjoyed your trip to Norway. I actually didn’t know those bicycle lifts existed, first time I’ve heard of them!

Anne said...

Beautiful cards and I love the jewel technique! You have such pretty plants where you live, thanks for sharing the wonderful creation God has made in your part of the world! I like your stamp press, no more hinge stamp presses are being made until the outcome of the copyright design patent by Sweet Petunia makers of the misti stamp press. So you were indeed blessed to get one! A stamp press makes all the difference!

Brenda said...

Love your stamp platform Sharon! Glad you were able to get one for 1/2 price too, what a deal. Your butterfly cards are stunning. Great way to store your markers as well. I have a few of tombow markers and really want to get more as they are so great but who knows if I will or not. I love your encrusted butterflies and don't think you need to perfect the technique as you have done great with it! Really love the blue/green and white one!!! But that coppery one is equally beautiful too. Love the beautiful photos and love that purple flower, so beautiful it is! Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....simply gorgeous creations!

Marlies said...

A beautiful elegant and stylish card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous butterfly Shaz, love this technique of using stamps and pens/inks....love the photos...xx

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your two comments, Shaz and for your kind remarks! I’m so glad you like my scarf. Now I’ve got to do the other end to match! It won’t be identical. I’ve been so busy these past few days frantically trying to get some Bible study sessions together as I’ve been studying and learning so much! I haven’t been near my desk for ages and everything else has taken a bit of a back seat as well. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen too. As for naughty Ruby, she is banned from going out each time she is naughty, but she doesn’t make the connection, I’m afraid! If we let Lily out on her own, Lily gets distressed because she always wants to know where her sister is, and she wouldn’t be happy out there without her, even if she does get upset when she’s naughty! We’re hatching a plan for the spring - for my hubby to keep on top of the defences, as a deterrent for going out, and for something to encourage her to stay in, we are going to plant lots of cat mint!!

Happy belated WOYWW and sorry for the delay!
Shoshi x #16

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz,

Sorry for the belated WOYWW visit. Butterflies - a lady after my own heart. Probably my favourite thing for cards. I love the blue/purple and jewelled butterfly. Absolutely gorgeous. You have certainly been crafting a long time if you still have the same pens from the 1990s! What a bargain they were. Thanks for the visit earlier, and apologies again for this late visit. Have a lovely week, Heather x #35

nancy littrell said...

So pleased Shaz that you joined us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge with your gorgeous layered heat embossed butterflie. Your stenciled background is so creative and with so much dimension. Loved your last layer with the white pigment ink. Hugs..Nancy

Kyla said...

OOh great idea doing the splashing with the tombow's, would never have thought of that and clever use of the supermarket storage too. I find crafter are really inventive when it comes to re-using objects to store our stash.
Kyla

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fabulous projects! The colors and the butterflies are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous butterflies, Shaz! I love your stenciled background and how you created so much dimension on both cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Stencil!

Lynne K said...

Love these, Shaz! Butterflies, blue and purple always tick the boxes for me, and the others are lovely too. I really like the simplicity of the designs. I too have the Press To Impress. Brilliant stamping tool. Don't know how I ever managed without it! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

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