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, 19 June 2019

Brushos Over Stamped Image + WOYWW

Well, yes, it’s that time of week everyone!! It’s WOYWW or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday... please head over to Julia’s HERE for desks of the world! Several desks will skip today’s, too many pickies.
This was earlier in the week, making another background for one more of watercolour cards, images I did back here! 
Love this EF Tim Holtz bricks folder a freebie years ago. Double embossed it ..easy in my new machine, clear plates etc, then inked up Kraft card with DI Wild Honey and spritzed it then dried it, gives great look.
This card below was trying a brand new technique I thought of.. ie idea in my head. Worked ok but learnt some not to do things.

Scrap of watercolour card (back of yoghurt box) stamped Iris twice (masked, brand is Artneko) in Black Versafine ink + clear EP. Used Tombows watercolour markers but should've used  waterproof Promarkers. Next masked off flowers but not leaves, think they needed it, too. Then added brushos, black and yellow! Spritz and was amazed at colour. I had to re-colour irises because lost watercolours first time around. Also lost some of definition on leaves because didn’t mask them. Did extra Iris stamping in navy Adirondack  in background.
When dry added TH distressed dots stencil with Versamark and Gold Perfect pearls.
Mailed card 10 days ago, hopefully almost in Lincoln by now, for a very dear 86 year old Iris (on 27th), hence the Iris stamp. EF is Embossalicious Regency Swirls, SB dies, greeting a digi. 
NOW the post man left me a wonderful parcel of goodies! Yummo!
ATCs finally arrived Downunder, from WOYWW 10 crop, thanks everyone! (Not sure where mine are, I mailed a week before WOYWW 10 on 16th May?) 
A lot of goodies from totally kind Jo. ❤️
L to R top: Helen, Jo, Annie, Chris (Mrs D) Next row: Tag Sarah, badge and bookmark Caro, Notes - Canu Camilla, flower - Delores, balloon girl - Pearshaped Chris, twin cats- Neet, buttons - Lunch Lady Jan, last but not least, centre blue flower is Christine or Bishopsmate.
Here is where my badge from Caro is, little monkey (on right) was over the moon that he now has a WOYWW badge like big monkey, and that his said 10! The lighthouse light pull on right was my choice at doorprize at Crop 2018! It sits on my desk. 😊
Jo sent frame with her gorgeous dumfing in, but I’ve added Dear Tilly’s tiny little sheeps that I was given after my visit to UK.
Have another frame for Jo’s dumfing and they both make me smile as walk past bookcase where they are!
Aussie shots - the lorikeets were having fun in the NZ Christmas bush, yummy nectar there. Love all their poses.
The lastly .. some lovely creek cloud reflections.
Well, that’s me for day - a health update: (as when I don’t update, I'm asked anyway! I don’t say, ‘cos I’m sick of saying I’m not great. Actually I mind that more than being not great!😁) It’s eight weeks today since my right shin SCC Cancer excision. Because it opened again, it’s been very slow, I expect probably another at least 3 weeks or so. I’ve been on Cortisone for over 50 years, affects skin (causes the skin cancers, I hated sunbaking when young), also affects bones, teeth etc. Left calf SCC is healing okay, but also slow. 
Today Wednesday at 2:20pm, 5.20am in UK, removal of lower right molar which had root canal, but broken off too low. Mercifully came out easily not like another. Such answered prayer.
God bless your day everyone, Not be too bright but shall do my very best to comment! 
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x
Thought for today: this was said by the LORD Jesus to His disciples when they were puzzled by He did. I find comfort in this when things happen that are perplexing.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.” 
Also linking up with:
1. Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes. 
2. By the seaside Artistic stampers seaside card
3. Colouring in Scrapland use watercolours Seaside Card, Watercolour Background wihth stamped images from unknown stamp set.
4. Make it Monday .. lots of flowers iris card are two main irises, then shadow stamped ones in background.
5. Cuttlebug Mania Tic tac toe Iris card using right options of * Sentiment * More than two layers * Embossing Wet or dry. Used both as used EP and EF.
6. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Travel/ Vacation or Holidays here! Seaside card.. that says Holidays with a Capital "H"! Yay!
7. This is brand new challenge called Path of Positivity. I thought of Iris Card because technique I wasn’t sure about..  worked out ok. Encouragement was optional twist and trust it encourages Iris too!


Craftychris said...

So much utter loveliness in your post today! Love your makes and the things you were given - all wonderful! So sorry about your health problems and I hope the dentist goes well. Sorry I have been away from Blogland for so long! Take care. xxx

Betsy said...

First of all, that card for Iris is so beautiful. And the little sheep and WWYWW gifts are lovely too, although I don't know anything about them. :-(
But, I want to let you know again that I'm lifting you before the Lord each and everyday my dear sister. You have had such struggles with your health and with healing of your legs. Now a tooth extraction too! You are such a blessing and encouragement to me Shaz. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and give you rest.
Love and Blessings always,

Helen said...

Beautiful card, and so pleased your group of atcs arrived. Hope the dentist trip is not too long and painful! Happy WOYWW Helen #1

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the Irises Shaz. Great technique thanks for sharing. Glad the goodies from the crop arrived safely. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Claire said...

Soooo much beauty in your post - and cute, happy badge-wearing monkeys :D
Keeping you in my prayers for healing... Take care x
Happy WOYWW!
Claire no. 2

Lynn Holland said...

A desk full of joy.
I’m praying that you heal well dear Shaz.
Love lynn xx 9

Anne said...

WOW! What a lot of gorgeous gifts, so much talent! Such a blessing.
LOVE your cards dear Shaz, great techniques,BRAVO!xx

Glenda said...

Oh my goodness, such beauty here this morning! I'm always amazed at the beauty all around you and think how wonderful to live where you do! I love the iris card and think it turned out so beautiful! Have a lovely rest of the week!
Glenda #19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm adding my best wishes to you today Shaz and hope that the healing continues well and as quick as possible. Meanwhile, keep smiling and creating that lovely artwork! The lorikeets photos are brilliant, they'd make great jigsaws!
Hugs LLJ 12 xxxx

Annie said...

What a fab collection of ATCs and extras you had. Think we all missed you at the crop so it was nice ot put a few together to send to you.
Annie x #13

meg said...

beautiful Iris card, thank you for joining in at MMM

Neet said...

I found it hard to find the Lorikeets they merged with the background - what beautiful birds.
Glad you atc's and other goodies arrived, brings you closer to us again this year dear Shaz. My little sheepy picture from Maxine is staring at me right now as I write this. Such talents.
Equally so your talent - love the idea that you came up with a technique yourself. You always do some beautiful work Shaz.
I pray that your healing happens quickly so that you can get out and about in your beautiful area that God has so painstakingly painted for your enjoyment.
God Bless, Neet 7 xx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, so pleased that all your goodies from the Crop arrived safely. Beautiful Iris card you have made for Iris. Thank you for sharing your step by step, it does help when I'm trying to work out how to do things, or what to use. I hope you heal well from the tooth extraction, and that your calf does heal. Three weeks seems a long time! Great shots of the Lorikeets - so very colourful and cheery! Have a lovely week, Heather xx #11

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, good that you are healing, but it does wear you out when it takes so long! Good news on the dentistry too, at least. Love the cards, and very interesting how you made the Iris card. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #14 X

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a lovely card with the beautiful techniques you used! I know your friend will find great encouragement in this beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Lillianb said...

Hope everything goes well with your health and love your work and you tigs you have been given,

Lilian B #17

Dorlene Durham said...

Great photos on your post today. I love seeing all your goodies. Have a great week. Dorlene #26

Caro said...

Gorgeous artwork and I am so glad that the goodies have safely arrived from the crop. Loving little monkey wearing his badge with pride. Sorry to hear that the healing is taking a while, and am praying that you will be completely healed very soon. Happy WOYWW. With Love & God Bless, Caro x (#10)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh well done dear up a broken tooth without too much aggro, I hope you are pain free very fast, although it feels like a manhole for a while, doesn’t it. We’re just back from a week in Spain where Mr Dunnit’s Mum was charmed by the Lorikeets shouting at each other from tree to tree. They are such colourful noisy birds, you can’t help but smile at them. I ,love your Iris card, how clever an idea that is. I don’t have any brushos and am determined not to start another collection of coloured stuff, but oh my, they do look lovely in your hands.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab creations! A lovely array of ATCs, too, and great photos!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz. Loving your cards. Great collection of ATCs too. Wishing you a happy woyww, Angela x15x

Conniecrafter said...

i am sure Iris is going to love her beautiful card done in her honor, sounds like it was a learning card but you turned it into a masterpiece.
Such beautiful cards and gifts, how wonderful!
Sorry the healing has been long going, I certainly understand how that can get you down, I sure hope that healing will come along quickly and you can actually say you are doing great!

loz said...

Hi Shaz. i Love the brick background on your card. Beautiful collection of ATCs and frames...Gorgeous monkeys..loz

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, so sorry that you're not so good at the moment. Hope everything heals up well soon. After my recent tooth removal, upper root filling, I feel for you. Your cards are lovely. I like the watercolour background on the first and the iris on the other are beautiful. You don't appear to have my ATC - I don't know how that happened! I'll pop one in the post for you. Love the Australian photos - those birds are so colourful. Hugs, Elizabeth x #24

Twiglet said...

I hope you are healing well now and that tooth gap is settling down. Your little display of ATCs is so cheery - you were much thought about and spoken of at the crop. Your reflection photo is stunning - what a wonderful world we live in! xx Jo

Anita in France said...

Your watercolour piece is dreamy and serene, Shaz ... just like the photo of your beach in the side bar! Such a pretty Iris card ... the background texture is delicious ... and the stamped/coloured/brusho'd panel positively glows! Lovely art work you received (that sheep is especially adorable!) ... and fabulous photo's! Hope the difficulties with your health ease soon. Thanks so much for coming by and leaving me some sweet words! Anita :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, and I love the outcome of your brushos over masked images!! Your box of goodies from Camp is gorgeous!
Glad to hear you are slowly healing - thankfully I healed well - one lesion was pre-cancerous for SSC, so glad I had it off. Another biopsy I had came back BCC, but they did not get it all, so there's more work needed there. The joys of ageing.
Prayers and blessings

Wei said...

All the creations are so awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Lindart said...

Lovely Iris card, mistakes are certainly ways of learning! But the card turned out beautifully, and now you are armed with more information on how things work on the back of yoghurt boxes! Good upcycle though! I'm starting to use more things like that in my journals.Lovely collection of goodies, and beautiful photos. I wish we had such colorful birds here! Glad the tooth came out easily, I have vowed never to have a root canal again. I'd rather lose the tooth. Sorry I'm so late this week! Thank you for your earlier visit, Lindart #25

Lin said...

Love that serene seaside scene, and enjoyed all of your cards and photos, too! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hello Shaz I just hate you having a time with your health, hope you get some relief. Glad the dentistry went better than anticipated. Very pretty cards. I think you recovered quite nicely from those challenges you had. Take care, xoxo

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous! Thank you for joining in our Creative Challenge this month at The Artistic Stamper

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