Well, yes! predictably it’s Wednesday here, which means WOYWW or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday over here at Julia’s... AND it’s the 25th!
Exactly one month till Christmas!?
How does that happen? And so it’s the last 2020 Rudolph Day or Christmas challenge at Scrappy Mo’s until the 30th Nov.
Firstly to my desk on Monday night. At the weekend I was watching Eileen Godwin with her Lavinia videos, using masks and gesso... so as I watched I found myself hunting out masks, gesso and two snippets a strip which became the sunflower and one of the stitched rectangular pieces left from frame making for the holly.
And oh! did I have fun when I should’ve been doing other things.
Technique explained: First ink dusted a base colour with Distress Inks all over on the masked piece allowed it to dry then decided it was too dark, so spritzed it with water and dabbed off with paper towel, finally happy so let it dry again.
So here on my desk I lined up the masks yet again in right spots (not easy!) to add more colours and depth for dimensions. To the holly I added the red pearl drops to great effect.
This is closer to real colour than card photographs below, too.
To sunflower added blue watercolour sky. It was longer scrap of card but cut it down for snippets frame made with Scrapdragon 5 x 7” dies set.
Used DI Wild Honey and Mustard Seed on sunflower, Peeled Paint and Pine Needles for the holly leaves. Added Hero Arts prayer set to Sunflower, and Our Daily Bread Stamp set embossed on Christmas card vellum. “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.” Isaiah 9:6
Each card base top was dry embossed too on one side, a 5 x 7 Courture Creations Christmas folder on prayers , A4 spots on Christmas card, which matched the holly rather well.
Sharing another Christmas card made some weeks back - it’s with the Sweet n Sassy Silhouettes set, like the holly card, using the Christmas tree on this one. Used gold ink stamping on this too. This card adding to Beccy’s challenge along with holly one to help her beat last year’s record entries.
This is my last pair of cards made with the happy birthday die. It’s two cards for one again.. and they are really really pretty with that glitter silver, which is so flat looking in these photos.
Is anyone else finding with the new blogger they have to multiple add editing? This is second time I’ve re-edited parts of this post.
AND just a reminder. ..
You can win this die at my tenth Blogaversary blog candy over here!
This was the card that was supposed to be on last week’s desk, I did get it off in good time along with another early Dec birthday.😊
Onto the Aussie photos today... some to begin with from walk yesterday.
I love paperbark trees or melaleuca.. isn’t it beautiful?
This is down at creek mouth looking over to jetty.Next are flowers, perhaps some native tucker, I think as common name is sea cabbage, it grows in Sandhills on way to beach, very pretty flower.
These are some white Agapanthus planted down by the creek.
Then when walking up in town.. Here are some crab claw Helaconia, very unusual. Last few are from friends visiting New England district, it’s granite country.Mushroom rock is a favourite as are the others, very, VERY big rocks.We lived up there in granite country when young and the big rock formation reminds me of Kangaroo Rocks, which was a five mile walk out of our town. We’d walk out for the day, have a BBQ on the rocks, cooking sausages in a pan on a fire.We went with friends, then one of parents would come and pick us up. I remember one of the lying down long rocks looked like a thumb and I called it Shaz’s thumb. We named the formations after ourselves ... of course!😄
Well, that’s it for today. Praying much for all in USA, UK, France and many other countries to be kept safe and for God to watch over all whom you love.
Thanks for popping over and saying hi, am hoping to do better this week in visiting, God willing.
Shaz in Oz.x
Thought for the day:
“O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.”
God is omniscient, all knowing
God is omnipresent, everywhere present.
God is omnipotent, all powerful.
However God is God, and we may be very sure, our ways are not His ways, nor His thoughts our thoughts.
May we walk always in the light of this.
Linking up with also:
*** new challenge “Let’s Squash it!” https://letssquashit.blogspot.com/ and it’s using embossing folders, cards with a Christmas theme, see my Christmas card. Not sure if it fits or not .. but linking anyway.