Well, everyone I’m back again with another WOYWW, What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Over HERE 😁 at Julia's, Queen of Deskland, there's worldwide desk exploring to be found!
My first desk is the making of a card for a very dear 89 y.o friend called Iris - an iris card!I had no ideas for her card this year, usually do an iris card. Just before starting, providentially my friend Anne in France sent me a photo of her magnificent Irises and Lupins! I wondered if they’d work? My first idea was dumped because my printer refused to do as planned. 😣 I won’t tell you how many card sheets I wasted in that endeavour! 🙏🙏 Take Two.. a struggle, again because of printer, but eventually it worked! Yay, so thankful.
I’d edited the image to print a really light background sheet, then layered up central images in the "Spotlight" technique, for the main focus.Yay, happy! 😃 the finished card.
Next desk… using the lovely penguin set from our very dear ShazSilverwolf at 2018 crop in Llundudno. I find it strange they’re called Angry penguins because they look like they’ve attitude, more than anger?!! Here are previous cards with Kazelkraft (145) Angry Penguins stamp set. They’re made with the Joseph’s coat of many colours technique.
This one is totally different, I love how varied uses of stamp set can be. Memento Paris Dusk + DI Frayed Burlap for stamped images, overlaid with Versamark and clear EP to seal it for the watery background.Watercolour background is brushos - Cobalt, Sandstone, Yellow. Sprinkle lightly on blending mat, spritz vigorously with water, smooch cardstock through colours till happy.
This is a really great ✔️ brusho technique, as the colour doesn't get too intense and if not quite deep enough just repeat or move colours with watery brush around till happy, have a lot more control.
Technique on Heather Telford's blog.
Used the left over colours to paint the penguins, add more if needed. Used white gesso for snow at penguins feet + background stamps Newsprint + Marble by Kaisercraft.
Now the bottom layer on card is 3D SB embossing folder Celtic weave. Used a cereal packet for that, as coloured a lovely mottled sandstone (cardstock = frozen food packet, a heavy duty white card + print seals it on back - see below).
Three different types of EP, a chunky EP - Eucalyptus (soft verdigris effect), glitter bronze + WOW Platinum, to tone down bronze. Added Archival Cobalt ink highlighting EF pattern, reheated so the ink blended into it. Happy camper. 😆😁 Added a string, brad, etc to side. Happy Birthday x 3 layers (Elizabeth Craft). Nephew's B/D card, done!
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Well, a few Aussie photos to close.
For the squeamish, a carpet snake is totally harmless, except to rodents, etc.Snow scenes by family are last Friday on the Northern Tablelands, 150km west to Great Dividing Range, or 90 miles away. A very early snowfall as autumn leaves + snow! Second is of Standing stones (see link) & snow!Some flowers - zygo cactus in magnificent garden in Qld!
That's it for today. Hope this finds you well, praying God will richly bless you and those you love, too. Thanks so much for popping over and saying hi, I really appreciate you.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x
Thought for the day:
A day with the LORD is a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day...
To our finite, time-limited mind - this so sounds contradictory.
However, God is ETERNAL.
Time has no beginning or end to Him.
We are the opposite, on earth we are totally time limited (& don’t we know it!).
Some may look at this verse (or verses like it) and use it to prove how wrong (in their minds) and faulty the Bible is.
However God's ways are NOT our ways.
We are in a hurry, He is not.
"He is long-suffering, NOT willing that any should perish.."
So, I shouldn't be impatient with God, for His times or ways are never mine.
Any Christ-follower, believer, Christian truly knows that:
"My times are in Thy Hand..."
Aren't they the wisest, safest, kindest, most loving Hands of all?
Love You, Lord. ❤
Linking up with:
1. Word Art Wednesday both cards. http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
2. Snippets Playground - second card, everything was Snippets except card base. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2021/06/pixies-snippets-playground-challenge_0376859284.html
3.Simon says Monday Challenge Beautiful blooms Lily card https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=24123
4. Simon Says Wednesday challenge - create a scene Penguin in snow https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-create-a-scene-2/
5. Seize the birthday Nautical - Penguins card - they do love to live beside the seaside! 😆😉😁