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 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Alcohol Ink meets Acetate + WOYWW, NBUS! Snippets.

 Yes, it’s Wednesday again and popping in with a desky share + all the cards made of late - especially a "new to me" technique!

Desky share for WOYWW - What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday, over HERE 😁 at Julia's … today’s is full of inky fun, with alcohol inks. Watched this video here by Jennifer McGuire on alcohol inks + acetate, so playtime fun! Alcohol inks arranged them in colour categories and scrap pieces of acetate, all but one piece from packaging, ie throw out acetate. This desk shows a large package piece, it’s covered all over with a mixture of traditional Christmas colours. 
Don’t have a proper red so mixed it with adding colours, ie yellow to burgundy, some golden sheen from gold and same with proper Christmas green. Basically use what have.. added pearl mixative + blending fluid. If don’t like a section clean it off and start again. I wanted a good mix as planning to use it with die cuts on cards, an example below.

TIP: *turn it over to shiny bottom of acetate for best effect. That's what I did for all if them. 
*IRL this is MUCH more vibrant, golden sheen on it not showing. 
*If using silver mixative, the pearl mixative use sparingly away from silver, it dulls it.

Cards made, the first is with Christmas coloured piece, snippets, acetate, gold, printed WAW verse from years ago. NBUS is acetate technique.. nativity die is CCD, SB ovals, EF Couture Creations Disc.

There are other cards sent to missionaries for birthday, they are with variety of colours. There are at top three show colour combos together, one incomplete. Under the acetate was laid a piece of pre-embossed silver card.
Tried to use colours that go together, have two more made but not photographed. Verse is unmounted unknown brand from eBay, gold inked embossed.  Die is Simon Says "Etched Laurel Leaves".
Top photo is how I mixed the colour on these Christmas cards, it was pearlised silver Designer paper print and just added ink on top, have made another batch of these cards, shared last time, post below. As you can see it lightens and smooths out as it dries.
These Christmas cards were similar to ones in post below. This one however shows a stamped MB ornament + Prickly Pear nativity stamp, side gold distressed embossed piece is Sizzix Botanical 3D EF. Verse 1990s wood mount.

Now made 42 Christmas cards, aiming for 60, ideally 70 by end of Oct. Give some away, so mail them first. Also try to mail in Nov. Our post prices have really gone up for overseas, if yesterday’s were anything to go on! 😳

Here is a very special birthday card, I have made it before, with Cheery Lynn Choochoo die + MB landscape die. Recipe here, every bit of this card, with the exception of the black base is recycled cardstock, cereal boxes, etc. painted and coloured all of them, so LOADS of SNIPPETS, as is first Christmas one. Not sure which to pick, prob this...

Now to Aussie photos. Our garden has continued its abundance of blooms!
This rose is incredibly rare, grown roses here since 1974, but never seen a Siamese twin before like this, had its own conjoined stem, as well as flower bud. Called Firefighter, cross between Papa Meillan + Mr Lincoln - a stunning, fragrant red rose. Raised money for Rural Firefighters or RFS, hence name.
Last two are tranquil skies, reflected water and skies are such a beautiful combo, this is 5 mins from my home. So very blessed of God by His creation.
Well, that’s it for today, hope this finds you well, I’m on improve hopefully after problem molar extraction.

 Thanks for visiting especially, if you have time for a chat, I'll do my best to reciprocate, but mobile is bit tricky. 

Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

Thought for the day:

A firm atheist was CS Lewis. THEN God opened Lewis’ eyes to TRUTH - of Salvation by faith in the LORD Jesus Christ. He then became one of the greatest exponents of Christianity in his day.

Just think - IF we could get to heaven by being good, doing it our way, then why did Jesus die?

Why suffer death upon the cross for our sins and the sins of the whole world? Why? Because there was no other perfect substitute to pay for the price of  our sin with His blood.

Latest post on Wonderful Words of life is here, excerpt below.

“ If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 

Luke 11:9-13



NEVER forget the GOD FACTOR in our every day!

The LORD alone can bring good out of evil...”

Joining up to:
1 Word art Wednesday Anything goes! 
2. Joining with the NBUS Challenge .. three NBUS - Never Before used Schtuff
 1. Technique - on first Christ card 2. Die Simon says laurel leaf die cards 1 and 2.
3. Snippets cards, two main snippets cards are first and last still not sure which to upload!
4. Embellishments at Allsorts- the Embellies are on Christmas card acetate, bling on star, and blings on stars on inky card on second set of Christmas cards.
5. crafty hazelnuts Christmas card challenge, all Christmas cards.
Patterned paper is the white DSP silver card, I inked up with Christmas star card.
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