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 29 June 2022

Galaxy with Alcohol ink on Foiled card - WOYWW

WARNING! photo overload ahead! 😊

 Well, just over 2 mth since last post - I think this a record silence from blogging for me! I am creating but blogging time is scarce, nevertheless a glimpse of many cards made and techniques explored.

 Desky share for WOYWW - What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday, over HERE 😁 at Julia's … today is full of 2 months of inky fun. This desk is continuing the previous post's techniques with Alcohol Inks and Foiled card.

A foiled cardstock with galaxy sky look, made by embossing silver foiled card (CB Clockworks folder disc.) then layering alcohol twice, ie first layer not enough depth so repeated double layers of alcohol ink. It was a great learning curve. Key addition was metal mixative of copper, as it layered over it a coppery effect in light, photos don't capture really it.
The images  are Beccy's Place, Nuts & Bolts Bot set disc. Coloured around edge with black fineliner to easier cutting, used greetings on set. Colours closest to first and last photos. I used a fine liner black to thicken edge of image to make cutting out easy, see below.
Next  are AI on embossed foil - ladies birthday cards shown on desk in post below - different colours, but similar, PB die on right (disc.) and MB die on left added, EF Sizzix 3D, recipe below post.
TIP - ordinary alcohol laid down first, added colour and move colour about by tilting, add more colour or alcohol carefully not too much of it, as is needed.
I like to cover it all, most of time, but sometimes looks good with space..
A Sympathy card using MB Poppy die, the Numbers Stampendous verse I love, with gorgeous snippet of Washi for DP again!
Iris’ 90th is made with Spellbinders Iris die - this was a labour of love.
It had stringent overseas mail size restrictions, couldn't be fully 3D, very difficult. The colour more purple than plum, but unable to capture that, again!

Two male birthdays of Black ice - see here(see last post for link or just search it will come up). These are done with Stampscapes, involve multiple stampings, very tricky to be honest. I redid some by cleaning off with alcohol spray a few time just wipe and start again! July one still on way to Norway, other Aussie for June.
This was a totally new technique seen on this video by Marianne Emmerson - here an embossing powder pounce technique!
A learning curve - hard to photograph but much fun. A 60th, but photographed before added 60, die cut birthday greeting is embossed in copper EP used on card, dragonfly a NBUS, forgotten name sorry.. 
(Might have bought some more embossing powders to try some ladies cards😉
Below are powders used, not new but some quite old.

TIPS: the addition of the Stampendous Shaved Ice was brilliant, made it iridescent, esp on green EP. 
Keep moving the gun around in pouncing -> fine doing it on heat proof surface, used "Glad Bake" paper, for Aussies.

Last card is most recent, for a nephew, wanted change from Black Ice so finally used this Snoopy's Convertible stamp by Stampabilities.

Used a new Mask too, my bargain spider web one marked to $2. DP is surprisingly same set as the black ice cards, & by SU five years ago. Real colour is closest to bottom image, very sunny washed out top image.
Now  am working on a small Calligraphy for present... then August birthdays - and somewhere some Christmas cards, as waaaaa-y behind there!

Next are the Aussie pickies - for those of you sweltering, we've an unusually cold winter Downunder! This Nandina out the front under the house eaves is our weather barometer for how cold it gets. More autumnal colour the more cold it’s been - lots more this year!

As near sea, frosts are rare but still very cold! Hat on with fingerless gloves at night… inside 😂😂😂

  A Brommeliad by front door, love the flowers on this one.

         Chrysanthemums, yellow are always late.. end of May, after our Mothers day in early May. Loved this year's rain then dry.

Sunsets are always a beautiful end to a sunny winter's day..

Last is obligatory seascape - know they're loved! I love it too, so did mum and dad.. this is such a "dad painting"!

How am I? simple answer is up and down - often not great with some good patches. 
That is in part why I'm not blogging much, but also since Covid I am more in prayer, and visit folk more often, as more need it - when able! 
Australia has been very strict in mandates, etc (in my opinion, too much). I don't consider us a democracy, but now more of a bureaucracy, run by “health” bureaucrats. It makes me sad, so pray more. Not as bad here tho’, as in Vic, Qld and WA. 

Thanks so much for popping over - I really appreciate it so much! I will visit as many as I can, but iPad now blocks all bloggers except those with pop up windows comment boxes.

 (EDIT: Sad, more than half of WOYWWers, I cannot comment on. iPad will not comment - a few are non blogger website. Mostly are bloggers with embedded comment boxes, which crazily is bloggers “default setting”! I apologise, really, I read post. I’ve actually written to blogger ages ago about it, no reply .. like my comment attempts.

I EXPLAIN HOW TO CHANGE EMBEDDED comment box - on the top of this blog post here, would be so very grateful if fixed, I’m not only one struggling.)

May God bless you and all whom you love, Shaz in Oz.x

PS the crafty WOYWW crop in Nov sounds wonderful.. happy memories of Llandudno in Sept., 2018, so blessed to share with you all. Enjoy! Might see if can zoom now have it on iPad. 😆😂ðŸĪŠðŸ˜❤️

Thought for the Day

This is not a verse - but it is so apt, and in many verses! 

It is easy to forget there in One Who is watching over us and only ever a prayer away! if God seems a long way off - He hasn't moved - I have!

If we come simply as a little child, our Heavenly Father hears the softest cry!

Joining up to:
1. Word art Wednesday Anything goes! 
2. Snippets playground is Iris' 90th, snippets are all but base and mauve plain cardstock. All rest are snippets right down to oval scallop made with a cracker packet coloured with inks, as did on other parts of flowers ribbon etc. -
3. Joining with the NBUS Challenge .. three NBUS - Never Before used Schtuff last Snoopy card and Iris card too both are NBUS. Oh and first card is too as brand new stamp set .. wow!
4. Allsorts Challenge blog - so girly -
The two Alcohol birthday and encouragement card, plus Iris card, and Washi paper card..
5. Beccys place June challenge the Bots images 
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