|Inked in Mini Misti the greeting which matches "Just for you" "...on your birthday". Used Cobalt Versafine for this + the Just for You Greeting, heat embossed with clear Embossing powder.|
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
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
I have family who live there .. they were away from town at time mercifully, but I have been praying for all who have suffered through this cruel, senseless act.}
Hi everyone, as the days are rushing past in May.... and it's WOYWW 8
- aka 416th week of WOYWW!!!
Boy, is that a lot of weeks.Was 8 months late starting for WOYWW, (as before I blogged) + other reasons I've managed *208 of them!!
(**EDIT: used numbering labels on my blog sidebar - I didn't actually count them!)
|This is a wee homage to WOYWW, these items are always on my desk someplace, the first item is the PiF of my first WOYWW anniversary in 2011, made by a very dear friend and clever one too, Jozarty. It has many exquisite elements on it, including an enameled WOYWW key chain. I have two ATCs made by Jo (aka Twiglet) and as they're dumfing (which is my utter fav. technique) they're usually on my desk someplace + my usual WOYWW sign + two rascally monkeys, one wearing the WOYWW badge. I took that badge all way on visit to UK, then forgot to take it on the day I was meeting WOYWWers in Manchester - Neet, Jozarty, Donna Doone, and Anne :D|
|Embossalicious sswirls again, blue card with Blue Opalite, lace + pearls across bottom, printed verse on a frame (+one above) from Ginny Maxam of Maxam Made.|
Verse is Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God."
|Last week I picked the home grown pineapple ... see below - we cut it up, weighed (365g, not skin etc) and wow, might not be biggest BUT was it the sweetest pineapple ever!! sorry none left :D|
Shaz in Oz.x
2. Simon Says Wednesday challenge - a little bit of Sparkle - second card- shimmer sparkle of frosted shimmer spray on iamge and also flower, was coloured and sprayed with mist too.
3.Allsorts Challenge Blog - Birthday - the second card is a birthday card.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Two current desks to see today!!
Ending with two shots from my walk yesterday afternoon, another sunset, if had stayed another half hour would've been even more scarlet, especially with that lovely mackerel cloud as my dad calls them.
On the post below I've and new stamping technique called Retiform.. with some Darkroom Door Ste Sail stamps .. wow, love this technique will be doing it again!
I'm also totally delighted to welcome a new wonderful encourager ..
Maura of Two stamping Sisters - Maura leaves the loveliest comments when she visits as DT for Simon says Monday blog, so very glad she has joined. Thank you!
.... do pop over to give some encouragement too!
Well that's if for me today, thanks so much for popping over and please leave a comment too, love to hear from you.
May God bless your day, wherever you may be, happy WOYWW!
Shaz in oz.x
Monday, May 15, 2017
If you've no idea what Retiform is, neither did I, though stamping since 1990!
|No-one else seemed to bother with this stage.. but felt as mine was tad complicated, I needed to map it out first. Didn't strictly stick to it but was a guide. Used it as template also in inking.|
|Template for centre, getting ready to ink centre, staring from edges used thee Distress Inks - Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon.|
|Masked off portions and inked them up in alternating shades. Used Antique Linen, Fossilized amber, Frayed Burlap, with bit of gold glitz, for yellow shades..|
|Learned this from watching videos, often they had a halo around edges, so I overlapped them just a tiny bit so as to avoid halo.|
|Adding Masks now for image stamping, using smaller and larger stamps from DD Sail Away.|
|Finished Retiform. The white mark is actually a shine not white area. Shine is from tape which was not re-positionable.. am no longer using it for that. I have added matte medium glue to the residue it left and it is now matte and fine :D|
|Card - take 1 because wanted to re-do the central image! |
Card Take 2 you can see below. Partly I like the first card, but felt too little contrast with central image, hence remake of it. It is what it is, now! :D
Darkroom Door Sail Away Stamp set.
Antique Linen, Fossilized amber, Frayed Burlap,
Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean.
(Also would love it if any of you have time to pop over and comment on my DT post over here at Bizzy Bec's blog!)
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Hi there, everyone! I am so excited today... my very first post for Inspired by Stamping as their Guest Artist for this month of May.
|Lay the matching die over the image,
attach with repositionable tape, die cut in Cuttlebug, through both the vellum
and adhered backing cardstock. |
|Next, after using anti static powder tool, stamp with versamark on same heavy weight vellum the Cooktown orchid image from the Australian Nature 1 set. Heat emboss with Gold Embossing powder.|
|I chose a soft green spot designer
paper from one of Joanna’s lovely pads to match the colours, inked it around
edges for highlight with ink and ink duster. |
To assemble - add the frame and orchid in together, lining up for best balance on the frame. Attach the orchid image with 3D clear gel adhesive, as this gives great support. Attach the frame (and attached orchid) with mounting tape2, http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-going-dotty/, to the inked base of designer paper.
To finish off the card, simply add some of the very luscious ribbon with a bow from Joanna’s Vintage Floral collection. Ribbons match the pad perfectly; mount all this onto a base soft green cardstock from stash.
Shaz in Oz.x
PS would appreciate it very much if you have time to comment on the GDT post, please.. if able. Thank you. https://joannamunster.com/2017/05/10/gdt-shaz-in-oz-double-embossed-vellum/
Stamps & Die sets:
1. Inspired By Stamping Australian Nature Stamp Set
2. Inspired By Stamping Fancy Labels 3 Stamp set
3. Inspired By Stamping Fancy Labels 3 Dies
Inspired By Stamping Vintage Floral Paper Pad
Inspired By Stamping Vintage Floral Ribbon Collection
Other Supplies: Embossing anti-static pad, Versamark ink pad, Ranger Gold Fine Embossing Powder, Heavy Weight Vellum, Mini Misti, Tombow Markers, Embossing tool + embossing mat, fine scissors, Cuttlebug, heavy weight 300gsm cardstock for card base. Inkylicious Ink dusters, Memento Bamboo Leaves- small ink pad. Double sided mounting tape, Ranger Multi Matte Medium glue, 3D clear Gel adhesive (under the Vellum 3D orchid flower.)