Here's my desky share for WOYWW or What is on your Workdesk Wednesday!
Multiple desks to see today, warning + photo overload!
Shaz in Oz.x
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
|My desk this morning - just done some background stamping, with white embossing powder. Have two lots one small, one large - the latter is Hero Arts White, bought after watching Jennifer McGuire, noticed last night Kristina Werner is still recommending it. I dont like it because it bubbles. It doesn't seem to matter what I do, never had EP like this before. I bought the WOW Opaque bright white super fine and love it!|
Tip: Re image below - most of background stamps dont stick as they should. So thought would try Mono-multi Liquid (tacky) glue, it is repositionable once dry, AND works a treat.
|After drying in sun these are the finished brusho pieces, the Hero Arts Dandelion Frame works well with them. L To R 1. Violet, Purple + Sea Green 2. Crimson, Violet, Sea-Green 3.Blue - Prussian + Cobalt.|
I am fan of Heather Thompson, she's on DTr at Foiled Fox. Their latest challenge has emboss resist .. if get these done will share in that!
These next seven cards were done for my cousins and aunts family when she passed away in April. Didn't have time to post so sharing now. Used butterflies + white card .. lots of it! Bits of brusho pieces were die cut to highlight, added various dry embossing. Sympathy set is by Inspired By stamping - great value set and very useful!
|Dolores ATC and card .. how amazing is this detail in her work???|
|ATC's received, from UK, left ATC is my PiF from Ali Wade, the middle ATC is an impressive masterboard piece by Julia, and the right ATC is by Shaz Silverwolf. Are they all special? received another one from Sandra Dee shared back here.|
|Starting ATCs... see brusho sheets, for bases... stamps assorted ones from SU discontinued sets. Buy SU discontinued, on eBay rather than buying new ones. Much cheaper.|
|Four made for WOYWW8 - out of brusho backgrounds, with dry embossing, stamping and embossing and masking and glue and masking and inking.|
|ATC sent to Dolores, aka Cardarian.|
|Made four cards similar to this to send with each ATC for WOYWW8, used my two oxide inks.|
|Nephew's birthday - has a pug called Frankie, hence the card .. images courtesy of Google, gatefold card, two fronts, lower image is inside of card. |
Die - corners made with SB Marvellous Squares, EF disc. Couture creation?
|To Aussie shots - courtesy of grey headed nomads in our family - they are baby boomers 4WD caravan-ing out west. Traction steam engine from way out west NSW, chimney lying on right side.|
|Sunset at lake Minindee, out west NSW|
Tim Holtz Mixed Media #2 Die set
Elizabeth Craft Design "With Sympathy" die
Memory Box Pippi butterfly
Memory Box - Elegant Scrollwork
Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink Pad
White Hammer cardstock... that's the WHAT? Now for the HOW!
|First I took a piece of hammer card to size ( 5 x7" card topper) and die-cut and embossed two lace relief from the Lacey Die in the TH Mixed Media#2. Then cut a piece of watercolour paper (chose from one pad which is textured on one side).|
|Taking DI Faded Jean + Chipped Sapphire, smoothed colour randomly from ink pad in two open corners.|
|Then spritzed generously with Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz Frost. Heat
set the colours then topped it with little more of deeper shade. Once
dry attached top layer with foam mounting tape to pop it up a bit. |
Did same on a small piece cardstock for butterfly and word die as well.
|Aussie shot was taken last month when we went for a long drive, to Red Rock, now wonder it is called that? sadly not great deal of the namesake Red Rock left, due to beach erosion.|