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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WOYWW + SU Layering Photopolymer Stamps

(Candy results below this post.)
Hi there everyone ...well, do join in with Julia, our Queen of Deskland - over at the Stamping Ground...for  What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday!
Now as I've been very slack in blogging dept., I've a number of cards to share. Don't worry wont do them all at once!
Desk one: playing with a Christmas pressie, disc. item from eBay SU Lotus blossom photopolymer stamp set. One card made and one on the go, with mini misti as it is a layering stamp.
(Edit: in answer to Kathy K. I love my mini misti, you'll be seeing it lots, took me while to get one as not cheap here, then a while to use it as it should be used!).
I did the stamping back the front to instructions as thought it gave better definition, might be just me! I tried both ways though, with same colours.
adding extra colours, to layers... the little dew drops and quite old SU spots are very handy for this sort of stamping.
First card using memento Dew drops rhubarb stalk, Rose red and SU Pixie Pink, both greens were Memento (Bamboo and pear tart?). Didn't do anything to background of this card. Greeting stamps (in Onyx Black Versafine and embossed with iridescent EP) belong to the Lotus Blossom set.

Added various shaded of blended ink to this one on background, to match images, and also SU French script background stamp in London fog
A blue one too! on background again shaded with ink dusters (or cotton-wool balls as used both) various inks similar to flowers. Background stamp is Hero arts Linen and also Thank you background stamp, wiped off so indistinct.
Now to Aussie photos! Took this photo of sister's Cataleya orchid .. not bad is it?? and yes, and maiden hair fern is pretty good too :D
this is especially for Brenda of http://friendscraftinwithfriends.blogspot.com.au/
she loves sunsets .. not as good as her's, but sunset over our place recently.
Truly it shows forth the beauty of the Creator God's handiwork.

May God bless each of you this day in all that you do - and thanks for popping over and saying hi - you do so bless my heart, 
Shaz in Oz.x 

44 comments:

Helen said...

oh what beautiful cards! Helen #5

Valerija said...

Adorable cards with this flowers. Love them all.
Valerija xx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. Gorgeous cards - love the colourways. Great sunset, too - and that orchid is just fabulous. God is indeed a fabulous creator!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #9

Joanne said...

what a lovely card Shaz, isn't that tool great for layering........

hugs from France, Joanne

BJ said...

Beautiful stamping BJ#16

Kathyk said...

Lovely cards and pix - how do you like the MISTI?

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#14

Janis said...

Stunning cards, Shaz. I LOVE the ones with the scripty backgrounds. Just so very beautiful.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what beautiful creations Sarn
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

aussie aNNie said...

Shaz, these are two beautiful cards, the colours are amazing and so is your colouring and stamping.xx[aNNie]

Sarah Brennan said...

Gorgeous cards. I particularly love the French script background. Happy WOYWW Sarah #24

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I am fascinated by how you achieved such beautiful layering with your MISTI. Love that french script background. The orchid is beautiful. I clicked on the link. They sound easy to grow but I've never been successful with them because of our long winters.

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, great to see the Misti!!! I am waiting for the new Tim Holtz Stamping platform to be released.
Your sister's orchid is magnificent :)
Beautiful picture of your sunset also.
Enjoy your week.
hugs
sharon :)

donna garner said...

very beautiful cards, expressing gratitude so eloquently, and the other day when digging through all my cartons of packed up life, I found your ATC bundle that you sent me, I cried it was so lovely, wrapped it back up in tissue and look forward to finding a display place for them when the buildings are finished and I can unpack.. dxxx #28

Tracy Freeman said...

They are all so beautiful, but that blue one just pops ! stunning.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, beautiful cards, as always. Love how you've made them, I may try this. No results yet, I don't expect they'll call for me until they have results back from the lab. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XXX

lucy Knight said...

I love that blue! It really jumps up. The flowers are gorgeous and look so delicate. I always enjoy stopping by your desk. Have a great week - EmbroidRage #3 x

Sharon Koole said...

Lovely photos! Love the sunset. Beautiful cards. The backgrounds are really pretty and the flowers cheery.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #34

Heidi Stamps said...

Lovely cards. You had fun with your new stamps! I have been thinking of getting a stamp positioner but have not taken the plunge yet.

Love your sunset photo and that is a pretty orchid. I am afraid to grow them as I think my cat will get into it. Have a great day!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful creations, love these shaded flowers and the clean design! Surely the Misti has been a great help to stam the layers!

Tracy said...

wow those are beautiful cards I like the cas and the shaded backgrounds both. Love the sunset picture you have shared. Tracy #27

Andrea said...

what beautiful cards. I do love flowers, the blue ones are my favourites. Thank you for the stunning photos also, that sunset looks stunning. Have a good week Andrea x

Anne said...

Beautiful cards! I really like these layering stamps but you need the ink to gowith them I guess to make them look this gorgeous! What a delight to of my fav plants as well, orchids and maidenhair ferns! Great post Shaz! xx

Carol Norby said...

Your cards are gorgeous! And aren't those MISTI tools fabulous! I just purchased a larger Stamp Perfect for less than my small MISTI! (I used them in classes, too.) Just love the orchid and your scene photos, WOW!
Hope you have a great rest of the week!
Carol N #32

Lois Wyche said...

Beautiful cards...love them!

Lindart said...

Love those cards - especially the purple on, my fav! I have to get me a Misty - looks like a great tool to have! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #40

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Being a bear of very little brain (and not a paper crafter) I don't understand how you can stamp something back to front! Or am I being particularly dense? Whatever, the resulting card is very beautiful indeed.
I live in Carmarthenshire on the South Wales coast, it's really lovely and a good place to mooch around. There's always a bed here if you want to stop by :-D
Hugs, LLJ 15 xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! I have this SU stamp set also, and I need to get it out and use it! Pretty color combos for the flowers! I also have the mini misti, so this would be a great stamp set to use with that! I played a bit with the set when I first got it awhile back, but that was before I got the misti!

Stephanie said...

Hello, sweet Shaz! How are you, dear one? It's been far too long since I've paid you a visit...forgive me!

What a joy to see your handmade cards and oh, how lovely they are!

Thinking of you. Hugs!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous cards! It looks like you've got that MISTI all figured out. Hubby was driving somewhere the other day and I was babbling on to him about the MISTI (and how I don't understand its appeal). He nodded along politely. HA!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Beautiful cards. I think there is a real art to layering the right colours using this technique and you really have got it nailed! Anne x

Neet said...

Truly beautiful cards Shaz. Love the backgrounds you have used with that Lotus stamp. Must try that other way around that you used. Fab colours and such strong final ones.
So glad you like the Misti as I love mine and cannot imagine anyone who doesn't like the concept.
Thanks for the picture of the orchid, can grow orchids but never have had success with the Maidenhead Fern like that.
God Bless
Neet xx 2

Mrs A. said...

Normally I would go straight for the pink cards it's my favourite colour but I really the blue one for some reason. Congratulations on reaching your goal of 310 . Hugs Mrs A.

Angela Radford said...

Great cards. I so love the Misty and these tools are brilliant when making these layered stamps and what a success. Happy woyww, Angela x 21

Maxine D said...

Lovely cards Shaz - love your backgrounds on them!!
What beautiful flowers you have shard, and a wonderful sunset.
Sorry I havn't been around much - issues with DH, but things are improving again now.
Blessings
Maxine

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my your step stamping is just gorgeous!! that was the hardest part for me is to find inks that I already had that work well together, both are just beautifully done. I do agree that I love my MISTI, glad you were able to get one :)

Betsy said...

Good Morning Shaz. I love the colors you chose for your cards today. And that orchid is beautiful!
I began physical therapy for my back and it seems to be helping a little. At least I'm up and walking a little more. Thank you for your sweet prayers. I appreciate them more than you know.
Blessings,
Betsy

Brenda said...

Your cards are beautiful Sharon!!! I have this stamp set too, haven't used in a long time. You have inspired me to get mine back out and use it again. Love the background on the blue flowers! Oh my that orchid is stunning!!! But I am loving the maiden hair fern behind it too! Your sunset picture is just as stunning as mine was! I love the tree silhouettes against that pink and bluish purple sky sunset!!!!! God's handiwork never gets tiring does it?!! Thanks for sharing my sweet friend! Hugs, Brenda

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS, Shaz. I don't know which color I like best, they're just so pretty. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by Word Art Wednesday and play along in our challenges. It's such a blessing to have you join us and I hope you will visit again soon and often. Have a wonderful and creative week.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. i'd love to have you stop by my blog to say hello when you can.
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Dorlene Durham said...

That stamp makes the most beautiful flowers and your cards are so pretty. I need to play more with my MIstI. Enjoy your week! Dorlene #41

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful and I love that you made those gorgeous flowers in so many wonderful colors.

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous cards and photos Shaz..Loz

Emma Williams said...

Really beautiful cards, they are all so pretty and so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Aileen Ryan said...

Three beautiful flower cards, cant decide which I like best. Love the words behind the flowers, really gives it depth.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love that script background!! Beautiful pics! Love that orchid!

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