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

Friday, June 30, 2017

Embossed Brusho Resist Cards + Christmas Challenge at Scrappy MO's

Well, this financial year and month of June almost over. So I'm scampering to catch up with a couple of challenges... hopefully not too late, busy plus! 
 I'm making a whole lot prayer for you or thinking of you cards and seem to need them almost before they're done, so made three, needed two more and now of seven, is only one left! And as they've all used Snippets I'm off to The Snippets Playground, too... yay!!!
Second batch of backgrounds, first image is first batch and now find need two more today.. so will be more .. they are all so very very different too!
The Embossed Resist with brushos are made for the Foiled Fox who've a Resist challenge going on, run by Heather Telford over here, I do love her work!! And here are some of her blog samples too Here
Now to my Resist cards. I saw Heather first sample using background stamp and brushos I think or maybe watercolour, anyway I wanted use brushos. Best stamp for purpose - with lots of empty space but detail too, Hero Arts Dandelion Frame, not sure if available or not, I've had it for years... see desk last week where started them.. for full details with brushos see Here.
NOTE: If using brushos on emboss Resist, AND if there's lots of detail you need to work the brusho water colour more into the detail .. more than you do for other type of brushos. I used finger tips and of course have stained hands for days. 😉 A brush probably would work too. I always mean to wear gloves but rarely do.
I wanted to use my new Hero Arts Prayers and hugs set, a kind gift from Ginny Maxam. I've now made six cards with this. Thanks Ginny!! ♡♡
TIP: I've found with this set it's easier to die cut the word "prayers" then with Mini misti stamp the word "prayers" in ink choice. As it is a clear stamp it is easier to line it up, rather than the actual die which you can't see through.
 Easier to line up layers like these whilst die cut still in situ, I use double sided tape or double sided paper. If careful it stays it nicely till removed.


This was for my dear aunty Helen, who has melanomas throughout, even in her brain, on radical treatment which i am praying will spare her for time to come. All prayer appreciated for her. I had made her a "hugs and prayers" card already some months ago, and wanted a different one for her the "with love' die by Waffle Flower. I added all the colours she loves. 
TIP: **With brushos I found you can layer them. If not quite right as this was, simply dab off with paper towel and add more colours and spritz more water. All are stamped on watercolour paper. This was amazing when layered few more on.
Also joining in the June Rudolph's days over at Scrappy Mo's Christmas Challenge. Brusho on gloss card and smooth over with cling wrap for night sky.
 (Oh, and don't tell anyone but an item I'd ordered in April was refunded cos no longer available. At first I was sad then thought, "hey! I could get some Oxides with that", and guess what I have my extra few Distress Oxides, to make seven. Happy dance! OK, was on buying ban then - and now back on it again! Wee break out, and just as they arrived what does TH do? bring out twelve more. I'll never have any more than prob. have now though. How much ink can I use in one lifetime? They blend layers and mix so well, after all.)
 Linking up with Annie's Friday Smiles.  as it is Friday.. I hope these seven cards bring smiles to everyone and as I gave some by hand I know they did!!
To Aussie shots one coastal and one inland from our wandering 4WD caravanning family - thanks Rob!  😉
 Taken on my mobile ... loved the LORD's handiwork in the sky that day, black dot on wave is a surfer, and some seagulls around too. Not quite sure but think Rob's great reflections are near Murrumbidgee river or arm of it.
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat!
May God bless your day wherever you may be
Shaz in Oz.x
 Joining up with:
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes both cards  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
2. Annie's Friday Smiles
4. Foiled Fox who've a Resist challenge going on, run by Heather Telford over here

31 comments:

Annie said...

Your cards certainly made me smile Shaz and it was really lovely to see you joining in to help me make the world a happier place by spreading a few smiles. Thanks.
Hugs,
Annie x

Anne said...

I ADORE all your cards! Such a great technique. I have had ateeny play with my brushos and hope to geta chance to use them once theschool holidays are over. Maybe evenbefore then! Ilove this technique,soooo dramatic. I received an ATC from a yahoo group member this week using the distress oxides, beautiful inks! My wishlist is getting longer.....! Thank you for sharing your lovey photos of Oz, such a beautiful country landscape and a testiment to of God's amazing creation! xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Shaz what a wonderful set of cards - I must try that technique, and thanks for the tip about stamping after diecutting - I had almost given up on trying line up some dies on stamped words....
Must get the brushos out and play - I have had one 'play', but can't really blog the results yet.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisca Meijer said...

What beautiful cards! I'm sure the recipients will be very touched and pleased. What a nice set though. Heros? I might get that. I'm sure I'll use out of them, (sadly)
Your ocean photo is gorgeous, as is the river. You certainly live in a beautiful country.
Have a good week and keep smiling!
Hugs,
Lisca

Chris said...

Your cards are very beautiful Shaz, what a lovely technique! They're sure to bring a smile to someone's face.
Thanks for the tip about die cutting first and stamping after...makes a lot of sense!
Have a lovely weekend.
Chris
x

brenda said...

A super collections of cards Shaz and loving all the inkiness and lovely sentiments.

Hope you have a good weekend nd that you are keeping as well as can be.

B x

Cara said...

What a wonderful set of cards, although what a shame that you have needed to send so much support to people struggling at the moment. I shall keep your Aunty in my thoughts x

Ginny Maxam said...

What a stunning Set Of Cards!! I really enjoy your posts and seeing your talents fully employed! Just amazing!
G=HUgs,
Ginny

Shauna Todd said...

Exciting backgrounds! Thanks for joining us at the Simply Irresistible card challenge!

Liz said...

Fabulous selection of cards, Shaz, what brilliant backgrounds! xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful set of cards Shaz! Love the backgrounds. The Christmas card is just lovely.

Kathleen said...

Really stunning cards Shaz, gorgeous backgrounds.

Kath x

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous set of cards and technique Shaz..Loz

Aileen Ryan said...

Such beautiful cards Shaz and you have reminded me I have this background stamp and its just sitting there, unused yet how you have used it is brilliant. My heart and thought go out to your Aunt hugs Aileen.

Claire said...

Great selection of cards, absolutely love the resist background x

Conniecrafter said...

all your cards are so pretty, that is a great stamp for these backgrounds!! Like how you changed up the sentiments too! The Christmas card is just beautiful, love the deep blue with the white trees and love the shimmer and embossing on it too! I love how the sky can be so different from day to day and the reflection in the last picture is so pretty!

Pia S said...

Your brusho cards here have that magical WOW look which I think we all strive to achieve, and sometimes manage and sometimes not. They're amazing in color and I love that daffodil stamp. These supplies and cards be used with any sentiments and occasions you might need a card for.

Di said...

Great cards Shaz and very clever tip about lining up the die as well!

Hugs

Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful tag card, shaz. I love the pop of that cobalt blue on this card. I looks so good with the EF you chose.
Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Thanks to the use of brushos you have created such unusual backgrounds for your cards. I love them all. Your tag is also beautiful, white trees so beautifully contrast on a dark blue background.
Hugs,
BożenA

linda said...

such a lovely set of cards and a beautiful christmas cards in a very striking colour combo! sorry to be so late in thanking you for joining the rudolph days challenge but my new hip has limited my computer time.

linda, DT
rudolph days challenge

Cobnut Crafter said...

Lovely cards and such bright and cheerful colours. Thank you so much for tip on die cut and stamping alignment. x Anne

Heather said...

I love how the white embossing really pops as it contrasts with your gorgeous colours.

Mrs A. said...

All amazing backgrounds. Love each one equally. Hugs Mrs A.

Kellie 0:) said...

Super gorgeous Shaz. I have to do some more with my Brushos. You have inspired me.

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful cards! The backgrounds are so pretty!! Lovely designs!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Mandy said...

Wonderful cards Shaz! The colours and patterns are so striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Craftychris said...

Oh my! What an awesome set of cards! I adore the embossed resist backgrounds and the Christmas card is gorgeous too! You have been busy! xxx

Brenda in IN said...

I don't know which is more beautiful, the cards or the scenery. Those card backgrounds are just gorgeous. The dandelion frame is so cool. Great cards.

Jo Ann said...

Wonderful inking and layering on these cards. Thanks for joining our previous challenge here at WORD ART WEDNESDAY. We hope you will join us again in our current challenge soon. Leaving you with the inspiration found in Philippians 4:13 which says: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Barb said...

A really beautiful collection of cards Shaz. Barbxx

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