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, September 15, 2016

Watercolours + Embossed Darkroom Door Collage Stamp - Bizzy Bec's

Hi everyone - just popping in with quick post of some watercoloured poppies for Bizzy Bec's! Please pop over here, would love it if you leave a comment on this post here!

I bought from Bec this *Darkroom Door collage stamp, which I embossed in gold EP, and heat set. Then painted image in watercolour, using the Distress Inks, smooched on a ink block and on laminated sheet. * this stamp not on Bec's site, but she can get it for you! at a great price!
I really love this card and it looks wa-aaay better in real life, sadly sometimes photos never do a card justice and red colours are one these!
The completed card:
I used Glossy accents on poppy and Our Daily Bread die set called "Lacey layered Square Dies" - it is square but I extended it into rectangle (see tutorial on this here). Can be ordered from Bec.
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he "smile' stamped greeting is also a greeting from Bec - Lawn Fawn "So much to say" a really great sentiment set!
Background designer paper - Paper Pad "Wild Rose Blackberry Lane", bought from Bec.

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Darkroom Door link here
Well, short and sweet today. I am really tired and a tad annoyed with blogger. I had another post done and lost the lot, so this is take two.
No idea why. It is just very clunky of late.
I hope to post more later but things are still very busy and energy limited. Thank you all for being patient and I am very grateful too, for I have new folk to welcome, too which will do soon, God willing.
I end with a verse I really need, a favourite of many folks.
May our great God bless you all, you are really appreciated.
Shaz in Oz.x

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Also linking up to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on my card.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/ 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes     http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au  

20 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

Stunning card! The gold is lovely and the red poppies really "pop" against the gold. The lacey die really shows off this card. Please take it easy and rest when you need to. There is no timeline to get better. It takes how long it takes! Hugs to you.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Shaz love how gorgeous t red and gold look together!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Christine said...

What a striking card! The gold embossing and bright red poppies are lovely. Thank you for sharing at Word Art Wednesday this week.
Christine
Guest Designer

brenda said...

A pretty bright and cheery card Shaz and of course I love the Poppies.

B x

Maxine D said...

Good to see you here Shaz - and what a beautiful card you have created. Love that stamp, and you have used it marvelously.!!
Blessings
Maxine

Barb said...

A fantastic card Shaz. The colours look so rich with the gold embossing powder and all highlighted by the pretty white frame. A lovely stamp too. Barbxx

Di said...

Gosh, this really is beautiful Shaz - I can see the shine of the gold in your first photo and can imagine that the whole card is even more stunning in real life. Wonderful stamp too!

Hugs

Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

This card is just fabulous, Shaz! Love these watercoloured poppies with the gold embossing and the lace around the frame! Clever idea using this beautiful die extending the square

Anne said...

What a beautiful stamp and you have worked wonders with it! Such a lovely card. Youare very clever with the way you useyour diesas well. Beautiful card, a real stunner, bravo mon amie! Wecontinue to lift you up in prayer xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Love poppies Shaz, and this card is stunning. I love the poppy image and the colour is so vivid, just beautiful, the gold embossing is brilliant and your disign is so pretty, Kate x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your card! So sorry you're having trouble with Blogger - it can definitely be annoying!

Betsy said...

That is a beautiful card Shaz. Blogger has been very strange lately. I've gotten very frustrated but don't want to change. I'm praying for you and your health and that you'll soon be much better.
Blessings,
Betsy

Kim Heggins said...

This is absolutely beautiful...love all the red and gold!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a gorgeous card Shaz, I love the beautiful poppy stamp.

Sue xx

Pia S said...

Shaz, this looks gorgeous in gold and love the rich red color. It's a beauty of a card!

Conniecrafter said...

sorry to hear your still not feeling well... Hope that changes for you soon.
Gorgeous cards, I have loved all the gold embossing I have seen lately. Pretty popping of the red flowers on the second card too and neat making the framing a rectangle!

Craftychris said...

Stunning card! Really opulent and beautiful - I love it! xxx

Natalie said...

Blessings! Your card is wonderful, love the embossing and your gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday, have a wonderful week!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Shaz!
Your background texture on this card is amazing, and the stamping is awesome as well. Great art, and I cannot thank you enough for sharing your God-given talents with us. May God bless your week, and shine His holy awesome face on you always.
Hugs and blessings to you my friend,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

CherylQuilts said...

Hi, precious Shaz! Oh, what a gorgeous card with the embossing and your beautiful watercoloring! It's stunning and shines beautifully! Yes, there is no time limit for healing, that I know well. So you rest and take your time, and praying for you and your dear family! Much love and tender hugs, sweet Shaz! xoxo

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