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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

WOYWW #261

 Good Morning everyone, how's your week going?  Wednesday again, and time for coffee and a chat over at Julias Stamping Ground. So whats on yours this week? Mines been getting a little inky, as I had a chat with Debbie, (Tattered Rocks), the other day about the Northern Lights, and wondered how it would work with Pearlescent Brilliance pads. I'll show you what I ended up with, but I'll do a post about them later in the week.
 They don't look like much, but I learnt with these that they actually come to life when you stamp on them, so we'll see where that goes.

 A few people last week asked what I did at the crop ( apart from drinking coffee, eating cake and talking that is), and it was the Northern Lights again, lol. I've got totally hooked on this, love how no two look alike, even when you use the same colours.
Actually, now I look at them, the top middle one was brayered. The others still need finishing, sponging inks into the water areas and so on. I'd stamped in Versafine, and didn't want to smear anything by doing that at the crop, so gave them time to dry first. Need to darken the sky on a couple too.
 Big apologies to Debbie, for my enabling regarding Stampscapes stamps, lol.
 So keeping it short after last weeks photo-heavy post, just a couple more for you.

The Visible Image stamp set I won arrived towards the end of the week, as well as my next batch of Adirondack re-inkers, and two of the new Alcohol ink colours, Botanical and Honeycomb.

 Final pic is nothing at all to do with crafting- took my Mom to a Garden Centre last weekend, to get her a hanging basket, and on walking in I spotted these:

True Black Petunias, and a gorgeous dark burgundy with a yellow stripe. As LLJ said when I posted the pic on Facebook,Goth Petunias,rofl.
 The black is an upright type, called Black Ray, and the striped is called Queen Bee, and trails.
 So thats mine, show us yours, please?
 Have a lovely week everyone, catch you later.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in AWE of that Northern lights technique, Shaz. I have NO idea what it is, but since I'm not really a stamper, I'll admire from afar. Yours are simply jaw dropping gorgeous.

Gotta love your "goth" petunias. LLJ always has the right words, doesn't she?

No number yet, but getting an early start while Julia sleeps.

Helen said...

Love your Stampscapes cards - I heard you talking about Northern Lights - and that is such a great name for them! Once you get hooked on Stampscapes.... (I should know!)
Happy WOYWW Helen

Helen said...

oh, and the petunia is gorgeous!!

Debbie Rock said...

Well I Had-a-Go but you fibbed when you said "you can't go wrong" ... I can go VERY wrong ... and did! My first attempts are in the bin and I am putting all thoughts of Northern Lights out of my head until some other time when I will try again.
Am in awe of your work Shaz ... well done you! Love Debbie xXx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, the stamps came - are they as fab as you thought they'd be? You'll have to show a couple of things you do with them next week :-)
Those petunias still make me smile - your perfect flower...they really are velvety black aren't they?!
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Kim said...

Very Cool!! I'll have to dig out my Stampscapes and give Northern Lights a go!! But my scenes have never looks as good as yours!
And I love those petunias! Goth indeed. I wonder if they sell those varieties over here...Guess I'm going to a nursery for lunch! LOL!

Sandy Leigh said...

Shaz--thank you so much for the beautiful ATC! I received my package from Jan a couple of days ago, and it was truly happy mail! And of course, your work here today is also gorgeous! Hugs and Happy WOYWW #261--EatWriteDreamStitch.blogspot.com

Nikki C said...

They do make such wonderful backgrounds they really do shine when stamped upon and kewl new stamp you won he looks like fun
hugs Nikki

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh they all look amazing and so pretty! I rarely play with inks, but every so often I have a go! Must try this. Just popping by to say hi today, empty desk, been sorting stuff!! Take care Zo xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, I just love this technique the effect is stunning, I may have to give it a go maybe on one of my masterboards.
The flowers are gorgeous.
Happy crafting, Angela x @ Felix the Crafty Cat.


MaggieC said...

I love this technique and I learned very quickly that they look nothing until you stamp over the top of them and even then, they probably need a bit of adjustment and toning down in some areas. My favourite at the moment is Clarity black coated card with Imagination Silkies brushed on, with Clarity large trees, then toned down with Adirondacks. Looking forward to what you find out with the Brilliance pads. Have a good week. Speak soon. xx Maggie

Hettie said...

Ooo Shaz. Your northern lights are fabulous :-)
Lobe em xx

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I would love to learn how to create the Northern lights prints, just so breathtaking!

Andrea said...

love your scenic stamps Shaz ..the colours in them are awesome..it amazing to see the backgrounds transformed into a beautiful peices of work. I dont think I have ever seen black petunias quite striking. have a great week I didn't get to post this week be back next I hope hugs andrea x

sandra de said...

Wow shaz you really make stampscapes look amazing. I had a set and got fed up with the detailed inking of individual areas!! Your style is definitely very effective. Love the goth petunias.
Sandra de

Anonymous said...

Well, I saw them IRL at the crop and they looked stunning. Just not sure a photo can do them justice :) And totally with you, the Stampscape stamps are PERFECT as the image. You will love the VI stamps too - I have a few and they have such interesting images, I LOL at the goth petunias too - they looks so velvety. At my house they would morph, seamlessly, from Goth to Corpse petunias, although they would surely match my thumb (also black as the Ace of Spades.....
And on that note...did I mention The Story of Anvil to you at the crop? Watch for it on Film 4 - it's quite interesting. It was on my mind as DS is home and we've watched Waiting for Sugarman, Inside Llewyn Davis and Misson to Lars this week. I mean to ask if you'd seen it during the heavy metal chat at WOYWW but probably got sidetracked....


Happy no-Linky WOYWW! (except I checked again and there it is!)
Mary Anne (52)

Chrysalis said...

Hi Shaz - that is such an amazing technique, showing my favourite natural wonder. How clever - thanks very much for sharing. Hugs, Chris # 10

Winnie said...

Such lovely scenes you created! The backgrounds are very cool. I must say, those are the first black petunas I have ever seen! Very cool!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

I love the Northern Lights projects you are working on. What you made at the Crop are amazing! I wonder how much I'd actually get done if I went to the Crop. Thank you for the ATC, by the way!!

I love petunias; the black ones are truly stunning, although I'm partial to the burgundy with the yellow stripe. Most of my house is painted yellow so I guess that's my color!

Happy belated WOYWW. I'm hoping to get my visiting done by tomorrow!

Kay (39)

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

I can see why you're hooked. Beautiful work!

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Shaz
It was lovely to meet you at the crop the other Saturday and watch you working on those amazing backgrounds. Have a happy week
Lynda B 60

RosA said...

That Northern Lights effect is fabulous! I must have a go at it! Maybe this long weekend (Queen's birthday holiday here in Australia!)
RosA # 40

okienurse said...

awesome technique! Love the northern lights. Black petunias...I had never heard of these but they are gorgeous! I haven't been able to post on Wednesdays for a while and I have missed it! Sorry I am so late getting around! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #62

peggy apl said...

A very late happy WOYWW (it's almost time to post this week's WOYWW!)That's a great technique and it goes so well with those landscape stamps!
Blessings and hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS @24

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Shaz love the trailing petunia really wodnerful.. and so are the northern lights saw them on Maggie's blog too.. not sure will try them but admire them from distance but while I am here Annie has an atc ready to post to you but needs your addy please .. her blog is here and has her email addy on today post, said on it I would let you know :D

happy WOYWW for this week as well as last week.. love Shaz in Oz.x no number yet.

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, happy WOYWW and a big thank you for my ATC that arrived with a bundle from Julia - I love your sentiments. Did you know Julia is in hospital, Jan at LLJ has all the details...we can keep this crazy thing going and pray that our dear Julia is on the mend soon. Cheers and have a great week RobynO

fairyrocks said...

Positively blown away by this project. So inspiring. I am going to have to give this a try. Keep smiling and creating