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Susan Robinson
March 3, 2021

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A birthday card for a 13 year old struggling with their identity.

Stamp by Studio Light MM244

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Platypus mates

Susan Robinson
February 11, 2021

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The last of my Australiana cards for now. Bet you were glad to see the back of those babies!! Pretty simple, so no explanation required. Just did a little stenciling in the background as per my previous post.

The Playtypus stamp is by Tree Tots, wording by Stamp-it.

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Aussie Kanga’s

Susan Robinson
January 23, 2021

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In the lead up to Australia Day, thought I’d do some cards featuring our native kangaroos.

stamps: ‘Silhouette Kangaroos’ 6249K from Kaszazz; ‘Acacia Branch’ CO727991 from Couture Creations; ‘Australian Outback’ and both ‘Happy Birthday’ wordings from Stamp-it.

Re-visiting one of my favourite ways to colour backgrounds, using an acrylic block. I love it when the dribbles run over the edges.

I used chalks and watercolour pencils to colour in, highlighting plants with Liquid Pearls.

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Below is another card using the same kangaroo stamp, together with an Australian Outback scene (from Stamp-it), but not the same background technique obviously. I applied some Silver Liquid Pearl with a thin paintbrush to the iron roof of the building, and Silver Fab Foil to the wire fence line.

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Big Zebra

Susan Robinson
January 2, 2021

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A question most women have asked themselves at some stage, especially after a little indulging over the festive break! Just don’t ask your partner – for no matter the answer, for one reason or another, it’s never reliable, haha. I hope you all enjoyed whatever time you managed to get off work and spend with loved ones.

Well to fit this ‘big bum’ on, I had to use a BIG card! This ‘Stripes’ PI061 Pink Ink Design stamp image is quite large.

As I have quite a number of finished cards lined up to show you, I may start bundling them onto the same posts in themes. Below is another zebra card.

One of the backgrounds created on my gelli plate. Zebra stamp is by Deep Red SKU 4X502013

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Cat Schedule

Susan Robinson
May 18, 2020

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Isn’t the old adage so true – “the less you do, the less you feel like doing”. Many people forced into isolation have put their time to good use and achieved a heap of things they never normally have time to do. I on the other hand, while always managing to find things to do, don’t feel I’ve actually achieved a great deal. I guess there’s always tomorrow…

stamp: Feline Set by Art Impressions

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Mice Friends

Susan Robinson
March 15, 2020

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So ‘mice’ to have friends, as “Without friends, no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods”. – Aristotle

stamps: ‘Surprise’ 1649K by Penny Black; ‘Friendship’ from Hand Drawn Captions set LL020 by Hero Arts

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Koala Two

Susan Robinson
November 20, 2018

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To colour or not to colour ? Hmm, that is the question…

die: Koala in Tree by Paper Rose

stamp: Gumnut Flower 4851E by Stamp-it

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Koala in Tree

Susan Robinson
November 16, 2018

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‘Koala in Tree’ 17730 by Paper Rose

I loved having a play with this new koala die I bought at the craft fair last week! The koala is actually just a solid shape, ostensibly his back view, but I drew some features on him to make it look like he was facing forwards.

To colour – I mixed some black & white acrylic paints together and applied to koala body with a stipple (flat ended) brush to create that mottled look. When dry I added some features with a black pencil, 2 dots of Black Accent for his eyes and used a white Sharpie pen for lines over ears. The remainder of die I coloured with watercolours, sponging sepia ink around edges of everything when finished.

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Gathering at the Windmill

Susan Robinson
July 6, 2018

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Keeping the colours fairly neutral for this one.

I first used various Distress Stains directly onto the rubber of wording stamp to colour, before flipping it over to stamp out onto kraft card. This is not a precise art, but try not to make the rubber too wet or you won’t be able to read the words at all. For a crisper result you could use water based texters instead.

I cut out the windmill and ‘kangaroo in forest’ dies in black card. The kangaroo one I cut up and only used part of it as you see. I then sponged around the edge of kraft card with sepia ink and matted it onto a larger piece of kraft card. Glued everything down except the kangaroo which I Magic Mounted.

I coloured the sails of the windmill with silver Rub-ons and attached a large silver brad to their center, which I had embossed with a combination of silver and black embossing powder.

I cut out a grass die in kraft card and attached along bottom of design. The echidna is a Carl punch. Smudged some copper Rub-on over kangaroo back and face. I applied some black Accent for his eye.

Matted finished card front onto dark green layer, then attached to folded mid-green backing card.

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Kangaroo in Forest

Susan Robinson
July 4, 2018

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Alcohol ink backgrounds with black silhouettes.

die: ‘Kangaroo in Forest’ 16948 by Paper Rose Studio.

stamp: ‘Good Planets’ D-752 by Print Blocks.

alcohol inks: Rust, Caramel, Butterscotch, Stream, Lettuce

For this background I applied puddles of alcohol inks onto a teflon mat, then swiped my Yupo paper through it. I then placed a few drops of Stream, Rust and Lettuce onto a thin cotton pad attached to an applicator tool, and proceeded to stamp randomly over the bottom half of card until all the white was covered. That’s how the pebble effect was created.

I cut out the ‘Kangaroo in Forest’ die in black and glued onto alcohol ink background card. Matt this onto wheat card, then butterscotch folded backing card.

I stamped out the planet stamp in black ink twice, then punched them out in a small and larger circle. I layered these on top of each other with a green circle in between, sponging all sides with sepia ink as I went. Line up along right side of card, cutting off slither of circle at right, then glue into place.

ANOTHER VERSION:

For this card I used similar alcohol ink colours, adding Cloudy Blue for the sky and did it landscape instead of portrait. When dry I poured Stream and Sunshine Yellow directly onto the paper to make the river and sun.

I cut the die out twice. I cut off the surrounding frame and cut them both at the base so I could elongate the image. I also flipped it over so that my bird was sitting over the sun.

I wrapped twine around base of card to add texture and help disguise join mark. Assemble layers. Stamp wording.

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