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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Sleeping in the shade

Susan Robinson
February 6, 2021

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My last little gumnut baby for this series, fast asleep in the shade of a eucalyptus tree. A bit of dappled light in the background with some stenciling.

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Gumnut Baby Dreaming

Susan Robinson
February 5, 2021

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Another circle, but the focus for this post is on the use of stencils for your backgrounds.

Before gluing branches and Magic Mounting baby into place, flick some silver Alcohol ink over inner circle with a paintbrush to represent stars. I then added a little silver star shape. Sponge all around outer edge of card with ‘Shaded Lilac’ Distress ink. Apply ‘Dream’ rub-on.

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Pale Ride Gumnut Babies

Susan Robinson
February 4, 2021

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Another card with a circular center. Watercolour pencils used to colour in, and Buttercup Liquid Pearl dots added to her skirt and headdress.

stamp: ‘Having Fun’ 17322 and die: ‘Leafy Circle’ 17922, both from Paper Rose Studio

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Green Leaves Gumnut Baby

Susan Robinson
February 3, 2021

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Protea Gumnut Babies

Susan Robinson
February 2, 2021

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We’re in lockdown and I’m on a roll. When I first purchased Paper Rose’s “Thanks a Bunch” stamp, I had a little play stamping it out as a background, horizontally and vertically. The card above has their smaller sized trio of the Gumnut babies from the “Snugglepot & Cuddlepie” 17310 set as the feature. The ‘best wishes’ at the top is a rub-on.

Below is one of my favourite cards from this series, using Paper Rose’s “Dearest Friend” 17421 stamp as the feature. I placed little dots of Balllerina Liquid Pearls over her skirt and headress.

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Sweet Gumnut Baby

Susan Robinson
February 1, 2021

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Using Tim Holtz Alterations Framework “Honeycomb” siz659430 die, I cut 4 co-ordinating sheets from a Basic Grey mini paper pad “Two Scoops”. I stamped the little bumble bee across 2 pale pink hexagon shapes, then sponged sepia ink around all the edges. Using the frame to help ensure the spacing was even, I mixed and matched the colours until happy with their arrangement. After gluing down the hexagons, I removed the frame, as I felt it made the card look too heavy. I stamped the wording (from Hero Arts) across top of card, and Magic Mounted Gumnut baby at bottom.

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Geraldton Wax Gumnut Babies

Susan Robinson
January 30, 2021

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More from my gumnut baby series using Paper Rose’s ‘Bush Babies‘ set 17529, together with Stamp-it’s Geraldton Wax flower. The sleeping baby background was created with Distress Oxide ink pads (Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin & Worn Lipstick). The ‘Baby’ word is a die from Alexandra Renke. I applied Glossy Accents over the flowers.

The background for this card was created with Distress Stain sprays (Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold & Evergreen Bough). The wording is from Stamp-it. I used watercolour pencils to colour, then added tiny dots of pale pink Liquid Pearls to open flowers.

The Geraldton Wax flower used in the card below is from the “Bush Babies” set. I stamped it multiple times to create the background. The brown half circle is actually a thin piece of bark, which has this beautiful texture. The ‘love’ word is a die, cut out of gold foil board.

A big shout out to all the ladies from Harvey, who love May Gibbs gumnut babies! Look forward to seeing you all soon for card classes 🙂

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Bush Babies

Susan Robinson
January 27, 2021

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A series of gumnut baby cards (more to follow) featuring Paper Rose’s ‘Bush Babies’ 17529, this set with Stamp-it’s ‘Eucalyptus leaves’ behind. The background for the sleeping baby with the yellow Flowersoft jacket, was from a painted gelli plate print, which I coloured with pencils after stamping the leaves on top. The others were created with Distress Stain sprays.

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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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