Cattle Trail

Susan Robinson
July 17, 2018

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Rain Ahead

This is an old Stamp-it stamp I have had for many years. Stamped onto kraft card and coloured in with watercolour pencils with the aid of a waterbrush. The grass I have gone over with a green texter. Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls and Black Accents used on drovers whip. Blue chalk and white paint used on sky. Clear Crackle accent applied over center of wording circle.

 

Dust Storm

Same stamp obviously, stamped onto white card this time and sprayed over with Distress Stain Sprays – Tumbled Glass, Rusty Hinge and Forest Moss. The only thing I coloured in was the cows using a watercolour pencil.

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Old Cart

Susan Robinson
July 15, 2018

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No colouring required.

stamps: Old Cart 1320G and Tiny Birthday 4092C by Stamp-it, Be Happy…Make Art LCS035 by Stampers Anonymous

inks: Old Paper and Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain Sprays

I stamped cart and partial background numbers onto white card in black Archival ink before spraying Distress sprays over. It doesn’t show so well in the photo but the ‘Old Paper’ ink is quite green in tone. Lay down strips of washi tape and attach film strip sections. This was for a 72nd birthday, so I added the appropriate wording and numbers. Only thing was, I got the age wrong, so had to go to plan B. Oops! At least I erred on the side of youth and made him younger than he was instead of older, haha. So this card is also up for grabs with all the others (see ‘Sales’ page).

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The Hunter

Susan Robinson
July 2, 2018

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Many of my cards I make for no particular reason – just because I can. I was experimenting with a watercolour background, dribbling re-inkers across some plastic wrap, spritzing with water, then laying watercolour card face down over it. Fold the ends of the plastic wrap over the back of the card then flip over. Squish the inks around under the plastic with your fingertips until the desired coverage is achieved. You can lift the plastic off at this point or leave it on until completely dry. The idea is that the wrinkles in the plastic will leave distinctive marks on the paper and create an interesting edge that would be hard to achieve otherwise. See blue sample shown below.  For some reason mine didn’t work today. The re-inkers are a little too intense I think. Not to worry, it didn’t go to waste:)

The stamps are from Stamp-it.

 

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Silence of the Stars

admin
December 12, 2016

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20161013_160905A simple card with an Aussie feel,  in a calming blue and white colour palette. My original intention was to form the stars into the shape of the Southern Cross, but my stars were too large:(

 

 

 

 

stamps: Grass Tree Christmas 4909E and Christmas Mini 3044B both by Stamp-it

inks: Clear Versamark Pad; Prussian Blue and Peacock Color Box Pads

papers: White Matt Card; Lakeshore Bazzill Card

accessories: White Embossing Powder ; Ribbon; Silver Stickles

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Tombo Liquid Glue

tools: Star Punch; Scissors; Heatgun; Sponging Block

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Stamp grass trees with clear pad and emboss in white. Sponge over image with blue inks, blending from dark to light with the aid of a sponging block. Rub a clean tissue over when done to ensure there is no ink sitting on top of the embossing that may smudge later.
  2. Cut out 5 stars in white using small punch. Glue into place. Smear with silver Stickles and set aside to dry.20161013_150644
  3. Tear edge of piece of white card to roughly fit the ground shape under grass trees. Wrap thin blue ribbon around twice and secure at back with tape. Fix this card into place at bottom of sponged card. Silver emboss tiny Christmas wording onto scrap of white card. Cut into tag shape and glue into place where ribbon intersects with itself. Tie tiny bow with leftover ribbon and glue at apex of tag.
  4. With two-sided tape, attach finished card front onto matting of Lakeshore card, then folded white backing card. 20161013_15303620161013_160844
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Ned Kelly

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August 18, 2016

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“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing”

Just getting into the”zone” for my Male Cards class this Saturday. I found this gorgeous little Ned Kelly postage stamp at the craft fair back in May and have been itching to use it ever since. This card doesn’t fit with the vibe for the class, which is leaning more towards the Tim Holtz style, but still a great card for any Aussie outback adventurer.male layers 009

 

 

 

 

 

stamps: Bush scene set111 & wording set082 by Stamp-it; Ned Kelly C905 by Stamp World

inks: Jet Black & Sepia Archival Pads

papers: White & Ivory Matt Cards; Brown & Fawn Bazzill Cards

accessories: Chalks; Silver Pen

adhesives: Super tape; Magic Mount; Tombo Liquid Glue

tools: T-grid

male layers 012INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stamp outback scene onto white card with black ink pad. Colour in with chalks. Tear around edges, then sponge with sepia ink and attach onto brown matting (also torn), then fawn backing card.
  2. Stamp left hand side of scene again onto small piece of ivory card. Don’t colour. Sponge around it’s edges with sepia ink and attach over same part of image on main card.
  3. Stamp out Ned Kelly Stamp onto white card scrap. Colour in with chalks and a silver pen for his helmet. Cut out. Sponge edges with sepia ink and Magic Mount over house image.
  4. With the aid of a t-grid, position wording onto card front in black ink.
  5. Glue twig across base of card.
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Aussie Christmas

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November 9, 2015

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It’s November already and Christmas is looming! Thought it was about time I posted some Christmas cards. I am playing with a Christmas “Wreath” theme at the moment. Here are a couple of cards I created with an Aussie flavour.

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Kookaburra Christmas 4703F, Gumnut Wreath 2372E

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Kangaroo Christmas 4821E, Outback 930F, Wattle 3237D

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