Aqua Chess

Susan Robinson
October 6, 2021

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My last card inspired me to find other ways to use up my scraps of patterned paper. Thought I’d go for a softer look with this one. I sponged some black ink over the ‘black’ chess pieces, and around the cat, mouse and table. I used Opal Liquid Pearls over the white chess pieces.

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Green Chess

Susan Robinson
October 4, 2021

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Simple silhouettes. I love this green patterned paper and had only a scrap of it left. I’m glad I found a good use for it.

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Colourful Chess

Susan Robinson
October 2, 2021

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A cat and mouse playing chess, how cool is that?! Another set of cards coming up, using the one design, this time a die cut. Starting off in my ‘colourful inky background’ comfort zone.

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Mouse Kite

Susan Robinson
July 21, 2021

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How true is that? It’s the little things that knit together this fabric we call life. And we need to appreciate those we care about and tell our loved ones that we love them! My Mum had a stroke on Sunday. It was her 82nd birthday. Luckily it wasn’t fatal and she seems to be on the road to recovery.

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Butterfly Handglider

Susan Robinson
July 18, 2021

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There’s something about mice, they’re kinda cute, but ugly. They must appeal to a wide range of others, as there are a number of companies that have had success with their designs, including Penny Black and Katzelkraft. This is a ‘House Mouse’ from Stampendous. After colouring it in and matting it, I adhered it to a background done with Distress Stain sprays. I added some glitter glue to the butterfly wings.

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Home Among the Gum Trees

Susan Robinson
July 7, 2021

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Give me a home among the gum trees please…

Two different but similar cards using Kaszazz’s ‘Silhouette Kangaroos’ stamp 6249K. The kangaroos on the right, I cut out by hand (which was not fun. I hope they bring out a matching die one day!). The small solid eucalypt leaves are also from Kaszazz. I used some Espresso Liquid Pearls over the nuts to highlight. The open gumleaves and outback house stamps are from Stamp-it. The Windmill die is from Paper Rose but the water tank die was a cut-out given to me years ago and not sure what company it’s from sorry. The backgrounds were created using Distress Stain Sprays Evergreen Bough, Seedless Preserves & Dusty Concord.

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Transitions

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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