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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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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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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Gelli Babies

Susan Robinson
November 4, 2020

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Slowly getting the hang of how to use this gelli plate. I am not very good at layering, so am a bit out of my comfort zone. Out of the 50 prints I have taken so far, I like maybe six. Anyway, I did a few leafy prints that I was quite happy with, so will share them with you now. [Please note that the below photos were taken after I made these 2 cards. This is using a 3×5 inch plate].

Took me a few goes to get my head around it, but the idea is that the first colour/colours that you lay down on the gelli plate, will be the colour that stays underneath the plastic area of your stencil. The second colour of paint that you lay OVER the stencil, will be the colour that goes into the holes of the stencil pattern.

So choose your stencil pattern wisely, depending on the result you’re trying to achieve, as some stencils have a lot of plastic area with small holes, and visa versa. Those stencils with very delicate patterns, may be hard to brayer the paint over to get into the holes, so you might have to sponge it on instead. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more cards in the near future with backgrounds designed on my gelli plate.

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Gum Leaf Slide

Susan Robinson
February 14, 2020

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And another, just for fun!

stamp: Snugglepot & Cuddlepie – Having Fun 17322 by Paper Rose

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Hello there!

Susan Robinson
February 12, 2020

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Just because… they are so darn cute!

I have been trying to rearrange and tidy my craft room for the last few weeks, but it seems I don’t have enough cupboard space (or maybe just too much crap!). A slow and frustrating process, so I took some time out today to play. Just because… I spotted amidst the chaos, a small clearing on my tabletop:)

stamp: Snugglepot & Cuddlepie – Hanging On 17313 by Paper Rose

I added Vintage Photo Distress Stickles to his cap and Sunshine Yellow Flowersoft to her skirt and cap, with Yellow Liquid Pearls for dots.

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New Aussie Gumnut Baby

Susan Robinson
January 29, 2020

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We have two new babies expected within our extended family over the next few months, how exciting! May Gibbs is always a go-to classic in my book for a new little Aussie, but I will be making a few other varieties too so I have a selection to choose from when the time comes.

Not sure which version of this card I like. I felt the baby got lost among the gum leaves in the first one, so I placed it onto a mounted cream circle, then added a bow at the finish. Hmm, still undecided – 1, 2 or 3?

I cut the Gum leaf dies (Paper Rose: Gum Leaves 2 & 3) from a piece of card I had previously coloured with Distress Stains. It turned out too dark to use for a stamped background, so I put it aside for cutting leaves out of. I added a little Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearl to highlight the gumnuts.

The May Gibbs stamp images are from Stamp World: ‘Nuttybub and Nittersing’ C215 and ‘Nuttybub in a Birdsnest’ E236. I stamped them both onto a seperate piece of card, coloured them lightly, then cut them out. I added some Grey and Sage Ultrafine Flowersoft to the nest, then Magic Mounted the image over the gum leaves.

Below is a another card using the same Birdsnest Baby stamp along with ‘Just Peeking’ K476 also from Stamp World. I think I like it better, sometimes simple is best.

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Eucalypt Love

Susan Robinson
July 24, 2018

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Big is beautiful, but sometimes smaller is cuter.

Using the same gumnut baby stamp set as previously, only the smaller version. I used Distress re-inkers as watercolours to colour in images, adding dots of Buttercup Liquid Pearls to decorate.

stamps: Snugglepot & Cuddlepie 17310 by Paper Rose Studio; Eucalypt Cluster 4H by Stamp-it

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