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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Jeep

Susan Robinson
May 27, 2020

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Sending warmest wishes to my nephew Nathan for his birthday tomorrow! To be honest, once they get past a certain age, I tend to loose track of birthdays. Our extended family has grown over the years, and now most have partners and are starting on the next generation. My husband already has 7 grandchildren! I think it’s more important to focus on the young ones. Sadly Nathan was coming down to Perth with his family for his grandmother’s funeral. As I was making a Sympathy card, I suddenly remembered it was also his birthday. He is a shy country boy, who loves going 4 wheel driving in the bush.

This card literally took me 2 minutes to make, thanks to having a stash of pre-made backgrounds to choose from. I love playing with inks, but it can be messy. So when I’m in the mood, I make extra. Sometimes they’re rejects from a previous project. Sometimes they’re actually quite ugly! But I never throw anything away, as more often than not I do find a use for them somewhere down the track. And they’re very handy when you need to make a quick card!

stamps: ‘Landrover’ 3321E and ‘Australian Land’ 3305E, both by Stamp-it

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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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Aussie Christmas

admin
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.

kooka wreath 001

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kookaburra Christmas 4703F, Gumnut Wreath 2372E

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

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