Nature Fairy

Susan Robinson
September 21, 2021


I have some little fairies in my garden! They are metal ones that dance around in one of the palm pots. I think they’re secretly looking after the garden at night, because sometimes in the morning, I notice that the hedges have been trimmed, or the weeds pulled up. (Or maybe it’s just my husband? He tends to get up earlier than me and potter about outside for a bit whilst I’m still snoozing. If I make any comments on the garden, he says, yes, the fairies have been busy again, haha).

When I first stamped out the fairy and realised she wasn’t dark enough (as you can still see a hazy image of the green fern through her), I was going to re-do, but then I thought – ‘Hey, fairies are supposed to be invisible aren’t they?’ So I reasoned it was okay to leave it as it was. Applying logic to support my laziness:) Anyway, it’s time all the fairies disappeared, as I move onto some flower cards.

stamps: fairy by Lavinia stamps; cricket by PSX; rest from ‘Nature Sketchbook 2’ set ICO375 by Graphic 45


Old Woman

May 26, 2016


carnival 004“If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written on the heart. The spirit should never grow old.”

Inspired by my recent travels to Indonesia.

Stamps: Old Woman M2-947 by Stamper’s Anonymous; If Wrinkles S043-K by Wordsworth; Acanthus D-3164 by PSX; Leaf Pattern 4660E by Stamp-It

Stamp lady’s face onto white card in Potting Soil Archival ink. Colour with chalks, pencils or watercolours. Tear around edges and sponge with Sepia Archival ink. Matt onto yellow-green Bazzill card which has been torn around the edges.

Sponge another piece of white card with Tumbled Glass Distress ink pad until covered. Stamp leaf pattern in Tumbled Glass along one edge. Stamp Acanthus in Sepia ink in top right corner. Mount lady’s face into middle of card. Stamp wording across bottom of card in Jet Black Archival ink. Finish layering with terracotta card, then aqua coloured base card.