Creative ideas come "out of the wild" growing like yeast. Enjoy a meander around my creative pursuits - art printing with stamps, sketching, photography, baking, gardening...

28 October, 2010

A Card That Scored Well

I made this birthday card for my friend Chris, using the Scor-It to make a particular feature with the Ice Gold card stock which is just about my favourite.

The Materials I used were:

Happy Birthday and sketched border stamps, metallic card for matts in deep pink and light green, Ice Gold CS, scored using the Scor-It and a photo I took of a grevillea, doctored with Rock Candy Stickles for a circumspect glitter effect. The happy birthday was coloured with Distress Inks.

I love the scoring which came from an idea of Diana Enns'. Very simple and effective.

12 October, 2010

Appealing to Man and Nature

I made this card for a long time friend who is a gardener and caravan enthusiast. The feature is a lovely stamp from Inkadinkado which works well with contrasting EP. The bird and moon is stamped on pale green metallic CS and embossed with Judikins Bronze patina EP. The crescent moon and bird painted with Buttercup Twinkling H2O with the finishing touches edged with Krylon Gold Leaf pen. BTW, I have had difficulty finding the Krylon pens and one person told me they were not available.

The colours in this photo are reasonably true except for the card stock which is white.

I stamped the birthday message on cream metallic CS using the same EP and Gold edging again. The whole assembly is stand-away mounted on gold metallic CS using foam dots.

The background is dry embossed with the Bird on Vine Cuttlebug folder on water colour paper. It is swiped with DIs wild honey and then the relief and edges are blended with frayed burlap. Inside, I made a little feature by stamping ‘Birds on Wire’ by Tim Holtz across the top.

02 October, 2010


This ringtail possum has two babies and would not be awake in daylight normally. We took down a cypress tree and left a hole in her highway home. The little ringtails are sweet, even though they eat my vegetables but then again, they need nurturing. Last Summer, we lost 80% of our ringtails across the State of Victoria from either heat exhaustion or in the fires.

She'd gone when we went back later; found another route no doubt.

Mother ringtail possum with two babies - two extra sets of ears.