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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Away in Melbourne

Well, we have been  in Melbourne for a week, visiting family and took the opportunity to go to the European Masters (19th-20th C)  Exhibition at the National Art Gallery in the city, while there - fabulous! We were so lucky to see these paintings which usually hang in the Stadel Museum in Frankfurt.  There are renovations going on in Germany and so we get to see them here in the antipodes!

Now, I have been home for several days and have made a few cards.  Here is one I am entering in the Annabelle Stamps Sketch Challenge, and the Aud Sentiments challenge - anything goes.

Annabelle Stamps ABSC029
Aud Sentiments Challenge #9


Stamped image and sentiment, used circle punch to punch out sentiment; then inked edges of tree image with green and brown ink, and mounted on some orange scrap. Stamped the continuous sentiment onto the green card strip with brown ink, and used this as a ribbon beneath the image. Layered circle sentiment onto the circle die cut with a dimensional. Added the die cut scalloped edge to the LHS of image.  Mounted stamped strip, image and die cut circle onto the DP. This DP has an embossed feel and is quite luscious.  Added pearls
Made with:
Card: SU cream for the blank and Whisper White for the sentiment and image, green strip scrap, orange scrap
Paper: DP from the Kaiser pad Lush collection
Stamps: Annabelle TreeMENdous set - both image and sentiments
Inks: SU Old Olive and Tangerine Tango, and Memento Rich Cocoa
Other: dimentionals, pearls (brown and green), die cuts from Lush Collection 

Here are some other images from our trip.  The first is a picture taken in Melbourne just outside the National Gallery, looking at some of the newer glass towers that have grown in South Bank lately. The second is taken up near Sylvan Dam and shows the two stone pillars that my husband (as a boy) and his father built at Calarama, at the beginning of their driveway to the holiday house, back in the late 1930's. They sold the home after WWII, and it was subsequently burnt down in a bush fire, but it has been rebuilt several times apparently.  But, the stone pillars are still there and my DH was quite excited to find them! We went for a drive up to the Dandenong's with a friend on Monday, and had lunch at Sassafras, and then headed of towards Calarama before returning home.


AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Hi Susan,
Love your card! The colours and embellishments look fantastic!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

Sue W said...

Gorgeous card with your Tree-MEN-dous stamp Susan! Perfect for this weeks sketch too!
Love the story of your DH finding the stone pillars he built years ago - amazing that after bush fires and many years they still stand!

Audrey said...

What a lovely card. That tree looks beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our monthly drawing going on right now.

Ida said...

Wonderful masculine card. Such pretty DP. Thanks for joining the Annabelle Sketch challenge.

Kylie said...

Hi Susan,
Love your card, just gorgeous!
Love your DSP and the colours, AWESOME card!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Tiffany said...

Fabulous card! thanks for playing along over at Annabelle stamps!