Sunday, April 3, 2016

Gumnut Babies - By Crece T

Hello everyone, Crece here with you today on the Scrapmatts blog.
I was looking through some of my old children's books the other day when I came across an old favorite by May Gibbs, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. I remember reading this when i was in grade 2 and its always been a book I've loved. So I wondered if I could come up with a Gumnut baby inspired project using some of the new Australiana items that Scrapmatts have designed... have a look and tell me what you think...

  Gumnut Babies Frame

and here are the close ups...

These Gum leaves add such an Australian touch to the project, to colour them I used green ink and then added some brown ink to the edges to highlight each leaf.

I have used the following Scrapmatts products...
(top left of frame)

(Once Upon A Time)

I have also created a card using one of the Scrapmatts Stencils...

Happy Birthday Chess Card

I used the Chess Pieces Stencil to create the card above.

I started with the checkerboard and used black Gesso with an old credit card.
I then used Inka Gold in the Silver and Blue through the stencil for the chess pieces.
I cut around the chess pieces and layered them up on
CB5016 Nested Shapes 02 coloured in the same silver and blue inka gold.
I finished teh card off with a greeting from the new chipboard set

Head on over to the Scrapmatts Gallery to check out some of the fantastic work from the other Design Team members for some awesome inspiration and ideas.

Thanks for stopping by



  1. Crece, I love what you have done with the gum leaves, as I to was bought up with the May Gibbs books, in actual fact there is a little museum type shop about 30kms from me that is totally dedicated to May Gibbs and her story books...

    Hugs xx

  2. Loved May Gibbs books and I loved reading them to my older children when they were little!
    Beautiful work Crece and love your Chess card!

  3. Wow how very clever you are.. just love the gum leaves and your cute little gum nut babies.. and fabulous card too.. great creating!

  4. You brought back wonderful childhood memories with the delightful gum nut project. Inspirational card as well. tfs

  5. My kids adored May Gibbs books. Great to see some well known Australian trees and characters. Gorgeous!! The chess card is a great idea for male them

  6. What fabulous work Crece. LOVE it.

  7. Such great projects, I like that they are a little 'out of the box'.

  8. Adorable gum nut babies great crece