Here is a card I made for a friend of my mothers, the instructions that I was given from Mum were that she likes natives (Australian) and is living on a property now... I first made one card without an image just some patterned paper I made and a ribbon and "Happy Birthday" then Mum said that she wanted me to draw something for it... "some natives, some bush, a girl with a hat??" Ahhhh ... How do I do this???
So I got to sketching some natives, eucalyptus, christmas bells... and then as I was looking at them I thought I'd draw a gumnut hat on a girl... and so I drew a girl and a boy... I have just used the girl on this card... I would like to do a whole series of images on this theme...
The gumnut hat has been used before, by May Gibbs for her gumnut babies in the classic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie books... I used to love those book as a child :)
the lady the card is for has just turned 60... I have surreptitiously included some '60s' along the barbed wire at the sides of the card!!