Mother Nature

During the recent Victorian school holidays, we took our boys for a drive through the fire ravaged areas of Black Saturday. We drove up the Melba Hwy to Yea (didn’t turn off to Kinglake), but saw enough to make us realize the damage caused eg. burnt out cars – just pushed into the gullies, destroyed homes, etc.

We enjoyed a lovely lunch at Yea, then made our way back home via Maroondah Hwy. We saw lots more destroyed homes & trees.

I felt we weren’t ready to visit Marysville just yet – I kind of, felt like an intruder, if we did. I think we need to give these residents time to heal, not have a car load of visitors to “sticky beak”. I actually felt quite uncomfortable travelling down Maroondah Hwy, knowing that Marysville was just over the hill. It was an eerie feeling.

We had to pass through Narbethong & Buxton – which were almost totally destroyed – that gave us an idea of the total devastation of Black Saturday.

On a lighter note, what I did notice, what the beauty of the area – hard to imagine, isn’t it?

Yes, the trees were blacken, the leaves were burnt orange, but also noticed quite a bit of greenery throughout. Grass was growing back, beautiful Ferns were popping up. Made me realize that Mother Nature is quite bizarre.

I had an idea for a card I wanted desperately to complete, so here it is:


Cardstock: Really Rust, Basic Black, Whisper White & Vellum

Ink: Basic Black & all the Greens (too many to mention)

Stamp Set: Tres Chic BG


Thanks for looking!


Margaret  xo


3 Responses

  1. What a fabulous inspiration, Margaret. Lovely card, too.

  2. Oh Margaret, this card is stunning, I love the layers and colours you’ve chosen. Well done and thanks for sharing your talent with us. It sounds like you had lots of fun with Un-convention and I’m glad to see you did some wonderful projects too. Take care and keep posting your wonderful creations, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine, who hopes to see you at the next convention! xx

  3. Beautiful card Margaret, I love the idea of the velum over the leaves … it would make a lovely thinking of you card for any of those affected by the fires. I ordered this stamp just before convention so haven’t inked it up yet. I love how you put the background stamp over the Organic grace images.

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