This is for Robins fun F4A challenge all about "sayings". DH and I are one week into our 4 month caravan holiday, so I made this sample before we went away. Thankfully we have Internet for a few more days!!
My saying is "Happy Little Vegimite".... it pretty much means "Happy as a clam". Aussies are raised on Vegimite. It is a very, very dark brown, bordering on black, spread. I just checked the jar - it is yeast extract, with barley and wheat. It is chock-a-block full of vitamin B and folate.
Little people start having Vegimite by dipping their teething rusks in it, 90% of school kids would have a Vegimite sandwich in their lunch box and for the rest of us, chances are we had Vegimite on toast for breakfast.
There is a Vegimite song....
We're happy litte Vegimites, as bright as bright can be
We all enjoy our Vegimite for breakfast, lunch and tea
Our mummies say we're growing stronger every single week
Because we love our Vegimite
We all adore our Vegimite
It puts a rose in every cheek.
When I googled Australian sayings I was SHOCKED to learn that so many everyday words we use, mean absolutely nothing in every other country!! Gosh, you must think I am a complete nutter LOL.
About my card, my little Vegimite girl complete with rosy cheeks was stamped then fussy cut. Her overalls are paper pieced and she is coloured with Prismacolour pencils.
The background was quickly done by spraying Dylusions Ink Spray onto aluminium foil, squirt on a lot of water and dunk the cardstock into it. Once dry, I stamped on the tree and added lots of white pen and pencil strokes.
I cut around the tree stamps image (the doodled border is on the stamp). There is a small white card behind the tree, so this actually stands up properly and fits into a larger envelope.
Thanks for looking, sorry I can't attach Robins challenge info and I also apologise in advance if it takes me a while to comment. I have to hold my iPad in the air until I get a signal LOL. It's a bit hard to do that and watch out for snakes!!!
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017 GMT Views: 1129
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Thu, Apr 06, 2017 @ 9:57 PM
Love your fun tree Susie! It's so arty weird which is that fun "thing" we love! Your little Vegimite girl is the sweetest! The fence is great and I totally love the stapled ribbon!
I can honestly say, I've never heard of that paste before...I don't think it is ANYTHING we have here, lol! I will HAVE to come to Australia to taste it I think!! Let's see now, can we think of anything else I could do in Australia???? Like visit someone??? Heehee!!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 100816
Thu, Apr 06, 2017 @ 11:31 PM
I don't like Bovril or Marmite so I'm pretty sure that Vegemite is one Australian tradition I'll pass up on if I ever make it over. I once worked for a retired admiral, and his preferred drink on cold, wet afternoons was a mug of hot water with sherry and Bovril. Yuck!! One of his common sayings was "Women and children first - except on thin ice."
I really like your two-colour scheme here with blue for the background and tree, and soft pink for your 'mite.
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 59206
Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 5:27 AM
Your vegimite girl is just too cute and the tree is fabulous. Glad to know that doodling was on the stamp....I was beginning to turn green knowing I couldn't do that. Ha Good explanation of vegemite. Enjoy that four month vacation.....I AM green, after all. Ha
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Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 6:51 AM
Side, I love your darling little girl with her hands in her pocket. Looks like she's carrying her vegimite with her!! ;)
Your tree is whimsy & magical! Extending the branches is so clever and very charming!!
So nice to see your post as you travel the country! Cheers dear!!