Friday, January 23, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Trailer Time


 This is by far the largest stamp I've ever created. Its about 5" x 7"!!! I made it so I could stamp some appliques for some dish towels for my sister who owns a vintage trailer and camps all the time with it, and I forgot to take pictures of the finished project!! Oh well. I fused them onto some dish towels and then free motion quilted all the black parts.
Pod post cards
Sweetie Otis welcomes the new year.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Stamp Storage



 I finally found some stamp storage with these photo boxes from Joannes. Each big box holds 16 little containers inside. I bought two and still have space for more stamps. It's hard to find shallow boxes for stamps, but these work okay because they are only a little over an inch deep and I can put stamp sets together in them. I stamped two papers (front and back side of box) to show what stamps are inside, and then labeled the top  like "Birds" etc. to indicate what is inside.

Two new stamps, half flower mirror repeat and hedge hog.

Carve Stamp Play by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer continues to be such an inspiration. Her blog is wonderful too,  balzardesigns.typepad.com
She has inspired a lot of my carvings, especially the pods, the homes set, and the tiles.
In the new year I hope to carve more.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Still Stamping







Pretty kitty, Otis, just chillin.
The multi-colored stamp pad experiment worked pretty well. The colors blend as you use the stamp which is a nice effect. The Bombay India Inks and FW Daler Rowney fluorescent inks came out rather antiquey looking. For bolder color I may have to use pigment reinkers.
Experimenting with wreath arrangements too, used all hand carved stamps.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tile Stamps!!!





Each of these stamps is 1 1/2" square. So fun! I am experimenting painting them, but what I really want to do is make a custom stamp pad so the stamp itself is multicolored. I'll try that tomorrow.