Wednesday, 9 June 2010

A new obsession

First of all, let me wish my son Evan and husband Ian a very happy birthday.  Love you lots and lots.

They dont actually read this, thankfully. LOL

Anyway, a new obsession, unusual for me I know, haha

In July's Craft Stamper, Trish Latimer did a masterclass on Simple Stamp Carving, now this looked fun and as work has an excess of rubbers, (someone went a bit mad on the ordering) I decided to put a few of them to good use.  Used my trusty scalpel and had such fun doing this, picture shows them in order of doing them, started off with simple diamond and then just went from there, loved it so therapeutic, great to do for background stamps, which dont have to be too perfect, OK some of them may be a bit iffy, but I love my umbrella and my reverse sequin waste.  Anyway as obsessions go have now ordered some lino carving tools to see what i can do, have depleted rubber box at work so shall have to find a cheap supplier.

And then I thought I must show how I am going to use them so made some background paper using them, distress inks, glimmer mists etc and then used that to make these three ATC's, let me know if anyone wants them, they are called  "Stranger Danger",  "Hanging on the wall" and "Fishy".

Right I best go, as I'm due at work, and dont think i can say "sorry i'm late, was updating me blog" . .  can you imagine their faces.

have a great day everyone, especially birthday boys.


flutterbycrafter said...

Brilliant and talented or what? Love the ATC's

Sandra Hall said...

Great ATC's Siobhan! Very clever of you to make your own stamps and use them! You could be selling them on soon....

Pattie said...

Just loveeee that umberella stamp,clever girl lol

Deborah said...

Dead impressed Pidd. Far more accomplished than the ones I made, especially the umbrella. My favourite is the heart on a string. Wouldn't mind the bottles one if no one else has nabbed it. I only have a couple for swapping - the top two of my seaside ones (see latest blog entry)or I could make you a surprise.

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow! I love your hand carved stamps - they look v professional. I saw the article in CS too - may have to give it a try :-)