And much fun was had by…me!!

I wrote that long post yesterday about what a month September had been and then went on to carve those 2 stamps and make a coffin ATC for Created by Hand – what a neat challenge that was!! I used a couple of collage images, cut one out and did a gel transfer to make it creepier with the other!

 

I like the grungy feel of this one!

A few weeks ago, my DD was in drawing mode – rare, but lovely when it happens! – and she drew some really cool images. Whe I saw this one, I knew it’d make a great stamp, so I carved it last night, along with a very tricky strand of barb wire for DH’s Raven pendant. Here are the handcarved stamps:

The barb wire was taken from a tattoo image (to which we have copyright, so no law-breaking here!). Here’s a faux washi background ATC made this evening with DD’s image:

Isn’t it adorable?! I was in full Washi ATC mode by now, so I made a couple of ATCs full of texture, using more of the Faux Washi paper (same sheet!) and stamped them with a couple of Star Babies stamps which were sent to me by my mate Jan – who just looked at them and found them uninspiring! I used CB script folder behind the first one, just sanding the raised parts till the white card showed through and then applied gel medium and stuck some hessian scraps to it, plus the gold cord hanger. I then stamped the image on the paper and stuck that over the top. Quite an interesting effect!

These are for Wednesday Stamper’s “Structure/texture” challenge and the second one was created in much the same way, just using some eyelash fibres behind the Faux Washi paper. It’s great that the scan has actually captured the shimmer of the paper too! I use a lot of textiles in my work as it’s such a simple way of creating texture and a great way of using up scraps – Never throw your scraps away, they are much too useful!

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  1. Oooooh, your coffin is AWESOME! Love the transfer!

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  2. hastingshall2

     /  October 1, 2008

    Rosie girl, you have been very busy! Not into spooky stuff, but the colors and the transfer are beautiful. I do love the hand-carved stamps and stampings. The other ATCs are both texturally wonderful and colorful. Your daughter’s drawing is adorable and very creative. I can tell she’s following in your footsteps.
    Faye

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  3. Excellent! Loved viewing your beautiful artwork!

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  4. I was curious… how do you make your own stamps? What do you make them with? I have a couple of ideas for my own… and no clue how to make them.
    Thanks!
    Amandajenks@gmail.com

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  5. Very cool work! Like how you used the fiber and your colors are so vibrant!

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  6. I really like your child’s art work and your stamp.

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  7. Great coffin. Fab background.

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  8. Great ATC’s, fabulous backgrounds.

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  9. Sandy

     /  October 2, 2008

    Wow wow wow you are busy.
    Amazing creations. Love them all.

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  10. really wonderful! especially the barb wire your carved!!! absolutely great!

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  11. fabulous transfer!! great card! and what are you lucky to have a daughter that draws that great! fantastic new stamps!!!

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  12. Ahh, Rosie! Amber’s design is FABULOUS! That is more adorable than anything I’ve seen commercially! What a great mom you are, carving a stamp of your daughter’s work! And not just a great mom, but an artisit with an eye for great design! Your barbed wire is pretty amazing, too! The carving must have been terribly difficult, cutting out all those spaces and leaving such thin lines without cutting through them! Did you make it without cutting yourself? Probably! The only reason I ask is because I know I couldn’t do it! I love the other things too, but these stamps take my breath away!

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  13. Jan

     /  October 2, 2008

    Wow those stamps coudln’t have a better home and as aways all your art is amazing

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  14. very nice, I can see you had fun

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  15. wow Rosie,so much to see, love the spooky design, great colour and transfer, love the hand carved stamps too, very cool:)

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  16. carolann

     /  October 2, 2008

    Wow well done Amber love the stamp and Rosie I think the coffin thingy is brilliant hun well done hun xxxxx

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  17. Everything is very cool….especially the coffin!

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  18. I love the coffin you made! Part of me wanted to participate in this challenge. In fact, the arch I made for Joel started as a coffin, but I was too raw for that. So I changed it to an arch. Thank you so much for your kindness. Writing about Joel helped me immensely, and it amazes me how much strength I was able to draw from the empathy of people I’ve never met.

    XXXOOO,
    Alberta

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  19. Love the textured things for Wednesday Stamper. Great job.
    Nancy

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  20. They are looking great!

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  21. Fantastic artwork Rosie!!
    ~xx Barb xx~

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  22. Love your don’t throw anything away philosophy AND of course your style Rosie! That barbed wire stamp is SO fantastic!!! Your creepy coffin is wonderful, it has such depth!!!!

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