Friday, August 16, 2013

Stamp It Up Swap

Apparently I am in a swapping mood lately.  I have also signed up for Nicky and Helen's Stamp It Up swap.  If you want to join in too, head on over to the flickr site and sign up ASAP.  It's getting quite full already!

While at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London this past July, I took a class by Tasha on creating your own eraser stamps.  It was great fun and could easily be something that becomes part of my happy, crafty life.  I love how you can easily personalize a project or create a card for a special occasion with very little effort.  In the class I started off with some tracing paper, an eraser, a craft knife, a pencil and a little inspiration.


And I tried my best to create a little fluffy sheep stamp.  I initially thought I'd make it easy on myself and make him a black sheep.  That way I didn't have to carve out his middle.


Once I tested him, though, I clearly wanted a little white sheep.  Sadly my knife slipped and I sheered him a little too close, destroying the stamp all together.  With little time left in the class I carved a little puppy paw instead.


With a little practice, though, I think I can handle a swap.  It's a great excuse to sharpen my skills (and my scalpel) and give it another try!  Again, in secret swap style we had to make an inspirational mosaic. 

 I apparently am digging birds (or animals in general) and flowers.  I was also imagining a little sewing machine and pin cushion would be pretty cute.  No matter what comes of this swap its still going to be great fun giving it my best try. I can't wait to see what my partner is into.  How exciting!

Stamp It Up!

17 comments:

pennydog said...

That giraffe one is fab! I'm nearly convinced to join...

cheeky monkey said...

Swapping-Mania for Cindy! This one is great. Can not wait to see what you are going to stamp

Leanne said...

You are in a swapping mood. The little stamps are cute.

Lynz said...

Oh god, I could get into that!

Lynz said...

Oh god, I could get into that!

Lynz said...

Oh god, I could get into that!

Lynz said...

Oh god, I could get into that!

Lynz said...

Oh god, I could get into that!

Lynz said...

Oh god, I could get into that!

Lynz said...

Oh god, I could get into that!

Lynz said...

Oh god, I could get into that!

Lynz said...

Oh god, I could get into that!

Nicky said...

Oh Lynz I think you should!

Thanks for the shout out Cindy!

tomomi mcelwee said...

That would be my school days, not listening my teacher and digging in to my rubber. Have fun!!

Katy Cameron said...

Have fun with it :o) Unfortunately I have too many big things to deliver in the time up to when this is due to play along this time.

Nicky said...

I have messed up often and just slice the top bit of my stamp and start again - one strata further down! Advantage of a thick rubber!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

See you over ther

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