Thursday, December 20, 2007

stamps.

I'm really into carving stamps. As Flora!!!! :-) mentioned in one of her comments, the process of carving stamps is painful to the eyes, but I still somehow enjoy it. The crazy part is that I make a lot of mistakes! Here are my rejects for your enjoyment:



and some more...



Is this it? Nope. There are more of them, rejects that is, but they're already in the trash. :)

Here are the ones I kinda like, though they need some cleaning up.

21 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

Seriously. SO cute. When are you going to start selling me this stuff?

We made the ornaments this week too! Must get them blogged soon.

Monkee Maker said...

They're brilliant! And you seem to have a completely different idea to "rejects" than me .... they're fab too!

flora said...

Awww....they are totally cute! I don't see anything wrong.... They are perfect! : )
(Hahaha... I like my new name Fiona... seriously, I love that name! If i have a daughter I would totally name her Fiona too!)
Merry Christmas to you and your family! XO

Feltland said...

LOVELY - all of them are so sweet !!!
Mush - wish you have a great Christmas time ... :D

Kelly Medina said...

Wow, there are so many! I think they are all wonderfully cute!

Holly said...

Ooh, I want to start carving stamps to put on fabric to make into things... yours look ADORABLE, even though you say they are rejects. You should save them all!

flora said...

I mean it.. I really like the name Fiona. My friend has a really sweet chubby cat which is my favorite, and her name is fiona too! :)

Yuzu said...

Oh noes, why'd you throw them away? I like your "reject" stamps. :)

Blaze said...

Heehee! These are super cute! :) Great job on the patience and hard work! It's totally paying off! They'd look great with red ink! :)

Heidijayhawk said...

wow! your rejects are way more than i could ever do! awesome!

Natch said...

aw, most of your rejects look pretty fantastic to me! I love your style. I'm especially fond of that little leafy hat guy on the bottom left ;)

Just wondering, what sort of tools are you using? I find it really helps to have good tools for stamp carving. My favorites are the Staedler Mastercarve which you can often find on ebay for cheap :)
pretty sure these are them:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Staedtler-Master-Carve-3-Carving-Tools-NEW_W0QQitemZ180196571433QQihZ008QQcategoryZ75576QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

otherwise:
http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/7883/Staedtler-Mastercarve-Tool-Set.htm

and I'm happy to be back (and glad to see your blog seems to have become a hot spot ;) )

zari - justZHM said...

these stamps are adorable!!!! I want to do some too!!!!! but how? :P

Your blog has become so popular ;) it's really great!

Merry Xmas for you and your family...and happy 2008 ;)

MARLOU B. said...

They are so cute!!!
Merry Christmas for you !!!

Holly said...

But even the rejects are adorable! Seriously...you should sell this stuff! That little mushroom stamp is the bestest! ;0)

marsha said...

i LOVE stamps!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And yours are totallu ADORABLE!!!!

Have a very Merry X'mas! :)

Euphoria said...

Super Cute! you actually carved them!?!? Kuddos for that!! I think they are all cute, even the rejects!

Merry Christmas!

Lady N said...

cute, cute! Merry Christmas!

Jocelan Thiessen said...

oh yeah i love carving too! these are so cute!

willynillywaterlily said...

So adorable! Love these!

Jane said...

I love your "reject" stamps they are very cute. Hope you had a Happy Christmas Jane x

Sadie Lou said...

What? The rejects are darling--don't throw them away! I want some!!
*laughing*
~Sadie