Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It's Possible with a Potato

I am a member of the Rubber Stampers Together e-mail list on Yahoo Groups and we have decided to issue a casual "monthly challenge" to the list members. This month's challenge is to carve a stamp, use a stamp that has a carved image, or...umm...there were other options that I have already forgotten!

I am a rubber stamper because I cannot draw, so asking me to draw an image and then use that image to carve a stamp is like asking me to swim the Atlantic Ocean. I did it anyway!

Sure, it was a VERY SIMPLE arrow image and I carved it from a silly old potato using a kitchen paring knife, but I completed the challenge. (And, if you ask nicely, I may swim the width of the swimming pool next summer but I will not attempt an ocean. Heehee.) 

To construct my cards (I made Artist Trading Cards) I cut out my potato-stamped arrow images and added a variety of embellishments and die-cuts.







 Hope you like them. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Shades of Red Challenge for Artistic Outpost!

I thought I'd take advantage of the "Shades of Red" theme over at Artistic Outpost, so I set out to make a card that uses one of their great images. I used a variety of products from other manufacturers, but my favorite part of the piece is the image itself. Check out Artistic Outpost here.

Thanks and enjoy!




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Still Working on Scrapbook *Life" Journal


Here is a little bit more of the work I've done with my journal class:



























Sunday, January 22, 2012

Scrapbook Life Continued

The next exercise in the Scrapbook Life class was to cut some random words out of magazines and use them in our journals. No stress, no pre-thought, no "plan". Mine were interestingly split into two categories. The first page pictured below is the page with the positive words and the characteristics that I aspire to. The second is a reflection of some past negative emotions and experiences that are better left in the past.







































Friday, January 6, 2012

Scrapbook *Life* Journal Class

I enrolled in Stephanie Ackerman's Scrapbook *Life* Journal class and have begun to do some of the artwork as suggested. I'm having a pretty good time so far, and here are my projects to date:













Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yellow Owl Workshop Swap Cards

Two of my stamping friends and I decided to use our recently acquired Yellow Owl Workshop stamps for a small swap. Each of us made one card and one ATC for each of the other two participants. Here are my results:



Saturday, June 5, 2010

Alphabet Discovery Letter C:


I've always been fond of clock parts and clock images, so I used a clock theme for my alphabet journal's letter "C" page. I had a clock transparency in my very large pile of unused scrapbooking stuff, so I layered that on top of the background I made using various paints, inks and stamped images. I added an actual clock hand to the piece using a brad, then affixed a few little ephemera items and ribbons. Hope you like it. :)Debbie