Saturday, January 19, 2008

Inchies done and Rubber Stamps too

I really really should have scanned these but I made the mistake of sorting them out and then finding my long lost camera and decided not to un sort them and take a picture. I probably need a good photo editing software that I can totally understand how to use to make my picture look better, or at the very least...cropped.

Out of the 88 from the uncut sheet of inchies 45 of them, seen here, are now winging there way out to new homes. Some of the ones I kept were because I felt they still needed...something. Others I kept because I wanted them and felt I couldn't live without them, hehe. A couple more I kept because in the beaded state that they were in I felt they wouldn't travel well without better protection and there were other flatter ones that would. See the logic?

I love doing inchies and I really need to do lots more inchies but because of my crafty ADD I'm on to the next BIG thing.

Rubber stamps.

The rat stamp was the very first one I did. About a year ago. I did him wrong, cut where I wasn't supposed to and made his hand all wonky. I gave up and filed him away.

Then I joined a rubber stamp swap on Craftster so now I'm forced to do them. Now I need to learn what I did wrong so I can do the new ones the right way. Happily my simple rooster (bottom right) turned out just the way I wanted him to and he was fun to boot! Oh, I dived right in then. The letter 'A' (backwards) was next and for one of my swap partners. This one was a little trickier. Hmmm, I think I need a magnifier lamp to be able to see this well enough to do it right and 120 dollars later I was proved right! Now I can do a little more intricate type designs. My next partner likes unicorns so of course I do a pegasus *headslap* No matter, maybe I can use him for something later! The unicorn turned out great and I love him, I hope she does too. My third partner didn't give me much info to go on so I made her something rather random that I thought would be useful on anything and not so specific. That's the design above the glasses. I LOVE the way it turned out! I never would have imagined I could carve anything so intricate. Dang eyesight getting as old as I am!

The rest of the stamps were just because I could. Who couldn't resist a cool pair of shades and the dragonfly is always a must have. I did have one more stamp I managed to do...the big eyed bird, but he had a rather 'unfortunate' accident. Never fear, I shall persevere and carve another one!


kaleesi said...

Wow - the inchies look fantastic!! Of course I knew they would!!
And your stamps are fantastic!!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little rat - he looks like he is reaching up for a hug!!!!!
Great detail!!! Another thing you are great at!!!!
I hope you include your autograph when you mail the inchies so I can say I knew you when ;)

Colorfuldayz said...

Wow ... those inchies are out of control gorgeous!! I want to see the ones you kept in person when we come to pick up Bosco and his buddy. And I love the stamps ... funny enough, my favorite is the rat. He is great.

Babbetto said...

He is reaching up for a hug Kaleesi and I most definately will include my a novelty only, hehe.

Colorfuldayz I totally didn't even think to bring inchies with me today and I'm so kicking myself for not even thinking of it. I'll have to ink the rat stamp up and send you a copy, you know, just because.