- Add your site(s) to the list if you're a proud Malaysian Blogger!
- Pass this tag to as many Malaysian Blogger as you know, or if you're interested but nobody tags you, just include yourself volunteerly. Show some patriotism!
- Update list regularly to ensure every Malaysian Blogger gets equal link benefit.
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Thursday, 21 August 2008
My love is the ocean and starry night sky.
Tonight, I fall in love just to say goodbye.
(haha! saja jiwang2 sket)
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
I'm not sure if Green Pond is the perfect title for this ATC, but the title is given in a rush at the post office. I jot down the title last minute, just before I seal it in plastic cover and into the envelope. The view is based on a photograph derived from a book entitled "Tropical Retreat".
I have post this ATC in my older entry and some of you may have seen it, I made this ATC for myself and never intend to include it in any trading. It was displayed on top of the fridge for quite some time, and my last minute decision has left an empty spaces on my favourite display spot. But I'm neither sad nor regret, cause I know it will be safe in the hand of someone who knows how to appreciate it.
I received a message from Moses (the host for Singapore swap), telling me that my Singapore set cards have arrived safely in his hand, it's just that it arrives the next day after the "ATC on Parade" exhibition ended. Haha. I'm now convince that registered airmail is the safest and most reasonable option to deliver anything internationally. It may not the fastest mode of delivery but, still reliable. Upon delivery, the receiver required to sign as proof of acceptance and in case the mail unable to be sent to the receiver or the receiver fail to collect it within 15 days, it'll be returned back to the sender. To those who enjoy swap activity, remember to choose registered snail mail okay!
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Lifting up the 180kg catching platfrom.
Erecting the scaffolds on the catching platfrom.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Thursday, 7 August 2008
It's most likely that I'm going to miss the exhibition. Anyway, enjoy looking at these ATCs. I'll contact Moses and ask him whether my cards will still be accepted for the swap. If not, they will go to my personal collection.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Hello everyone!!! How's your recent weekend? As with me, my Sunday has been busy making mounting or handle for the stamps. Some of the stamps in the above picture had been carved since last weekend but I can't find proper time to do the wood cutting job at home. We usually reach home late from work, and it's obviously improper to do all the sawing and sand-papering at night. Living in an apartment, I understand that it's unbearably annoying when you try to rest from a long day at work (or try to put your kids to sleep) but some inconsiderate neighbours make unpleasant noise like drilling, hammer-knocking or even the sound of people using mortars on the floor. My husband use to be the one who care enough to investigate where the sound came from and knock at the neighbour's door, if the "music" they're playing doesn't really suits the mood. Hehe. So I don't want to end up people knocking at our door because of the noise I make, and of course..it'll be my hubby who opens the door because I'll be busy at the back room. Hahahaha.
I believe some people have mistakenly thought that recently I'm into wooden stamp carving. Actually the wood is just for the mounting, not carved. Well, actually this gives me idea to try carving on wood anyway. Erm..maybe some other time. Okay, back to the process, after I finished carving an eraser into a stamp, the next step is to measure and cut small plank into smaller pieces, according to the stamps respective sizes. Before I glue a stamp to its wooden backing, I will chop the stamp image on the outer surface of the mounting which later will become the top view of the stamps. It functions as sample of the image produced by the stamp and also for easy detection, so you would never end up using the wrong stamp if you got multiple identical stamps (let's say all your stamps bought from me, haha).
To my previous customer, I apologize that your stamps doesn't furnished with mountings but they're indeed sold at cheaper price.
I'm so grateful that I manage to complete all orders because I plan to work on the ATC job list this week. To those who want custom made stamps from me, I welcome any incoming orders. Please email me at mangosteenskin(at)yahoo(dot)com. I'm looking forward to create new job list for handmade stamps.
Below is the upclose view of each stamps that you see in the above picture. I will update this post for the description of each photo. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy looking at my most recent custom made stamps.