Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Monday, 19 January 2009
Sharing with you more stamps that I created on Friday and Saturday night.
7. Lolipop Plant
I was browsing through my messy sketchbook and saw some scribbles of lolipops. Suddenly, "TINGG!!". I got many emptied small pots, last time I used them to sow chilly, tomato and even strawberry on our balcony. Don't ask me about the strawberries, they never make more than 2 leaves while the chillies always gone before sun rise (because birds take breakfast earlier than us). Tomatoes? Don't ask me about the tomatoes. Now, let's plant some lolipop trees! This time, kill the ants first.
8 & 9 - Coffee LoveThis kind of vintage pot reminds me of coffee, and coffee always reminds me of my mom. She makes the best coffee and let me share the secret *whispering*...."She put LOVE in the coffee"...shhh.
Cup and pot are carved separately so, they make two new stamps here.
10. Pot Plant
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
I have been thinking about this challenge since last week, and for the past few days, I worked hard to come up with the first few batch of new stamps.
1. Fancy Box 1
Above is a doodle of a fancy small box, which I bought at Likas Mart Supermarket few years back while I was still studying at the local university. I only have RM11 or 12 in my pocket that time, but since I liked this box so much I bought it without hesitation, along with another artificial cactus, respectively cost RM6 and 4. I will try to snap a picture of the box later for you to view.
2. Fancy Box 2
Altered version of the original fancy box stamp. Does this one reminds you of Christmas?
3. Little Angle Lolipop
Some of you might have seen this illustration of little angel sitting on mushroom before. It is actually just a tiny doodle in my sketchbook. I color, scan and print it as bookmarks for my own use.
4. Girl with Basket
This little girl with basket stamp, came from my sketchbook too. I was sitting with my hubby in front of the TV back from work, and think, "this girl would make a good stamp image"---and this was when the idea of birthday challege came to mind.
5. The Keeper
I love keys, and of all the keys dangling from the bunch I carry everyday in my bag...this one is my favourite. I love Thumbelina as a kid, and until today, whenever I see something that I like, I always imagine there's a small fairy sitting on it, smiling at me. What do you think of this one? Isn't she cute?
If you're asking why...
The round face, small nose and mouth is inspired by the gnome-like dolls belonged to me and my sister when we were kids. The doll's eyelids will shut when we lay it down. The one that belong to my sister got one eye damaged, because she pricked it down with her finger. Their eyes are simplified that way, to make carving easier.
6. Spinning Cup Thumbelina
I grew up in village, I never been to funfair until I was 17 and the only place I could see a giant cup like this was on TV. As a kid, my brain was really intrigued by the image of people sitting in giant cups. I thought, only Thumbelina can fit in all the cups we got in our kitchen, but if I can sit in a giant cup like that...I can be Tumbelina!I only got the chance to sit on one at Genting Highland theme park a couple of years ago and like a kid I tried to make the cup spin faster and faster, with a smile on my face, thinking of my childhood memories.
Apart from that, this stamp also makes me feel like, "I want to drink tea!" Now! Now! Now!
Monday, 12 January 2009
...is mine!!! Muahahahahahaha!!....
Beautiful vellum stickers ~ Lots of love!
Silk flowers ~ Pretty!
Unique flatbacks ~ My fav!!! (I'm crazy over buttons)
And some plain cardstocks + envelopes which came along with these beautiful stuffs.
I'm sure they will be useful for my craft projects...thank you, Debbie!
If you are looking for scrapbooking or craft supplies online, be sure to browse Crafty Heart store. It's a local online store selling things at very reasonable price.
Friday, 9 January 2009
My second half of 2008 was so packed, and that I admit I am not so good in everything I do as sometimes I require more time to finish a task. But I still remember all the promises and commitments I made last year, and I shall continue the quest of realizing it. And speaking of the promises, I stayed up last night carving the stamp requested by Rizal since September last year. I was flattered that he trusted to me to select the best portion from his doodle to be integrated into the design. To be frank, I really don't know from which section to crop. I need to simplify the details to make it possible for me to carve, but I must also ensure the identity is retained. Plus, he wants the stamp to be fun and whimsical, and a butterfly as an addition.
Fewh...luckily, I made it (after missing many, many times of breath inhaling).
Stamp size 2.0cm (h) x 7.0 cm (w) <----sakit mata akuEarlier tracing work and other design (trying to make the carving easier actually, hehe)