Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Challenge #252 and Latest Hand-Carved Stamps

Challenge #252 - Tangle Within a Tangle


This week's challenge (here) was to create your string from a tangle, and then tangle inside it :)  How fun is that?!!

I decided I definitely was not going to look at what others did before creating my tile; I was afraid everyone was going to pick my tangle :).  I started out by going through my catalog of tangles - nothing but a bunch of step-outs in a ring binder and a bunch of 2x2 inch samples of tangles.  

I put some possibilities aside, and then went with the one I thought would be most fun.  I hope I don't go through everyone's entries and find out everyone chose Poke Root!!


Latest Hand-Carved Stamps

Here are the last hand-carved stamps from the #CarveDecember challenge.  I really appreciate everyone's nice comments about my stamps :)  

I'm going to grab a couple of these patterns and get a stencil cut from it.  I'm trying a seller on ETSY and see how it turns out.  If you know of any places that cut stencils from your art for a reasonable price, please let me know.

Arches that can be turned into windows :)

This is a fun stamp but hard to make a pattern with;
this is the best I could do :)

This was quite a fun one to carve and the print really fun to embellish.

Another fun one to play with;
I love the border pattern in the middle.

I love how this one turned out.  I feel it is not my usual style, but sometimes it is good to get out of your comfort zone :)


12 comments:

  1. Marta, I just adore your poke root. It looks so delicious, I want to pick back one off the tile and eat them.

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    1. :) thank you, Lianne. I did have fun with it.

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  2. Your poke root is amazing. I never would have thought of using it as a string. Also, I love your stamps. What material do you carve them from?

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    1. Thank you so much! I use different materials for stamp carving, from erasers to MasterCarve. The ones displayed in this post were all carved from a stamp carving sheet I got at DickBlick's where the top is grey and bottom is white - it is called Blick ReadyCut.

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  3. I have never seen pokeroot so nice worked out!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ria. I have never done one quite like this :)

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  4. Your Pokeroot are beautifully filled, what a clever choice.

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    1. Thank you :) I had no idea how it would turn out; I just had fun!

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  5. WOW, of course ... Pokeroot!!! Such a great tile, I LOVE it.

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  6. I love love love your Poke Root....one of my favorites and what you did with it is really fun!

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