Sunday, July 19, 2009

Little Things

I have lots of "big" ideas in my head, but haven't really had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in the studio to get started. But I have had a chance to do a few small projects. First, it's my aunt's 90th birthday later this week so I made a special birthday card to mail off. I hope the foil will survive the trip to Germany.

I'm always intrigued by the stamps people make for themselves, so I decided to try it myself. I don't have the supplies to carve stamps, but I did have some craft foam sheets at home and some plexiglass squares (I have no idea where they came from!). I cut out some Xs and glued them to the plexiglass.

My Xs aren't too exact, but I really love how they stamp. I went a little wild yesterday, stamping all over leftover bits and scraps.

I'm also working on 4" x 4" squares for a swap with my fiber arts group. The squares are due in September, but we have to keep them under wraps until the exchange. I thought I was headed in one direction -- perhaps working in a series -- but a lack of supplies and time has sent me into completely different and random directions. I need to start now since I'm such a pokey worker. I'm already worried that I'll be scrambling at the end to get them all finished. I'll be sure to post a picture of all that I made, along with all the pieces I get in return in the fall.


norma said...

Won't your aunt be please to get that beautiful postcard. I mailed one off yesterday to a sick friend. Your stamping looks like fun. I haven't tried carving my own either. Still working on gray quilt......slow going.

Elizabeth Rosenberg said...

I love the card you made for your aunt. She's so lucky to be receiving it!

Hope you're having a creative and productive summer!

Natalya said...

love the x's and the card!

laura west kong said...

That's such a beautiful card and the stamping looks like fun too ~ so colorful and happy!