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1  A whole lotta hand-carved rubber-stampy stamps! in CHALLENGE 102 ENTRIES by WideEyedLife on: September 08, 2014 08:00:08 AM


HAND-CARVED STAMPS FOR THE HAND-CARVED STAMP SWAP--ROUND 4

So, here it is, short and sweet:  I *love* to hand-carve stamps.  Love love LOVE.  So every now and then I'll host a hand-carved stamp swap.  Just to get my groove on.  [And, ooo, do we have *ripping* fun when that swap rolls around, just in case you haven't had a chance to participate!  (hint hint hint)]

The sets showing here were made for Hand-Carved Stamp Swap--Round 4.

In the interest of full-disclosure---these were made for *nine* separate partners, but all as part of one swap---so if this doesn't fit under the "one project with multiple components clause" of the Craftster Challenge rules, I am happy to bow out!  Smiley

And, yes, I do get obsessive and feel compelled to package all my stampies in little baggies.

So, without further ado,



Here are the stampy-stamps!


This one was a design I copied off the web:


Original design:


Original design:


All but the lighthouse were original designs:


Original designs:


Original designs:


Okay, yes, these were definitely original designs (naughty, naughty me)
 
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From a design from the internet:


And for those of you who are thrilled with the idea of hand-carving stamps, check out the link to our most recent swap Hand-Carved Stamp Swap--Round 5.  The swap information section is chockety full of hand-carving info, links, and fun times!  [Yes, tragically, this swap has been completed!  But I may be getting the urge to start up another one].

Okay, ha ha---talk about talking up a swap!  lol  [Bad WideEyedLife!  Bad bad bad!]

And on that note: May the Gods of Hand-Carved Stamping smile upon you!
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy



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2  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion Thread for 2014! in New Swap Theme Ideas by WideEyedLife on: September 07, 2014 08:54:33 PM
Finally had time to update the thread... whew! You guys have been busy Smiley

I'm sorry the updates are so rare lately... we had to renovate our workspace rather unexpectedly since all our fancy shelves decided to fall down tearing wallpaper and large chunks of wall down with them, and right now, large parts of our apartment feel something like this:

(not my actual room - mine looks even worse!)

I will have even less time the upcoming months, and have been thinking of handing over the torch in October. I'll host September's swap, but someone will have to take over after that. We'll be traveling again almost the whole month, and I don't think I'll be able to keep up. If anyone feels like stepping up, just send me a pm!

Ha ha ha!  That is so freaking AWESOME!  LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR MESS!  Cheesy   I can't believe you've had time to do anything atcs with such a huge project--not to mention the traveling! WOW.
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3  Frederick the Literate: A cross-stitch-topia of obsessive proportion in Needlework: Completed Projects by WideEyedLife on: September 01, 2014 08:33:37 AM


My completed project (I just can't get this photo to show up any larger!)


So, I started this project in 2005 (yes, folks, 2005), and FINALLY FINISHED!  "What took so long?" one might ask.  "Sure, it's a GIGANTIC cross-stitch project, but still---9 years?!"

Well, what took so long was my strange obsession with not following the pattern.   *ha ha*

This kit, based on Charles Wysocki's painting Frederick the Literate, had, I noticed, lost something in translation from painting to cross-stitch pattern. 

The original Wysocki painting


The original pattern (close-ups are of areas of the pattern that I ultimately altered to be less blocky, or I changed the titles of)



So, to make it more like the original, I free-drew the parts I didn't like, using thread as the medium---which meant I wasn't using the 1/2 stitches the pattern called for, but more like 1/18ths; and all the text in the original pattern?---I ignored the pattern completely, and free-embroidered to match the titles on the original painting as much as possible.



It was the text that got me.  Such a challenge to hand-write in embroidery thread that it took me *forever* to finish the book titles---I'd do a title or two then put it down until I had the patience to do the next.


My version:










So, there you have it.  All done!

Oh, and silly me, I realized in making this post that I'm NOT DONE YET!  I missed THE WHISKERS!  Ha ha!  What a dork!  So, still a little more to go---
But you get the idea!  lol

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4  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - JULY 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by WideEyedLife on: July 25, 2014 08:19:02 PM
I got the most awesome penguin ATC from oath keeper.



Ha ha ha!  This is the BEST penguin atc ever!  I AdorE it!  Made me giggle all over.  Thank you SO much!  (Gonna hang her on my bulletin board at work!)
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5  Re: Ongoing ATC SWAP - JULY 2014 (Signup July 1 - July 31) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by WideEyedLife on: July 14, 2014 03:06:07 PM
I claim oath_keeper for Portraits of my Pets!  (Woo-hoo!  I had a card made for her already and was waiting to claim!  *hee hee*)

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Hi!  I'm 36, living in southern central Indiana.  Feeling in the ongoing atc swap mood once again, so here goes!  Smiley

Please nothing religious or gory.  Nudity, swearing, no problem.

(I have lots of themes that say "nudey" or "sexy"--please feel free to celebrate any body-shape, style, ethnicity, sexual preference, etc, as "sexy", in my mind, is about freedom and love, not stereotypes.  Smiley  )

*portraits with personality
*fantasy (elves, fairy, dragons, etc. but not Tinkerbell)
*pin-up girls (doesn't matter what era)
*fairy tales
*Fuzzy wuzzy things
*Cute monsters
*Penguins
*Dancing cupcakes
*sexy/nudey goddesses
*scared fish
*mini scrapbook pages--ready to insert mini photos
A couple of examples (but feel free to do something entirely different!):

*realistic fish (trout, salmon)
*nudists, naturists
*people or animals wearing fruit
*Illustration of this statement: "Oi! My head is too big for my body!" (Okay, now I'm just getting weird for no reason! lol)
*Glittery.
*Once upon a dark, dark night
*Winkyn Blinkyn and Nod
*Dungeon scenes
*People of the Sea
*Mermaids
*Animals in fancy dress
*At the Masquerade
*Aliens behaving badly
*People/or things/or animals with crazy hats
*Things with big eyes that are Oh so incredibly cute
*your artistic interpretation of this phrase: "Ooh, ahh, I lost my bra!"  lol
*An ATC you wish someone would send you  (ie., artist's choice--any theme, doesn't matter if it's on my list!--Oh, except please no gore, religion, or politics)





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6  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - JUNE 2014 - Gallery in The Swap Gallery by WideEyedLife on: July 14, 2014 09:00:01 AM

I received my final two "Countdown to Thanksgiving" cards!  I've been working on this theme since my first craftster atc swap---in 2010---and thanks to RockingBearRanch and My_RubySlippers my set is at last complete! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy!

First,  a beautiful painting, by My_RubySlippers, done on a canvas, of all things (what professional fun!).  The lovely Countdown number 25!:  (A cornucopia of plenty!)  (Is this acrylic, Ruby?)



And finally, from RockingBearRanch, a snarky-looking pilgrim singing a little ditty about the upcoming turkey day!  (Ha hah, better watch out, turkey-lurky!  Ahm gonna get me sum turkey come Thanksgiving, too!):



What fun creativity, ladies!  Thanks SO much for completing my set!  Smiley

(Now to figure out the perfect project for thirty fall/Thanksgiving themed cards!)
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7  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - JUNE 2014 (Signup Now - June 30) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by WideEyedLife on: June 25, 2014 08:15:34 PM


I claim cmarion3 for food stains!

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Hi!  I'm 36, living in southern central Indiana.  Feeling in the ongoing atc swap mood once again, so here goes!  Smiley

Please nothing religious or gory.  Nudity, swearing, no problem.

So, I just have ONE MORE CARD left on this theme that I've been working on for FOUR YEARS!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy   Who wants to claim me?  Who who who?  Aneeeebody?  Cheesy


*Countdown to Thanksgiving: anything fall themed (but not Halloween), with the number you choose on the face of the card.  Please make sure these cards are all vertically aligned, and exactly fit the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size (ie., no embellishments extending beyond the edges). Please specify number you will do.  Grin Only number available: 28. (Feel free to choose this even if you've already done it for me!  Smiley  )
A few examples (but feel free to do something entirely different!):



I'm so SUPER excited to get this set completed!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy



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8  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - JUNE 2014 (Signup Now - June 30) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by WideEyedLife on: June 22, 2014 07:17:03 AM

I claim rockingbearranch for "any other nude/adult theme".

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Hi!  I'm 36, living in southern central Indiana.  Feeling in the ongoing atc swap mood once again, so here goes!  Smiley

Please nothing religious or gory.  Nudity, swearing, no problem.

And, hopefully this isn't a problem, but I have a set that I've been working on for four years, and I only have two cards left to complete it (so easy to make for this theme, too).  So I've just got one theme to claim this time  Cheesy  :

*Countdown to Thanksgiving: anything fall themed (but not Halloween), with the number you choose on the face of the card.  Please make sure these cards are all vertically aligned, and exactly fit the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size (ie., no embellishments extending beyond the edges). Please specify number you will do.  Grin Numbers available: 25, 28. (Feel free to choose this even if you've already done it for me!  Smiley  )
A few examples (but feel free to do something entirely different!):



I would love to get this set completed!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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9  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP MAY 2014 - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by WideEyedLife on: June 16, 2014 07:56:10 AM


I received this darling vintage-look ATC from CDEeeek for my "Countdown to Thanksgiving" Theme.  It's just a perfect card; all that I hoped for and more!  Smiley

Thanks so much for the ATC!  Cheesy


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10  Re: ONGOING ATC SWAP - MAY 2014 (Signup May 1 - May 31) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by WideEyedLife on: May 29, 2014 09:08:21 PM
I claim Amaranth_in_oz for dungeons.  [If that theme doesn't pan out, I'll choose another one of her awesome themes! Smiley ]

1/0/0


Hi!  I'm 36, living in southern central Indiana.  Feeling in the ongoing atc swap mood once again, so here goes!  Smiley

Please nothing religious or gory.  Nudity, swearing, no problem.

(I have lots of themes that say "nudey" or "sexy"--please feel free to celebrate any body-shape, style, ethnicity, sexual preference, etc, as "sexy", in my mind, is about freedom and love, not stereotypes.  Smiley  )

*fantasy (elves, fairy, dragons, etc. but not Tinkerbell)
*pin-up girls (doesn't matter what era)
*fairy tales
*Fuzzy wuzzy things
*Cute monsters
*Penguins
*Dancing cupcakes
*sexy/nudey goddesses
*scared fish
*mini scrapbook pages--ready to insert mini photos
A couple of examples (but feel free to do something entirely different!):

*realistic fish (trout, salmon)
*nudists, naturists
*Illustrated ABCs that you wouldn't find in a children's book (random examples, B is for boobey, M is for micro-managing, L is for lapdance).  Be creative; it's up to you!  (Please make these cards vertically aligned)(I already have 'A', 'C', 'D', 'F', 'N', 'R', 'S', 'T' and 'X'  Smiley)
*Countdown to Thanksgiving: anything fall themed (but not Halloween), with the number you choose on the face of the card.  Please make sure these cards are all vertically aligned, and exactly fit the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 size (ie., no embellishments extending beyond the edges). Please specify number you will do.  Grin Numbers available: 24, 25. (Feel free to choose this even if you've already done it for me!  Smiley  )
A few examples (but feel free to do something entirely different!):

*people or animals wearing fruit
*Illustration of this statement: "Oi! My head is too big for my body!" (Okay, now I'm just getting weird for no reason! lol)
*Glittery.
*Once upon a dark, dark night
*Winkyn Blinkyn and Nod
*Dungeon scenes
*People of the Sea
*Mermaids
*Animals in fancy dress
*At the Masquerade
*Aliens behaving badly
*People/or things/or animals with crazy hats
*Things with big eyes that are Oh so incredibly cute
*your artistic interpretation of this phrase: "Ooh, ahh, I lost my bra!"  lol
*An ATC you wish someone would send you  (ie., artist's choice--any theme, doesn't matter if it's on my list!--Oh, except please no gore, religion, or politics)


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