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1  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Picture Hosting Support / [RESOLVED] Unable to Upload Photos on: June 10, 2018 06:58:00 PM
Hi!  I'm having the same problems now that it appears others were having back in February.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454103.0

I'm getting the same error messages as reported in the hyperlink I just posted:

When trying to upload directly in a post, I get a popup with the message "Error uploading file undefined".

When I try to upload in My Picture Hosting, I get this message:
"/home/craft/public_html/pictures/uploads/217093: Error creating directory (check permissions).

Please notify the System Administrator."

So, I'm notifying the system admin---

Hopefully this is the right place?
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 123 ENTRIES / In the World Beyond (an other-world themed ATC) on: April 04, 2018 07:27:22 AM
Soooo, here's an Artist Trading Card to celebrate the colors of Spring!

This little lady, finding herself on a somewhat dreary and grey distant planet, has imbued her helmet with rainbow colors, so that everything she looks at is no longer dead and dreary, but alive with the bright cheerful colors of spring!



In the World Beyond
an ATC by Jessica Utley
Handdrawn with Prismacolor Pencils on Green Paper


Some closeups:



If you look at this close-up you can see the underlying color of the green paper coming through.  This subtly influences the overall feeling of the drawing.


The fun thing about Prismacolor Pencils is that their waxy nature allows them to blend colors into each other, creating a smooth finish, when you want it to, like this area in the back of her neck.


I will forever be grateful to Craftster, and the Ongoing ATC Swaps (which I've been involved in for 10 years this year!) for introducing me to this mini-art format that has allowed me to hone my skills!


3  UNITED STATES / Indiana / Owen County Crafters' meet up: 10/18/15, Sunday @ 2pm *Day of the Dead pins!* on: October 05, 2015 07:15:43 AM






The Owen County Crafters will be making Day of the Dead pins (see photo) on Sunday, October 18th, at 2:00pm, at the Owen County Art Guild: 199 W. Cooper St., Spencer, Indiana.  Anyone interested may PM me, or go to this meetup.com site for more information!  Smiley



4  UNITED STATES / Indiana / Owen County Crafters' meet up: 7/26/15, Sunday @ 3pm *Lightning Bugs!* on: July 05, 2015 01:53:00 PM






The Owen County Crafters will be making Lightning Bug Decorations (see photo) on Sunday, July 26 at 3:00pm.  Anyone interested may PM me, or go to this meetup.com site for more information!  Smiley


5  UNITED STATES / Indiana / Owen County Crafters' meet up: 6/28/15, Sunday @ 3pm Mini-Book Bookmarks on: June 27, 2015 10:15:02 AM






The Owen County Crafters will be hosting a Mini-Book Bookmark Workshop on Sunday, June 28 at 3:00pm.  Anyone interested may PM me, or go to this meetup.com site for more information!  Smiley

6  UNITED STATES / Indiana / Owen County Crafters' meet up: 4/21/15, Tues. @ 2pm Hand-carving Rubber Stamps on: April 07, 2015 10:36:47 AM






The Owen County Crafters will be hosting a Hand-Carved Stamps Workshop on Tuesday April 21 at 2:00pm.  Anyone interested may PM me, or go to http://www.meetup.com/Owen-County-Crafters/events/221623808/ for more information!  Smiley

7  UNITED STATES / Indiana / New SouthWest Central Indiana Crafting Group! (Owen County) on: April 07, 2015 07:03:41 AM




Hi all from the Owen County Indiana area!  I've just created a new meetup group to help us all get our crafting selves organized!  This meetup group is completely free to members, and if you're interested in coming, we'd love to have you!

If you love crafts and meeting new people (or hanging with old friends), this is the place for you! We'll have creative and crafty activities each month---projects to keep our hands busy while our heads work on all the talking! Get ready for creative goodness and delightful relaxation!

http://www.meetup.com/Owen-County-Crafters/
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / A whole lotta hand-carved rubber-stampy stamps! 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



9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Frederick the Literate: A cross-stitch-topia of obsessive proportion 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

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Hand-carved Stamp Swap--Round 5 Gallery! :D on: February 05, 2014 07:05:08 AM



Post all your lovely rubber-stampies here!  Smiley

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