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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

WOYWW #100 - Interesting New Stuff

 Well, a bit blurred but shows the bruises, eh??!! This is my left one on my thumb and I moved the camera a bit, but you get the idea!!! They are both improving, however and I am just beginning to manage a little crafting... but my desk is much the worse for wear!!!

 So this is my prep for the next project... I am making foam stamps from all my TH dies... the birdcage above was stamped out twice... I experimented adding part of the wing to the bird, and it seems to work quite well....

 So I added redline tape to the back of my foam and then put it through Valentine Vagabond!!

 As you can see with the birdie, I put it on one of the pieces of acrylic that the Fragrant Freddie found for me, but I don't have enough for all the stamps - the tape sticks it permanently of course - and I don't have pieces large enough, so I did what Sir T!m said at Christmas, and used the packaging backing, as you can see with the clock, here...

This closeup shows how well the stamps stamp, as I just did this quickly, and on scrap paper... I am LOVIN this technique,'cos I love stampin and this allows me to stamp with my dies... I have even cut out the umbrella man, yippee... I have used an on the edge die with little fleur de lys, the Iron Gate, on my TIO project, so you can see how well this stamps if you look here at the finished project ... If you are wondering why I am showing you my tartily untidy desk, go and have a look at the blog of the wonderful Julia, at Stamping Ground.

Thanks everso for coming over and looking, and leaving me a comment... I had some wonderful visits last week, and appreciate all the well wishes for my aforementioned hands... Hope you have a great week, and hope to see you shortly over at your own!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

28 comments:

Cathy said...

Busy desk and great idea making stamps out of your dies.
happy Wednesday,
Cathy xx

Sarpreet said...

poor thumb, beautiful workspace,Thank you for sharing your workspace, Happy WOYWW 100, Wow! Has it really been 100 weeks! (#3)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Frankie, this is one totally amazing post. I love that you are making stamps out of foam and your dies. They DO stamp well, don't they? I hope you are better soon, so I don't have to come over and organize your workspace (grin). Happy WOYWW from # 6.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

looks like a lot fo fun...:) and a wonderful creative mess too! yummy
xx

jude said...

wow what a wonderful job you have done to create those stamps from dies.I have thought about it but might just try it!Now ive seen how well the birdie looks with his wing!Thanks for showcasing just adore your desk this week.Have creative wednesday happy woyww 100
hugs judex 28

Helen said...

Fantastic desk, and loving your foam stamps - I haven't tried them (yet!) but it looks quite easy.....?!

karen said...

This is fabulous that you will now have stamps of your TH dies! Great job!
Owwww, that thumb looks painful!
xoxo Karen #55

JoZart said...

You've really got a good excuse to be untidy and it's amazing that you are managing to craft at all. Well done and I hope you are back 100% in action soon.
Happy WOYWW100!
JoZarty xxx
Thanks so much for your comment too

sasa said...

Cleaning can wait, crafting can't. Hope you feel flexible again soon - those foam stamps look fab - great idea to just sit down and get them all done and then it all playtime...
Thanks for sharing your space,

Sarah at 4

Jan said...

OUCH! Your thumb looks so sore! Great use of your diecuts, too :)

Neet said...

Hi Frankie - gather we missed one another the other Saturday by a whisker. (LW's) Maybe another time. Good to see the FP you have been coming up with - some gorgeous stuff there. I digress!
Love your stamps, might just have to give it a try myself now I have seen how wonderfully your stamp. Thanks for the idea and the great snoop.
A kiss for the finger from me. Hugs, Neet x

stART said...

I wish your hands ALL BETTER 'cuz I wanna see more art out of them! *G* I love this idea of using your dies to create custom stamps - the ability to interplay with "shadowed" die cut, etc., is very interesting.....

Sunshine Girl said...

Hope your thumb is better soon - good idea to make all those stamps I keep meaning to do it with my dies but havent gotten around to it yet! Have a great day - Sunshine Girl No. 32

Carola Bartz said...

I love this!!! What a wonderful idea to cut your own foam stamps out of the dies!!! I'm totally jealous!!
I hope your hands will be better real soon.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Wow, love those die stamps- thats something ELSE I am going to do! lol. Shaz #112

Sid said...

Loads of great stuff there !!

Sam said...

Big Owchie and Bigger Hugs from me to you!!
So glad to see you have had some Play time this week!
I keep getting distracted on your blog tonight!! Want to move in with you after seeing your garden pics!! Hubby asked me if I needed a hand packing!!! Cheeky monkey!!
Hope your hands let you carry on your play this week.
xxx

Chrissy said...

What an excellent idea! I'm gonna have to get on that! Hope you continue to heal.
Chrissy #95

Neil said...

Hiya, Fun and funky desk this week! I need to get round to making stamps out of my dies too but keep forgetting! Hope you get better soon. Your other work is fab, love the oozing peel off tiles, any chance of a "how I did it"?
Have a blessed day.

Neil said...

Fun and Funky desk this week, need to get round to doing my dies too! Love your Tio piece, especially the oozed Friendly plastic! Any chance of a "how I did it" ? Have a blessed day.

Angie said...

Firstly ...that is a bruise to be proud of ...wow.
I love the TH clock and cog stamps you are creating ...so clever....and I love your busy creative desk

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh em gee frankie your poor hands...I hope the bruising is the worst of it now and you can get back to 'normal'. Ow. As for your foam stamps..I don't know what makes me more jealous - the umber of dies you've got or the way the stamps came out so well!

okienurse said...

You have definitely been busy this week cutting out all the stamps. The few I have cut out I mounted on ezmount foam so that I could move them around. I need to find that clock die! Thanks for sharing. Vickie aka okienurse #36

Elizabeth said...

Ooooh, that looks painful. Blooming marvellous of you to keep crafting in the circumstances and you can always have a wee tidy up when your hand is healed. The foam stamps you made have worked really well. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #38

Sparkly Engineer said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful idea. I cannot wait to try it.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Oo-arr Frankie those bruises still make me wince..and how amazing the idea of stamps from dies clever girl.. and will add it to the must try one day no TH dies for started and so not sure few other brand dies I have would work.
Happy 100 WOYWW! an thanks for sharing Love Shaz in Oz.x

voodoo vixen said...

Ouchie to the bruises but I really hope the injection is working and you have more movement and less pain in your hands. Love what you have done with the dies... may have to get my foam out and try this out as you have done it brilliantly!! Annette #25

Nicky said...

Great idea to make you own stamps out of the dies - effect looks great sorry I am so late the time seems to have flown by again this week