A Bear of a Girl: Hand Carved Stamps
A Sweet Little Bear
My sweet little one turns 3 this week and I am amazed at the changes in her personality over just the past year. She is sassy, smart and funny. I have taken to writing down some of her funny sayings as I don’t want to forget them. In the moment, I think that I couldn’t possibly forget what she said but when I try to retell the conversation several days later I found I have forgotten her exact words. It is discouraging that my brain cannot recall all the details of my favorite memories. I suppose that is just part of being human. But thankfully, I am learning to soak in those moments and enjoy them to the fullest before they pass.
So yes, she is sweet. But she can be quite the bear when she is tired or hungry. But then, I am too when I am hangry. Either way, I can’t imagine my life without her. I am blessed to have had her in my life for 3 years.
Creating the Carved Stamp
For this month’s hand carved stamp, I found inspiration from Pinterest. Obviously, it is not the same exact image but I got it as close to the original image as I could.
I started with a sketch.
I transferred the sketch to the rubber using a bone folder. All I did was turn my sketch so that the pencil lines were against the rubber. And then I rubbed with the bone folder which in turn leaves the pencil lines as a guide.
Here is the completed carved stamp and a water-colored image stamped on white card stock.
And a tag I made using my hand carved stamp as the focal image.
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It is another tea day and I am joining in with the ladies at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. I recently purchased this Tiesta Tea Berry Pear-adise Tangy Pear Fruit Tea but it hasn’t been delivered yet. As you can imagine, I am eagerly awaiting it’s arrival! I am hoping by next week I will have a close up picture to share with you. Until then…
Happy Tea Day,