For my Swap ATC's, I tried to draw a flower and carve it, and did not do too well, so I found a picture on google and printed it out and went from there. The background is Glimmer mist sprayed onto cardstock, and the image is stamped with Versamark and embossed.
You can see that I used a variety of carving supplies- erasers from the dollar store on the upper Lt, an eraser from Dick Blick that has little engraved raised areas- made for cool texture in the flowers I stamped and the pink is Speedball carving block.
This is the 1-4-1 ATC that I made using the blue and white stamp above and the dotted stamp (bottom LT). I used the end of a pencil- empty eraser/metal end piece and pressed it into the eraser I was carving on, and then carved around it- the other side of the eraser was also used, and is the opposite image where I carved out the circles- you can see I used it on my ATC.
Joanne Sharpe, and was trying to use some of my newly learned technique...... ( I am so end-processed thinking, that this is really hard for me!!!). The eraser had little impressed areas in it- you can see them in the flower petal leaves.
This is the beautiful ATC I recieved in the 1-4-1- made by Mary:
For the group swap, many members made many different ATC's- so this is the selection I came home with:
Here is how the foam stamps (by Harriet) were created:
I loved this swap and will most likely be doing some more stamp carving- before I go though, I want to share a couple more pictures : )
After the swap, Diane S had index cards and Deli paper and we passed around the stamps we carved and stamped images........ here is a look at some of them.......
I love this group- it really has challenged my creativity!
Thanks for stopping by- Have a great day