Friday, 15 May 2009

Stamps and stuff

I've been busy carving stamps and organizing classes, the brooch class is now full.
I'm really pleased with the stamp below, it's a repeat design that uses a motif often seen in Indian style fabrics. It can be used as it is singly or continuous. I used it with acrylic paint on sheer fabric. This is something I haven't done very often but will be great in my fabric/paper journals.

Theses stamps are all available on my etsy store.





This one is pansies and can be used in either direction to extend the design.



I can't seem to keep away from the poppy seed head, this is one of my favourite designs, they are always different as I draw directly onto the carving block.



I like the houses too as they can be repeated right across the page.



I've also been busy making jewellery over the past few weeks. This necklace is now living with Jacky, the lovely lady who makes the fabulous Klimt dolls.
Jacky loves working with fabrics so I made a little book from fabric and added the word 'textile' behind mica in the metal centre piece.






The necklace below was a commission from lovely Linda I showed some of it in an earlier post, it's now winging it's way to the US. I've called it a 'stitch in time' as it relates to all things sewing.


28 comments:

Dave King said...

My vote goes to the poppy seed heads. Lovely.

Jeane said...

all things wonderful here - it's definitely time for me to head to your etsy shop!

Judy Wise said...

I love all the goodness that spins out from your fingers. Really, you are so inspiring.

Heather said...

I love your carved stamps specially the poppy seed heads. The necklaces are fantastic and I'm sure their owners will be delighted. Good luck with all your classes/courses, etc.

Belinda said...

I love all of this post. The house stamps are so cute, and your jewelery is gorgeous. You are very multi talented. Belinda

Seth said...

Such a natural talent for the craving. Love the houses!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I love the stamps and new necklace.
My vote goes to the poppy head too. I use to raise poppies. They were gorgeous.

When I moved I forgot to take those plants and was really sad about leaving them.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

xoxo Nita

Robyn said...

Love the photos of the necklaces. Gorgeous! The house stamp is enchanting. There's just something about rows of little houses.

lynne h said...

ditto what judy said, ro...

these stamps!! they are truly inspiring! they make me want to start carving right this minute. and i really love the 'textile' necklace... gorgeous.

thank you... xo

Elizabeth said...

Ro ! I do so love your stamps!!! The house set is wonderful and The poppies too. Carvuing is such wonderful relaxing creative fun!! Jacky will be over the moon about the fabulous necklace that you ahve created for her. The top fabric in the little book is so "KLIMT" - you are so amazingly clever!!!
All of the sewing touches in the stitch necklace are wonderful as well!!

You ahve gooten my figers itching to create yet again and here it is bed time!!!!!!

Hugs to you my creative Mentor and inspiration!!
Elizabeth

Linda said...

You make such precious things Ro....lovely stamps and totally fabulous necklaces. Jacky must be thrilled with hers - she's a lucky girl.
Linda :-)

grrl+dog said...

well you know I adore the poppy seed stamp... but htat necklace..that looks positvely amazing.. no travelling on the plane with it though..

Kim said...

I love the poppy stem of course, loved this one best last time too Ro. I've been playing with the beads you sent and have made a bracelet. will post a picture in the next few days, thanks for all the fun. Love the necklace you've made though. hugs.

Chrisy said...

As always your work is wonderful and inspiring...I can see those stamps put on organza with fabric paint...

Candace said...

Good lord, I do love the wonders you perform -- signs and wonders, that's what this blog should be.
lol.
Thanks for your visit and inspiration as always. I think the Athens and Australia gardens must be similar!
Take care, Ro! x

Jacky said...

Ro I just LOVE my necklace and that little fabric swatch is perfect as is the textile text at the top. I just love wearing it and all of the comments I receive.
As always I love your stamps, always love the poppy heads and that repeat design is fantastic.
You've been so busy... beautiful jewellery and more carved stamps.
Catch up soon,

Jacky xox

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Ro...well what can I say...this post is full of wonderful "stuff".
Great stamps and I just love Jacky and Linda's necklaces...both masterpieces and made with your wonderful "thoughfullness" I just treasure mine!

Becky Vigor said...

I love your stamps. What do you carve into? I would like to make some but haven't yet found the right thing to carve.

art spirit said...

Love your stamps...look so great printed on the fabric! And that necklace!!!! So amazing...LOVE it!
Thanks for the inspiration!

meetmahima said...

oooh i love your stamps!
i carve mine on erasers but they're always a bit messy and imperfect. im lovin being here after so long and looking at all the new stuff you're making!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

RO, I'm just in love with your poppy carvings but can't seem to get one they go so quickly! lol

I'll keep better watch.. and that mini fabric book necklace is GENIUS!

Just incredible!

I sew love stopping in on a Saturday morning with tea in hand and TIME to take it all in..

beautiful work my friend!

xo, monica :)

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh what a wonderful post...your stamps are gorgeous... and I love seeing the result of their images. And this necklace... oh, I am drooling! Have a lovely weekend! Roxanne

Dot said...

Gorgeous new stamps Ro.
And I love the necklace you made for Jacky.

R J said...

Hi Bruhn. All the images are beautiful. By the way, which kind of rubber stamps do you use? I am basically a painter and I have been using rubber stamps, that I bought from Acorn Sales (http://www.acornsales.com). Not only their quality is good, but also you can get customized stamps made from them. I am quite happy with their services and would like to recommend you to visit their site. I am sure you won't ask your time back!

Chris said...

that's a poppyseed head? That's what jumped at me in the next post, and I love it! What great green colors, too.

Linda Cain said...

What absolutely stunning work!
LOVE the Poppy seed head stamp.

Linda Cain

Joy Logan said...

Your stamps and jewelry add to your amazing creativity!

Jo said...

Your jewelry is stunning! I looove love love your style:) I'll be back to visit often.

Joella
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