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And I'm going to win because I have a full range of motion due to the fact that I am wearing leggings as pants."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Seville and Her Fiance

After several tries, the Contest Winner's stamp is finally done. And I am super pleased with how it turned out. I especially like her fiance's sideburns and beard, even though they were fairly tedious to carve.

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Part of the reason that it took several tries to carve this bad boy was the fact that the set of Mastercarve blocks that I'd bought for this had a much different texture than the previous ones I'd bought. They were crumbly and the surface was somewhat pocked.

Very disappointing.

I also tried this on the pink Speedy Carve Block but found it much harder to carve. Hard in both senses of the word... both firmer as well as more difficult. I still haven't made up my mind as to which type I prefer.

I guess I'll have plenty of time to figure it out as I carve all the Christmas presents for the cousins this year.

Update- As requested by several people, here's the original picture, as well as one of my tests for the stamped image.

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8 comments:

Wander to the Wayside said...

Wow, Wendy, you've outdone yourself! I'd like to see what it looks like stamped on paper...can you add that here?

Renee Unplugged - said...

Ok...inquiring minds want to know...do you letterbox?
(www.letterboxing.org)
If not...you should. Joey would love it (so would you).
We went on our first adventures this past weekend.
FUN!!!!!

kirschkernzeit said...

Okay... If I made THIS; I would certainly NOT be disappointed; you did an excellent job. really. I think your talent to cut a image is amazing and I like your blog anyway- even from far, far away! Great!
bora from Switzerland

Wander to the Wayside said...

Wow, again, Wendy! The stamped image is way better than I would have expected from ANY stamp! They will be able to use this for years to come!

Wander to the Wayside said...

Whoa ... when and why did you go to owner approval?

Wendy said...

Thanks, Linda (Wander) and also kirschkernzeit. I'm so glad you visited all the way from Switzerland! Isn't the internet grand?

And I went to owner approval a month or so ago on all posts that have been up for more than 2 weeks. I was getting a ton of spam... weirdly it was Japanese spam, which is very polite, but still spam... on older posts. Actually, I was really bummed to find out that it was spam and not someone commenting to me in Japanese. Since I rarely get comments on older posts, it's a pretty good compromise.

perchesinthesoul said...

well done!

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

That is so incredibly cool!