Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hand Carved Alphabet stamps

I haven't used these in a while---I felt like stamping and rummaged into my art stuff and found them. I carved these alphabet stamps several years ago and for some reason I haven't used them very much. I outlined with a black marker and put a little shading from my Copics. It was quick, fun, and easy--art du jour. I love the Scripture too---it's one of my favorites. The rest of it goes..."and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5.


PaperPumpkin said...

What a perfectly beautiful way to start my day...Thank you so much! Aren't quiet mornings with peaceful, prayerful thoughts, just wonderful?

Julie Bagamary said...

oooooooooo SO cute!

Mary said...

Marthy, you did a great job carving these, use them more! :)

I had a picture of God's word coming down in the form of lovely fall leaves.

Have a good day!

jgr said...

Great stamps Martha, and what a great idea to shade them! You always inspire me!

Kelly said...

all your little art du jours are such an inspiration. :-)

Tess said...

Oh I love this Martha. And the colors you picked. Everything is still green hear and well some brown and yellow. I want Fall colors before the cold sets in. Oh how I hope we don't just wake up one day with ice upon us and the trees dumping all those lovely leaves without a chance of a fancy color dance.
Those stamps are awesome, you should use them morte often.

lori vliegen said...

i love, love, love!!! hey, maybe that's what i'll do this weekend....carve a set of alpha-stamps! restless, i tell you....restless!! xoxox

julie king said...

love this and the colors! i'm trying to hold this quote in my heart right now.

tami said...

Love the colors and the verse.

It was nice meeting you today at Donna's : ) Maybe we'll meet another time.

DecorQuips said...

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Bring out the Y-O-U!
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Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own individual style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
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Xandra said...

Oh, Martha, I have been enjoying your blog today! A long time ago I, too, carved the very same alphabet ... but your use of it by stamping it in the various colours and adding accents with a [Pigma?] marker makes it dance and sing!


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