I was recently doing some Flickr stalking when Nicky invited me to check out the Stamp it Up Swap. And, because I am game to try anything at least once (okay, not bungee jumping-type things, but textile-type things anyway) I decided to give it a go!
My biggest challenge is figuring out the subject matter for my stamp. Everyone else is making these cute things and I am just stumped. Plus, I am not really the cute little critter type. That is not to say I am against cute critters...sometimes you just can't help yourself but fall in love when something is just so darn cute! I just don't tend to naturally gravitate towards creating in that vein... So, trying to decide what to make for my stamp has been tough! I thought a feather was pretty versatile and a stamp I would reuse given my propensity towards fabrics featuring birds.
I was pretty impressed with myself until...the inking part came! Does this look like a feather to you? I'm second guessing myself. Agh! Maybe it is my choice in ink color, I think black might be a better choice for this design. But, I think my partner would like color.
Does my feather look like a feather...or...ugh, I hate to even mention it lest it taint your perspective...does it look too much like a...leaf?
Any stamp subject matter suggestions are greatly welcome!
- rebecca lynne