Friday, 9 May 2014

Reminder - Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge - Potato Stamping


Are you playing along with Craft Stamper's Take It, Make It challenge?  We want you to create your own stamp - from a potato!  This is what I did with the other half of the potato from last week.


I carved some roses and leaves and squished some Worn Lipstick and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks onto an acrylic block to use as a palette, and painted the colour on to the potato.  Popped the panel up on a card, added some lace and ribbon and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

When I was at school, the October half term holiday was known locally as spud-bashing week.  All the local farmers took on schoolchildren (aged 13 upwards) to pick potatoes in their fields.  You had to knock the heavy black soil off the spuds.  Or you could go beetroot screwing.  You had to screw the tops off the beetroot.  That's what I did, and got a sprained wrist for my efforts.

When No.1 son was a nipper, he would zoom round the kitchen in his baby walker, grabbing potatoes from the vegetable rack on his way past, and would hurl them across the kitchen.  Either that or grab a packet of crisps in each hand and bash them together on his way round.



So grab a potato and come and join us!  You don't have to be a sculptor to have a go.  You could cut a really simple shape - a square, an oblong, or better still, a random shape and repeat print it to use as a background.  Just remember to include real stamping as well.  There's a fab prize, and the winner gets their project published in Craft Stamper Magazine and a guest designer appearance.  And there aren't many entries so far, so you'd be in with a really good chance of winning.  What are you waiting for?

8 comments:

  1. Your a brilliant potato sculpture, love the card.

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  2. How did you cut such an intricate shape???? Fabulous, Jo x

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  3. That challenge is on my to do list - lets hope I'll find time for it... Fab card - as always!

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  4. Wow ... Charles Rennie Mackintosh roses carved from a potato? That confirms it, there is no end to your creative talent, Shirley! Amazing and awesome! Need to shop ... used up the last of the potatoes tonight! Anita :)

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  5. Wow Shirley - I can't believe you made this beautiful design with a potato - you are so clever! Hugs xx

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  6. wow such an intricately carved potato - that is fab!

    :)

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  7. Shirley, don't ask me how I got here, [I seem to web browse "in the round"] but am I ever happy I did. Every time I find myself with you, I'm overjoyed... love the farm story!! and all your lovely creative-ness. Still haven't been able to find Rubber Romance - but I will carry on trying. Thank you, Shirley-Bee =]

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  8. AMAZING Potato stamp you made..wooohooooo...I can not cut so good like you did...two thumbs up Shirley I love your idea and your card...hugs, Monika

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