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Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Classics

More prints today. This time I returned to classic black with the occasional dash of blood red (just to keep things interesting). I had a few less disasters than yesterday, which is probably a good thing for my nerves. I can just see myself in the doctor's office in a few months trying to explain to my GP why I have the blood pressure of Bay Street lawyer. It all started with this stamping project, you see...

I stuck with the ampersand print and focused on testing out some new patterns. After printing the stamp hundreds of times, I'm really starting to get a good sense of how much ink to use. Of course, the downside to so much use is that my poor little stamp is already starting to fray.

I'm really loving the ampersand print right now and the single red image is my favourite. However, I'm ashamed to admit that it took me three tries to get this print right because every time I was close to being done I realized that I'd placed a black stamp in the place I'd marked for the red one. I definitely need to work on my focus.

And with all of my new little repeating stamps, my collection is really starting to grow. One of these days I'm going to have to get a new box for them all!

I'm also happy to report that I wasn't the only one in creating mode this afternoon. Look at the delicious chocolate stout cake (more of a bread pudding, really) that my husband made for desert tonight. A man who can cook and give me feedback on my crazy stamping project. What a catch!


  1. I also love the ampersands, although it is a tough call between that and the pudding, which was really, really yummy.

  2. So true! It's hard to win a battle against something containing cream and chocolate.