Back to work!!!

Hi all! Hope you had a lovely Christmas/seasonal break. I unfortunately spent most of it ill from a stomach bug … Not much fun, especially when having to drive for over two hours with eldest so she could see her boyfriend … and today is back to work day!

Anyway, to mark the fact I’m feeling a bit better, despite missing virtually all the festivities, I embarked on making a hand cut rubber stamp. This involved using a gift from my DH for my birthday nine days ago.

I first sketched an outline of houses, taking my inspiration from Copenhagen and the colourful buildings, on the 2″ x 1″ eraser and then selected the smallest gauge lino cutter from my box.

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I did this while watching the daftness of James May messing around with action man figures and sindy dolls …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04wtd18/james-mays-toy-stories-action-man-at-the-speed-of-sound

I then cut around the houses for more definition

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Meanwhile, Nikon was up to her antics again. She really does like climbing the Christmas tree!

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After rescuing the cat, who didn’t want to come out of the tree, I applied a thin layer of acrylic paint. Here’s one of the first impressions from my rubber stamp.

20141229-071839-26319206.jpg as the print is tiny, I used a black fine-nibbed pen to add further detail to the windows.

Now … I’d better get up, de-ice the car and head out to the office. Take care everyone if you’re out and about in the snow and ice and stay warm xx

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