I am not dead. Nope, though today I feel a little foggy. I did a 4-day road trip to OH, MI and PA, got back about 11:15 pm Sunday night, and I'm a little weary today. I was smart enough to plan the day off from work, so I'm still in my jammies, and not planning on doing much other than going to bed on time.
However, I AM trying to catch up on my stamp carving homework.
I'm actually 4 classes behind on homework, though I've watched all the videos. Today I finished up the alphabet lesson and also did the woodcut stamp. Here's what I've made...
First, we were supposed to carve a whole alphabet, but I know me pretty well, and I'd never use it, but I appreciate the need for the lesson, so I just carved these:
I'm not feeling the love. I don't use alphabets much, so I'm not heartbroken over this homework. I certainly learned a lot about carving, so there's that. :)
Then I jumped ahead to today's lesson: the wood-carved look. We were supposed to "miss" spots on purpose. THIS I can do. Here's my carved stamp:
Here's the card I made with it:
Please ignore the disembodied flower tops. ;/ Julie mentions "the rustic people" in her videos, and suggests we probably carve too fast. Well, yeah, guilty. If I took more time and just focused, I'd do better, fer sure. But I'm kinda liking this rustic thing, ya know? Unfortunately, the other two catch-up assignments I need to do don't lend themselves to "rustic", which is probably why I haven't started them yet. But I shall ... I shall ...
Okay, then, the laundry calls, and I have more homework and stampin' to do. Thanks for stopping by!