Sunday, June 30, 2013

Stamp On It Blog Hop

Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt came up with this blog hop about creating a postage stamp depicting things that we like. What would you put on a postage stamp if you were designing one about you? My mind was racing with all kinds of ideas and I could have made several different stamps showing the things I like, but of course there is never enough time to do them all. I did manage to create 2 things though. So here they are~
I love flowers so I used a flower stencil and Shiva Paintstiks to create this Postage Stamp Quilt. 
I hand embroidered the lettering on this small quilt. The button and rickrack represents the cancellation mark.  I chose 13 cents because I was born on the 13th day (of November) and this is 2013.
I added some hand embroidery and a few buttons as well as a little hand quilting.

The border and binding fabric is one of the fat quarter fabrics I won from the Shake Your Pom-Pom Blog Hop. The stamp perforation was a scrapbook plastic template that I traced and cut.
I also love paisley. This piece is made using mostly wool or wool blend felt. The black background was from an old wool suit, the green border was from an old wool garment and the paisley motif bases are wool felt I hand dyed. The tops of each paisley is a different material. I added lots of sequins for some bling too.
Again I used a button and rickrack to represent the cancellation mark. I chose 8 cents because I like the number 8.
I had this pin with the American flag so I used the pin to represent the country where I live.
The large rickrack all around represents the stamp perforations. I added some sequins to  the rickrack.
I like the moon and it's part of my blog name too. I also like stars, so I sewed this netting fabric to the paisley felt.
I added a satin fabric on this paisley. I added a lot of sequins and wool circles and embroidery to the piece.
To this paisley I stitched on a piece of star punchinella (also called sequin waste)
This was a happy accident. I was stitching down this sequin when afterward  I felt it was actually 2 sequins that were stuck together. So I pulled the top sequin up like a flower.
Another satin-like fabric I stitched to the felt paisley.
Both stamps together so you can see the size difference.
Today's Schedule~ 
and a big THANK YOU to Thearica from Pigtales and Quilts for being the cheerleader for us all.
July 1

Quilt Matters

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle 

Patchouli Moon {me}

The Slow Quilter

A Loose Thread

Janes Fabrics and Quilts

Selina Quilts

Debby Kratovil Quilts

Dancing Thru Threads

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65 comments:

  1. wow. I am blown away by the amount of detail in your little masterpieces.

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  2. I love all the embelishments you added. Both are very pretty!
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  3. Fantastic stamps! Both are equally wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful. Your stitching is amazing. Great how some accidents work out so good in the end. Thanks for sharing your creations, you always offer so much inspiration.

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  5. Oh!!! they are both so beautiful and lovely. Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  6. Two bright and cheerful stamps!

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  7. So lovely your paintstick Stamp
    It is realy lovely

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  8. Those are absolutely FABULOUS stamps. Your detail is amazing and beautiful and well - more than I can imagine doing. But I suspect you enjoyed every bit of it. I loved seeing every little bit. Thanks for sharing such exquisite work!

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  9. Love your flowery stamp and paisley one too. You did a fantastic job embellishing both. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hi Daryl great job and very creative...they are wonderful.

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  11. Very creative job on your stamps. Both so different, but I like them both. The cancellation mark with ricrac and button is sew creative. I do love those pretty little flowers.

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  12. Both of your stamps are wonderful! I love all the ways you used ricrac, especially using it for the cancellation! So clever!

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  13. Very nice job on your stamp Daryl.....

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  14. These are so creative! I love all of the embellishments on and around the paisleys and the flowers! Lots to look at and enjoy!

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  15. Great job on both your stamps! Those painted flowers are just beautiful!

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  16. Love all your stamps.Great job done with the the embelishments!

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  17. YOur stamps are lovely ...I especially love all the embellishing you did !

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  18. great job, I think your paisley stamp looks like something wonderful you would see under a microscope. I feel like if you look at it long enough it will start to undulate. Great color choices and of course the three dimensional quality is what really makes them stand out. I particularly like how you add simple French knots here and there.
    Tara

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  19. Love your creativity and your patience with all the details.

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  20. Both stamps are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. You did a wonderful job of creating both your stamps. Love the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. I love the way you over-embellished your stenciling.. Great stamps!

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  23. creative love your embellishments....nice work

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  24. Great stamps Daryl! The flowers is my fave. I love all your attention to postage details. Very fun!

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  25. Love them both, they capture so many of your crafty talents. The painted flowers are terrific and the detail on the paisleys is amazing. Well done.

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  26. What cool stamps! I like both-the flower one is soothing and the paisley is very fun! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  27. How pretty...and the detail there...well you just make me smile time and time again. I will put my stamp on it...

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  28. Beautiful! I love the creativity your stamps showcases! Great job!

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  29. Both your stamps are beautiful with all the little details you added. They are so artsy looking...love it!

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  30. Fantastic embellishments and details, Daryl. I especially love that double sequin idea!

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  31. Beautiful stamps. Lovely detailes.
    Thanks for all your pictures and descriptions.

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  32. Love them both!
    The details are awesome!
    Great job!

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  33. Your wool felt one is AWESOME! All of the details, just amazing work, Fantastic.

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  34. Wow! Did you punch out the sequins yourself as well? They are both wonderful with the embroidery touches but the wool paisley version is just over the top! You always have the best projects featured, Daryl!

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  35. So very creative. Love them both.

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  36. WOW, how sweet! I just love all the embellishments.

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  37. Your stamps are just beautiful. The first stamp which you painted is so pretty, as well as all of your embroidery. Your cancellations make me smile.

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  38. Love all your wonderful embroidery details!

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  39. Very bright and beautiful!! Thanks so much!

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  40. Very lovely stamps. Great little accents to the flowers and awesome paisleys.

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  41. Fabulous! I like them both but my favourite is the stencilled one!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Your stamps are wonderful!

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  43. You go girl, your stamps are wonderful and all the detail work you done on them is great.

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  44. I lov eyour stamps. Tehy are both full of creativity and color..

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  45. I really like both of them. Cute how you made the sequin a flower. I need to do more hand embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Wonderful stamps! I especially love the flower one.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  47. They are so beautiful and creative!!!

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  48. Beautiful! The rick rack and button "cancellation" is sew inspired! ... :) Pat

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  49. Wonderful details on both. They really do look tiny. Beautiful. I think you had a lot of fun with this!

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  50. Wow! I love them both. Each thing has a meaning for you, they are very special.

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  51. Excellent details. A very clever cancellation mark.

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  52. How beautiful! I love it and the attention to the details really makes it special.
    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  53. THe sequins, buttons, and details are lovely, they add a lot of interest to your creations.

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  54. Wow! You did so much work on your stamps. Can't get over all the embellishments you added - fabulous! LOVE the first stamp with the flowers and all your handwork. The stamp edge is done perfectly.

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  55. As usual your work is amazing ,the handwork is so beautiful, Ialways look forward to seeing what you will create I each hop.

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  56. wow, lots of detail. I like the idea you had with the rick rack. thanks for the fun and for sharing.

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  57. What great stamps! They are really beautiful!

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  58. Your stamps are very creative. I really love your paisley stamp made from wool. Great job with the embellishments.

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  59. What fun stamps! Love all the embellishing you have done!

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  60. Love the details you added to your stamps, it just makes them extra special
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  62. WOW! what a fantastic blog hop idea:) I would definitely have include crafting on my postage and also flowers:) I love both of your postage stamp and those paisleys are beautiful and I love all the detail you always add to your projects!!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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