Saturday, April 21, 2012

'Tis not the season....but.

I have been fooling around with sharp instruments again and have made two stamps, a floral one and a skull one.
 A weird combination you might think but I was making the skull stamp in anticipation of my brother's birthday on November 2.  I don't know why I did it so soon, other than that I had spoken to him on the telephone yesterday and he was on my mind. He has long been fascinated that his birthday falls on November 2  the 'Dia de los muertos' and has a tattoo of those words reminding him of the fact in case he should forget!
Now I often forget his birthday but I am prepared well in advance this year.
So, what started out as a rather boring innocent floral stamp,
became this.....

and ultimately this!
So, early birthday card and etegami all rolled into one, excellent!
Actually I prefer number two.


  1. Charming, lol. My son would adore a card like that. :)

  2. Hi, Origame,
    Wow, very clever and very cute!! Only I saw the day celebrated by Mexican people on a tv.
    Cheers, Sadami

  3. You are so clever Carole! I agree, number two is the best rendition.

  4. I prefer number 2 also. But you knew that!

    I love this kind of art. I stamp out my own Christmas cards every year. This year I stamped one out and colored it carefully and had a whole mess printed up for me. Saved me about 40 hours of labor.