Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Stamped Doily
Ever since I saw this doily stamp at Etsy I've been wanting to carve my own.
Ready to Carve
My friend Margie made me fall in love with doilies
and her crochet covered stones are always a source of inspiration & smiles for me :)
The Aftermath
I drew the doily directly onto the rubber carving block.
First some concentric circles with a compass and then I drew the pattern in freestyle.
Carved Stamp
It took me a couple of hours to carve it.
It is by far the most complicated stamp I've done.

120 Lovely Comments:

Blogger sylviesgarden said...

Wow!!!! That is so lovely. You must have so much patience to be able to do all of that carving. Its beautiful x

4/07/2010 8:52 AM  
Blogger KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Have you check out Zentangles yet? You could do an amazing stamp with that technique. I love this one, it's so intricate!

4/07/2010 8:53 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Te hago la mas profunda reverencia!

4/07/2010 8:53 AM  
Blogger ale said...

hola geninne!!!yo tambien adoro las piedras de margaret!!y no puedo creer como no se como se dice en castellano!!!carved ese sello!!!sos una genio!!!y tus piedras pintadas....un amorrrrrrr!!besos enormes a la reina de la inspiracion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/07/2010 8:55 AM  
Blogger Nela said...

...and it's gorgeous!

4/07/2010 8:58 AM  
Anonymous christina said...

I'm continually amazed by your work. such talent.

4/07/2010 9:00 AM  
Blogger 32˙North said...

It turned out SO good!

4/07/2010 9:01 AM  
Blogger blue china studio said...

You carved that in a couple of hours? WOW! It turned out beautifully. Amazing.

4/07/2010 9:03 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

I've been wanting to do the same thing, but didn't actually think it would be possible. You give me hope. :) Yours is stunning!

4/07/2010 9:03 AM  
Blogger blake said...

holy smokes! beautiful AND impressive :) I am such a fan of your stamps.

4/07/2010 9:08 AM  
Anonymous melissa said...

oh wow - your doily is amazing! wonderful wonderful work!

4/07/2010 9:08 AM  
Blogger Ellie's Treasures said...

That is so beautiful and very dainty.

4/07/2010 9:09 AM  
Blogger LindaSonia said...

WoW - awesome undertaking. Love it. I especially love the doily motif on the stones. Great idea!

4/07/2010 9:14 AM  
Blogger Justnoey said...

This is amazing!!!

4/07/2010 9:18 AM  
Blogger Chel said...


4/07/2010 9:19 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Whoa - just whoa.

4/07/2010 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Denise said...

This stamp just takes me breath away. AMAZING!!!

4/07/2010 9:23 AM  
Blogger janebean said...

......but just devine, so worth the time.

4/07/2010 9:26 AM  
Blogger Marcela Calderón said...

Te quedó divina...! Lástima que acá no podemos tallar tan grande por no conseguir los tacos... Lo que falta para completar esa imagen es mi piedra pintada como con carpetita de crochet... ¿te acordás?
¡Todo converge en el mismo punto! Hermoso trabajo, Geninne!

4/07/2010 9:27 AM  
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4/07/2010 9:37 AM  
OpenID kendrajkphotography said...

That is beautiful! I've been doing some stamp carving recently, that would kill me lol So much time and patience :)
(also, I love the ones on the rocks in the last picture! so awesome)

4/07/2010 10:09 AM  
Blogger MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

I had been drooling over the exact same stamp on etsy. I just found your blog last week and immediately ordered the supplies you had suggested. They came quickly and I have made two stamps so far and can't wait to make more. Not sure if I'm ready to tackle this one just yet but I do love and admire it. Maybe I will start with a smaller one. Thanks for the inspiration.

4/07/2010 10:12 AM  
Blogger pinkbathtub said...

Holy moly, I'm so impressed! It's beautiful.

4/07/2010 10:15 AM  
Blogger Carlene said...

Now that is my kind of intensely tedious project! The actual stamp looks like you could eat it, yum.

4/07/2010 10:19 AM  
Blogger Karen S said...

That stamp is gorgeous -- you captured the lacy look perfectly!

4/07/2010 10:19 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

It's lovely! It looks so perfect!

4/07/2010 10:21 AM  
Blogger mjb said...

Very beautiful

4/07/2010 10:30 AM  
Blogger Creatissimo said...

You are a magician! Brilliant!! I don't think I have that much patience and concentration.

4/07/2010 10:32 AM  
Blogger Tina Eudora said...

Wow! I have wanted to try carving stamp for ages and I think I am going to give it a try at last. Thanks for the inspiration!

4/07/2010 10:46 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

LOVE it!!!!!

4/07/2010 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Liz said...


4/07/2010 10:49 AM  
Blogger Rowena said...

awesome and lovely.

4/07/2010 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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4/07/2010 10:51 AM  
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4/07/2010 10:52 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

there are artists
there are craftsmen and women
and then there are geniuses with hands more precious that any jewel
i think we all know which category you fall into
oh and i almost forgot your heart of gold

4/07/2010 11:09 AM  
Blogger amba said...


4/07/2010 11:15 AM  
Blogger Mr. Spoqui said...

Nos encanta!
besitos :)

4/07/2010 11:18 AM  
Blogger kt_kthx said...

I love it, and I can't wait to see how you incorporate it into your work!

4/07/2010 11:31 AM  
Blogger ms_kitsune said...

this is gorgeous!!! your blog has gotten me so inspired to get back into my artwork, especially printmaking! I am currently working on a plate that I'm pretty excited about. I'll leave a link to my flickr later. your blog is amazing and I love reading it every morning:) it makes me want to draw and create all day- which is a feeling I've been missing for a while. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

4/07/2010 11:33 AM  
Blogger Dana Barbieri said...


4/07/2010 12:00 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

WOW is an understatement..... it is lovely! I get such inspiration from your creativity.

4/07/2010 12:02 PM  
Blogger Snappy Di said...

Wow... what an awesome artist you are! This stamp will serve you well on many of your designs.

The Blue Ridge Gal

4/07/2010 12:17 PM  
Blogger Heather T. said...


4/07/2010 12:43 PM  
Blogger cakesniffer said...

Wow! That is absolutely stunning. Well done you for having the patience to pull off some a finely detailed work of art. It's just gorgeous.

4/07/2010 1:10 PM  
Blogger Megan V said...

DAMN. Had to say that. Wow. My mind exploded when I saw that!!

4/07/2010 1:39 PM  
Blogger amba said...

Tengo que repetirlo: ME ENCANTA!

4/07/2010 2:41 PM  
Blogger Jane Farr said...

Love it Geninne!

4/07/2010 3:22 PM  
Blogger simply blue said...

Beyond me how you could carve a stamp like that and do it so "evenly"....can't wait to see it in your art....

4/07/2010 3:24 PM  
Blogger arounna said...

it's beautiful - I really like it as a stamp as well. Margie is lovely.

4/07/2010 4:16 PM  
Blogger BlackSunshine said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are a very patient woman. I adore the painted stones in the last photo also. So great!

4/07/2010 4:21 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

Incredible! Your determination and hard work are to be commended. And it's absolutely lovely to boot!

4/07/2010 4:28 PM  
Blogger Mlle Paradis said...

it's truly gorgeous. you have an insane amount of patience. but with such results it's worth learning to be patient!

4/07/2010 5:37 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

geninne- wowza. i think you've outdone yourself with this stamp. it's so wonderful! i love to see how artists are inspired by one another. margie's a favorite of mine, too.

4/07/2010 6:24 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Beautiful and amazing!

4/07/2010 8:09 PM  
Anonymous Liane at PrairieGarden said...

And I love your painted stones :-)

4/07/2010 8:51 PM  
Blogger Dolores said...

Patience galore. You did a superb job.

4/07/2010 9:05 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Love it! It's a mandala! All that carving in circular pattern must have left you feeling centered and balanced.

4/07/2010 9:42 PM  
Blogger ArtGirl/California/United States said...

holy cow! you're awesome!!

4/07/2010 10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my this is gorgeous.Too bad there's no huge rubber block sold in my country :(


4/08/2010 12:13 AM  
Blogger Multiductus said...

Only two hours??? It would have taken me forever... you're soooo skilled!

4/08/2010 1:04 AM  
Blogger kadhy said...

wow! this is great! just great! what a work!

4/08/2010 2:31 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

THAT is AMAZING! Its so beautiful and intricate! I love looking at the stamps you make, they are very inspiring, but this one is off the scale!

4/08/2010 3:18 AM  
Blogger kadhy said...

wow! this is great! just great! what a work!

4/08/2010 4:57 AM  
Blogger Carin said...

Oh my goodness! That is just fantastic! Very beautiful!

4/08/2010 5:37 AM  
Blogger tracey-leigh [ xo] said...

LOVE it, so beautiful :)

4/08/2010 6:13 AM  
Blogger Sarah Knight said...

wow, that is awesome!
Looks time consuming, but I'm sure the prints it creates are well worth it
: )

4/08/2010 6:26 AM  
Anonymous malin said...

it´s amazing! The lacy rocks amaze me, and always have (I dream of owning one someday too!), but your lacy stamp amaze me as much!

4/08/2010 6:32 AM  
Anonymous holly said...

that is just beautiful! you are inspiring me to get back into some simple printmaking. love it!

4/08/2010 7:13 AM  
Blogger Gustavo Aimar said...

Te odioooooooooo ja ja.. cómo podés hacer esto?

4/08/2010 7:16 AM  
Blogger ale balanzario said...

Wow!! excelente trabajo y paciencia.
Te quedo bello.

4/08/2010 8:20 AM  
Blogger Anna Maria said...

amazing! :)

4/08/2010 9:12 AM  
Blogger Anzouya said...

this is AMAZING! You really have A LOT of patience. But really this turned out GREAT!

4/08/2010 9:25 AM  
Blogger Miss Bell said...

Like the others, I am swooning over the beauty of your work in this stamp. Like I have said before, I will be a buyer if you ever decide to produce stamps for your Etsy stores of birds, bubbles and doilies! The photography on the blog is too is whimsical and dreamy - just an overall pleasure!

4/08/2010 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Incredible detail! The doilies are just beautiful. Looking at your work always relaxes me.
Thanks for encouraging my already-existing fascination with birds :-)

4/08/2010 12:11 PM  
Blogger stavroula m said...

I don't believe it...excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/08/2010 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Vivi said...


4/08/2010 1:15 PM  
Blogger petunia girl said...

Beeeeeeuteeeeefulllll!! Very inspirational G. and I love that it is connected to Margie's stone art. You rock!

4/08/2010 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Fanny said...

wow !! I'ts so lovely.
I admire the time you spent and the patience you must have !
Congratulations, i love it !!!!

4/08/2010 1:39 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

That is some impressive carving! I'm very jealous of your skills...

4/09/2010 12:56 AM  
Anonymous Saioa said...

It seems so complicate. I like it so much :)

4/09/2010 1:48 AM  
Blogger Jardino said...

Oh my, they are beautiful! I've always loved those doily pebbles, and your stamp interpretation is too stunning. Geninne... you truly inspire me!

4/09/2010 3:43 AM  
Blogger MONPTI said...



4/09/2010 4:14 AM  
Blogger Upnea said...

La reina de los sellos de goma! Sí, señora!

4/09/2010 5:09 AM  
Blogger Lisa Flowers Ross said...

It's gorgeous. What patience you have.

4/09/2010 10:19 AM  
Blogger laura said...

Awesome. You are so talented and inspiring!

4/09/2010 12:51 PM  
Blogger shopgirl said...

This is brilliant!

Your talent is incredible!

Love watching your work!


4/10/2010 1:51 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Absolutely stunning stamp!

4/10/2010 6:06 AM  
Anonymous Di said...

I bow to your genius and talent. And that you share and inspire..Namaste

4/10/2010 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Becky@ Daily On My Way To Heaven said...

Today, you and your art are featured in my blog.


4/10/2010 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Georgann said...

You are so talented!! The stamp is gorgeous. I so love your blog. I just feel so peacful when I look at your artwork.

4/10/2010 6:02 PM  
Blogger ricka said...

I love it. You are so genius. I am going to do one for myself. Actually, How much time do you spend to draw and carve it???

4/10/2010 6:07 PM  
OpenID faroutflora said...

hope that comment 92 is not redundant...but you have amazing designs...and congrats one another one here. Great job. Matti

4/11/2010 7:09 AM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

thats one amazingggggggg stamp! it had been a long while since i stopped by my fav blogs! but this stamp is just soooooooooo good!!!


4/11/2010 10:01 PM  
Blogger sinnlighet said...

What incredibly beautiful blog you have! My compliments!

A footprint from Agneta & Sweden

4/11/2010 11:52 PM  
Anonymous AnnaDenise said...

What a beautiful stamp & a great idea! And wow, I wish my pictures were as nicely styled as yours! I have a lot to learn :-)

Thanks for sharing!

4/12/2010 2:54 AM  
Anonymous Kate Skogen said...

wow- that's amazing!!

4/12/2010 9:07 PM  
Blogger Jennifer DeDonato said...

wow! that is amazing!!

4/12/2010 9:19 PM  
Blogger Poorvi said...

Oh! So lovely! It looks so nice and delicate. I love the little painted pebbles around too. I love your aesthetics Geninne! It's so fine and delicate!

4/13/2010 10:45 AM  
Blogger mwquilt said...

Amazing !

4/13/2010 1:37 PM  
Blogger gretchenmist said...

incredible work. this would have been so fun to make :)

4/13/2010 7:46 PM  
Anonymous chomelle said...

AWESOME !! Love it !!

4/13/2010 10:56 PM  
Blogger Paper Pastries said...

someone needs to make a word for a design heart attack because i just had one- you are too amazing!

4/13/2010 11:16 PM  
Blogger else said...

It takes my breath away...

4/16/2010 8:32 AM  
Anonymous rene@bargainhoot said...

Oh, so delicate and beautiful~


4/18/2010 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Rupa said...

I have been lurking around without commenting for a long time now! Your amazingly intricate doily stamp brought me out :) You have an amazing blog, love all your birdies. I used to paint watercolors (only landscapes) for the longest time but now have switched to oils. Your art makes me wanna try water colors again just for their sheer fluidity and lovely handmade paper!

4/20/2010 12:42 PM  
Blogger selina said...

I love your artworks! They're amazing!!! : ) May I ask, how thin is the carving tool you're using? I'm looking for one that can help me with the details. x

4/22/2010 7:39 AM  
Blogger Limar said...

Amazing! Love your work :)

4/23/2010 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intricate and beautiful just like God has gifted you! : )I really enjoy your illustrations they minister to me and encourage me to create too. Thank you for sharing your colorful illustrations with us all!

4/27/2010 9:01 AM  
Blogger feel what I felt said...

It is by far the most complicated stamp I've ever seen!

4/28/2010 3:03 AM  
Blogger isabelle said...

beautiful ....

4/28/2010 5:47 AM  
Anonymous follyandglee said...

this is simply inspired. wonderful

6/24/2010 5:21 AM  
Blogger Rowena said...

this is beautiful. I've just started carving my own stamps (thanks for your inspiration) and all I can think is, 'wow, i'd need my reading glasses to do all that fine work.' I might have to do some smaller ones before I tackle something so detailed. But I sure do want to.

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