Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Open Theme

I was going to title this Open Mic, then I didn't know if anyone would get it. :tap: :tap: :tap: Is this thing on? Sigh....I'm strange, I know. :-)

Ok, here I present my most favorite thing I've done. Ever. It's a double-sided ATC I did for the Oxford Impressions swap. I am not sure where the idea came from - it's mostly an embodiment of everything I love. Masculine - check. Feminine - check. Vintage - check. Cool gears - check and check. Photo stamps - got it. Old French and Algebra paper - done. Commentary on how weird men are - doublecheck.

All stamps are from various Oxford Impressions plates.

Who wants another clock freebie???? You do! To download, click on image then right click and choose 'save image as'. You could also copy and paste it into a program like Word.

Happy New Year to all of my wonderful artist friends! I hope 2009 will be a great year for us all.

30 comments:

  1. i too find this to be just perfection. the balance the artistry...the funk...the quirk and the humor...perfect. Now, I assume for a swap you made multiples...good god woman...beautiful beautiful...

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  2. Your most favorite creation??? And with all those beautiful things you make? That truly is a compliment to this piece. Wonderful attention to detail....and a fantastic ATC! You made more than one??

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  3. i am glad to say that i am one of the lucky ones that has one of these babies..i am with you that is was a great art piece..i am thinking of framing it for my house..i have a cool frame that i think will work great right after i alter it a little..now back to work..had to have a minute break..thanks for the clock it is great..

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  4. Simply outstanding! Kudos to you. Brava! (But where is the faux designer paper?)

    Cyndi

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  5. Love your style and the quirky sense of humour - very, very fun... and beautifully executed!

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  6. my husband has been home all week and is driving me crazy, as only the man you love can do. I laughed and laughed when I saw your card. The art is fantastic, as usual, but the quirky humor is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I KNEW there was a reason that I follow your blog! I love everything you have created *smiles*. And yes, I would have "gotten" the open mike theme :)

    Thanks for the clock face freebie.

    Happy New Year!

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  8. A brilliant piece of art - love the quirkiness of it

    Have enjoyed looking throough your blog

    I've added myself as a follower

    Happy New Year

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  9. Wow what a great idea and ATC.
    Absolutely stunning. Love them.

    Shelly I wish you a Happy New Year.

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  10. I love the whole concept! AND you made me laugh out loud, Shelly. Thank you for visiting my blog, so I could hop over to yours, and thank you for the clock image. I can never have enough of those.
    Happy New Year!
    Love,
    Alberta

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  11. Shelly - Oh I love these! The hat that hinges is awesome!!!

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  12. What a fabulous idea with that hat -- how terribly, terribly creative you are! I like the idea of it being double-sided, too.
    (Hope you made this for the row house swap!!)

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  13. Shelly, this is an awesome atc!!!!

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  14. Its gorgeous. Thank you fro the freebie. Happy New Year!

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  15. Oh i am lovin the what made him tick ones. Great work here, absolutely gorgeous.
    Happy New Year
    June

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  16. You are just so damn clever, Shelly "Holtz!"
    Happy New Year!
    ~R

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  17. Oh how wonderful this is -- It also appeals to me -- I am a new fan of your blog -- long time stamper - and now also a paper addict -- I am a little mixed up as I love this vintage - style - and sepias and this great art idea -- and also cute - froo froo
    stuff to - Thanks for the inspiration -- Happy New Year --
    kathy - ga

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  18. Shelley I so love this one...tap..tap..I appreciate your vivid sence of humor..
    connie paxman

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  19. Shelly~ Your two-sided "What makes him Tick" ATC is marvelous! I love everything about it, but the interactive part that the hat is hinged on a brad to lift up and unveil "Mics' " gears is just TOO COOL! Thank you for sharing! ~Erin Glee from AAT Group

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  20. Fantastic! You've captured vintage and humor in a gorgeous piece.

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  21. Shelly, that is one of the most awesome ATCs I've ever seen. How creative are you?!! And thanks for another clock face. I love clock faces & time pieces.

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  22. What lucky swappers to get your amazing ATCs! The lady is gorgeous, your man with his flipping derby and watch parts is just fantastic! WOW, I really Love it!!! Thank you for sharing that handsome vintage watch face too! :)

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  23. OK, I got so excited, now I get it. You said it was double sided, the second pic if the hat flipped up! Oh boy, really awesome! Did you make more than one? Sometimes that's hard.....I bet you really want one for yourself too! Sorry I'm babbling! :)

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  24. this is fabulous! love the way you're thinking and creating art haha

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  25. This is great, fantastic art work!

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  26. Can´t express how much I love this piece - fabulous!!

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  27. Wow! Check, check, check! I'm in love!
    Nancy

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  28. Your artistic Muse was working overtime. This is just so fabulous. Love it. And thank you for the clock.

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  29. SO fun and fabulous! I absolutely LOVE this! - Kris

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  30. This truly is a fabulous piece.

    Thank you for the 'freebie'. :-)

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!