Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WOYWW 258: The one where she makes a "masterboard"

Julia, our beloved host at Stamping Ground is preparing for the 5th WOYWW Anniversary in two weeks, and there is excitement in the air.  Many deskers (Julia always comes up with the best names) are making ATCs for the anniversary, and some will be swapping with their desker friends.  Although many of us have never met in person (and that's especially true for those of us who live on this side of the pond in the colonies), we still feel a real kinship to each other, visiting week after week, like good friends do.

Now I confess, I'd never heard the word "masterboard" before I first read about it on Julia's blog one time.  I even commented that this was perfect for people like myself who are NOT good stampers.  However, once the masterboard is cut into smaller pieces, all that poor stamping seems to disappear.

And what better way to stamp my WOYWW ATC masterboards than with a rocking horse (my rocking horse of the week, in fact)!!  I have Janet of Fairy Thoughts to thank for the small rocker and Ohhh Snap to thank for the larger one.  I've used the larger one a LOT, but never used the small one until this project came up.

I printed my backs first (as shown in last week's WOYWW post), created my masterboard on the reverse side, cut the ATCs to size, then embellished and decorated.  I'll reveal the completed ATCs next week, except the one I made for my PIF partner.

Please remember, if you are coming from Julia's, please leave your number.  That's how I was able to get back to everyone last week, even though I was extra busy with real life.

53 thoughtful remarks:

Vicki Miller said...

Of course it had to be a rocking horse. Stamping is better when it's not perfect, anyway. If it was perfect, you might as well have bought something. Nicer when it looks like you made it

Nikki C said...

Your just ROCKING the ATC's ... couldn't help myself the backs look great now off to Julia's to find the link about a master board
hugs Nikki
My Desk

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love the rocking horse stamp....so you...everyone who follows you will know right away. xox

MaggieC said...

I am also trying to get ahead this week as I still need to make a few more ACTs ready for the Crop. I have to confess to ignorance about masterclass. However, my camera charger has turned up. It was In the bag with the other chargers for other equipment, just hiding in the box with my mp3 charger. Just the paints to find now. Have a great week with your rocking horses. xx Maggie

Monica said...

That is a great idea to make a masterboard for stamping and that is a good idea to cut it up for ATC,s.


Monica as yet number unknown.

peggy apl said...

Thanks so much for trying to leave me a commment last week, Elizabeth. I don't know what was up with my blog. Someone even emailed Patsy to tell me my blog had a virus but I had no idea what to do about that! Good thing it seems to have fixed itself cuz I wouldn't have been able to. Oh I want to make more ATCs, looking at your "masterboard". I am going to clean up my desk and see if I can make some more.

Nan G said...

Aahhh we've all got master board-itis. :) messed up my ATCs so will have to start over. Have a great week. Hugs me n the girls. No # yet waiting for Julia to wake up. ;)

Neet said...

I am doing a masterboard this time too. Am sue I have a rocking horse stamp somewhere, must look it up, hope I haven't given it away. Love your small one, looks good for your backgrounds.
Yes, Annette is the Queen of Books too. What a lot of titles we could give to her.
Hugs to you and tickles to Bleubeard and thanks for visiting me earlier., Neet xx

Helen said...

yup, my atc's in the making come from a masterboard to... love the rocking horse on yours. I swear, I refreshed seconds before 6am and Julia wasn't there, when I went again 5 desks already loaded! The joys of WOYWW Helen 7

Bridget Larsen said...

Looking good your masterboard, i do that when i want to make multiples, so much easier
Bridget #4

Nan G said...

I'm back at #15. See end of my post for a sexy cat. ;)

Bridget Larsen said...

Thats putting a lot of pressure on me having to show progress photos of my craft room each week LOL.

I shall try.

Bridget #4

Krisha said...

I haven't started with the master board technique yet, but yours are delightful with the rockers on them. Are these for more ATC r the ones that have already been spoken for?

Krisha #19

Neil said...

Hi
It's been a while I know, since I last managed to link up but I'm back now and just popping my head round the door to say hello!
Your rocking horses are fun. Looks like you've had a good time creating the master board too.
Thanks for sharing your creative space and I hope you have a good week too.

Neil #10

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love the idea..a Masterboard ! .so much easier. #27 today and off to dream land for me. My furnace is running and I'm sick of this weather ! Enjoy WOYWW

Amy E said...

Cute rocking horses! And I'm loving this masterboard idea! Cant wait to see your finishes ATCs!!

Happy WOYWW!
Amy E. #3
Scrapthissavethat.com

Belinda Basson said...

Now I have to investigate masterboard! Looks intriguing! Nice rocker on it! #28

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I'm with you (and Julia) on this - a masterboard, cut up, produces lots of interesting bits, and you can cut yourself a "window" of the size you need then "fussy cut" - like you do cutting fabric for quilting - the areas that speak to you. It's more wasteful than just slicing it up along a grid, but I find I like the results a bit better. Having said that, you can always add just a little additional stamping to a grid-cut one if the stamping isn't positioned exactly as you would like it to be. But they are fun to create.

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Carole said...

Great idea...master board...you rocked it :) Be well Carole #44

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great idea there! It is amazing how cutting up the masterboard instantly makes the cards different. I've seen that at Julia's when she was doing a tutorial on producing them!
Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog - I think I'd appreciated that you and I were probably on the same Non Conforming wavelength!! As they say in the UK, it takes one to know one. LOL!!
Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Rocking horse stamps? How perfect. I don't think I've seen one before. The masterboard is looking great.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oops! Hit the button too soon!

Fiona #41

sandra de said...

Well done number 1 and A+ for the masterboard. Clever ideas that I never get around to doing. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @52

Angela Radford said...

So pleased you are finding the pleasures of the Masterboard. I have had so many questions about them that I thought I was the only one who had heard of them yet they are such a simple concept.
Look forward to seeing the finished ATCs. Happy crafting, Angela x 50

Julia Dunnit said...

The colonies! Made me smile! As did the Masterboards..what a great way to make your ATCs and the stamps are just perfect. I hope you're taking the week steadily given the amount of work you did in the garden over the weekend?

Shoshi said...

I love the master boards with the little rocking horses, Elizabeth - so perfect for you! I really must start making these as I can think of so many uses for them. I don't think I'm going to be able to take part in the ATC swap as I haven't even started making any and there are other things that need doing first. Ah well, another time!

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment, and yes, there's always something going on on my desk, even if it looks cleared and tidied by the time WOYWW comes around!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #34

BJ said...

Super masterboards, never done any myself. Yes my hand is a draw around self portrait, although I have just trimmed my nails yet again for harp playing and had to bring the pinky into line as it was getting far too long!! Shoes are a pain, I just have 4 pairs of these http://www.cottontraders.com/invt/aq11360 in different colours and the wide fitting still needs wearing in! Thanks for the visit BJ#39

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Well why am I not surprised you have a rocking horse stamp? Leave it to you! Your ATC's are going to rock!
Glenda #58

Ohhh Snap said...

I'd never knew about masterboard before I saw it on Julia's blog either. Love how yours has turned out. So glad the stamps have found their perfect home : D #66

Chrysalis said...

hi Elizabeth - the masterboard idea is a great one, and something I need to get my head around and do. I love your rocking horses! I'm not sure what happened to Tuesday this week - I blinked and it was gone!! Have a great week, Chris x

Patsy Paterno said...

Whenever I see a rocking horse, guess who I think of? :^) Hmm, I should get busy making ATCs too! patsy #14

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your masterbopards! Of course there had to be rocking horse! Have fun making your atcs! Chris x 79

Lindart said...

I love masterboards - have made my share! great when you have a lot of ATCs to ,make. They used to be called "Serendipity" when the idea first came out, many years ago! Can't wait to see the finished ATCs!
Lindart #81

my cup of tea said...

Great project! Cant wait to see the ATCs! You have been busy!
donna #83

Twiglet said...

Your ATCs will definitely be rockin! The mother board or was it master board seems a great idea too! x Jo

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Bluebeard must have woken you up at just the right moment to be Number ONE! Yay!

I've never created masterboards but it sounds perfect! The rocking horse stamps are great - so you.

I agree about all of us knowing eachother so well even though most of us haven't met. I did meet Di (Pixie's Crafty Workshop) when she and Len were here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It just so happened that they had this vacation scheduled. It was like meeting an old friend. Instant love for eachother.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Super Stamp Girl said...

Oh, Elizabeth - how do YOU do it!? #1 again! Good for you. Good luck on those ATC's!

Tam Hess said...

Oh fun! ATC's are awesome :) Love the colors you're using.

Happy WOYWW
Tam #88
http://www.tamsartinflight.com

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, love your rocking horse stamps and your motherboards too. I've made a few in my time but never called them that. There will be no stopping you stamping now :) Have a great week, Elizabeth x #78

Eliza said...

Hello Elizabeth and Bluebeard, I have to admit I didn't know about Masterboard until I read about it on the desks, it sounds like a pleasure to work with and I love the rocking horses as the background. I am hoping to do my ATC's this week, fingers crossed. Yoda sends paw pats to Bluebeard and a hug from me.

Eliza & Yoda
Happy WOYWW 90

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elizabeth
I was intrigued by your comment ... Now I know i had forgotten I sent you the rocking horse stamp .... And they are often made of wood so that fits too. They are looking good masterbourds are a great way to do lots of ATCs at once .... Job done .... Well nearly
Janet @5

Hammers said...

Hey Elizabeth, loving the use of the rocking horse on your ATC's - I 'stole' your back idea from last week, as it is the first time I have made ATC's. Love what you said about making friends despite never having met. It is so nice to hear from the same people every week and some new ones too. Cx #80

Emily said...

It's been while since I stopped by but loving the rocking horse stamp... Too cute x

Emily #61

Paper rainbow said...

Love the rocking horse stamped design. I look at your wonderful papers and immediately think how wonderful they would look made into large collages.

see you there! said...

Good use of the rocker stamps. Hope you'll show us the ATC's when they are done.

Darla

Mindy Adams said...

I'm going to have to read into the masterboard a little more. I have not heard of that term before. Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by last week.

Mindy - The Determined Scrapper
WOYWW #258

Alison Wade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Congrats on the No.1 spot. You are certainly all 'Rocking Horsed Out'! I am not doing any ATCs this year - but great to see what everyone else is busy with. Ali x #94

dawn said...

How fun to see you making ATCs this time! I love the backgrounds and how perfect that you have a rocking horse on them. LOVE IT!! Can't wait to see them done and the ones you receive.

I am doing a private flowers one now and will show when done. It is nice to do a big batch at one time isn't it.
Have fun!

~*~Patty S said...

I really like the idea of making a master board...
and your signature rocking horses help add that certain something!
oxo

Caro said...

I didn't know that they were called masterboards, but that is exactly how I am making my ATCs as well! Love the look of yours. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro x (#91)

Rita said...

I've never heard of a masterboard, either. Looks interesting. :)

Kyla said...

Ah, the master board....I have made a couple before, mainly with papercloth-loving the rocking stamp, perfect for you.

Happy Woyww

kyla

Nicky said...

Great stamps you are using - happy WOYWW - Nicky #30