More stamp carving, inspired by Spring.

Some  bright and cheerful spring time hand carved rubber stamps. I carved these from small pencil erasers.

I’ve made these stamps a little neater since I took this photo, as the edges were a bit rough.

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Giveaway!

This hand carved Hellebore rubber stamp could be your very own in my first blog giveaway……all you need to do is tell me your favourite piece work I’ve done and why, by leaving a comment in this post (The link ‘Leave a reply’ is at the bottom of the post).

The closing date is 9pm GMT on Wednesday 2nd March, so be quick!

The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and I will post the name (not the details!) of the winner at 10am Thursday 3rd March.

Bon chance!

More Stamp Carving

I’ve carved two more stamps. I think I may be a little obsessed. As far as obsessions go, its not the worst thing in the world.

This stamp is now available to buy from my Etsy shop.

(images via Matt Denton & From Our Hearts)

I love these little stems with their matching green berries so perfectly positioned. I see them all the time in the hedgerow. I thought they’d make a perfect carving. Also available to buy in my Etsy shop.

I also thought I’d draw them into my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project.

Butterfly, Apple & Leaf

After carving my first stamp at Christmas, I thought I would make some more so I carved three new ones last night. I created them for my Sketchbook Project. ‘Happy Thoughts’ is the subject I chose to illustrate. I’m always inspired by nature.

I used a variety of ink pads – a Hobbycraft pad (the apple), a Darice pad (the butterfly) and a Brilliance Ink Pad (Leaf) – my preference from this range is the Brilliance – its an archival ink, which means its colour remains bright alot longer than non-archival inks.

The apple stamp is now available to buy at my Etsy shop.


Carving Reindeers

I had a go at stamp carving last night. I think my first project was a bit ambitious however, I wanted something big and a little detailed for my Christmas cards.