Saturday, October 13, 2012

Athena and Rubber Stamp Chocolate Bunny, They Go Together, Right?

This rubber stamp carving is of the 
Greek Goddess Athena. Her classic Greek
features, and fancy hair and ornaments were
fun to carve into a rubber stamp.
I can see myself wanting to carve a wood
block of this someday.

This little 'chocolate' bunny just popped
into my head one day and begged me to carve it!
So, being a lover of folk art, that is the style
I chose for this little hand carved rubber stamp.
Plus Easter and bunnies are a favorite
thing around my household.
Please stop by my etsy shop and take a look
at my unique hand carved stamps. Maybe I could
even create a special one for you! 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New All Hand Carved Stamp Blog!

Please come and join me on my new blog, entirely dedicated to hand carved stamps.I would love to hear from you and would be thrilled to have you comment on any of the stamps that I have posted there! Please follow me! Hugs, Michelle

Soar Hand Carved Rubber Stamp

Made a birthday card for my son's
15th birthday. Decided I needed  a 
very large word stamp. So, of course, I carved a 
rubber stamp to fit the bill!
The way this card design came about is
kind of funny. I was throwing something away
when I noticed a VERY old airplane 
magazine that my husband had
thrown out. I did a double take because
I couldn't believe that he had thrown it 
away and also because the colors were
so neat! 
I immediately thought of  making a 
card for my son (also an airplane lover).
I also wanted it to say 'soar' reflecting not only
the airplane theme, but also what I wanted
him to aspire to. 
So that is when I knew
that I would have to hand carve a rubber stamp!
I really like the way the stamp turned out. I distressed it, so it would look a bit older, by 
carving little tiny areas away. 
I am including a quote that I think is 
so inspiring:
“To an infinite artist, a Creator in love with His craft, there is no unimportant corner, there is no thrown-away image, no tattered thread in the novel left untied.” Nate Wilson