Every day I have been checking Traci Bunkers blog following her 30 day of carving (stamps), it has been very inspiring. On day 24 her stamp looked like a button and suddenly all I ever wanted was a hand carved button stamp. Now, I did not want to copy hers, I wanted to be inspired/influenced, but not a copy cat.So here I am trying not to copy her stamp, that blue one is pushing it. I even got out my box of buttons to find some authentic designs. I find the less stylized ones more interesting, the octagon one (second from the left) is my favorite. BTW, button holes and thread are really hard to carve! I also randomly felt the need to make a citrus slice stamp.
I am really obsessed with this shape/idea. I am going to explore this motif more, maybe a larger stamp, smaller stamp or a different stamping material.