Today, I took on a more challenging piece for Day 12. Quite frankly, I was not sure whether I would get this done today or not. I chose to do a "Hand Carved Stamp". I had a very hard time coming up with an idea, and when I did, I was not sure how I was going to execute it, but I figured it out and made it work. I decided to go with Poppies and Poppy Pods.
On the left is my drawing I came up with to use for my design.
On the right is the stamp, partially carved.
Here is a closer picture of what I have carved so far.
All the lines have been carved, but I did not carved out the negative space, because I am not sure if I like it as is, or do I just want the flowers and pods. If I use it as is, I will get more of a sketchy look when I stamp. If I carved out the negative space, then I will get the flowers and pods only. This thinking on this one.
Here is close-up.