I have been carving some stamps which is very fun. I will surely carve more at some point. Milliande has a great tutorial about carving stamps on YouTube you might want to check out if you are interested in carving. She is great. She works for coffee money and I do send her some from time to time. She is very inspiring and I would like to meet her but she lives across the big pond.
On the first image I used a rubber bath mat I saw at Babies R Us that I just had to have---of course not for the grand baby but for stamped textured backgrounds! Then I stamped with watercolor. The second image is a swatch of fabric that I wrote on with a calligraphy marker and stamped with watercolors. These are from two different journals, the first journal is something called Alternatives Art and the next is a Moleskine. The Moleskine is by far the best.