Sunday, October 4

Crafty Calendar Challenge #1

A new blog Crafty Calendar Challenge has launched its 1st challenge this month. The theme is Autumn with optional plants and vegetation. The reason I have latched on to this blog is that the challenge is not restricted to cards so at least once a month I can enjoy a non-cardmaking project.

This month I have had a go at a stampbord pendant.
I really love working with Stampbord it takes the ink so well but is forgiving if you want to wipe away or lightly sand off a mistake. In this instance I stamped the main image as a black oak leaf and didn't like it at all. I wiped it away quickly with a baby wipe and then re-inked the background a little. No trace of the leaf and I was able to use the pine cone stamp in copper Brilliance ink instead.
I can see myself creating a few more of these by Christmas. I fancy trying something a bit Gothic next. There is a steampunk jewellery article in one of my back issues of Craft Stamper, I might have a look at that.

** Kate **


Georgia said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love your take on the challenge, this is beautiful, and a great idea!
Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Kim. said...

Gorgeous pendant Kate, the colours in this are beautiful. I think these would make great gifts for Christmas.
Thanks for joining in with our first challenge.
Kim - Crafty Calendar Challenges.

louise said...

Well I am going to echo Georgia and say Wow,love it,very striking and very wearable.Thanks for joining us on crafty calendar challenge.
louise xx

Liz, said...

Hi, I'm soo jealous...wish I could make beautiful creations like this. Thanks for joining in the first Crafty Calendar challenge, hope to see you at many more.

Liz x

Caroline said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Janice said...

That look beautiful. Perfectly executed.

Ruth said...

Very original take on the challenge.It's stunning,Ruth -Crafty Calendar Challenges

Kathy said...

oooh Kate, this is lovely, the colours are so rich and opulent

Jane said...

Ooo this is gorgeous! I'd love one of these! thanks for joining our first challenge! Jane x

Faerielore said...

WOW this is stunning, i love the rich warm colours thank you for joining us over at ccc xxx

Donna said...

Stunning pendant and such a beautiful mix of Autumn colours! Thank you so much for joining in our 1st challenge at Crafty Calendar :) Donna x