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 **