Sunday, 2 August 2015

New Lavinia Stamps Challenge Starts Today - #8 " Anything but a card !!! " .....

Good Sunday Morning to you,,,,,

It doesn't seem 5 minutes since I was writing this for last month's Lavinia Challenge.....

Well here we go .....

This month it's "Anything but a card" and I had all these things in my head that I fancied doing but unfortunately time run out so I got my good trusty Stampbord out and I really love using this stuff.....

Well I first decided I would make a few Key rings with it so I picked a couple of the square Stampbord pieces and a Domino shape piece...... 

I must mention that with Stampbord, well it really sucks up the inks or medium that you choose to use and I always try to apply it from the ink pad direct as this then gives the best colour but it really depends on what look you are looking for and I am sure that you will find you own way with it ......

Here's what I made !!!

For the 3 Key Rings I chose a variety of stamps

Keyring 1..... For this I used the Heart Border Stamp which I stamped over a Domino piece of Stampbord that I had used 2 colours of the VersaMagic Chalk Ink Pads, Pink Petunia and Purple Hydrangea.    These inks cover so nicely and are such pretty colours...... I then stamped the Heart Border using the Black Archival Ink Pad..... Once the Black Archival Ink dried I used a scrappy tool and carved out the shape of the Hearts just to highlight them..... I then added a little Silver Sparkle Gel Pen to add a little bit of bling..... Once this was dry I edged it with a Sharpie Permanent Marker and then using a Permanent Black Calligraphy Pen I carefully went around the front by nuzzling it into the pen nib which will give it a straight border.....

2..... For my second Keyring I used the Thistle Stamp again using the Black Archival Ink Pad I stamped it over a blended background of Mango Madness and with the Persimmon I went around the edge so that the centre was left with the lighter colour as the eye then goes straight to that point..... Around the edge of the square piece of stampbord I stamped using the thorns from the Thistle Stamp to give it a all around boarder that finished the edge of nicely..... Again I carved the highlights into the key ring and added some Gold Sparkle Gel Pen just to finish it off.....

3..... For my final key ring I used the Wild Flower Stamp over a blended background of Pretty Petunia and Spring Pansy Ink and I stamped the images using Black Archival Ink. I varied the height of the stamped flowers and also used first and second generation stamping to create depth into the image..... I again use the edge of the Wildflower stamp to add a border and then used the scrappy tool to highlight the flowers and then finished the edge again with the Black Sharpie and Calligraphy Pens ...... A bit of bling using the Silver Sparkle Gel Pen ..... job done and there was 3 finished Key rings.....

Jewel Box ..... Now for my second project I used a small wooden jewellery box and coloured it using Inka Gold in Gold and Copper colours ...... On a square piece of Stampbord I used Key Lime Versamagic Ink and Mango Madness and tried to shade it but not to overlap as I didn;t think that the 2 together would blend into a very nice colour..... I stamped again in Black Archival Ink using the Maple Leaf Stamp and then using the scrappy tool I highlighted the leaves and stems and added highlights using the Silver Sparkle Gel Pen..... (I do think these add just what it needs to finish a piece off, lol )..... Using the Black Sharpie and Calligraphy Pens I edged to finish.....

For my final Project I decided to make a Peg Note Holder and using again the Inka Gold in Blue I covered the pen to seal the wood..... I picked two larger Domino Pieces of Stampbord and Stamped the image using Tea Dye Distress in just to give me a guide line of where the image was going to go ..... I then using Cotton Buds added the colour using the VersaMagic Inks in Sea Breeze and Aspen Mist for the Sky, Key Lime for the Grass and Pretty Petunia for the leaves.... Once I had added the colour I lined up the Zen Leaf stamp again and then using Black Archival Ink I stamped the outline images of the stamps and then added the Moon Gazing Hare as he was a solid Black image..... I scraped used the scrappy tool highlights and edged again using the Sharpie & Calligraphy Markers then finished with the Silver Gel Sparkle Pen.....

So if you fancy having a go..... grab yourself some Stampbord and play and if you like you can use these for inspiration..... really I don't mind !!!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and see you again soon
Hugs and lots of love xxx


  1. Ooh fabulous goodies Marianne! These would all make lovely gifts. Xxx

  2. fabulous projects Marianne - such clever ideas! x

  3. fabulous projects Marianne - such clever ideas! x

  4. Such clever ideas Marianne, fantastic xx Zoe xx

  5. All brilliant creations, Marianne.....I love that box, it's gorgeous! xx

  6. Some great ideas Marianne, they all look really special. Love them all. Kx

  7. great makes - love the colours and the designs - fab!!!

  8. Your work is always out standing! Hugs xxx
    Eileen xxx

  9. wonderful projects all of them can not choose only one
    warm hello from California