Sunday, 20 April 2014

Her Home Is Her Castle by Lynne Moncrieff



This week I made something practical, a key chain.

Our brains can work in a peculiar manner!

The Lynne Perrella stamps have a medieval feel to them which conjured up images of castles which made me think of home (not that I live in a castle!!!). Before I knew it the idea of a key-ring for a house key popped into my head.


Lynne Perrella Collection for PaperArtsy – LPC006 and LPC008
Martha Stewart Metallic Acrylics:- Rose Chrome, Champagne, Rose Gold
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish – Pearl and Satin Finish
Stampbord:- Rectangle and Square
Crop-a-dile (or similar to create holes in Stampbord)
Ranger Sepia Accents
Jump rings (similar can be purchased from the Idea-ology range)
1 Eye Pin
Jewellery Tools (for attaching jump rings)
Metal Cabochon Jewellery Frame
Fragment of Gothic German text
Acetate Scrap (use old packaging)
Gold Gilding Marker Pen



Apply Champagne paint to both pieces of Stampbord adding touches of Rose Chrome. 

Square:- Stamp face (LPC006) onto old acetate packaging to determine placement on the Stampbord.
Stamp with StazOn onto Stampbord.

Highlight the image with paints adding Copper to her cheeks.

Rectangle:- If necessary repeat the process with the acetate.

Partially ink up stamp from LPC008 (see photograph) with StazOn.

Add dots of gold gilding pen to top of image.

Square & Rectangle:-

Edge both pieces with the gilding pen.

Create two holes in the rectangle.

Adhere square to the rectangle with Gel Medium.  Leave to dry.

Apply Fresco Finish in Pearl and Satin.


Adhere text and pearl sticker into frame.

Generously apply Sepia Accents.

Leave to dry.


Attach frame and Swivel Clasp to the Stampbord with jump rings, attaching pearl with an eye pin.

Attach your keys to your new key chain.

Until next week,



  1. I like your thinking! And a wonderful result.

  2. WOW...Fabulous creation...Love it... the tutorial is fantastic...Hugs May x x

  3. As ever, your tutorial is excellent and I love that you created something practical, as well as being beautiful! Love this key ring. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. wonderful work Lynne - the stampboard looks fabulous - and the face is wonderful - brilliant keyring xx

  5. A great piece Lynne - love it!!

  6. Absolutely brilliant Lynne, I adore how you used that LP stamp!! I think this must be one of my favourite creations of yours, love it!!!!

  7. It's great, Lynne - love the stamping, especially that fabulous architectural detail. Beautiful and practical - killer combination!
    Alison x

  8. This is amazing, my dear Lynne,- what a wonderful idea, and the stamp is perfect on the Stampbord.
    A fantastic key chain . Hug from Dorthe

  9. I think your brain works brilliantly!
    A wonderful keychain :)

  10. I don't think I've used paint on Stampbord before Lynne.
    This is fabulous, a great idea!
    Alison xxx

  11. You really showcased the LP stamp. What a gorgeous keychain!

  12. Stunning Lynne, what a beautiful stamp you showcased too! ~Diane

  13. What a fabulous project! I love the line of thought that made you arrive at 'keyring' too! This is such a lovely use for a Lynne Perrella stamp and your colours and materials are the perfect choice. A beautiful and practical 'make' that would also make a nice gift with a difference. Julie Ann xxx

  14. Absolute stunner Lynne and such a fabulous idea too.
    Fliss xx

  15. Every element is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Wonderful keyring. I love using stampbord, and you have inspired me to bring it out again to play with.

  17. Artistic, whimsical, excellent piece. Love that it's a keyring!


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