Saturday, 5 November 2011


Hi all, Kat here,
I'm here today to show my first project of the month,
it's an XL tag (my new fave surface to work on) at the moment anyway, LOL
the tag measures 10.5cm x 21.5cm,
that's 1 third bigger than the 8 by 16cm tags fab ha!

the focus this month for the design team is the amazing distress stains
they are on offer in the shop for this month only.

Here's my Tag,

I started of by die cutting the word journey along the side

I then took a variety of the distress stains
in a rainbow of colours
& added bands of colour to the tag as shown,

I then took some background stamps & archival inks

& stamped randomly as shown in the picture below,
& stamped the word nature near the top,

next I made a dimensional pile of leaves with
& some textured card, that was sanded back
& the edges were inked with Distress inks



all glued with silicone glue & added then to the tag,

I then added the squirrel snugly into the pile of leaves,
I printed out the the little poem
that I made up myself (one of my better ones) LOL

& went scruffily around the words with a zig pen,
I distressed the edge of the tag with Tim's paper distresser
& added fibers through the hole at the top.

& there you have it!

hope you like my XL tag, the first of many, me thinks (lol)
I'll be back on the 15th with project number 2
until then wrap up, keep warm,
& carry on crafting (LOL)
KAT x.



Neil said...

Fab tag, thanks for sharing. Great colours and dimension.

Crafty mop said...

Love this kat now I know what the movers and shapers look like too I had no idea how they would come out . It looks great. The inks blend really well with each other . Fab tag . Thanks for the inspiration Mandy x

Sid said...

Fab Autumnal tag !!

Helen said...

Fantastic tag, love the colours and the leaves.

Joanne said...

This is the nicest tag I've seen in a while because the colours are right up my street and I expect to recieve my autumn leaves strip die from Jennie today. Yippee. Well done you.
Hugs Joanne xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous! Love your poem, and the colours are stunning, Judith xx

Emma said...

Gorgeous tag, great colours and I love your little poem! FAB!
Emma xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great tag, with gorgeous stamping and leaves!

greetings, Alie :-)

craftytrog said...

Luscious tag Kat! Love how you made the background! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for stepping it out. Love it!

Artyjen said...

SOooooo the stripe background :)
xoxo Sioux