Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Hi to all,
The compendium of curiosities challenge 24 is out
the technique this time is
head over to studio L3 to read all the details.

This also fits for the Ginger Creations,
spicy supply challenge GC82 GLITTER,
head over HERE to read all the details.

Here's my tag for these challenges

Boy it's hard to get the stickles to show up on camera
(lots of shots later this is as good as it gets I'm afraid)

I used lots of Tim things on this tag,
paper stash (vintage shabby)
distress inks (pumice stone, stormy sky & frayed burlap)
alterations die, movers & shapers (tag & bookplates)
stamps, visual artistry collection (french market)

The flower stamp is by, crafty notions, karantha stamps (floral)

& Archival ink (coffee)

To get the flowers to puff up like this,
all you do is rub your ball tool in a circular motion
on the back of the flowers, resting on a soft mat.

The leaves are from some old silk flowers
I have horded for yonks.

The sparkly magpie bits are from a bracelet
my husband bought me a few years ago,
every time I wore it, it broke,
(the links were to small to take the weight)
I payed to have it fixed a couple of times,
then chucked it in a draw & forgot about it,
on a resent sort out I found it & thought
I may as well use it instead of it being in a drew.

I sewed it to the tag because I couldn't glue it.
& if you look closely it is the perfect size
(made to measure, & meant  to be lol)

I love the monochrome feel to this tag,
I don't think I will be parting with this one,
it's my favorite (for now anyway) lol

well that's me for today,
I'm busy doing Xmas prep (as most of us probably are)
off to link this up,
thanks for stopping by,
back soon,
Kat x.


  1. I love the colours too, I often use bits of jewellery on my projects too, scavanged from boot fairs generally

  2. Love your tag! the soft muted colours are gorgeous.

  3. Gorgeous tag! Beautiful colors, and dimension!!

  4. Love the colors and elements. Great way to reuse that lovely braclet!

  5. I adore this tag - love the way you've used so many different elements on it - and that jewellery is a great addition

  6. Such a very pretty tag! Love the shimmer and all the lovely details!

  7. Wow,, stunning tag Kat - this is GORGEOUS!! Thanks for your comment on the SS post - yep, I remember Secret Squirrel.. .made me LOL !! xx

  8. Love the soft colours. Gorgeous tag.


  9. What a gorgeous tag ... so glad you joined the Glittery fun at Gingersnap Creations.

  10. Kat, I love this tag! Every little detail is wonderful, from the sweet flowers to the soft colors to the gorgeous BLING, and the Rock Candy just adds more beauty. Now THAT'S how you up-cycle broken jewelry! Great job!

    I hope your holiday is wonderful!


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