Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Hi all,
busy,busy,busy,so I won't keep you long,
I just want to show my tag for,

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 25,
over at studio L3 this weeks technique is

I am also entering this tag for challenge #12
over at the stamp man this time it's

Click on there links to read all the details.

I must admit the tag you see is not the first attempted
at this technique,
I used walnut stain reinker the first time
& got carryed away with the scribble part of the technique,
do you want to see it? lol

I'm sure you will agree, less is more for this one,
the second attempted was fine.

well they can't all be master pieces the first time,
can they? lol

Here are some close ups & angled shots
to try to get the dimension,

Love that Spider,
couldn't wait any more to use her,
so weather or not she went with what I was doing,
Cynthea (that's what I have chosen to name her)
was going on this tag, lol

Here's what I used,

Wendy Vecchi stamps &
Tim Holtz alterations die heart wings,
& the edge distresser,

scraps of paper, card & metal from the bits & bobs box,

tiny bit of fibers & ribbon,
glossy accents & silicone glue

archival ink pads (sepia & jet black)
& clear embossing powder.

hope you like it.

Well, this will most likely be the last post before the new year,
I have rellies coming every day of the holidays,
then it's straight back to work,
& the same rellies new years eve & new years day,
then it's straight back to work again,
so not much of a rest for me,
but the alcohol will flow
& the chocolates will be on my lap, lol

So have a lovely time whatever you chose to do,
& have a creative & prosperous new year to you all. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Kat x.
PS.I will have a give away, blog candy up in the new year, x


  1. I love that you've shown what it took to arrive at your tag! It's a beauty, too.

  2. Your tag is gorgeous Kat and love your spider, great touch. Happy Christmas. Annette x

  3. Both of your technique attempts are good. Perfect, even.

    Your finished tag is stupendous! I love the layers and the spider!

  4. Gorgeous tag Kat! Have a great christmas!
    Alison x

  5. He he, glad i wasn't the only one who went overboard with the walnut first try!, It took me 3 attempts to get a good background x your finished tag looks fab :D

  6. Super tag, I had problems with this one as well.

  7. Fabulous tag!!! It looks so worth the effort. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man.

  8. I like each attempt and the final is great.

  9. Love your tag and the background! The heart is amazing!

  10. Fabulous tag! love that heart die cut:)

  11. Kat, this is wonderful! You took a beautiful sentiment and gave it the perfect visual expression. I love your Scribble Stained background, and the tone-on-tone overstamping is gorgeous! The papers you chose for the embellishments are perfect, and the little spider is a stroke of genius!

    I hope your holidays were magical, and wish you all the best of everything for 2011!


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