Saturday, 16 February 2013

Tag time!

Ink Sprays : Cherry Pie, Bubblegum Pink, Pure Sunshine
Monster Mash, Say it how it is

These new Monster stamps by Dylusions just crack me up! 

Don't you just love those eyeballs?! Of course, I just HAD to add a touch of red Stickles to the eyeballs .... I'm not usually a Stickles kind of girl, but sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

I'm taking this super-large tag with me to the Stitches trade show tomorrow at the Birmingham NEC. Hope to see some of you there :-)

This morning I was making a different sort of tag, at a workshop I run in my village. I just love this technique of alcohol ink on embossed metal, and then distressed with a sanding block. LOVE this look.

Alcohol inks and embossing folder by Tim Holtz

And here is the class all hard at work, helped along by some wonderful home baking by my Mum! Thanks Mum ;-)

Byee for now, enjoy your weekend!


  1. Love them both - must try the metal. Have fun at stitches!! xxx

  2. wowwwww, love this, especially the first one, want those stamps, ;)

  3. love those eyeballs! (and the rest too of course)

  4. love the eyes of the 1st tag-the glitter gives just that special extra

  5. Great Tags Kate, fab colours too.

  6. Those are lovely Kate, both of them! Love the eyeballs, and love that embossed metal, will have to try that myself! Hugs Frea

  7. Eye balls! Brilliant I think I must have some of those.
    The metal is beautiful too.

  8. My eyes are dazzled, I adore monsters and so cheerful colors. It is funny and pleasant to see!

  9. i just love the tag Kate. Ive just bought some Dylusion Inks and have made some journal pages which ill show on WOYWW next week. Trouble is im a neat freak and am not comfortable with the mess they cause. Im still getting bubblegum pink off my hands.

    Gill x

  10. Both tags Just fab. Love that cherry pie colour

  11. Holy smacks, Kate, these are fabulous! I really love the first one...mostly it's background, but the monster is a killer too! Oh, I wish you created scrapbook papers so I could buy them and have some fabulous backgrounds without the mess.

  12. Hi Kate....LOVE ♥ your tags...especially the Monster :-) Enjoy Stitches.....Love S xxx

  13. both wonderful for very different reasons. your eyeballs are magnificent!EE

  14. Love love your monster tag-I got the fish (under the sea) can't wait to play with it!

  15. both fantastic tags- and that monster is just too cute!

  16. love the tags, gorgeous

  17. Your sentiment on the firs tag is perfect and the second tag is beautiful!

  18. Just love that quote :-) Eyeballs have always made me feel a bit squeamish but they look great on the tag.

  19. Love the bright colours on that little monster ;) I need me some metal! Been seeing some awesome projects with it lately, this is fab :)

  20. Both tags are gorgeous. Ive got to save my pennies to get me some monsters.
    I do have a question for ya. When you say super large tag just how large are we talking about?
    I always have a time with making tags and always wonder what size to use and what size is norm if there is a norm.
    Thanks for sharing all your awesome works. I so wish i lived closer to you guys so i could attend a class. We have none around here to attend.
    Have a great weekend

    1. Hi Mary. These tags are Ranger tags and measure 22 x10.5 cm. Ranger make tags even bigger than this! I love working on a big tag! I also mounted this on mount board so it's really sturdy. Kate x


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