Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Tag journaling... dutch styleeee!

Ooh, I was lucky enough to get my mitts on these new stencils from the Dutch firm 'Dutch Doobadoo', and you can never ever have enough stencils right?! Yes, Dutch Doobadoo have asked me to be their guest designer this month, and I couldn't possibly refuse ;-)

Of course, once I got these new stencils I was itching to have a play, so I dug out my Gelli plate (because I can't stop playing with that either!) and made these prints on regular card using Floral Swirl:

I chose to use the red/pink combo and added some loose scribbly doodling in white (Uniball Signo) and black (Faber Castell PITT in superfine) to highlight the lovely floral pattern:

I thought it made a great girly background for the not-so-girly Mink by Daniel Torrente for Stampotique! I added my gelli print background to a large tag and mounted the tag onto strong card so that I could add it to my junk journal once finished.

I added a few of the crows from Crow Line by Janet Klein for stampotique. Tricky to cut out, but not impossible.

A large eyelet, the odd paint splatter and a bit of stitching .....

And then I placed my journaling tag into my junk journal ... just got to decide which pocket to put it in.....

If you want to know more about Dutch Doobadoo stencils have a look at their blog here or on facebook here!

Bye for now .....


  1. Fab tag, love what you did with the stencil.

  2. Thx Kate, thisq tag is absolutely fabulous

  3. Great use of stencils Kate. Love the tags colours !!

  4. Gorgeous stencils, love what you have done with them. Hugs Juls

  5. Wow Wow Wow Kate. I love it.
    I wondered if the latest DVD's you have done have any Gelli Plate on it, I have one and just have not used it yet!!!

    1. Hi Debbie, Yes, I used the gelli plate a bit on the DVDs - mainly for finger painting on it and printing deli paper! You should dig yours out and get it used - it's fun and so easy to create great backgrounds!

  6. Thanks Kate, I will get it out and use it, looks fab and I bet it's fun to use too. Dx

  7. I love that background. The white and black highlights make it!

  8. Love this tag! I am totally addicted to gelli plate too & I love the idea of just doodling on your stenciled page like that!

  9. I love this tag!!!!! Gorgeous colours, lovely pattern (stencil), great additional layering, fantastic stitch detailing and fabulous stamp images. What more could you want!

  10. This looks fantastic - I love it! Wonderful colours!!

  11. Wow, wow, wow, love this tag. Fabulous background. (Must get myself a gelli plate and those Dutch stencils. Went to a craftfair last week and saw them but didnt buy them, ;o( ). Love the stitching and all the other details. Great tag !
    Corrie x

  12. WOW, stunning tags!! And I NEED those stencils!

  13. Oh I love the tag, some fabulous images and the colours really pop.


  14. What a great tag Kate... Just love it!


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