26 October 2010
Hi everyone, hope you're all well and having a good start to the week. I have some news which is that I'm now part of the Katzelkraft Stamps Design team :D! I've met Beatrice who's company Katzelkraft is, a few times at the Craft Barn Extravaganza's and we had a lovely chat at the last one which has resulted in me now being on the Team. I've long been an admirer of her gorgeous stamps so it's a real honour to be working with her and the very talented girls on the team. Thanks to Bea and all the girls for a lovely welcome and as Katzelkraft is a French company and I don't speak French everyone has been very helpful and I'm making good use of Google translator :), luckily Bea and some of the girls speak some English so we're managing OK I think :D. This is my first post on the Katzelkraft blog which is in French but it's definitely worth a visit as the team make some really wonderful things. Katzelkraft stamps are sold from their website and exclusively in the UK at The Craft Barn.
On to my tag which uses the Halloween half plate stamps and has a lovely selection of all things spooky! I used an 8 inch tag and cut a mask with nestabilities circles for the moon then using the negative part I inked with yellow and orange distress inks. The moon was then covered up with the circle and I inked the rest of the background with dusty concorde, stormy sky, weathered wood and black soot inks. The spooky house, sentiment and eyes were stamped with white pigment ink and the witch, trees and bats with black versafine. I added some more white through some punchinella and sponged on some clouds and mist. To finish off I cut a strip of flocked yellow card, attached some ribbons which I heated slightly with a heat gun to curl them and outlined the which and parts of the house with a white gel pen.
Hope you have a lovely day today and thanks as always for your very much appreciated comments.