26 October 2010

Katzelkraft Halloween



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.

13 comments:

angelwhispers said...

Chris this is awesome!!! I love it and the stamps look amazing a real showcase for your first DT!!! Congratulations I can't wait to see your next design now as this is Stunning! Chanelle xx

sylvia said...

WAUW i love it
it sooo nice!
hugs

Anesha said...

Congratulation on your new DT position and this is just a stunning tag. The background is amazing.!

Fiona said...

What an exceptional tag Chris and well done on your Katzelcraft DT news. It's very well deserved, there are some great stamps so can't wait to see what you come up with. They are very arty and so you.
Merveilleux!

Kate said...

Wonderful tag, like the spooky house. I'm off to check the Katzelkraft blog.

** Kate **

Summite said...

This tag is simply amazing. You taught of everything. You really recreated a Halloween seen. It's seem that it will come alive. Congrat

Tara said...

Huge congrats Chris on your DT position..... I think this is a lovely line in stamps and you're sure to be a fantastic asset to the team!! Your tag is amazing and I love the witch silhouette, gorgeous!!
Not long now, woohooooooo!!
Big hugs, T xxx

chris said...

Chris is fabulous, it looks amazing. hugs chris xx

whyducks said...

Well done Chris and a great tag!

Bluefairy4U said...

Wow Chris your tag is awesome literally, Wonderful colours and congratulations on being a team member - your so talented why shouldn't you be on their team.Lovely, lovely just lovely. Hugs Jo,xxxx

Renkata said...

Amazing tag Chris.
Congrats dear!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris thats a very effective card it really does look very spooky, love the castle in the background and the colouring is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kay Carley said...

Congratulations Chris - they are lucky to have you!! This tag is just amazing!! LOVE IT!! xx