Thursday, September 11, 2014

Textured Kitty tag


I wanted to make a funny tag for long now. Finally, I decided to make this for my best friend who has finally decided to get married to her sweetheart after years of living in. We are both ardent cat lovers and I let all my catty love flow for this one

 


I cut out a tag of cardboard, randomly tore patches to let the corrugated portion peep through. After which I applied patches of gesso, dabs of crackle, some acrylic paint and finally ink sprayed it before I let it dry.

  


This time I decided to go with my own hand drawn sketch, hand written message and self made stencils (honestly coz I don’t have anything of that sort in my stash!). I sketched a cat and with a similar shape, sketched another sheet to cut out ‘cat stripes’ . Similarly  from a scrap thick paper I cut out fish bone patterns.

 
My selfmade stencils
 


I used these to layer modeling paste onto my tag. I re-gessoed some portion of my cat, before I went ahead with the modeling paste. For the tag hole I used my paw punch. For the tail I used burlap twine and added some texture to it.


  

 I wanted to play with this statement “Officially mine” so I twisted it into a catty lingo “Ofishally mine”. To add more zing, I wanted to portray the fish as the cats catch hence decided to use a net (this is what my local veg vendor sells to me in) and make some paper fish. For the fish I dabbed texture paint and ink sprayed on a glossy sheet to get this uneven effect. Then I sketched and cut fish shapes. For creating a fishing hook, The sandwiched a clothes hook between the two fish cut outs. I handwrote the quote and paw punched and inked it.


Used this for the fish
 
Finally, I loosely stuck the net and tightly hooked the fish to it.

  


Hope you enjoyed it.
Supplies used:
Clear Crackle texture, white gesso, modeling paste, acrylic paint, paw shape punch, copics, burlap string, pink & blue ink spray, craft knife and craft mat....

Happy Crafting!

  

Am linking this to
 
BGC : textured tag
TMC : Anything goes
Scrapitgirl: Stencils
Unstampables: Funny

Gauche Challenge: Country Chic : Inspired by colors, texture and net/lace in the mood board. This is the first time im playing along this challenge. I happened to bump into this blog while surfing. I really adore the unique projects the alchemist bring to the table. I am an all new follower!


 

22 comments:

  1. I love it! I am sure your friend will too. I really like that this is individual and all made by your own genius! Thanks for entering this with us at Unstampabelles.

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  2. This is amazing! Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party.

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  3. Love the catty twist sentiment.. tag so unique & original :)
    Awesome work !!

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  4. Giggling my head off at that sentiment, so clever. What a cute tag, utterly individual.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us in our first ever challenge. Please come back and see us again.

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

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  5. Nice way to use the net. Thank you for participating in our 1sth challenge Anything goes at The Mirror Crack'd challenge blog.

    Ma :)
    The Mirror Crack'd DT

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  6. This is very fun! Thanks so much for playing along with the Create Your Own Background challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  7. This is amazing! Love the fun background, textures and the twisted sentiment.
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

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  8. This is wonderful - so very cute and creative. Many thanks for joining in with us on UnstampaBelles.

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  9. Fantastic and fun!. Awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

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  10. Really this tag is lovely and so fun. I love it.

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  11. This is very awesome! I love how you made it from a piece of cardboard and did the background. The "net" is so creative! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

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  12. I love your tag. Ginger cats are my favourite and this just captures their good nature so well.

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  13. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Unstampabelles.

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  14. Wow! That is so creative! What a great gift! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

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  15. How cool that you show how you work :-) Thanks for playing with Scrap It Girl.

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  16. Ha, what a clever tag, love how you created the tail and added the net. :D Thanks for playing along with the Gauche Alchemy challenge, so glad you found us! :D

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  17. The little kitty made me laugh! It is so beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl!

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  18. great components...i love all the little details...Thanks for playing and joining the Scrap It Girl September Challenge!

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  19. that is so cute !
    Thanks for playing along BGC's textured tag challenge

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  20. I like it!
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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