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!



  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.

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

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

  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.

    The Mirror Crack'd

  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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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! :)

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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