Thursday, 19 March 2015

The Kat(zelkraft) is out of the bag !!!

Hello fellow Crafters,

I am delighted to tell you that I have been asked to join the Katzelkraft DT.
Katzelkraft is a French company specialising in unmounted rubber stamps. They have got a great collection of stamps.

For my debut I have altered a bird house.

I started with two layers of Gesso. I then applied model past through a flower stencil. Sorry forgot to take a photo. 

Next I coloured the house with Spray inks. The bottom ridge was painted with black gesso.  I then used a clear gesso to fixate the colour as these inks are reactive with water. 

The next thing I did was stamp the images I wanted to use on white card stock. I coloured them, cut them out and used a layer of clear embossing powder over the top. This makes the colours a little brighter and gives a nice shine. I also added glitter glue to the wings of the dragon fly. The word 'libellule' was stamped on tissue paper and adhered to the birdhouse with gel medium. This is a great way of getting your stamped images on difficult surfaces.

I used the set KTZ76 

This is the finished result after I put it all together. I used some metal wire to add the butterflies and the flowers and dragonfly were adhered with glue and dimensional adhesive. 

View from the side, you can just see all the model paste..

Detail of the glitter on the dragonfly's wings. 

That was my first DT project for Katzelkraft. I hope I have given you some inspiration to get those stamps out !

Corrie x


  1. Congratulations, Corrie! They are lucky to have you, and your first project is absolutely beautiful! Great stamps, too! Bravo! Bravo!

  2. Congrats Corrie! Katzelcraft made a wonderful decision asking you to join their team. You'll be an important asset!

    Your first project is fabulous. I love that dragonfly and I love the flowers. Great color scheme and details. I especially love the butterflies on the springs!

  3. Beautiful birdhouse Corrie, perfect for your indoor feathered friends. LOL

  4. Waaw Corrie wat prachtig ! Dat is een echt kunstwerkje zeg ! Heel mooie kleuren en wat netjes uitgeknipt zeg ! Daar ben ik helemaal geen held in !

  5. Gefeliciteerd!! Wat een bezige bij ben je zo! Je huisje is een plaatje! Vrolijk en zonnig! Groetjes, Gerrina

  6. Beautiful debut piece! I'm not the new girl anymore lol
    Amanda x

  7. Absolutely STUNNING creation Corrie. Many CONGRATULATIONS too! WTG! Xxx

  8. Stunning creation love the colours.
    Please can you tell me where I can get these stamps from thanks x

    1. These stamps are from Katzelkraft in France. There's a link at the top of my blogpost. Corrie x

  9. Gefeliciteerd dat je bij het DT van Katzelkraft zit Corrie...en wat heb je dit vogelhuisje prachtig opgepimpt.
    Heerlijke kleuren en de glanzende libel is een echte eyecatcher!
    Veel plezier als DT bij KK!! Groetjes, Alie :-)

  10. wat een gaaf huisje! Veel plezier in het Design Team ik kijk uit naar al je mooie creaties's
    gr miranda

  11. Congratulations on becoming a DT! This is a gorgeous birdhouse, I specially like the dangling butterflies!

  12. Telling you again on your blog that your first project is really lovely!!.. Welcome again Corrie. :) Coco x

  13. Fantastic news - congratulations, Corrie! And what a brilliant debut DT piece... the birdhouse is absolutely charming, the butterflies are brilliant, and the flowers look wonderful around the entrance.
    Alison xx