Saturday, 6 February 2016

Crime scene

Hello everyone,

Over at the Country View Craft's blog there is a challenge for making your own background. I usually make my own backgrounds and it is my favourite part of the project,  so this challenge was right up my street. And here is what I made:

This tag was cut out of white card stock and then painted with black gesso. I added crackle past by Deco art and let it dry naturally. I then used Deco art Antiqueing cream and some turquoise acrylic paint to add some interest. Next I stamped the background using a variety of stamps and Archival ink. 

I love these new Tim Holz stamps called 'Crazy Cats' and had to use another one... ( I had already made two ATC's with different cats from this set) I paired him with the wool which he obviously has stolen from his master's knitting basket... lol 
He and the wool were coloured with Copic Markers and adhered to the tag. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of book paper with no text on it and cut out. I added some of the same turquoise paint to the edges.  Lastly I added some shading under the cat and the wool and put a piece of Tim's crinkle ribbon through the hole.. 

Than was it ! Thank you so much for stopping by ! 


  1. Fabulous tag, Corrie! I LOVE your background!

  2. Loving that background, love this tag
    Amanda x

  3. Wauwww wat een gave tag Corrie, prachtige combinatie van kleur en techniek!!

  4. Heel erg mooi ♥ Prachtige achtergrond!!:o)

  5. LOL, that cat is such a character!!!! Corrie, your background is amazing, love the crackles.

  6. Wauw een supermooie tag met veel technieken
    liefs Chantal

  7. Wow, die crackle achtergrond ziet er super uit! En weer een die me doet glimlachen... Fijn weekend verder!

  8. Hij is geweldig !!!

  9. Love this. It's just xx

  10. I hereby dub you Queen of Crackle! Love this amazing background, Corrie, and, of course, that amazing cat!!

  11. Wow, fabolous tag with Tim Holtz latest stamp! The background is awesome with these crackles and stamped numbers! I love the colours too! Thanks for playing along with us in the “Make your own background" challenge at Country View Challenge blog this month!

  12. Wowzer - that crackle is sensational! Brilliant colour tones to shade and highlight the crackles too - and the cat is a treat. Love the crime scene banner too - though when did playing with wool become a crime?!
    Alison xx

  13. this is brilliant - I love the crackle! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x

  14. Is this up for purchase?? I love this and it is purrfect for me and a friend of mine.

    1. I'm sorry, but I don't have this tag anymore. It was used in a swap.
      Thanks for your interest.