Hi everyone, hope your day is going well and the weather is being kind to you.

It’s time for a new Mini Challenge over on More Than Words Challenge Blog and so I have my DT inspiration piece to show you today. If you want a closer look, just click on the image to see full size.

Here’s a few step-by-step photos on how it came together, a little story of the tag, if you like.

It probably comes as no surprise that cats eat a lot of cat food, and so we tend to go through quite a few packets and boxes of the stuff.  Sometimes I keep the packaging to use on projects like this because they have cute kitties on them.  I also found some gift wrap with cats on it and a little piece with paw prints on it.

I found some scraps of scrapbooking paper that had feathers on.  I think it might be a Prima one, and thought it would look nice along the edges.  Oh and if you were reading last week, this is the second of the two tags I was working on at the same time as this one.

I pasted all my papers in place using some matte medium and then decided what colours to use that would go with my kitty.  This particular kitty comes from the fussy cat food I buy for my non-fussy cats.  Somehow they got word that this stuff existed and now they won’t eat anything else!

I painted the background with this lovely turquoise blue fluid acrylic and then started playing around with some bits and pieces that were on my table.  These leftover paper scrolls from the Kusudama Sunburst had some potential.

I still had some of these little book page leftovers, so I decided to use some of them down the sides of this tag too.  You can see them on this tag and they originated on these earrings.  So I get everything on the tag and at the back of my mind I am thinking that I will just type up and print off this little quote about words and I would be done.  What I wasn’t thinking about is that my computer and printer are still out of commission so I have no way of printing anything!

There are multiple other ways of getting words on a tag (stamps, dies, stickers etc) but nothing that was the right size! So what to do?  Finally after raiding every drawer in the craft studio, I came across these transfer letters.  I gotta say, these are super old.  They were made in South Australia and I used to use them to put my name on school books haha.  I don’t even know if these things still exist, but they were just what I needed to finish off my tag!

To finish off the tag, I tied the mini tag to the bottom and some paper cord to the top of the big tag so it could be hung.

Here’s a closer look at those ancient transfer letters!

Here’s the tag hanging up – hey I’m not sure I like the way that kittie is eyeing up those fishes LOL

So it all worked out in the end and I got my words on my tag.  If you want to enter the challenger, here’s the information you need to know:

Our Mini Challenge is a little different to our Main Challenge in the following ways:

The Mini Challenge runs on the last two weeks of each month and is for:
 cards, tags, ATCs and postcards only.
This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project.
We must see the actual word.
You have two weeks – until the last day of the month – to enter, so be quick!
Entry for the Mini Challenge is only via our Facebook page under the relevant post.

Word Inspiration – WORDS

As always, you can enter any new ATC, card, postcard or tag projects and there are three prizes up for grabs from our fabulous sponsors!  Visit the blog for more details of prizes and sponsors and some amazing inspiration from the Design Team.

I’d love to see what you make so don’t forget to enter the More Than Words Mini Challenge which is open till the end of the month!


Creative ArtisteChallenge #64 – see list below
Countryview ChallengesComplementary Colours – blue/orange

Project Recipe:

XL tag
gesso, acrylic paint, matte gel medium, metallic paint
paper cord, luggage tag, transfer letters
gift wrap, scrapbook paper scraps, book pages, cat food packaging, tissue paper

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