Greetings from Magpie Heaven this bright Friday morning (well, the sun is shining at the moment but for how long?) Thank you for stopping by. Hello too to all the Alpha Challengers at the Craft Barn. Thank you, not only for running this challenge, but also for making it possible for 'newbies' to join in! Having only just started blogging I was really excited when I discovered the challenge and learned that I would be able to participate without having been in right at the start. I dug out a discarded and rather tattered dictionary from our Magpie loft, which is brimming over with all our 'useful' but abandoned bits and pieces and I was ready to go! Here is my contribution to the Craft Barn Alpha challenge at http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/alphadictionary-challenge-letter-k.html
'K' is indeed a challenging letter; but being a cat-lover it had to be 'K' for kitten!
Kittens just give me a warm glow, so I decided on a warm, vintage look. I used a tag made from a Tim Holtz 'Movers and Shapers' die and Paper Artsy Smoothy card and coloured it by swiping it through Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Aged Mahogany and Squeezed Lemonade spritzed with water on my craft mat. I dried with my heat tool and then embossed a design from an old 'Non Sequiteur' stamp set, which echoed the globe on the kitten illustration I wanted to use on my tag, with copper embossing powder. I then collaged the vintage images of kittens onto the tag with Claudine Helmuth mat medium.