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Fish Bones a Crazy Cat and Leather

We have been seeing these crazy felines all over.  It wasn't until last week I even noticed they come with a few accessories.  Including the wee fish bones.  

Looking at my stamp set Upstream with the mini Koi Fish I noticed they are the same size... if the Mini Koi ended up as bones that is.
Time to ink up this Ginger Kitty with my distress markers rusty hinge, fossilized amber and ground espresso.

I added a pop of twisted citron for the eyes.  My dies are en-route so yep...fussy cutting for me :/

I wanted the the extra Mini Koi and fish bones to be in a basket.  Since I don't have one I improvised with the base of the juggler for the Big Top stamps.  Sizzix has new Leather Paper so I had to play cutting it out with the Tag and Bookplate die.

With the leather paper tag cut out time to test it!  I inked up my "Note to Self" wee folder.  Now time to test how durable this stuff is.

I sprayed, dragged, soaked, dried and repeated about 5 times to get this worn looking tag.  Yep, I am a fan!  It took my abuse and I threw product and water at it.  Ink your ribbon with the left over ink on the mat.

Ohhh pretty... because I wasn't done I then inked and stenciled it.

With the "EAT" cut out on mat board I sprayed back soot and sanded the edges.  Then I inked up this adorable Royal Fork Charm with twisted citron.  Then assemble.

Let's EAT!

I love this de-embossed look with the "Not to Self" folder.

It was worth all the fussy cutting... one boney fish in his mouth and a Mini Koi caught.

The leather paper really takes a lot!  

This looks like a bucket a fish n' bones.  I added some glossy accents to the Mini Koi fish so they look slimy!  You would never have know it's from Big Top.

I love the pop of twisted citron on the Royal Fork Charm

What a fun tag to create and these new Crazy Cats and my Upstream stamps are so fun together.

I love all the textures, layers and inking on this tag!  Thanks for stopping in and saying hi!

A Vintage Journey- Metal (Royal Fork Charm)
Anything But Cute- Crazy for Colour (Twisted Citron Fork Charm)
Frilly and Funkie- Layer it Up

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  1. Cute. Lovin those crazy cats.

  2. Your tag is so cool, Nicole! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  3. Fabulous combination of stamps Nicole and I love the processes for creating this fun tag.
    Hope you are having a good week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  4. Very clever use of the Big Top stamp and also the mini Koi, I love the green fork too and how it matches his eyes - this is such a fun tag Nicole. I am loving the leather paper too, I just wish I had discovered it earlier! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Apologies, I meant to thank you for joining in at A Vintage Journey! xx

  6. Nicole, The tag with the cute Craaaaazy Cat just made me laugh. I love your work and enjoy seeing your tutorials. I live in Prescott, Az and I'm so glad I discovered you a few months ago.

  7. Nicole, this tag with the Craaaazy cat just made me laugh. I love your work. I live in Prescott, Az and I'm so glad that I discovered you a few months ago. Thanks for all the fun inspirations.

  8. So funny! Love the fun way you put this together!

  9. I LOVE this! LOVE the leather paper tag's wonderful! FUN FUN FUN!!!

  10. Awesome and fun tag with a touch of vibrant green, Nicole! Love your improvising, it's a super cool idea! Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DTx

  11. Thank you for joining Crazy For Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  12. Fun tag and the pops of the green are stupendious! Looks like you had a blast designing this! Thanks for joining in our "Crazy for Colour" challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugz. ~Niki DT

  13. Yep, I think those stamps work perfectly together, and what a feast for Ginger Kitty! Love those pops of Twisted Citron! What a fabulous background to show off those fun elements! Thank you for joining our Crazy For Color challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

    PS I got the Fallen Blossom set! I've been fussy cutting like mad!

  14. Such a clever idea to combine your own images with Tim's for this fantastic tag Nicole. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  15. Hilarious Nichole, love the crazy cat and your elegant koi together! Must get some of the leather paper, wonderful tag background that you created with it and the punch of Twisted Citron on the fork (and the kitties eyeballs!) was the perfect touch. Deb xo

  16. What a fun tag. Love the leathery paper and your pop of green is great. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  17. Love love love this tag! Every little detail is fantastic! barbara

  18. So much fun on this project! I love the way he can see all the little things he wants to get hold of - so funny! Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia x


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