Wednesday, July 8, 2015


I am the hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and my challenge is Attachers! Here's what I had to say about my challenge:
"Use attachers, the older the better.  Think of using eyelets, brads, staples, etc.  Bonus points if someone uses all three.  Extra super bonus points if someone attaches Stampotique images to each other."
 If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!!

Smitten Mustache Monsters was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) , colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a black marker. Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) was used to add dimension and shine to all three of the Smitten Mustache Monsters' noses, and claws as well as the horns of two of the three of 'em. Glossy Accents (Ranger) was used to add dimension to Smitten Mustache Monsters's eyes. The Glossy Accents was used to add dimension to Smitten Mustache Monsters's eyes. The monsters were hidden in a drawer overnight so I would not be tempted to touch their eyes and see if the Glossy Accents had dried.

Meanwhile, two of the dies from the Card Creator Nestabilities set (Spellbinders) were used together to cut a frame from thin cardboard, which was then dabbed with Brushed Pewter Distress paint (Ranger). The first layer was allowed to dry and a second layer of the paint was dabbed on. The dabbing yielded a mottled silver/pewter look.  Another die from the same Card Creator set was used to to die-cut a smaller rectangle from thin chipboard. Holes were punched in the inside corners of the frame and the outside corners of the small rectangle.

Watering Can Archival ink (Ranger) was pounced over the small chipboard rectangle, then a few drops Concrete and a drop or two of Espresso Fresco Finish acrylic paint (Paper Artsy) were mixed into Opaque Texture Paste (Ranger) and then scraped over the Stone Wall stencil (Green Pepper Press). The stencil was lifted, the texture paste was removed from the holes in the small rectangle. This was set aside to allow the Texture Paste to dry.

When it was dry, pewter eyelets were set into all the holes in the frame and small rectangle. Two Ring Fasteners (Idea-ology) were inserted into the "wall" piece. Foam dimensional tape was added to the reverse sides of the frame of both pieces and they were adhered to textured specialty paper (FiberMark). A strand of pewter beading wire was threaded between each inside corner of the frame and the corresponding outside corner of the inside piece. The wire ends were twisted together. I'd bet that last bit didn't make a whole lotta sense. Oh well.

Time to add the Smitten Mustache Monsters to the scene. Dimensional adhesive was added to the reverse of each monster. Bits of chain and two sizes of jump rings were attached to each other to become ankle restraints. The large jump rings were slid over each monsters' ankles, Washi tape was added to the "wall" piece, and the monsters were adhered to the scene. The chains were attached to the Ring Fasteners and the Smitten Mustache Monsters were now prisoner.

Here's a close-up so you can see their chains and such.

My computer was used to create the "Tower of London Tour Tickets", which were die-cut with the Mini Tickets Alterations Strip die (Sizzix). The tickets were sponged with Distress ink (Ranger), then attached to the scene with Memo Pins (Idea-ology).

Three sentiments from the Barcode Text 2 set were stamped onto a Journaling Ticket (Idea-ology) with Deep Lagoon, Satin Red, and Olympia Green VersaFine inks (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts). The tags were sponged with Distress ink then stapled together with my Tiny Attacher (Idea-ology)

"Bad Idea" from the Barcode Text 2 set was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink onto parchmenty vellum. The sentiment and a silver metallic frame were die-cut with an old nameplate die (QuicKutz). This was attached to the frame with tiny metallic star brads to finish the piece.

So what do you think the Smitten Mustache Monsters did to get chained up in the Tower of London's dungeon?

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this project into the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations July Challenge: Feature a Creature
That Craft Place Challenges: Anything Goes Mixed Media
Mixed Media World Challenges: Masculine
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges: Furry Friends


  1. This is fabulous !
    I enjoyed your challenge, thank you !
    Corrie x

  2. Wow! This is amazing, so much detail! I love your use of all the mixed media :) I've just joined your blog via the Facebook group Passionate Paper Creations and I would love you to join me, too xx

  3. This is great. I love all of the dimension and details put on your project.

  4. Awesome coloring and design! What cool and fun card! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Furry Friends” Challenge!

  5. This is brilliant Kathi, such fun! xx

  6. A very pretty card Kathi, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  7. OMGoodness, so unique and soooo cute! Love your images, design, and all those fabulous details! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. Brilliant, such character love it. Thanks for joining us in the challenge at That Craft Place and happy crafting, Angela x

  9. A great take on our theme! Thanks for sharing your fab card with us at Stamping Sensations.


  10. This is so fun! Love these little monsters! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

  11. O Kathi, you crack me up :) :) Love this fab card and thanks for such a great challenge xx

  12. love it! thanks for joining us at That Craft Place hugs, kay