It was much too aggressive to attempt to create 12 altered art tags, ala Tim Holtz, in a single day. And so we resumed yesterday and within the reasonable span of 7 hours, completed the rest of the 12 Tags of Christmas!
These are 2 of my favorite, numbers 7 and 9, all about peace! The amount of detail that goes into each one of these is rather staggering, but also brilliant!
The background of the peace card is ink embossed with wood grain, then colored with distress ink, then painted with smooshes of distress stickles in sand and brown. The poinsettia is not just glued in place. First canvas is colored with watercolor ink, then mounted onto sticky paper, then die cut into petals. Each petal is edge-inked and shadowed with distress stickles, the glued individually into place. The letters are die cut from grunge board, inked, then stamped, and overpainted with glossy accents.
The tag on the right wet-inked and pearl misted,m then edge-inked and distressed. The flower is made by stamping and inking, then die-perforating a strip which is formed into a rosette and glued into place with a puncked circle and some charms. The letters are die-cut, glued in place and accented with Glossy Accents Button and tulle are glued in place. Pearls and baubles are wired and string in place. The tag is finished off with brads along the bottom edge.
All the ribbons are hand-dyed.