Friday, 20 November 2009

Hamsa and gift tag







This WORK was published in Jan 2011 issue of SNR
This altered wooden shape is called " hamsa"- the hand shape ( hamesh is 5 for fingers) and it's Israeli shape for good luck- like a horse shoe.
We hang these on our walls and usually it's with some kind of home blessing.
These one was done as a present for some American friends and is " goos luck" with Christams colors .
The wooden shape was covered with hand made paper painted with pearled acrylic paint and Cosmo pp, my own beaded flower and some Prima blings.
The gift tag if pure recycling- you can see the original Gap outfit tag here too- and I just added some Cosmo pp with silk flower I made recycling some old silk flowers and doll head I made from light clay with mold and some yarns.
It was done for my DT job at Treasures from the scraps (christmas gift) and for some other challenges too:
Tag- for ARTFUL INKABLES
Sketch- for Twisted thuesdays- and ric rack too
GIRLY- for Die cuts r us
Recipe- for COOKIN IT UP WITH KATIE ( flower- clear blings and a sktech from TWISTED TUESDAYS)
Altered- for Humble pie
Home altered project- for The BASB
STRINGS- for Creative card crew
Distressing- for Litlle red wagon
Sparcles - for Creative inspirations
Metals- gold button and wire ( all yhe flower in on wire and green string is wire too)- for Crafty creations
Colors- for Color throwdown
Christmas embells( my flower ) - for Belli challenge
Not a card- for Whimsy stamps
Sketch ( for wooden shape only) from Clearly inspired
Touchy- lot of 3d - for Cute daisy may
Colors- for Tuesday taggers
Christams- O holly night song- for Ildi co
Inspiration- colors and Christmas- for Craft and for By cute and girly

47 comments:

Gwen said...

Wow, very neat...I feel like I've learned something. I'd never heard of a hamsa before. I like how you recycled the GAP tag...the beaded flower on your project is gorgeous. Very nice work, Irit.

Smiles!
Gwen DT@DCRU

אילנית said...

עירית,

החמסה יצאה מדהימה- התווי נגינה מוסיפים המון

מושלם

Cara said...

Lovely tags, Irit. Love the beaded flower and the tiny baby face! Thanks for joining the DCRU DT challenge!!
Cara DCRU DT

Beryl said...

Two very beautiful piece of work Irit. Thank you so much for sharing them with us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

LeAnne said...

Wow, thanks for sharing these interesting facts, and your wonderful creation! And thanks for playing the CTD again!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

This is a fabulous creation, I love the story and meaning behind it. I love cards but it so great to see other crafts made with imagination and flare. Thank you for entering it in the By the Cute and Girly challenge. janex

Christine said...

Stunning creations gorgeous bead work & flowers..thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps Challenge.

Hugs Christine xx

Rose said...

This is gorgeous, I love the beaded flower, thanks for joining us at CRAFT and good luck!

Rose x

pinky said...

So beautiful and very unusual. Lots of work has gone into this. Thanks for sharing it with us at BTC&G this month.
Pinky

LORi said...

These are so very very pretty!!! So happy you played again!!!

Big Hugs~ LORi

resmith said...

Oh, so pretty! Thanks for joining on our challenge at Whimsy Stamps.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this beautiful project!

Saskia :)

Avril Ann said...

Stunning Tags, love them, great work, good luck with your challenges, thank you for joining us at TT this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

K said...

This is very creative! It amazes me that you can combine so many challenges! Great work on them all!

Anne aka Anniescraps said...

What a great piece, I love the texture and the beading, the tag is also a great piece :-) Thanks for entering the BASB challenge.
Shalom.

Laurie tx stamper said...

Pretty bead work acccent!

auntbeespickles said...

This project is just beautiful! I love every element of this project. Wowzer! What a fun gift to receive!

Elise said...

Excellent use of the Color THOWDOWN challenge colors and lovely projects! Great job!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, how totally fabulous!!!! Love all your projects!!

Linda

sugar n spice said...

Gorgeous project love the flower and the colours you have used. Thank you for joining in at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week, good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

stampinsilvia said...

WOW your beading is incredible! I lvoe this! And thank you sooo much for playing again with the Whimsy Challenge blog this week!

Amber said...

I love the beading! Such beautiful flowers and tags!
Amber *DCRU DT*

Anesha said...

Lovely project, great flower. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T.
anesha

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week - Great project! Cheers Claire x

Hope Jacare said...

What a lovely idea - thanks for shaing it with us at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!! I LOVE your beaded flower and the sweet baby face flower center too! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

Kathryn B said...

Thess are stunning and unique! LOVE THEM!

מימס mimms said...

איזו מתנה מדהימה לכריסמס
אהבתי את פרח החרוזים שלך וגם את התגית עם פרצוף התינוק !ץ

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful gift tags, the details are awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsy! :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous! Stunning job. Really love that beaded flower. Your friend is going to LOVE this, I'm sure, and be proud to hang it on her wall. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CCC this week!

Juls said...

Just beautiful! Love all the bling! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

Leah the Orange said...

absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Irit! what a wonderful gift for a friend! thank you for joining us at Humble Pie! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

So very pretty! Thanks for joining in the Twisted Thursday fun.

Fern said...

This is beautiful... I love that beaded flower.. Great job on all of the challenges.. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge..

Anne said...

What a fun project, thanks so much for sharing it and for playing along at Twisted Thursday

Michelle said...

Beautiful Irit and I love the sentiment behind it. A great entry for the Tuesday Taggers challenge this week. Thanks for playing along with us.
x Michelle

Joan Ervin said...

Your Hamsa's are sooo pretty...the beaded flower is sooo elegant and I love the baby in the flower!!! Reminds me of an Anne Geddes painting!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Kim Y. said...

What a cool idea! Makes a fabulous gift! Thanks so much for playing along with us at By The Cute and Girly!

Justine said...

WOW aren't you the most clever crafter in all the land. Love how you incorporated the "TWISTED" Thursday sketch into your project. Stunning

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Very clever projects - love that you recycled the tags! This is a lovely gift! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

Deanna said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing!

Dee - LRW DT

Tricia said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work, once again, with Humble Pie Stamps. Both altered items are beautiful! Thank you for explaining the Hamsa.

Trimgym said...

Great project, thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo.

Magda said...

Fantastic projects! The flower is amazing. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge & good luck.
Magda :)

Denise said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for teaching me about the Hamsa. It's a great day when you can learn something new! thanks for joining in on the BASB challenge!

Lora said...

This is very pretty. I love all the detail you have added and the beadwork is fantastic!
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G
Lora x

Deanne said...

Gorgeous as always Irit! Great work!

Thanks for joining in at Colour Create!

xx-Deanne

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