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
Colors- for Color create
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