One hectic Sat & Sunday later and I have to start a new project.. wasn't going near canvas again so I decided to alter an ikea tolsby frame and turn it into an advent calendar.
Butterscotch, latte & terracota alchie inks on some felt, followed by gold with blending solution soon had the glaring white frame looking like 1950s bakalite!
Next came 12 tags, 3 1/4" by 5". All using distress inks as background on both sides (there's a lesson in how you have to keep the mat clean). The project had to be done and in the post by this am so I ended up pulling an all nighter and eventually finished at about 4am. Hubby not impressed lol. Ideally I'd have spent a good couple of weeks making multilayered tags with lots of texture but 24 tags in one day means I had to sacrifice something so I went with simple stamped images, occasionally embossing, stamping with glue & foiling, glitter, paint & gems. Sounds like I went to town but divided by 24 it meant most tags were like this one, nowt fancy bar a few pearls added to the image.
This one had a bit more work involved. StampinUps lovely as a tree stamped in black archival then versamark before being embossed with white ep. I used TH white marker to extend the ground and SU white ink to emboss lots of snow flakes. The numbers are all diecut using a very old Spellbinders font set.
With the benefit of hindsight I wouldn't have used terracotta on the frame because it clashes most evilly with some of the tags, specially the cool toned purple & blues and there would have been more thought into the tags but over all I was reasonably happy with how it turned out. Next time I think I'll turn the frame into a recipe holder... just got to find some decent cookery themed stamps to make it with ;o)