Today is Tag It Tuesday over at Cards and More by Sheri blog. A fun little blog link up party. The theme is Winter/Christmas. Well I laid in bed most of the day yesterday because I was not feeling that great...so this morning I got up bright and early to make my tag. I went outside to drive my kid to school..and there was FROST! on my windshield! That is just crazy for where I live.. My tag is inspired by a frosty Winter photo I pinned on Pinterest.. A red hair girl wearing red and green. She must be a Winter princess as she was wearing a wreath type crown. I decided to do a quick sketch inspired by the photo...and then put my own spin on it. Notice..I did not say 'portrait'...I said 'inspired by' :) I wish I could do the realistic portraits that I some people do..but I am just not skilled enough. So here is my Winter Princess tag..inspired by the photo.
I started my tag with a recycled piece of manila card from a old folder. It is cut into a 3" X 7" piece and then coated with white gesso. Here you can see my pencil sketch next to the photo. I used a soft graphite pencil.
Next I decided to to some coloring in with my SEI brush markers from Japan. These are literally a brush on the end. An American company has come out with the same sort of markers..but these came all the way from Japan...took forever! LOL I used the marker and then in some cases blended with my water barrel brush. I also used the water brush to remove color in some areas for high lights. In the sky I used some table salt to make a interesting pattern while the ink was wet.
For my traditional Holly crown I used scraps of painted papers from my green color scrap box. There were all gelli print scraps. I cute out small Holly leaves and glued them on with Alieens tacky glue. Then I got out some heavy body red paint and added dots using a ball stylus for berries.
After a good drying with my heat tool..I added some highlights using my white Posca pen.
Then to finish off the tag I added a layers of green and red cardstock and some ribbons. I also added dots of diamond colored Stickles glitter glue to add some sparkle :)
I hope you enjoyed my tag. The video of this project will be up soon on my Youtube channel.
Be sure to pop on over to the blog hop at Cards and More by Sheri to see more wintery altered tags :)