Thursday, November 7, 2013

Old Saint Nick - Altered Art

Old Saint Nick Christmas Gift / Hang Tags

I love paper crafting and altered art.  
I was in the mood to create something unique...  OOAK.  Bored with Fall....  I decided to move on to Christmas.  
Didn't know where to begin.........  so, to get inspired I got out my trusty box of "scraps".  I have a big box full of scraps.  Bits and pieces of everything.  You name it...  it's in there!  Pieces of vintage fabric, bits of old lace, ribbon, tulle, feathers, antique sheet music, buttons, pearls, vintage rhinestone jewelry, etc.   
I also have a box of printed "seconds".  Images that didn't print perfectly.  I'm terrible.  I save everything!  I just know I can use it for something even if it's not perfect.
I love old things and prefer a vintage themed Christmas.  I decided to make altered art ornaments staying within the off white and sepia tone color palette.  These paper gift tags can hang on tree or....  would look great on a gift wrapped in brown craft paper.
I love the tone on tone look but I also love my Pink!  I may end up doing a pink and soft teal tree this year.  I suddenly feel inspired....  so, who knows what I'll come up with.  

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

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sissie said...

Ooh, these are beautiful!


Kaye Swain said...

What a lovely idea. My senior mom does something similar but on a smaller scale when making cards to send her great-grandkids. I'll have to show her this. Thank you.

Donna Wilkes said...

This is so inspirational. I make mixed media tags and have just begun my Christmas ones. Yours are quite beautiful. When my printer gets low on ink, I print out images until the ink runs out. I love the effect on the fading images.

NanaDiana said...

Those are just gorgeous, Elizabeth. I just love them-vintage is just my cup of tea for the Christmas season- xo Diana

Jennelise said...

Just beautiful! I love the idea of a pink christmas tree! How lovely! I can't wait to see how you decorate :)

Heather said...

Just so beautiful, I want to make some as well.

Martinel said...

Absolutely perfect,I like everything:)My compliments:)I'm a following you, and that pleased me so much:)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your tags are beautiful, Elizabeth! I had a soft pink and aqua tree a few years ago. I still love those colours. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


Alessandra said...

They are perfect and so beautiful! I have a little pink corner in my home for Christmas. I' m looking forward to seeing your decors

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi and wow how beautiful they are! I love these gift tags and they would also work great as an ornament! You did a great job and made them so pretty! I love a handmade and vintage Christmas! I love your blog and I saw it on rooted in thyme. Have a nice weekend. Julie a

Marti McClure said...

Elizabeth, your tags are so beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday. Marti

Lorraine said...

Your tags are just beautiful, Elizabeth! Those images are among my favorites! Happy Pink Saturday!! ♥♥♥ Lorraine

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Awesome - looks beautiful! I bet these are wonderful - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,