Monday, December 22, 2014

Let's Celebrate with A Vintage Journey!

Today I have some fun little projects to share as Guest Creative Guide on


I used several Tim Holtz dies, papers, and Idea-ology pieces along with found objects to create treasure boxes to fill with presents for Christmas.

The Snowflake die is glittered and added to one box with Industrious Trim Stickers, and the Vintage Santa adorns a simple box with gold ribbon trim on the sides.

 
I loved these Skates the from the minute I saw them. To make them go with the gold rickrack, I added Alcohol Ink. The gold pinecone pick and gold twine are hot-glued to the top. Here you can see the little drawer that slides out in which you hide your treasures. 
 
 
I used a large gold Christmas Tree charm for this more subdued box. It really lets the tree stand out. Some more coloring with pens and a plastic red ribbon fits perfectly on the tree top. Red Tinsel Trim is glued to the sides. White pen dots along the sides just make the tree pop from the dark green background.
 
You can make these as simple or as elaborate as your creativity allows. I'm giving hand-made jewelry and perhaps some "Christmas Green" to the kids in them.
 
Poppie always asks them, "What's a girl's favorite color?" They learned at a very young age that the right answer was always green....in the form of money.

 
Thanks so much to the people at A Vintage Journey for inviting me to play here today with you.
 
Don't forget to check out all the great projects by the Creative Artists there and leave them some love.
 
Linda

3 comments:

Terry said...

Linda, these little boxes are decorated so beautifully! What lovely gifts to give or use as ornaments on a tee. Love all the details. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art and talents with us at A Vintage Journey. Merry Christmas!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

They are lovely!

JackieP Neal said...

Love these Linda!! Just adorable!! and those mini skates! Swwweet!