10/27/12

Vintage Santa Snowflake


I just happened to find a bag of those sparkle/glitter snowflakes at my local thrift store and I just couldn't pass them up. I altered several of them a few years ago and really enjoyed it. This time I wanted to try something different, so I altered it and then put it on a fabric collage. I took the bright gold snowflake and sprayed it with walnut ink to give it some age and then lightly sprayed it with some silver glimmer mist. I also used beeswax on the vintage santa image to give it an even more aged look. Well one down and several more to go, luckily I'm starting early enough this year that I should be able to get them done in time.....I hope! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my nest.

 Take Care - Robin

22 comments:

artistamyjo said...

Very pretty,I love finding a treasure to create with,love this piece.
Hugs

Karen B. said...

Hi Robin,

I love you little creation ~ it is so pretty and perfect for Christmas!
hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Sarah said...

So this is what you were telling me about. Absolutely fantastic! I hope you make one for me...hint, hint, hint!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Aw Robin, those snowflakes look gorgeous surround such a sweet old Papa Noel!
A very oldy worldy Christmas card - lovely.
hugs
Shane ♥

La Nonna said...

Magnifique cette réalisation vintage, j'aime beaucoup.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your vintage Santa came out gorgeous,dear Robin.Love the sparkle.Have a wonderful Sunday.
Hugs,
Marie

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Robin what a wonderful Christmas ornament, love the vintage Santa, wish you a lovely week.
Hugs Anni

Dorthe said...

Dear Robin, I love the old time feeling I get seing your beautiful santa piece, with the glittering snowflake, and the wonderful dark red fabrics.
A very beautiful ornament.
Hugs,Dorthe

suziqu's thread works said...

What a georgeous Christmas ornament
Robin! Love the aged look you have given St. Nick with those deep red/maroon and gold fabrics (I think I even recognize that divine fabric in the background!!)
The glittering snow flakes just add that somethng special - what a great idea!
Beautiful creation dear friend!
Big hugs,
Suzy

ScrappyPam said...

I love this! I always admire those who can take something and make it into a fabulous treasure!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A beautfully collaged piece, Robin!

Susan said...

Love, love, love this! You always find the best junque!

Alexandra Eitel said...

I love your card Robin!

Gaby Bee said...

Your vintage Santa ornament looks gorgeous, Robin! Love ALL the details on this! Beautifully done!

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Gaby

Lynn Stevens said...

Great idea using the walnut ink for aging the snowflakes. Just Beautiful Robin.


Thanks for stopping by my blog. can you believe the seventies were that long ago? where does the time go?
hugs Lynn

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I love seeing the oval image on the snowflake - so gorgeous!

FredaB said...

Your ornament is very clever and really cute.

Hugs

FredaB

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely lovely, dear Robin!
Love your Santa creation!

lynne said...

Robin
He is such a fabulous Santa and I love the idea of adding the beeswax and isn't he sitting so perfectly inside the snowflake.
Wishes
Lynne

Lynn said...

Beautiful collage , I love the old time Santas so much :)

Gaby Bee said...

I'm going to take a little break.
Sending warm wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2013.

Hugs,
Gaby

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! xoxo
Looking forward to more of your creations in 2013!