Thursday, July 04, 2013

is there such a thing as altered, altered art?

For the second son's wedding, I altered some large canning jars in that Rustic
Elegant style which is so popular right now--these were used for candle holders
at the rehearsal dinner and reception.  You would think I'd be sharing those with
you for my Altered Arts show today, but hey, why not alter the altered?? 

I wanted some centerpieces for our 4th of  July Independence Day celebration--
it was so simple to stamp up some tags:
background stamps from Rogue Redhead Designs
And then dig in my stash for some red/white/blue trims and laces, adding some
great collage images (NO fussy cutting, going for fast and simple here):
You can see where I tied the trim right over the already-there burlap, jute, and key.
collage images from Altered Pages
Once again, just tied that blue midi braid and tag right over the first go-round of
trim and embellishments.  I won't bore you with all nine jars, but how 'bout one more?
Took the burlap off for this one, but kept the heart and blingy button embellishment.

In their altered-altered state, these are going to hold wildflowers and a flag.  A very
Happy 4th of July to all my stateside friends, and, well, a happy fourth of July to
everyone else, too!

Count me in for these patriotic themed challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Patriotic
Cuttin and Stampin Challenges:  4th of July
Our Daily Bread Designs:  Patriotic or Red, White, And Blue
Party Time Tuesdays:  Patriotic
Ribbon Carousel: (use spooled item) heritage, country pride, celebrations
Shopping Our Stash:  Red, White, and Blue


Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Trisha and perfectly altered again for your celebrations. Happy 4th July.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Love those!! I kept all of the flowers (we used silk) from my daughter's wedding and have been re-using them and the containers for over 2 years!! They look wonderful and what doesn't look good with burlap!!

Dianne said...

Brilliant Miss Trisha, alter the altered, thats fabulous,and very you, your centerpieces are fantastic, best I've seen in blog land for the 4th, and with wildflowers, that will look fantastic, they are the best,I love them. thanks for sharing all your creativity, I'd love to come to one of your parties :O).. Have a wonderful weekend. Happy 4th of July...

Anonymous said...

So fabulous. Those jars would make any celebration extra special and I love that they were such a quick alteration.

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous tags! Love them!

Julie Ann Lee said...

These jars look great! I'm from the UK, but hope your 4th July celebrations were a great success - I'm sure these jars looked just wonderful! Julie Ann x

clare said...

your altered jars and tags are lovely. do hope you have time to give my art journal lesson a go! x

Michele said...

each of these is so gorgeous! b beautiful and creative! xo

Marjie Kemper said...

What beautiful and unique decorations! I especially love that top one with the text/ledger tag.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tags Trisha :-) I love the jars and am sure they looked fabulous at the wedding too ,,, what a brilliant idea ! LOVE them :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Lols x x x

Laura Sterckx said...

Those tags are so fantastic! The images are so pretty and I love that you put them on jars! :)

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!
Laura :)

Lisa Mensing said...

I love mason jars! You can do so much with them! Your tags are gorgeous! Very patriotic! Thank you for joining us Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you next week.

alicaz said...

great tags - pretty vintage images and lovely embellishments!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

TeresaK said...

Very unique! Perfect touch for your celebration!
Thanks so much for joining us at Cuttin' and Stampin'!

Shar said...

What a great way to create patriotic decorations! I love how you put the tags together! Great look!