and what better way to start it of than with a challenge :)....
This one is for the Amazing Visible Image Stamps, and the challenge is Reflections, so many ways to interpret this one don't you think!
i went with an idea i saw posted on FB , though i changed it slightly as in i used a box not a jar, the idea is you take a jar and though the year you write down things that happen good or bad , happy sad or whatever, then next new years eve you take them all out and reflect on the events and see how its changed or not changed you or your life, clever huh..well i didn't have a jar (people who know me will laugh at that) but i did have a box..( yeah more giggles from the gallery ). anyway here is my take on reflections.....
first i took my box which i loved but was looking a little sad as one side was a little sun bleached
i cut papers to size and using 3 yes 3 background stamps i set to work, first the Crackle background in peeled paint distress ink, over this i used the Grunge Polka dot background in Hydrangea big and juicy, then around the bottom and around the top i set to with my favourite Grunge Flourish stamp with pine needles distress ink.
i then spent the evening with kitty on my lap cutting out lots of flowers and leaves from MCS, and arranged on the top..
and finally to finish it off i added the beautiful Isabella
now to begin filling it with memories and reflections to look over this time next year.
i hope you will come join us in the challenge it is a wonderful theme so much you can do with just one word, i look forward to seeing your creations.
i hope you all have a perfect 2013, i wish you all health love and laughter, big hugs xx