Renew in 2011

Howdy to 2011

I, for one, am pleased that 2010 is o-v-e-r!!

To celebrate, here is the criteria for 123 Challenge for January🙂
colour = PURPLE
technique = PUNCHES

I layered the art journal page with torn up purple tissue paper, coz the original colour was a bit dodgy

Have a closer looksy at the background…>>>

I squished some Modeling Paste through a Crafters Workshop stencil (but you could use any stencil) then painted/inked it. Came out too dull for my liking so will know better for next time!

and I don’t own any punches, so used my trusty Cuttlebug and some awesome dies I had on hand

the crackle on the wings were created using Jo Sonja’s Decor Crackle which I reckon is the b-o-m-b….

and chopped the butterfly’s antennae to replace with some wire work and purple beads.

and the butterfly’s crackle was created (thanks to Claudine Hellmuth) using canvas paper, Helmar Acid-Free glue (Claudine used Elmer’s Glue-All) and acrylic paint….totally different effect, right?

January’s issue of Scrapbook Creations will begin to feature us fabulous Design Divas, so I’ve popped links to how you can see the Divas’ work in the side bar in anticippppppppppation.

in other breaking news……
We are moving house!!!!
So, I will be a bit quiet here until next month.  And there won’t be much other scrapping going on but I’ll be packing my supplies up at the very LAST MOMENT….haha.

Add the move to the boys starting back at school, and Rainer at a new school, on 24th January….wweeeelllllll, should be interesting. Let’s see if my nerves hold out.

Did I mention we are packing the wine fridge at the last moment as well??? *snort*

Oh and I turned forty-{cough} last week LOL. Celebrated Christmas with the out-laws in Cairns and somehow managed to avoid the massive floods and cyclones. It’s a pretty special time of year for me to chill out, so no photos or details worth sharing. Just chilling out and relaxing and sleeping lots.

Hope you all had a wild one though.

5 thoughts on “Renew in 2011

  1. Bea says:

    Happy Belated Birthday. A move, how exciting. I sense this is a good thing, right? Always, always, keep the craft supplies, wine and chocolate until the last when packing. :)Bea

  2. Paula says:

    Didn't realise it was the big 4-0 last week, as they say…life begins @ 40 ;)Love your latest creation…wow!Happy New Year to you & the family, here's to a fabulous 2011! x

  3. Deb says:

    Happy New Year to you and your family! Love your art journal page!!! Congrats on the new house – exciting times ahead. Take care, Deb xx

  4. Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives says:

    Happy New Year and thank you for this "Renew" lesson/inspiration … I have started a new 2011 journal so I will play with these three design elements tomorrow in my studio. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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