Monday, January 2, 2012


Something OLD....Something NEW.....
This weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!

As we ring in the New Year.........everyone is busy with their RESOLUTIONS for 2012!!
But not me this year......I've been inspired by some of the folks over at Swirlydoos to create an Art Journal focusing  monthly goals in the coming year!!! me that sounds more attainable!

So, I put my thinkin cap on, pulled out a piece of Canvas Art Board
and let the creative process begin!!

For something OLD......
I pulled out some MAGIC MESH.....
love that stuff, some vintage lace and an ATC paper I've had FOREVER!!

The focal point of the cover is the Super Mega Bottle Cap. I placed the ATC paper at the bottom, cut to size, filled the bottle cap with Crackle Accents and then arrange the floral grouping of Petaloo flowers. Can I just say how I love the Forever Red Perfect Pearls mist on the Black Gesso just POPS!!!

Another product I just can't get enough of is the Chicken Wire Template!!! I spritzed Vintage Photo Reinker mixture, Forever Red Perfect Pearls Mist and Gathered Twig ink.....just LOVE THE LOOK!! about you??? Did you make any Resolution???

I would love to see your take on this weeks challenge
Something Old......Something New!!
Be sure to link you creation to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Blog

who know you could be the first recipient of 2012 to win.....

I would like to leave you with this quote I found......

If it didn’t Bring you Joy
Just Leave it Behind.
Let’s Ring in the New Year

With Good Things in Mind.
Let Every Bad Memory Go
That Brought Heartache and Pain.
And Let’s Turn a New Leaf

With the Smell of New Rain.
Let’s Forget Past Mistakes
Making Amends for This Year.
Sending You These Greetings

To Bring you Hope and Cheer
Happy New Year!


Candy C said...

Hi Lynne. Your album cover is just beautiful! I love those sweet little delicate flowers that are tucked into that big bottle cap! Love the colors and design of your background, too. It all just works so well together to create such a lovely album cover. <3 Candy

scrappin-scrappin said...

Gorgeous Lynne!! Love the bottle cap and the background!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Loe your cover Lynne, the bottle cap is stunning, I love the crackle and the arrangement of flowers. The background works so well with the design. Happy New Year. Tracy x

happy said...

Lynne, yet another gorgeous page for us to drool over!
Just gorgeous! Love the bottle cap with the flowers!
Beautiful design altogether!

Linda Cain said...

Love, love, love it! And the quote is quite perfect. Have a GREAT new year...bring it on!


Dolores said...

Lynne this is gorgeous, I love the bottle cap. Cool Beans.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous, Lynne!!! A gorgeous cover for your new journal!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your journal cover is fantastic! Love the use of Magic Mesh (boy I have a lot of that somewhere) and the way you've done the red mist on the black gesso is divine. I can't seem to do much without that chicken wire stencil either.... love it! Happy New Year, Lynne!

Luthien said...

hi Lynne :)
LOL!! looks like we were playing at the same theme but on different challenges!! i love what you made ... it is very pretty! and i especially love the chicken wire template ... it's a template??? WOW!!!
Luthien :)

email: said...

Hi Lynne,

Wow what a gorgeous project! Fresh and pretty for 2012! I love what you did with the templates :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah said...

Wow - what bottle of beer did that top come off??? Really love your shapes and delicate colours but still loving the shabby Lynne look! Have a fabulous new year bursting will all you long for! Sarah x

Lisa said...

I really love the cover to your journal. It will be a lot of fun adding to our goal books.

That bottle cap is a mooost have! I have to stop coming to your blog because everytime I do it costs me money! LOL