I loved the theme of Vintage Journey's newest challenge "Ring out the old...Ring in the New". As I was looking over the pictures I took on New Year's Eve, I couldn't help but marvel at how grown up our daughters had become. I pulled out an old pic from our 2000 New Years Eve celebration...seems like yesterday. I remembered making snacks and dips throughout the day with my oldest, who was four years old at the time, while we watched the world enter the new millennium. By party time, the girls still looked fresh and Mom looked weary.
I followed Tim's background technique featured in the January tag tutorial using Tissue Wrap Melange glued and scrunched on an 8 x 8 inch piece of manila folder.
I then used Peeled Paint, Black Soot and Tarnished Brass Distress Paints blended with water to create my background. I also borrowed a technique that Tim highlighted in his November tag tutorial with corrugated cardboard. After I peeled off several layers, I used Black Soot Distress Paint to paint several areas and spritzed with Tarnished Brass Distress paint using an old toothbrush...I loved the effect. I found the wooden frames in the Christmas closeout bin and painted them with Black Soot and Tarnished Brass Distress Paints.
My project is dedicated to my daughters as they ring in the New Year. I added a compass to guide them, a key to unlock the doors of possibility, and of course a bell to ring in the New Year.
Wishes for a Very Happy and Blessed New Year. Thanks for stopping by :)