Saturday, 9 January 2010

Something Completely Different: A New Year Arch

December got so full of - Christmas stuff, I didn't manage to keep up with Something Completely Different :-( I missed it! So it's good to be back! The first month's theme is Gothic Arches, and week 1 is New Year. Here's mine:

I cut a gatefold card into an arch shape and added clockface patterned paper to the doors and inside. The outside represents the old year:

Inked, crumpled and distressed paper, and 'out with the old' stamped in an antique-y font (I stamped onto scrap paper first so the ink was faded too).

The inside is the new year:

Clean lines, no inking or distressing, and a more modern font :-)

A simple start to get me back into the challenges, but it's fun to be creating again - I miss the regular crafting of a daily journal already... Must scrap a layout or two!


melody said...
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Amy said...

Looks great Mel, will you add it as an element onto a page?

helena said...

made me smile - love the contrast between old and new year. hadn't seen this challenge blog before - looks fun

melody said...

hiya chickie!
i'm so lovin your arch..and the added gates that open up! and what yummy pp! what great inspiration! thankx so much for joining in the challenge this week!


furrypig said...

ooh great idea will have to have a nosy at those challenges

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for the link. I'm definitely adding that blog to my reader. I have a house project to work on, and I may work with this idea . ..

Dawn said...

Hiya Mel

Great to have you back, what a fabulous arch, love the gates and all those sentiments too..

thanks for joining us again


scrappyjacky said...

Love the way you've done this,Mel....the differences between old and new.Am going to take a look at this site.

Nancy said...

I really like your interpretation of the SCD Challenge. Like your idea of old and new.

Carol Plume said...

Happy New year!

what a fab arch - great take on the theme!

Thanks for joining us at SCD this week xx

Kaz said...

Fab arch, love the gatefold you've done x

Ellen said...

love your take on it with out with the old and in with the new

Zoechaos said...

Great idea love the idea and the way you executed it.

Laura said...

Fantastic idea. Looks fab.
Thanks for playing at SCD.

Artyjen said...

Love the gate fold arch and the contrasting papers in and out.

Gez Butterworth said...

Hi Mel. Happy New Year hun. Sorry I'm so late calling. Chaos reigns here at the mo! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Your arch is fab. Love your idea. Hope you have a wonderful New Year. Best wishes. Gez.xx