Monday, January 2, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Something Old, Something New

Hello and Happy New Year!

This week's theme on Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is to incorporate something old and something new, appropriate to kick off the new year.  I decided to incorporate antique hardware, key and pin for her "something old" with new art parts by Studio 490 and a quote from the "Twilight" book. 

I started with the large heart frame, coloring the top frame with brushed corduroy distress stain and stamping with the script stamp.

Then I added the art part leaf/scroll, coloring with crushed olive distress stain, and stamping with forest moss distress ink and embossing that with clear embossing powder

I found this old hardware at an antique store and I just LOVE how old and grungy it is.  I didn't do anything except adhere it to the frame with some long fasteners.  

I wanted to use a sentiment that gave a nod to the "old/new" theme and thought this quote from the Twilight books would be perfect, since the book is about the relationship between things that are very old blending in with the new (Edward and Bella).  Yeah... I know... I'm a Twilight geek.... :)  I stamped the quote with a mini alpha set and adhering the words to corrugated cardboard in the center of the frame, and added some 7 Gypsies dome studs to the corners.

Hope you enjoyed today's project - if you're able to join in the fun you'll have a chance at winning a $50 shopping spree to Simon Says Stamp!

Have a great week!

~ ellen.


Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Nancy Wethington said...

Ellen, this is beautiful. Love the saying and the added vintage piece is lovely.

Candy C said...

Ellen. Your Something Old ... Something New piece is beautiful! I love the heart and the script background. ALl of your vintage hardware is really cool! Love Wendy's leaves on the top and the sentiment is awesome! It's a great design and your work on this piece is nothing short of perfection. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your heart Ellen, the colour and script work beautifully in the background and the hardware is simply gorgeous and a lovely touch of old. Love it. Happy New Year. Tracy x

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Hi Ellen,

What a FAB's the perfect blend of Wendy inspired and Ellen engineered! :) I love the exposed corrugated board and the embellies are perfect!

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