Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year

Happy 2013!  It's a new year, and in my mind, it is an opportunity for renewal.  It is a time to make amends, discover new horizons, explore new opportunities… the possibilities are endless.

© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
With renewal in mind, I decided a butterfly would make a great symbolic representation for this concept.  I used one from a Martha Stewart glittering techniques kit that I purchased a couple of months ago.  I had not attempted coloring with glitter, so I decided this was the perfect opportunity to try something new.  I took one of the chipboard butterflies in the kit and followed Martha's instructions.  However, I changed the colors and textures of glitter to fit my design's color scheme.  Then, I used a postcard as the base for my tag.  I embellished it with a faux stamp, vintage rick-rack, a strip of Tim Holtz tape and mini staples, and a Making Memories metal letter tile.  I lettered the text with a micron pen.  To complete the tag look, I punched a hole on the postcard and tied a strip of ribbon to it.  I attached the butterfly with foam strips.

May 2013 be filled with love, joy, peace, health and financial stability for all.  Godspeed!  (By the way, I am the January guest designer at Word Art Wednesday, so be sure and stop by.)

8 comments:

  1. Lovely Arnoldo - all the best to you and yours in 2013. And great job with the glitter to LOL

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  2. Happy New Year to you, too! Valerie

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  3. Wonderful tag! How fun to try something new-- I'd say you had great success with the glitter! Happy 2013!!

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  4. The butterfly a great idea for a fresh start. All the best at WordArt Wednesday, Jane xx

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  5. Lovely sparkly work, I love butterflies! Happy New Year to you and your family Arnoldo. x

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  6. Perfect symbol for renewal. Love your glittery tag. Best wishes to you and yours for the new year. Hugs. Beth

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  7. Love your beautiful butterfly!

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  8. Stunning tag and I love the thoughts behind it too, really beautiful. Happy New Year - guest designer spot at Word Wednesday sounds like a great start! :o) x

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