New Year's - Ring in the New!

I can't say I am sad to see 2011 go. It has not been a good year for our family by any means. But I am hopeful that 2012 will bring us - and all of YOU - much joy and peace.

This image is technically a Christmas image but since I haven't shared it yet, we're going to call it a "Ring out the old and ring in the new" New Year card!

This is Jingle Chickadee from Impression Obsession and while I love this image, I had a little trouble coloring it and think I would choose to just leave it alone next time. There is so much shading and detail on the stamp itself that the colors sort of drown out the image a bit. But anyhow, color it I did. I tried going for a rusty look on the bell - not sure I achieved it but it was a good effort. The bow atop the bell was not colored at all - instead I added a piece of ribbon over that area to add some dimension to the image. I added a little machine stitching to the background to finish up the card. The only thing that is missing is a sentiment which I think I will add to the lower left corner of the image panel when I send this one out. Probably next year. Or maybe as a thank you for this year's Christmas goodies.

I hope you all have a wonderful - and safe - New Year's Eve and Day!


Lorrinda said...

Lovely card Mary!
I must apologize for my lack of commenting...I have been following your blog in Google Reader, and just wanted to pop over and wish you a Happy New Year! May 2012 be full of joy and happiness for you and your family.