Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Years!

OK, it is still New Year's Eve here, but not around the world!  My wish is for all of you to have the best of everything in "2013."  I will soon be starting my 3rd year of blogging and am just amazed at all the wonderful friends I have made and knowledge I have acquired and not to mention inspiration!  A big thank you to all my followers old and new, you make this adventure so awesome!  So here we go with my last post of "2012." 
The current challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is to "Surprise Us" and this is a pretty much anything goes, but must have stamping!  All stamps are Tim's.  No digis are allowed and there is a prize from Cottage Crafts and also a Top Three award, so stop on over and see what my amazing DT Sisters will surprise you with!  Now this is a surprise and is heading to Mr. Holtz, via Linda's CC2C "Finale" a birthday card for Tim!  Now is that not a scary thing to make a birthday card for someone who is the #1 inspiration to you?  We are suppose to use a favorite technique and for this I did the "Spritz and Flick Distress."  Happy Birthday to Mr. Holtz and many, many more!  And speaking of parties, Simon Says Stamp and Show has "The totally mad (no rules) tea party" and I suppose this is kind of an un-birthday or at least I am breaking the rules! 
The clock and "TH" were cut from card stock covered with foil.  I applied alcohol inks in layers with UTEE, until I was satisfied.  I found that the Copper Mixative gives a nice rusty kind of look.  I even did this to the copper color brads.  The metal pieces were also alcohol inked and clear embossed.  For the background I used Tim's Kraft Resist paper, stamped some swirls and clear embossed and then that was ironed away after I did my distress inking.  Cut out some "Typeset" letters and all was good to go! 

Have a safe and wonderful New Year!  Thank you for stopping by and I will be by to visit you next year!  Hugs!

Alcohol Inks:  Ginger, Latte, Mushroom, Copper and Gold Mixative
Distress Inks:  Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint

46 comments:

Netty said...

Terrific card Terry. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Joyful New Year, hugs Annette xx

Beth said...

Wonderful Terry and Tim is going to love it, have a fantastic New Years and be talking to you in 2013 GF.
Hugs
Beth

Debi said...

Great card terry, and Tim will love it! Happy new year !!! Debi x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Terry, it's nothing short of perfection! Great job on the challenge, and thanks so much for being such a good friend and amazing inspiration. Tim's going to love his card!

Happy New Year, sweets!

xo,
Linda

Sharon said...

Wow this looks great ! A very happy new year to you terry!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love to stop by and see your projects- amazing as always! Hope you have a great and safe New Year celebration- and looking forward to a fab 2013!

2amscrapper said...

He will love this card. Wonderful techniques. The finished look is spectacular.

CuddlyBunny said...

Terry! A beautiful new year's wish my friend, and a perfect creation!

Love to you and yours!

Yvonne Garner said...

Tim is sure to love your design! Happy New Year Terry! All the bet, Yvonne

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous card, Terry! Love the details with the AI and UTEE. Tim will too, no doubt!

Kim said...

I love this! The shine, the colours, everything! The addition of the crown makes it too - just right for the king of craft!

craftattack said...

Happy New Year! Lovely card! Hugs, Valeire

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fab card Terry! Wishing you and yours a great start to 2013!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Candy C said...

Terry...your birthday card for Tim is fabulous! Love the weathered clock and the TH in the center. Such a wonderfully personalized card! He will love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous birthday card Terry, love the dimension from the weathered clock and the muted colour palette is perfect. Tim will cherish your card. A perfect masculine make. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Happy New Year. Tracy x

Ira Huberts said...

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Terry and wow, you have done Mr. Tim proud again with your gorgeous card here! Cheers!
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Karin said...

I wish you a wonderful 2013! Greetings Karin

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card and a great technique. I'm sure TH will love it. Wishing you a Wonderful and Happy Year 2013.

lynne said...

Happy New Year my friend
I hope it is brimming with good times, good health (that includes the feathered member of your family) and an abundance of creativity.
The rusty appearance is amazing.
Wishes
Lynne

Jane said...

I love your card. The combination of UTEE and alcohol inks is fantastic. The colors are stunning.

Michele said...

happy new year Terry! may there be many more beautiful things in 2013! xo

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic card Terry, Tim is soooo going to love it! Happy New Year my friend! xx

Carol said...

Beautiful! Happy New Year!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, you know I love that clock. happy New Year to you and yours.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful, wonderful work my friend. Tim is truly inspirational but so are you. TFS.
May 2013 bring you everything you could wish for yourself and more.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!! I love the copper patina look. Hope you've been doing well -- Happy New Year!

Annette Green said...

Wow! This is so warm and wonderful! Love the use of UTEE. Such a great technique.

Buttons said...

You always teach me something new! Love the idea of Copper Mixative with UTEE. As ever your work is sublime and I reckon Sir Tim will be bowled over with this. Have the happiest of year's ahead Terry. Hope it brings you all you want and more. Hugs, Jenny x

Jan Hennings said...

This is fantastic! Wishing you a happy 2013!! Perfectly grungy...you're the master of grunge and I love it :)

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful card Terry.
A Happy and Creative 2013.

Greetings Janny

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, Fabulous card and a wonderful finish to the clock.
All my Best Wishes to you and your Family for 2013.
Avril xx

Donna Gibson said...

Hi Terry! Love your card. The layers on the clock look fabulous! Happy New Year to you!

Linda R said...

Once again you have me ohhhhing and awwwwing at my computer. Love this my talented friend. Wishing you and your hubby a fabulous year ahead!

Hugs~

butterfly said...

Brilliant "un-birthday" card! Love the colours and textures... A very happy New Year to you Terry!
Alison x

Sarah said...

This is just great, I love how you have used the clock die. A fabulous make and great card for Tim. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Vada said...

Outstanding Work Terry!!! I'm sure Mr. T. will love every inch of it!
Say Dear Friend, you will be missed at F&F Challenge Blog, and I wish you all the best the New Year Can Bring. Love and Hugs To Grandson too.
Hugs Vada.

Sherry said...

That card is so Tim, truly wonderful!

Wishing you a Happy New Year too xxx

sandee said...

I love the card and I am SURE TH will too! Thank you for becoming a follower to my blog, I returned the favor. It will be great staying in touch with you! Sorry I am late getting around but I had to put up all my VD things at the Art MoB yesterday! busy, busy! waving hi from the cloudy hills of North Carolina :)

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry, wow, such a terrific card. Love all the techniques that you have used with stunning effect. And the soft muted colours in the background are just perfect.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Dot x

misstreez said...

I bet the clock dial looks amazing with the AI's and Utee layers in real life. I'd love to try that myself one day. Great birthday card!

1CardCreator said...

This looks fabulous Terry! ~Diane

Anita Houston said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love the clock...the metallicy rust is amazing!!!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it!

xxx Ellie xxx

Rea' said...

So Tim, So Cool !!

Winnie said...

Amazing! Love the clock made with the Utee with Tim's Initials. So cool and personal.

Kim said...

Wow! I just love this..and so will Tim.