Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year!...

What a way to start the new year!!
our house is leaking 
it rained so heavily just before New Years eve
that the rain water seeped through the ceiling
rendering 2 rooms of the house useless
I had used every bowl and bucket that I owned
to catch the water!!
and it wasnt dripping it was leaking 
I was on an hourly vigil to empty buckets
I can honestly say I am exhausted! LOL
I held Christmas dinner and New Years Eve dinner so there was endless cooking 
cleaning you name it! LOL
amongst all the celebrations and drama I created a layout for

the challenge is to express your feelings of the year that passed 2012
and the year to come 2013
the twist is to make the layout like an art journal page
using your paints mists mediums etc..
head on over to the blog to see the amazing layouts created by my fabulous design team!

here is my interpretation

we would love for you to play along!


  1. wow. I'm right into learning art journaling so may give this one a go??? Your layout is amazing and I'm sorry to hear about your home getting very wet, I hope things are getting better by the day.

  2. oh my goodness Irini! What a horrible time you've had. I hope you can get it fixed before it causes too much damage. You are super woman, managing that and christmas and still scrapping! I think sometimes in the midst of it all - to take a break and scrap - is just whats needed - escapism!
    Your LO is breat-taking! Gorgeous gorgeous colour!!!

  3. Καλή χρονιά, με υγεία και ό,τι επιθυμείς!
    Μακάρι να διορθωθούν γρήγορα οι ζημιές...

  4. So sorry about the leaking!!! I hope you get it fixed soon! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee your page!! LOVING the colors, the paint and that burlap material!! GORGEOUS!!

  5. Oh Irini that's aweful that you had so much leaking going on! You're page is just gorgeous! Love the design and colors that you! Looks fab!

  6. ...ωχ..τι σου έτυχε βρε παιδάκι μου μέσα στις γιορτές...και το έχουμε πάθει και μεις αυτό , μέχρι και μέσα στις ντουλάπες είχα βάλει λεκάνες !!! Τι να πώ , εύχομαι γρήγορα να διορθωθεί το πρόβλημα!
    Αυτό που έφτιαξες είναι πανένορφο! Ειδικά η γαλάζια λάμψη γύρω απο το αγγελάκι αλλά και η ιδέα με τη λινάτσα επίσης!! Πολύ πρωτότυπη!!
    Σου εύχομαι καλή χρονιά, υγεία και τύχη σε σενα και την οικογένεια σου!!

  7. Beautiful layout! good luck with that house leak, no fun!

  8. Glorious LO - LOVE the bg & that pop of blue, with the texture thrown do you MANAGE???!!!! Sounds like you're glad 2013 has arrived...hope the rain has left, however:):):) Good luck with fixing the leaks/rooms.....nightmare, I'd call it.....thinking of you:):))

  9. Dude! that is NUTS! Of course, there is no leaking here, just bitter cold and lots and lots of snow...the only water is the kind that happens when snow sneaks down your collar and melts....I really hope it gets fixed up. I do think it inspired your page though, I can see the water in the blue mists! Lovely lovely page, you always make something spectacular!

  10. That's awful Irini!! I had that a while back and had to set my alarm to go down in the basenment to check water lebvels every two hours... It is so tiring! I hope everything has been sorted by now!! I can't believe how you could make this gorgeous page in between all that...!Love the use of paint and all the journalling. I hope you have a lovely 2013 my friend!

  11. Such a beautiful page and love the journaling and colours.
    You must have been exhausted. We have been through the whole buckets under leaks thing and yep, very tiring. Hope all is better now.

  12. Ωχ βρε Ειρήνη μου τι σας έτυχε μέρες που είναι...
    Μα καλά τόσο πολύ έβρεξε?Είμαι σίγουρη ότι του χρόνου θα το θυμάστε και θα γελάτε!!Τουλάχιστον αυτό σας εύχομαι :-)
    Η σελίδα σου είναι απίστευτη!Και αυτό το διάσπαρτο journaling μου αρέσει απίστευτα!Μαγεία!
    Καλή χρονιά Ειρήνη μου!

  13. πανεμορφη σελιδα αλλη μια φορα....τοσο γεματη που δεν ξερω που να πρωτοκοιταξω!!καλη χρονια σου ευχομαι Ειρηνη μου με υγεια!!

  14. What a way to start the new year indeed! Hope everything is well by now - or as well as it can be.

    Your layout took my breath away Irini... GORGEOUS-GORGEOUS-GORGEOUS!

    I hope you have a great 2013 and far, far easier than last year!


  15. Love this fantastic mulit-media layout, Irini! The design is so fresh and fun and pretty all at the same time.

  16. Oh dear. I hate it when it leaks....and you can't fix it till you get good sunny weather otherwise the plaster doesn't dry properly and you get the same problem again. Can totally empathize with your situation since it's been raining a lot in Singapore too. Take care!

    I love what you did with your layout. The blue in the centre and the burlap texture. And you have beautiful handwriting too. A really great take on the challenge.

    Hope all your dreams come true in 2013 Irini!:)

  17. i thought i left a comment in this amazing in every detail page!!