Thursday, January 08, 2009

Birthday Blog Winner & ATC

I had a wonderful birthday yesterday, and the comments on what I should do were inspiring. I actually went out for lunch and dinner ( the waistline needs a nudge now), and received loads of hand made cards, flowers and even balloons!. Best of all my DD surprised me by coming home from University, and both her and her brother took us all out for dinner at one of my favourite Thai restaurants. It was a birthday to remember.

I liked all the comments, but I have to say LOTTIES inspired me most! I imagined it to be in New York, my most favourite city! So Congratulations, the candy is all yours. Please email me your address.

I spent some of this afternoon creating an ATC , which has a new technique on it. Have to say not sure if it is new, I still have to google it....

I crackled the card with picket fence distress paint, and then wiped over it with faded jeans distress ink. I did spray a little water on to it to create a more subtle effect. I then used one of the birds from the Nature grungeboard, and distressed him too, using a little peeked paint as well. I stamped the background with one of the music stamps, and then stamped the bird words on top.

I used a tiny bit of Faded Jeans Distress Stickles for the birds eye. I did try squeezing the stickles onto the wing, but it was messy and looked awful, so I squeezed a bit of the stickles out onto a non stick sheet, and picked it up with a soft flat brush, and edged the bird's wing, and the ATC with the stickles. You get a glittery effect which is subtle.
Everything I used is available from The Artistic Stamper Shop, and there is a 10% Offer at the moment.
See you tomorrow


Hels said...

Love the ATC Jennie and happy you have had a fab birthday...hugs xx

Hels said...

Forgot to say congrats to Lottie too :O))

Ann said...

Glad you had a great birthday and a surprise visit too. Perfect day.

Ann xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I missed your birthday yesterday. I had computer issues due to the snow....Happy Birthday, Jennie!

CraftyC said...

Belated birthday wishes Jennie. Sorry, not be around much and didn't know but glad you had a fab day with your family! Take Care

lottie said...

What a great birthday - its wonderful getting surprises - and thank you for my 'candy'.

Love this ATC - I bet it look brilliant in the 'hands' The birds eye pops out as lovely and shiny.

I really am enjoying the different techniques you are using - and showing us how to use your products.

Haven't seen the nature grungeboard so off to look.

June said...

Hi Jennie, so glad you had a lovely birthday :) Have been busy myself this week so just catching up
Also congrats to Lottie
Hugs from June x

CraftyCarol said...

It's great you had such a brilliant birthday with family, these are the times you should scrap and keep the memory with you, every time you think of your birthday celebration it will bring such a warm glow to your heart great for these horrible cold January evenings :) and your atc is fabulous! xx

Minx said...

Old or New i love the overall effect of the ATC Jennie x

my name is Linda said...

Hi Jennie so glad your day was perfect and love the ATC and the colour is fab

my name is Linda said...

Opps for to say congrats to the winner, well done.