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