Saturday, 19 March 2016

Give Away winner and mixed media ATC #1

Hi Everyone

As promised I am sharing the winner of my 6th blogaversary give away prize and at the same time want to say a huge thank you to all my family, craft friends and facebook friends for their wonderful birthday wishes for my birthday today. I am overwhelmed to have so many lovely people who are such a big part of my life in the craft world.

So the winner is .......

 No 16 - and that is

Rachel from Fisher's Cards and Crafts.

Thank you everyone for commenting and congrats Rachel if you email me your address I will get your goodies in the post next week.

So onto my ATC and after teaching my DecoArt Texture Board workshop I had a number of little demonstration boards left over with the different techniques on so I decided to use them to make little ATCs. Actually they are half an inch bigger on width and length but a lovely little size to play with and of course I didn't want to waste them. They had all been left at different stages so I gathered them together and started collecting little bits I could use with them and put them all in separate envelopes to come back to. As you can see from the photo below I gathered vintage photos from the Tim Holtz photo booth collection as well as his papers and even had a character for them.


So this is the top hat scientist, he loves nothing more to be in his lab cooking up new experiments but when he's out on the town Boy George doesn't stand a look in!


And this is the background, layers of papers and then daubs of DecoArt media paints and spritzes of water.


Just a few embellishments were needed to pull this one together .....


.... with a sentiment found on the internet by Frank Sinatra.


And attitudes are everything aren't they?

Have a great weekend. I am off to Portsmouth today with Ken to do a little retail therapy shopping and we have a table booked at Jamie Oliver's to eat later. Couldn't be better.

Thanks for sharing in my creative journey and for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

18 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Happy Birthday, Brenda! Enjoy your day! Congrats to the winner. Awesome ATC--isn't it a good feeling to use up all those little pieces?

Jennie Atkinson said...

Happy happy birthday dear friend! I hope you are having a lovely day and being thoroughly spoilt. Fabulous ATC and I love all those demonstration boards too. Jennie x

Susanne said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a nice day! Love your cards!

Corrie Herriman said...

Happy birthday, Brenda ! .. I love all you make !
Corrie x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love the ATC, congratulations Rachel, well done
And another Happy Birthday to a special lady, hugs a Debs xx

Paper Profusion said...

Have a very lovely birthday Brenda. The atcs look marvellous. Nicola x

Redanne said...

Congratulations to Rachel! I hope you have had a wonderful day Brenda. Love your ATCs, the layers look amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

Team Clark said...

Oh I am just so happy for Rachel! She is so sweet and supportive and totally deserves this awesome treat! <3 Amazing ATC, Brenda, love the awesome vintage layers!

rachel said...

awesome work Brenda and I can't believe I won - how exciting!!! Off to email you now! Hugs rachel xx

rachel said...

p.s Happy Birthday xxxxx

Gina said...

Congrats to Rachel, and congrats to you for an awesome ATC....wonderfully evocative :D XXX

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Birthday. Hope it's perfect.

A Pink said...

Congratulations! Rachel.
Happy Birthday! Brenda Hope you enjoy your day - your plans sound wonderful .
Fabulous ATC
hugs x

butterfly said...

Many congrats on your brilliant blogaversary, and to Rachel on her lucky win! Love the idea of these tiny makes - what a fantastic way to make the most of the technique boards. Amazing background on this and great collaging.
Alison x

butterfly said...

Oops, and belated happy birthday too - hope you are enjoying a full-on weekend of celebrations!
Alison x

scrappymo! said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you. Hope your supper out was delicious.

Your ATC's look wonderful. Such a lovely selection of embellishments and little bits of suprise elements.

Julia Aston said...

Hope you had some good retail therapy and a lovely dinner Brenda! your ATC is fabulous - absolutely love that background! Julia xx

2amscrapper said...

A belated happy birthday and happy blogaversary