Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy April 2012 Everyone:)

I am so very pleased to tell you all that
as of this month
Birdnuts Mixed Media
1 Year Old!
Woo Hoo!!!
It's my 
1 Year Anniversary 
of my blog, 
and Oh boy has it been a
Fabulous Year!!!

When I finally decided to jump in both
feet and start a blog, I really didn't know
how it would be received, as this is
a late in life choice that I had made,
and I haven't looked back since!!!

In just 1 Year, 
I'm Gobsmacked to say,
that I somehow managed to get the 
attention of some 
Fabulous Internet Shop Owners 
who have so graciously 
invited me to be 
Guest Designer and
Resident Artist for Representing their Shops!

I've even managed through 
to have a couple of my Favourite Pieces
Showcased in their Customer Gallery.

I've had the Great Pleasure of having
a Fabulous Assortment of Wonderful Artists
and Artisans 'Friend' Me on Facebook!

Which I invite you all to 
send me a 'Friend' Invite as well!
(Badge on my Column)

And even Better is all of You!!!
As of this month, 
over 12,000 Views!
in just 1 Year!
I'm So Proud!!!

So Thank You all so very much!
And do stay tuned as throughout
this whole Month of April 
I will be posting all sorts of

So I want to get the month started with 
one of my 
Lovely Internet Shops 
I'm Proud to say that I'm
Artist in Residence for:)


Gail has brought in a Beautiful Assortment
of New Goodies into her shop and
listed more Fabulous Tutorial Classes to boot!

From Wonderful New Line of Journals
for Art Journaling

Pan Pastels

In a Plethora of Colours to chose from!!

And one of Gail's New Items are
something I just love to play with!

The Crafters Choice
Balzer Design
6 x 6 Stencils!

So to Celebrate Gail's 
New Goodies
 in her Shop, 

I thought I'd give you a Mini Tutorial
on how I like to use the
New 6x6 
'The Crafters Choice' Stencils:)

Stencil Backgrounds 
for ATC's, (Artist Trading Cards), 
Envelopes, Journal Pages
and So Much More!!

For this mini tutorial, I chose the
and Used 

Using blank ATC Cards and Envelopes
for ATC's.....

...and a couple of my Favourite Script Stamps
and StazOn Black Ink....

....I started by stamping the blank cards
and envelopes with the Script Stamps....

...then with the 
I sprayed the blanks with

This gave me a great starting point for
creating this ATC Card and Envelope....

'Oh Deer Harlequin'
(Yup, Me and My Deer Again!)

For for an added bit of fun, on the back 
of the ATC, I used a Library Card Holder
to sign my ATC with:)

The Fabulous Assortment of 
and all the other 
Wonderful New Products 
that Gail has just listed
will certainly get your Mojo going
for some Fun!!

So I hope my Mini Tutorial gives you
lots of ideas on making some wonderful
backgrounds as a start to some 
Fantastic New Projects 
for you all!!

And do check back soon, 
as there's 
lots more ahead here on 
Birdnuts Mixed Media!!


1 comment:

whyte said...

Thank you your ATC! And the tute!